Rust is a survival game created by Facepunch Studios. Inspired by games like DayZ, Minecraft and Stalker – Rust PC aims to create a hostile environment in which emergent gameplay can flourish. The aim of the game is to survive.
To do this the player should gather resources. Hitting a tree with a rock will give you wood, hitting a rock with a rock will give you rock and ore. You can then craft a hatchet from the wood and rock, allowing you to gather faster.
You can go out and hunt a variety of wildlife such as boars, chickens, rabbits, bears, wolves and deer. Once you have killed an animal you can butcher it to gather its meat and skin. You can craft a fire using wood and cook the meat inside the fire.
Then you can eat. You face two major dangers in game. Rust is a multiplayer game, so there will be other players trying to survive in the same way that you are.
Unfortunately for you they can find you, kill you and take your stuff. Fortunately for you – you can kill them and take their stuff. Or maybe you can make friends and help each other survive.
Rust’s world is harsh – so you might need to make friends to survive. The environment is not kind. Bears and wolves will chase and kill you.
Falling from a height will kill you. Being exposed to radiation for an extended period will kill you. Starving will kill you.
Being cold will kill you.
Rust goes where no other survival game has and provides an incredibly threatening experience that, like a car accident, is equal parts horrifying and mystifying.
Rust is a brutal game, an intense and often sadistically punishing hell with a great potential and a new look.
Rust is a malicious experience rife with betrayal, cruelty and greed. That can make it both frustrating and sublime in equal doses.
Rust is still as addictive as it was. Maybe, because of its early success, we expected more from it, and in that case it can be disappointed. It still needs to be polished and improved, but at its core, Rust is a great crafting and survival game.
For competitive players who want a mix of survival and crafting, Rust is the best there is; for everyone else, there are plenty of other games.
PvP-heavy survival game for gamers resistant to frustration, with weaknesses in construction and discovery.
Its lack of survival depth and inclination to only reward time served instead of clever play saps whatever life it might have had to give.
November 30, 2018
Rust creators announce their new game: Clatter. Watch video
May 7, 2018
The next game by Rusty Lake, Cube Escape: Paradox, achieves its funding goal in just 9 hours. Read more
July 3, 2017
Steam has refunded 4,3 million dollars (330.000 units) to Rust players that were not satisfied with the game.