Rugby 15

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Rugby 15
Rugby 15 International PS4 Cover.jpg
Developer(s)HB Studios
Publisher(s)Bigben Interactive
  • NA: Maximum Games
Platform(s)PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows
Release
  • JP: November 21, 2014
  • EU: November 21, 2014
  • UK: January 23, 2015
  • NA: February 10, 2015
Genre(s)Sports, simulation
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Rugby 15 is a rugby union video game developed by HB Studios[1] and published by Bigben Interactive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita and PC. The game is notable for its negative reviews.

Details[edit]

Rugby 15 is the latest Rugby union game to feature the Northern Hemisphere licenses while its only real rival in terms of Rugby Union video games, Rugby Challenge 3, is the latest Southern Hemisphere edition , which was developed by Sidhe and published by Home Entertainment Suppliers. HB Studios have not developed a rugby union game since Rugby World Cup 2011, which was published by 505 Games. HB Studios have however announced the intention to start releasing an annual rugby game.[1]

Modes[edit]

It was possible to play an individual match with up to 4 local controllers, play in any of the licensed competitions or a custom created competition.[2] The game does not feature a player and team customisation mode or a career mode. No online mode existed in the game as the developers want to focus on the basics of the game to improve for future editions, which may include an online mode.[1]

Features[edit]

The weather would play a large part in gameplay with the wind affecting the projection of the ball and rain causing the pitch to deform and players to get muddy.[2]

Teams and stadia[edit]

The game features licences for all clubs in the Top 14, Pro D2, Premiership and Pro12. There is one in-game stadium that is used for every team.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings17.75/100[3]
Metacritic19/100[4]
Review scores
PublicationScore
GamesMaster11%/100
IGN2/10
OPM (AU)20%/100
OPM (UK)2/10
OXM (UK)2/10

The game received very poor reviews, with IGN calling it an "utter disaster" and Official Xbox Magazine saying it was "easily the worst sports game we've played."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mikey Traynor (2012-11-25). "Is 'Rugby 15′ The Rugby Game We've All Been Waiting For?". Balls.ie. Retrieved 2014-08-18.
  2. ^ a b Lespol. "Rugby 15 at Gamescom review". jeuxvideo.
  3. ^ http://www.gamerankings.com/ps4/861290-rugby-15/index.html
  4. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/rugby-15