Download Rust and experience the ultimate open-world survival game! Gather resources, build shelters, and outwit other players in a brutal, unforgiving environment. Can you survive the harsh world of Rust? – play now!
a game by Team Garry, and Facepunch Studios
Platform: PC (2013)
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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When Rust first came on the scene it was a game that still to this day made a massive impression on me. I would not normally be bothered about a game like this, but a friend of mine had it and purchased it for me so I kind of felt obliged to play it. The game has had things added, taken away, and many changes, but the fact remains that the goal of the game is to simply survive which is easier said than done.

Smack Him With A Rock

Rust is a game where you pretty much start with nothing, but your undies! You need to do what you can in order to survive and to survive you have to do more than watch out for a bullet in the head or getting mauled by a bear! Hunger, thirst, and health all need to be kept in check if you want to survive.

The most memorable thing about this game for me was how in the early stages of the game I was walking around smashing people in with a rock as that was all I had. This is a game where most of the people you come across want you dead, but you may come across a few good souls.

Everyone Get In A Circle

I think that Rust is a pretty damn solid and good indication of what would happen to society in a post-apocalyptic event. Once when I was playing I and my friend were ambushed and pretty much screwed with and tortured by a clan of other players before they killed us. It was a very messed up situation. They got in a circle around us and would not let us leave. The whole thing made me feel very uneasy and after this, I was always worried about running into this clan again. It was like they were the freaking Saviors from The Walking Dead!

There Sure Is A Lot Of Brown

If I had to associate a color with this game it would be brown. There is a lot of dirt and mud-covered areas in this game and it is an interesting choice. There is so much that when you do come across a woodland area or something else that it is pretty exciting. It is not an appealing looking game at all, especially in regards to the character models which have a super weird look to them.

Do What You Got To Do

Survival is what Rust is all about. Getting food, weapons, shelter, and most importantly of all finding some people to play with. You can be the biggest badass around, but sooner or later you are going to come across a group and you will be dead! The gunplay in the game is pretty basic and the way you craft stuff could be less of a pain in the butt as it is very menu heavy and feels far more convoluted than it should be.


I would have to say that this is the type of game where you are not always guaranteed to have a good time. It can often be a frustrating and pretty nerve-wracking experience in all honesty with you. However, there is just something about Rust that keeps me coming back to check it out. Seeing how long I can survive and seeing how many psychos I can encounter in the game! It is certainly not for everyone, but it is still a pretty interesting game.


  • Lots of ways you can go about playing the game
  • When you become part of a large group it is a good feeling
  • Seeing some of the crazy stuff people get up to can be humorous
  • The game has a lot of stuff for you to craft
  • In some ways, it is like a social experiment!


  • Overall, the game is very hard to love and have fun with
  • The character models are not good at all

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

In Rust, the unforgiving world is your battleground, and your only goal is to survive against all odds. Facing threats from wildlife, hostile environments, and other players, every day is a test of resilience. As a seasoned survivor of this relentless multiplayer game, I am captivated by the immersive experience and the constant updates that keep the gameplay fresh and exciting.

Rust stands tall with its extensive history of nine years and over 350 content updates. The monthly patches ensure a steady stream of new features, balancing improvements, and graphical enhancements, making the island a dynamic and ever-evolving place. From sprawling maps and intricate electrical systems to musical instruments and a diverse array of transportation options, Rust never fails to keep players engaged and intrigued.

A Dynamic World of Endless Possibilities

Rust's procedurally generated worlds, coupled with the map editor support, offer a limitless sandbox for exploration and creativity. You can forge your own path, discover abandoned settlements, unravel mysteries hidden within monumental structures, and interact with various factions that populate the island.

The vastness of the environment and the constant sense of danger make every step a thrilling adventure, reminiscent of other survival titles like Dayz and The Forest. That said, let's not forget that Rust was – and still is – a trailblazer in the genre, coming up with many mechanics that would eventually become landmarks of the survival genre.

Base Building: A Test of Ingenuity and Defense

Building a fortified base becomes an essential aspect of survival in Rust. As you research the tech tree and gather resources, you can design and construct impressive structures to protect your territory and resources from other players.

The sense of accomplishment when fortifying your base, implementing complex electrical systems, and commanding an array of vehicles – from horses to helicopters – amplifies the satisfaction of securing your survival. This aspect of Rust brings to mind games like ARK: Survival Evolved and Conan Exiles.

The Lawless Realms of Multiplayer Interaction

Rust embraces a ruthless "no rules" approach, allowing players to create their own narratives within the chaotic landscape. Whether you prefer cooperation, trading, or becoming a feared raider, the freedom of choice ensures a diverse multiplayer experience.

The intensity of engaging with other players, forming alliances, or preying on unsuspecting victims keeps the adrenaline pumping. This is the only game that still gives me that "old-school internet" feel – the feeling that the only rule is that there are no rules.

At times, Rust might feel unfair and borderline hostile. However, once you establish a tribe, prepare your defenses, and the process of resource gathering and crafting finally click with you, you'll realize there's nothing quite like Rust available elsewhere.


Rust's ability to deliver a relentless survival experience while continuously expanding and evolving sets it apart from its competitors. The game's dynamic world, captivating base-building mechanics, and player-driven interactions create a thrilling and immersive multiplayer experience.


  • Dynamic and ever-evolving world with regular content updates
  • Engaging base-building mechanics and complex electrical systems
  • Player-driven interactions and the freedom to choose your path


  • Steep learning curve for newcomers
  • Can be unforgiving for solo players without a supportive community
  • Occasional performance issues and optimization challenges

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