Rust Review (PC) (Alpha)

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This game has consumed 1930 hours of my life. That’s 3 months spent playing this game and I don’t regret any of it.

Yeah I may have been salty at times and rage quitted but its a great game.

In this review, you will venture into the mind of a fully blown Rust addict… Hi my names Nick (aka. King Underminded) and this is my story.

What Is Rust?

At this point you may be wondering, what is Rust?

Rust is a PVP/PVE multiplayer survival based game, where you must gather resources, build bases and fight of dangerous foes.

There is no storyline in this game, only the will to survive. (Read in David Attenbrough Voice) Upon entering a game, you’ll find yourself awoken, naked and on a soft sandy beach.

From this beach you may see other fellow naked and afraid travellers, who you may communicate too at your own risk… You have a choice to be friendly or evil at this point; being given the freedom to manipulate, ally or kill other players at your own will.

Don’t forget to watch your back! because in this first-person giant wasteland, anything goes.

Above Video: Your First Day In Rust.

Resources, Crafting, & Building – Features

In order to survive in Rust, their are 3 main components you need to understand:

  • Resources – can be found throughout the entire map. Either by killing other players, animals, chopping down trees or mining for ores. They are vital for survival and crafting better gear.

For example food and water is a necessity, as your health will decrease if you are too hungry or dehydrated. You’ll also need wood to build houses and make paper to create maps.

Collecting Wood Is Done With A Stone At The Start

  • Crafting – gathered resources can then be used to craft weapons, tools, items and clothing. These in turn, will assist in making survival easier, by helping you as the player move up in the food chain.

Weapons will make you a more opposing threat to other players, whilst also making you an ideal target. This is due to the fact that more players will want what you have, instead of having to grind for hours. This is the constant struggle for power in Rust. (Be warned though, once a server wipes usually every 2 weeks, you’ll lose everything).

Tools such as pickaxes and hatchets, will make gathering resources quicker and more efficient. You’ll need these if you want to stay ahead of other clans and players on the server.

Items can be used to heal yourself if you are wounded. Bandages and Medical Syringes for example, can help replenish health; as well as eating cooked steaks or drinking water.

Clothing helps act as armour from both harsh climate conditions and enemy attacks. You can utilise your crafting capabilities to create and equiped additional metal plated armour too.

Easy To Understand Crafting Menu

  • Building – There are 4 building materials, all of which come with different levels of strength. With wood being the weakest and metal being the strongest.

To prevent your base from decaying you’ll need a tool cupboard. This also provides a safe haven for your base, so no one else can build around it.

The size of your base, determines how many resources your tool cupboard will need to prevent it from decaying away. Players will also be able to raid your base, so be sure to have some sturdy material before building!

Traps can also be built and used, to help prevent other players from attacking your base. 

Stone Is Medium Strength Material

Can You Run It? – Specifications

My gaming PC specs, allow me to run Rust at its highest settings. It’s minimum requirements are:

  • OS: Windows 7 64bit
  • Processor: 2 ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 10 GB available space

You’ll possibly be able to run, with specs even lower than that but for optimal visual and playable quality it is recommended that you have: 

  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: 3 ghz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 980 or better
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Above Video: Graphics Comparison. 

Running On Edge – Mechanics

Currently the game is still in Alpha and should hopefully release fully this year. However, I haven’t encountered any bugs but have experienced some frame drops on servers with lots of activity.

The controls are easy to grasp if you have used a mouse and keyboard before. With basic tutorials added to help guide you. There’s also the ability to change them to something more comfortable.

Rust It Up

After writing this review, i shall now head back to my domain and reach that 2000 hour mark.

My life will never be the same but maybe one day you can join me…

My final verdict is a 9.5/10.

My names Nick (aka. Kind Underminded), signing off for the second time.

Thanks Guys.




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4 Replies to “Rust Review (PC) (Alpha)

  1. Do you tend to have better luck being friendly or evil? Inquiring minds and all…this sounds like an awesome game, though, especially for those of us who have occasionally fantasized about being stuck on a desert island.

  2. Hey Nick,

    this game sucked up some of my lifetime as well haha. I played it some years ago on steam. The grafics were worse because it was very fresh I remember but it made a hell lot of fun. My buddy and me were communicating over teamspeak and tried to kill other players. The problem was, as you already mentioned, if you die, you have to start from the beginning. You work for hours, collect resources and try to handle your online life and all of a sudden a caveman with an axe smashes up your head. This gave me grey hairs haha! But it made a lot of fun. Really recommend to give this game a try.

    Thanks for the review man.

    All the best

    1. Hey Sergej, welcome to the club man haha. I’ve spent around 2000 hours on this game but moved onto better pastures now. It’s fully released now so maybe I’ll hope back on soon.

      Let me know if you want to play some time:)

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