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Release Date (US):
March 24th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
March 27th, 2009
Online Players:
The Creative Assembly
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
245 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
209 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Stormrise

Stormrise offers fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience of the gamer. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point. Stormrise also allows units to be commanded in the air, across rooftops, on the earth’s surface and even underground, this unique idea of “verticality” introduces multiple layers of gameplay that must be mastered for strategic advantage. The experience is heightened by a simple yet effective control system tailored specifically for consoles, which allows easy unit selection, rapid navigation and precise deployment.



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Stormrise's major innovations are also its biggest downfalls.

We like

  • The solid online features

We dislike

  • How the 3D viewpoint and the field map hampers your ability to coordinate attacks effectively
  • The oversensitive and over complicated control scheme
  • The plodding gameplay

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With Creative Assembly, the developer behind the much lauded PC real-time strategy game Total War, attempting to take on the unenviable task of forging an RTS title on console that effectively embraces and maximizes to good effect the limited controls of a joypad, we had high hopes for Stormrise. You certainly can’t knock the developer for lack of ambition; Creative Assembly set out to make Stormrise stand out from the m...

Stormrise News

  • Stormrise units officially detailed

    The last time we saw Stormrise from Sega was at E3 2008. We came home impressed with the title, and eager to hear more about it (if you missed our preview, you can check it out right here). As many of you know, Stormwise is a real-time strategy title being developed by The Creative Assembly. The...

  • New Stormrise dev diary - Factions

    SEGA has released a new developer diary for their upcoming RTS title Stormrise, detailing the various abilities and style of gameplay for the two playable factions in the game. On one side you have your technologically advanced race with supreme firepower and on the other, you have guerrilla style f...

  • Stormrise 'Sniper' trailer

    Set on an earth devastated by a catastrophic event centuries ago, Stormrise sees the Echelon and the Sai battling to survive in a hostile and uninhabitable wasteland. Apparently, uninhabitable wastelands are always very gray. Minor palette criticism aside, the game seems to be shaping up quite well ...

  • SEGA unveils Stormrise

    SEGA has announced that it will be bringing an all-new Real Time Strategy (RTS) title, Stormrise, to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms at some point next year. Developed by The Creative Assembly, previously responsible for the critically acclaimed Total War series, Stormrise centres on the con...

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