If the pace weren't horrendous and the campaign so god-awfully boring, R.U.S.E. would make for an enjoyable RTS but certainly not a groundbreaking one. World War II just isn't the biggest thrill anymore, Nazis are overused and the overall package surrounding the gameplay – graphics, story, multiplayer options – is weak at best. As it is, R.U.S.E. would be most fun for those with more patience. But, during those moments when everything falls into place, the art of deception is just barely enough to keep less patient folks on board.