DJ Killzown Jones of RGN writes, "Ryse : Son of Rome is a third person action/adventure game developed by Crytek and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox ONE. The game follows Roman commander Marius as he leads his armada against the invading barbarians and tells of his story to his rise to power.
The game is set in Ancient Rome before the fall of the empire and the setting feels immersive so players will really feel as if they are there with the characters on-screen. Crytek really did a good job in harnessing the power of the Xbox ONE for this game. Every sound in this game (the music, the voice actors, the effects) will really boom in your sound system or speaker setups. The level of quality in this game is on par with that of a movie and will really keep you in tune with what’s going on around you."