Rust is a survival game with guns and having the rule of trusting no one. You spawn randomly throughout the world, without a mini-map. With your trusty rock, you must collect enough resources to build and house and survive.
Rust is available on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Facepunch Studios is the maker of the game. The game is currently in Alpha, and access can be purchased for $20. You can only play in online servers with other players.
At first, the going is tough, trying to collect resources without being hunted down by the gun-wielding, kevlar-wearing, clans. As you go on and join up with other players, it gets easier to stay alive and keep yourselves from being raided by random users.
Your starting inventory consists of a few bandages that can only stop bleeding, a rock to collect resources, and a torch to light the way during the night. Days and nights are long, so make sure you have a place to stay when it gets dark, even with your brightness turned up high it is hard to see. You can collect wood by either chopping trees or cutting woodpiles. Trees give one wood apiece, while woodpiles give 7-10 each, depending on your tool. Collecting wood, is only achieved by hitting rocks with your tools. The pickaxe is best used for mining rocks, and the hatchet is best for collecting wood from woodpiles. Crafting is used to make other tools and materials to survive in the world of Rust. Recipes for guns and other things can be learned by using a research kit on that item by a workbench. Items have durability and can be repaired using a repair table. Wooden doors can be broken down after a certain amount of hits with a hatchet, and can be opened only by the owner. Metal doors can be broken down with C4, and require a password to open if you are not the owner. There are some areas that contain rare items, but have lots of radiation. You can lower the amount of radiation you take in by wearing a Rad Suit. You can lower your radiation levels by eating food or using rad pills. If some servers allow it, air drops can come in everyday in random places, or a player can use a special item to call in air drops to their location. If you are not equipped with kevlar armor and a good gun, do not go to air drops because they can be very dangerous if someone is waiting to kill you. If you are equipped with the proper gear, airdrops can contain explosives and some other rare items. The map does not change no matter what server you are on, so over time you can memorize the map and know exactly where to go when you spawn in.
The graphics are made fairly well and do not affect the gameplay that much. Of course, you can change your graphics setting to help the game run better on your computer. Updates are still coming that will improve the graphics and how they run on different computers. The sound effects are not the best, but they are not the worst either.
I really like the feature of having rare loot spawns, but they come with a price to go there and can’t be gathered by new spawns. Sometimes, it is annoying and frustrating when you are killed within five minutes of spawning if you stumble upon a well equipped person. Sometimes, you can encounter some really nice people who are really trying to help everyone they see by giving them either a tool or a couple or resources. Being able to break down doors is really helpful so no one can just house all the materials in their house, without anybody else being able to get them. So, with all this said, I would give rust a score of 8/10.