Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge is pretty much the best rugby game ever made – it’s simply that damn good. Featuring a nice amount of international teams, Rugby Challenge doesn’t go light on the content front as the modes are engaging and the game is just filled with detail and sheer enjoyment due to how the smooth it plays. There isn’t a steep learning curve to Rugby Challenge since the basics are easy to get a hold of and developer Sidhe has managed to faithfully recreate the key aspects of rugby without any compromise.
+ Controls are responsive and don’t take too long to master.
+ The graphics and animations do an excellent job of conveying a sense of realism to the game.
+ Having licensed teams such as the New Zealand All Blacks is a terrific addition.
+ Presentation is top notch and getting replays on key moments is greatly appreciated.
- A.I. for the opposing team can be a bit too easy to manhandle.
- Online offerings are a bit meager. Where’s the online league or tournament support?
Last month I shared with you all one thing about me that you may have never known: I’m a rugby freak.