This article is sponsored by Blackout Rugby
We don’t normally like the word “blackout” alongside the word “rugby”, for obvious reasons. But we’ll make an exception in this case.
Developed by sports management game specialist Blackout Games, Blackout Rugby is a dynamic, colorful, and astonishingly detailed take on the art of managing a rugby club. And it’s out now on mobile and PC.
Gameplay-wise, Blackout Rugby is a rugby team management MMO that involves, well, everything managerial. You’ll train your team, build up your club, compete with other players globally, and much, much more.
And you never need to set foot on pitch – even a virtual one. Instead, you’ll get to take in the action from the sidelines thanks to the game’s sophisticated match engine.
Not only does this show you the match playing out in full 3D, but it even gives each player their own unique avatar, so you can see who’s who at a glance.
But you’re not just watching. You’re managing. You can change-up your tactics in response to whatever has happened on the field, and between games you can make frankly a mind-boggling number of decisions.
You’ve got a youth academy to run, players to buy and sell, and rival teams to keep a wary eye on. You’ll spend your time negotiating contracts, upgrading your facilities, and even building statues of your players to keep the punters happy.
Then there are player injuries to manage, sponsors to attract, and of course lots and lots of training. Blackout Rugby offers over 20 different session types targeting particular skills. And you can go even deeper by tweaking your players’ ruck commitment and lineout targets.
You’ll be relieved to learn that Blackout Rugby is also fully multiplayer. Not only does it let you take on human opponents from all around the world, but it boasts a Union system that lets you join clans and earn rewards with your friends.
What’s not to like?