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Ryse: Son of Rome

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Ryse: Son of Rome
Ryse: Son of Rome cover
Digital Crytek
Retail Deep Silver
CryEngine (4th generation)
Release dates
Windows October 10, 2014
Metacritic 61
OpenCritic 64
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Hack and slash
Art styles Realistic
Themes Classical
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General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Steam DRM.[1]


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access. Base game includes all DLC released for the Xbox One version.[2]


Type Notes
No microtransactions None. The in-game micro-transactions used in the Xbox One version have been removed.[2][3]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\302510\remote\
<path-to-game>\system.cfg[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/302510/pfx/[Note 2]
Ryse supports several CVAR values which can be inserted into the system.cfg file.
Game settings are stored in the save folder in binary form. system.cfg is only for CVARs.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\302510\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/302510/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Game settings
Game settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Flawless Widescreen to fix HUD issues.
Hor+ gameplay. Menus appear stretched.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use this Cheat Engine table. Negative values increase third person FOV, positive values increase first person FOV.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SSAA 1.5x1.5 to 2x2 and Temporal Anti-Aliasing. SMAA always on.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap; a 30 FPS cap option is included.[2]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)

Borderless fullscreen windowed

Enable borderless fullscreen windowed[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open system.cfg.
  3. Add r_FullscreenWindow=1.

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Set V-Sync buffering[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open system.cfg.
  3. Add r_NumBackbuffers=x where x is one of the aftermentioned values.
    • 0 – Auto detect based on desktop resolution
    • 2 – Double buffering always
    • 3 – Triple buffering always

Depth of Field

Turn depth of field off
Disables the DOF effect during gameplay and in-game cutscenes.
  1. Download this file.
  2. Extract the files to <path-to-game>\Bin64.


With this CVar image sharpening can be adjusted or disabled. Recommended values are between 0 and 2. The default value is 0.2.
Set AA sharpening[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open system.cfg.
  3. Add r_PostAASharpening=x where x is a value between 0-4.


Can either be set in system.cfg or in the console when being ingame.


Keyboard and mouse layout 1
Keyboard and mouse layout 1
Keyboard and mouse layout 2
Keyboard and mouse layout 2
Keyboard and mouse layout 3
Keyboard and mouse layout 3
XInput controller layout
XInput controller layout

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Keys cannot be remapped.[5] 2 WASD configurations and 1 arrow keys configuration available.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
See Haptic feedback.
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Haptic feedback

Disable force feedback for XInput controllers[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open system.cfg.
  3. Add i_forcefeedback=0.


Can either be set in system.cfg or in the console when being ingame.

If none of these workarounds work, create an Autoexec.cfg in the installation folder and write this line in it:

i_forcefeedback 0


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Speech and Effects
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download. Audio is console only.
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Colosseum Mode. Use Nucleus Co-op.
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op
Colosseum Mode.[6]

Connection types

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Ryse - Son of Rome.
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed

Texture resolution is grayed out and can't be changed in the menu

Set texture resolution manually[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open system.cfg in a text editor.
  3. Add sys_spec_textureresolution=x where x is one of the aftermentioned values.
    • 0 – Automatic detection based upon available video memory
    • 1 – Low (1.0 GB VRAM)
    • 2 – Medium (1.5 GB VRAM)
    • 3 – High (2.0 GB VRAM)
    • 4 – Very High (3.0 GB VRAM)

Low CPU performance

Enable high resolution system timer[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open system.cfg in a text editor.
  3. Add sys_highrestimer=1 to enable the high resolution system timer.
  4. Save the file.


The following steps may fix stuttering on some systems due to the way V-Sync is handled in the game.
Enable triple buffering and V-Sync[citation needed]
  1. First apply the Low CPU performance fix.
  2. Disable V-Sync in game.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>.
  4. Open system.cfg in a text editor.
  5. Add this line at the bottom to enable triple buffering: r_NumBackbuffers=3
  6. Save the file.
  7. Go to the GPU control panel and enable standard V-Sync for Ryse: Son of Rome. Adaptive V-Sync may not solve the issue.

Low/inconsistent framerate

Turn on ShadowPlay[7]

Turn on ShadowPlay on Nvidia gpus or use Windows 10 Game DVR feature, AMD Radeon Relive may have the same effect.

Alter settings inside nVidia Control Panel
  1. Another option that works for nVidia cards are to go into the Nvidia control panel and setting:

"Low Latency Mode" to Ultra OR "Vertical sync" to Fast. Either one works.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD Ex

Toggle flash elements

Enables/disables all flash elements in the game (also including the menu). Should only be disabled when trying to create beauty shots of ingame environment.
Disable flash elements[4]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open system.cfg.
  3. Add gfx_draw=0 to disable all flash elements.


Can either be set in system.cfg or in the console when being ingame.

Skip cutscenes

Delete/rename video files[8]
  1. Go to GameRyse in the installation folder.
  2. Delete or rename Videos-part0.pak, Videos-part1.pak, Videos-part2.pak, and Videos-part3.pak
Deleting, or renaming these files skips every cutscene automatically, most game's cutscenes cannot be skipped without this solution, making this very useful for people who want to replay the game without looking at the cutscenes.
This method, sadly, can also make enemies not spawn at three specific moments in the game forcing you to restart your latest checkpoint, which you can do by pausing the game and then clicking on timeline, there you'll find the load last checkpoint option.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3220T 2.8 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 26 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 7770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/302510/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (302510) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.