Universe at War
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Universe at War: Earth Assault is the next sci-fi real-time strategy game from Petroglyph, the award-winning studio comprised of team members that developed the original Command & Conquer and C&C: Red Alert. The latest strategy game from these RTS pioneers features unprecedented levels of customization and an epic storyline set on near-future Earth.
Powerful forces from across the universe have brought war to our planet. In Universe at War, you take command of several unique factions with awesome powers and spectacular units. Control massive-scale alien war machines that are fully customizable. With "Tactical Dynamics,"Universe at War's on-the-fly customization system, you can dynamically swap out weaponry, rework your tech tree, and retrain units in the middle of combat to thwart your foe and seize the advantage.
Universe at War features large-scale environmental destruction in a persistent world - level a city and when you come back, the area will still be a smoking ruin. Here, though, the environments you fight for are close to home, as you wage war across familiar Earth cities and landmarks.
Universe at War also introduces numerous innovative new multiplayer features inspired by today's top MMOs and competitive online games, giving players achievements, rewards, and medals in a balanced environment with intelligent matchmaking.
Unprecedented unit and faction customization give players the ability to change units and research in the middle of combat to overcome any challenge
Unique multiplayer achievements that improve players' online avatars
Unique multiplayer game modes
Environmental destruction and manipulation in a persistent world
Dual-layered gameplay featuring intense tactical battles and a strategic global mode where players manage resources, consolidate territories, and maneuver armies
Real-world, modern-day environments
Three unique factions with different play styles and abilities
Special hero units with unique abilities
Massive-scale units that dwarf conventional RTS units
On-demand UI that doesn't clutter your view of the battle
Developed by Petroglyph, makers of Star Wars: Empire at War
Good game made by the C&C:RA teamivangroznyi1 | Sept. 18, 2013 | See all ivangroznyi1's reviews »
Universe at War may be almost 8 years old now, but who cares? Some games don't show their age, and even if their looks get rusty and wrinkled, their gameplay remains as good as before. The game was developed by real experts in their trade, the same team who created the famous Command and Conquer: Red Alert, so it can serve as a guarantee of good quality. Although it didn't become as popular as the Command and Conquer franchise, I would blame it on the marketing, not on the product. The game was good then, and it is still good now. Not as shallow and simplistic or unnecessarily complicated as many games are now.