Abomination (Windows)

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Description

A real-time strategy/action game from Hothouse Creations which put you into a post-apocalyptic world plagued by a deadly virus and an even more deadly alien threat, The Brood. You will take command of an elite squad of eight bio-mechanically enhanced super agents with other more "earthly" comrades to battle The Brood and their followers, The Faithful, to save the world from a dreadful future...

The main goal of the game is to defend the most important areas of the world. A map gives an overview and shows every part of the world which is endangered - clicking on such a point starts the mission. This part of the game is in real-time which means you sometimes have to wait until something happens. These are randomly generated which includes the goals, e.g. killing all enemies, defusing bombs or evacuating humans. For every mission you choose four of your team members which have special abilities, e.g. healing or invisibility. You also choose weapons and other gear for every team member.

The gameplay of the missions itself is very similar to X-COM: UFO Defensive, just in real-time. You indirectly move your team over the map, give them tactical orders, e.g. to knee, to use barrage or to pursue enemies. The game can also be paused at any time to give orders. After a mission is completed you receive experience points which can be used to improve your team member's stats. All new weapons found during the mission are automatically researched by the lab.

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Abomination Windows Mission objective. Note that equipment to be destroy also include vehicles, which the game fails to point out.
Abomination Windows Character information, including brief introduction and stats. This is "Pyro", a special agent with Tele-pyrokinetic ability (think Drew Barrymore's character in Fire Starter)
Abomination Windows shooting vehicles
Abomination Windows Mission result, showing character kills / accuracy and salvaged equipment

Alternate Titles

  • "Abomination: The Nemesis Project" -- European title
  • "Abomination: O Projeto Nêmesis" -- Brazilian title
  • "Abomination: Action Strategy Mayhem" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Abomination: Ação, Estratégia e Medo" -- Alternate Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Some great ideas, realized very very poorly - not even counting going "realtime" weregamer (157) 1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars
Another victim of the real-time mania. -Chris (7312) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars
It's great fun to fight the Brood, in a fast-paced, engaging game, right from the beginning to the end! DarkTalon (133) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Man, I'm not even gonna MENTION Xcom... Kristoff Jean-Paul (2) unrated

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Brasil Feb, 2000 91 out of 100 91
Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 1999 89 out of 100 89
GameSpy Dec 06, 1999 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 18, 1999 13 out of 20 65
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1999 63 out of 100 63
Game Captain Nov 16, 1999 62 out of 100 62
ESC Magazine Dec 15, 1999 6 out of 10 60
Gamer's Pulse 1999 41 out of 100 41
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Related Web Sites

  • Abomination (official website)
  • Abominable Horizon (The first and foremost unofficial fan site dedicated to the absolutely brilliant computer real-time strategy/action game, Abomination : The Nemesis Project. Lots of infos, tactics, and more...)
DarkTalon (133) added Abomination (Windows) on Jan 01, 2000