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Alien Nations is a real-time strategy game similar to The Settlers III. It features three campaigns à ten missions which are told from the perspective of one of the races: the blue stoneworking Pimmons, the militaristic and wild Amazons, or the insectoid Sajiki. The main focus lies on building a settlement with working production circles. Of course there are also other aspects which need to be taken care of, e.g. security or entertainment. So the player chooses the buildings he wants to construct and chooses a suitable place for it. The main source of income are taxes, which are mostly spent on balancing running costs - the rest can be used for research. Before the player can construct new or upgraded buildings he needs to meet certain research criteria.

But of course he also needs to "build" enough fighters to win battles against the other two races. Available are five different fighters, magicians, priests who heal wounded units and more. It is possible to let units patrol between two points or divide them into groups - mass production however is no viable strategy. In most missions fighting plays no or a only small role - more important are diplomacy and trade. Some of the people's needs can only be served with goods bought from the other races. Other options are a truce or building an embassy.


Alien Nations Windows New builds
Alien Nations Windows Pimmons
Alien Nations Windows Bandit and police-ant
Alien Nations Windows Sajikis

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Alternate Titles

  • "Затерянный мир" -- Russian spelling
  • "Zateryannij Mir" -- Russian title
  • "Die Völker" -- German title
  • "Amazons & Aliens" -- Simon and Schuster Release title

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Bravo Screenfun Windows Jun, 1999 1 out of 6 100
Power Play Windows Jun, 1999 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 1999 81 out of 100 81 Windows 1999 80 out of 100 80 Windows Jul 13, 2000 15 out of 20 75 Windows Jul 26, 2000 11 out of 20 55
GameSpot Windows Nov 21, 2000 5.3 out of 10 53
Gamer's Pulse Windows Nov 20, 2000 53 out of 100 53
IGN Windows Nov 20, 2000 4.3 out of 10 43
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 4 out of 10 40


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