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Arena Wars (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
76
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3.5
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Description

Arena Wars offers an unconventional mixture of RTS with FPS gameplay. Although something similar has been attempted with Savage, this game actually models its FPS part from multiplayer Arena-type titles, such as Quake III and UT2004. As a consequence, it has no real story and the RTS part is free from the usual resource constraints. All players have the same amount of money at their disposal and are refunded for destroyed units. However, the available unit selection is also somewhat limited. There are six types of units, all vehicular: mechs, light and heavy, an agile buggy, a missile launcher on wheels, a heavy tank and an artillery unit. Individual strengths and weaknesses aside, all units possess a special ability such as Teleport for tanks. The unit types form a predator-prey circle with each one being strong against a certain type and vulnerable against another.

The game offers modes or events that are the mainstay of arena FPS competitions: Capture the Flag, Bombing Run and Double Domination. Unreal Tournament's influence on the game is obvious here. Arena Wars builds on the inherent tactical elements of these games and leaves the actual combat to the AI. It contains over 60 single player missions spread in six tournaments and multiplayer games for up to 8 players. In multiplayer the game offers webcam and voice support.

Screenshots

Arena Wars Windows Blue's enemy takes the flag with a fast buggy.
Arena Wars Windows Blue doesn't let the flag go without the fight but the buggy has still a shield for 8 seconds.
Arena Wars Windows Main menu. On all screens there's a computer match playing in the background.
Arena Wars Windows The second enemy walker stole the bomb before it exploded and transports it to my base.

Alternate Titles

  • "竞技场战争" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Арена Войны" -- Russian spelling
  • "WebWars Arena" -- Early title
  • "AW" -- Informal name

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The Press Says

IC-Games Aug 12, 2004 87 out of 100 87
GamesFire Aug 16, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Gamesmania Jul 28, 2004 81 out of 100 81
Factornews Nov 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Oct 07, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Sep 30, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Joystick (French) Oct, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 18, 2004 14 out of 20 70
JeuxVideoPC.com May 16, 2006 12 out of 20 60
GameCell UK 2004 6 out of 10 60

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Silverblade (1425) added Arena Wars (Windows) on Dec 15, 2004