Conquest Earth: "First Encounter"

Critic Score User Score
DOS
50
4.0
Windows
55
2.8
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Description

This RTS (real-time strategy) game tells the story of a futuristic war between the humans and the inhabitants of Jupiter (Jovians). The player can choose to command the armies of either side. Humans and Jovians have different menu layouts and tactics which they can employ for offensive and defensive actions. Also, the Jovians must deal with the atmosphere of the Earth, which obstructs their view, by using special troops; the humans also face a problem in the sulphur shrouds of Jupiter.

The game implements its own view system for battles. Some may know it from their TV's - there's a picture-in-picture option to view 3 different locations at the same time. You can choose from two modes of play, normal RTS, or a more complicated variant which is just playable if you're confident with the manual.

Screenshots

Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" Windows and attack
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Race selection (fully animated)
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Main menu (the background is animated)
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Launch menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Conquest Earth: "Das Manifest"" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 1997 90 out of 100 90
PC Jeux Windows Oct, 1997 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 1997 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) DOS Nov, 1997 60 out of 100 60
Gamesmania.de DOS 1997 50 out of 100 50
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Aug, 1997 49 out of 100 49
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1997 48 out of 100 48
Gamezilla DOS 1997 34 out of 100 34
Génération 4 DOS Dec, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 1998 (Issue #164) – Strategy Coaster of the Year

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