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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.


Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Main menu (the background is animated)
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Beginning of mission 1
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Race selection (fully animated)
Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" DOS Mission briefing (everything on the screen is animated)

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Jul 01, 1997 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker Nov, 1997 80 out of 100 80
PC Jeux Oct, 1997 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1997 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1997 48 out of 100 48
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot Oct 03, 1997 3.7 out of 10 37
Gamezilla 1997 34 out of 100 34
Génération 4 Dec, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17


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

DaHero (974) added Conquest Earth: "First Encounter" (DOS) on Aug 30, 2000
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