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Scorched Earth (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4388)
Written on  :  Nov 09, 1999
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Summary

Incredible.

The Good

With Amiga roots (Scorched Tanks) this game emphasizes on a mathematically correct physics model, which makes it both realistic and a great gaming experience. The physics model is extremely accurate and allows for odd manipulations like elastic walls, wind and misc. items. The choice of weapons is huge and the shields add a lot to the general gameplay.

The Bad

The computer AI is either really good or really stupid with nothing in between. Some weapons (mainly lasers) cause bizarre bugs, and the guidance facilities are an extreme no-no.

The Bottom Line

A wonderful classic which you simply cannot miss.