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Earth 2160 (Windows)

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Description

Earth 2160 is the 3rd installment of popular Earth series.

After the destruction of Earth in 2150, only few thousand humans managed to escape to Mars. They spent the next few years on the terraforming of the red planet, developing new technologies and building up new civilisations. Each of the three fractions ("Eurasian Dynasty", "United Civilised States" and "Lunar Corporation") did this separately from each other - but in the year 2160 something strange happens in this new world...

The gameplay looks similar to Earth 2150 - resource collecting, expanding your own base and dealing with enemies. However, the creators added several new options to the game like virtual agents. Agents are like counsels in SimCity. They can help with unit commanding, technology stealing or improving resource gathering.

Another modification is modular construction of buildings and units (you can create your own units from many smaller parts). There were also added many improvements to the netplay such as new game modes or save game support.

Foreign gamers can also easily communicate thanks to full Unicode support.

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Earth 2160 Windows Mission Accomplished
Earth 2160 Windows Cut-scenes are mostly done with game's graphics engine.
Earth 2160 Windows ED's first mission
Earth 2160 Windows Fog of War is shown as static.

Alternate Titles

  • "Земля 2160" -- Russian spelling

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The Press Says

Imperium Gier Sep 30, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
GamesFire Jun 20, 2005 84 out of 100 84
games xtreme Aug 23, 2005 8 out of 10 80
IGN Nov 15, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot Nov 14, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 04, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Talk Dec 19, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Watcher Sep 26, 2005 6 out of 10 60
1UP Dec 02, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Region lock

One of the few PC games that actually uses region lock protection. Example if you buy the UK version of the game and try to run it on a PC with a US region setting, it'll give out an error message.

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destruent (420) added Earth 2160 (Windows) on Aug 09, 2005