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Impossible Creatures (Windows)

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Impossible Creatures is a real-time strategy with a twist. Rather than building "Unit A" and "Unit B" like nearly all other real-time strategies, in this game the player acquires DNA from animals and mesh them together, creating unique hybrids of two separate animals. Use the strength of a bull, with the speed of a cheetah and the player might have a Cheebull, or give a skunk an extra defense and mix in a porcupine, making a Porskunkine. With dozens of different animal DNA to combine, there are nearly endless combinations.

The main campaign's storyline is something like this. Your father, whom you've not seen since your childhood, sends you a letter in which he says he does not have long to live, and there is a secret he must tell you before he passes on. So you head to one of the uncharted islands in which he works, but you're suddenly ambushed by half-wolf, half-scorpion freaks of nature. Using the creature workshop and DNA collected from the animals, you must create hybrids of your own to rescue your father.

Each creature hybrid has several areas of the body in which can be meshed together. The head, pawns, legs, back, rear, can all be attributed by either of the two creatures involved in the mix.


Impossible Creatures Windows Gameplay with standard camera
Impossible Creatures Windows A ranged attack of... tongues?!
Impossible Creatures Windows Adjusting the Camera, I can see my Henchmen like a FPS!
Impossible Creatures Windows This wall of thorns can block AND hurt the incoming enemy creatures

Alternate Titles

  • "不可思议之生物" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Sigma: The Adventures of Rex Chance" -- Working title
  • "Sigma" -- Working title
  • "Bukesiyi zhi Shengwu" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Too bad the interesting premise is wasted on a generic boring RTS weregamer (157) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Excellent Idea, But Could Be Improved Black Death (6) unrated

The Press Says

CanadianGamer Mar 25, 2003 84 out of 100 84
IGN Jan 09, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2003 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Jan 09, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79 Feb 17, 2003 78.2 out of 100 78
Absolute Games ( Jan 23, 2003 70 out of 100 70
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 08, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Games TM Feb, 2003 7 out of 10 70 Games Mar 28, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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There is an add-on expansion pack for the game, available from Relic's official IC site for free (size: 88 Mb).

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kbmb (399) added Impossible Creatures (Windows) on Feb 19, 2003