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Dark Colony (Macintosh)

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Description

In a gloomy not-so-distant future, mankind have finally made it to Mars. The colonization of the red planet is vital for humanity's survival, as the heavily polluted Earth's resources are nearly depleted. At the same time, the Taar, a mysterious alien race that lost their homeworld many centuries ago, has decided to take Mars as their new home.

As the war between the two species erupts, the player has to choose his side and lead his people to ultimate domination over the red planet. Things become even more complicated when the ruins of an extinct ancient civilization are found on Mars, revealing immensely destructive weapons that could easily turn the tide of the war in favor of the faction that manages to gain control over them first.

Dark Colony is a real-time strategy with heavy emphasis on the actual combat. Resource gathering, base construction and unit production have been made as simple and fast as possible, allowing the player to focus on decimating the enemy armies. Ancient artifacts, available in some of the missions, provide unique options for beating the odds, even when they seem to be against you (and they often will).

The game plot advances through short cutscenes, briefings and debriefings which detail the development of the war. The game also offers various promotions and decorations that you can earn for your player character, who will actually be present on the battlefield, acting as a more powerful and durable trooper with some special abilities (such as calling in reinforcements and inspiring the regular troopers).

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There are 23 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


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The Press Says

Mac Game Gate 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Gamer 1998 60 out of 100 60
Mac Addict Jun, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Jun 07, 2002 6 out of 10 60
About This Particular Macintosh Jul, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Light

Dark Colony is one of the first RTS to add day/night cycle as a tactical consideration, as the Greys see much better during night time (those big eyes, you know).

Related Web Sites

  • Polish Dark Colony Fansite (One of little remaining Dark Colony fansites. Patches, a multiplayer client and full game downloads are uploaded and tournaments are occasionally organised. The site can be read in both Polish and English.)
Terok Nor (18491) added Dark Colony (Macintosh) on May 26, 2007
Other platforms contributed by jeremy strope (126)