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Metal Fatigue (Windows)

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Description

When mankind discovered faster-than-light travel in the 23rd century, an excursion into the depth of the galaxy revealed the existence of a power-hungry alien race known as Hedoth. However, upon arrival at the aliens' homeland, humans found out that the Hedoth have mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind debris of destruction and advanced military technology. Realizing that they are alone in the universe, human corporations begin a frenzied race for dominance, using the war machines left by the aliens.

Metal Fatigue is a real-time strategy game that allows players to build and customize their massive mecha-like combat units (called "Combots" in the game) to dominate the three battlefield levels simultaneously - from orbit, to the surface, and even underground. Players can develop bases and command their forces carefully - the enemy can appear from any direction, including above and below.

Screenshots

Metal Fatigue Windows An ancient architecture. I have used all my Jets to fly around and gather data about it.
Metal Fatigue Windows This mission is quite strange in that I can only use one crew and three Combots to clear it. The limited resource can only be used to repair damaged parts.
Metal Fatigue Windows Title screen
Metal Fatigue Windows Preparing to build a combot.

Alternate Titles

  • "金属疲劳" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Metal Conflict" -- French title

User Reviews

Wonderful idea, terrible implementation. El-ad Amir (110) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
The over-looked classic RTS of its day Dan Yockey (6) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
ActionTrip Jul 03, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2000 87 out of 100 87
GameSpy Jun 20, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited Aug, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
games xtreme Jun 14, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Game industry News (GiN) 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Over Online Jun 22, 2000 74 out of 100 74
Computer Games Magazine Aug 30, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The original developer was Psygnosis, but they gave up on the project and handed it to Talonsoft.
El-ad Amir (110) added Metal Fatigue (Windows) on Dec 29, 2000