Original War (Windows)

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Original War looks like your standard RTS until you sit down and play it. It is similar to Myth, in that you often do not get new characters or units through a level, but are made to keep each unit around and use them in the next level. Characters also have RPG like stats that you improve as you progress, making each units value increase as you play through the game.

Without ruining too much, the story revolves around preventing a crisis in present day by travelling back in time to move resources. This resources must be moved from a place enemy factions have access to them in the present day to a location accessible only to your faction in present day. So off you go into the past to move resources so that in the future, your faction will have them where they need them.

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Original War Windows Attacking an enemy encampment without sufficient firepower. Characters can die and will not be replaced. It's only 'game over' if Macmillan himself bites the dust.
Original War Windows A better strategy - Avoiding the main camp and hitting this outpost allows us to capture a couple of tanks!
Original War Windows Initial objectives for mission 2
Original War Windows The intro voiceover is accompanied by sketches that are scribbled, line by line, into this notebook - drawn by main character John Macmillan.

Alternate Titles

  • "Original War: Der letzte Weltkrieg" -- German title

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User Reviews

2/3rds is bang on. Kyle Levesque (820) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Feb 07, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 21, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Mar, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Game Over Online Feb 07, 2002 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) May 14, 2001 77 out of 100 77
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 17, 2001 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot Jan 10, 2002 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide 2002 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Mister2zx3 (37) added Original War (Windows) on Sep 25, 2002