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.


Original War Windows Successfully defeated the force at the main camp
Original War Windows A sabre-toothed tiger decides it wants a piece of the tank.
Original War Windows Main menu
Original War Windows Macmillan meets up with a couple of other soldiers and they explore the surroundings, meeting one of their distant ancestors on the way.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

2/3rds is bang on. Kyle Levesque (932) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Feb 07, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Game Over Online Feb 07, 2002 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) May 14, 2001 77 out of 100 77
PC Action Apr 18, 2001 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2001 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Jan 07, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) May, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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