DescriptionUniversal Combat is the fifth installment in the long running Battle Cruiser Series.
The new action-based focus of Universal Combat takes the player from sea to land to space in this space simulation. One can engage in space battles, fight ground skirmishes, control naval combat and fly dog fights. The player can create his / her character choosing among 12 different races, then explore 250+ planets containing more then 21,000 areas of interest (military bases, cities, star bases).
- "宇宙战斗" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
- "Universal Combat: На краю Вселенной" -- Russian Title
- "Universal Combat: le plus grand simulateur de combat de tous les temps" -- French tag-lined title
- "Derek Smart's Universal Combat" -- In game title
- "Battlecruiser Generations" -- Working title
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The Press Says
|PC Gamer||2004||75 out of 100||75|
|Game Watcher||May 28, 2004||6.3 out of 10||63|
|GamersHell.com||Feb 28, 2004||6 out of 10||60|
|IGN||Mar 02, 2004||5.9 out of 10||59|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Oct, 2004||50|
|Game Chronicles||Mar 09, 2004||5 out of 10||50|
|ActionTrip||Feb 13, 2004||48 out of 100||48|
|Game Captain||Apr 27, 2004||45 out of 100||45|
|PC Zone||Apr 18, 2004||2.2 out of 10||22|
|CanardPC||Feb 25, 2004||2 out of 10||20|
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|Now Free For Download||1||ZombieDepot (45)
Jan 28, 2008
Cancelled SequelThe developer was working on a sequel called Universal Combat: Hold the Line, but cancelled development in November 2004 to focus on the standalone add-on: Universal Combat: A World Apart.
Freeware ReleaseOn January 2, 2008 the fully patched game without multiplayer and with fewer music tracks was released as a free download.
Name ChangeIn September 2003, publisher DreamCatcher changed the title from Battlecruiser Generations to Universal Combat with the following explanation:
"The game has morphed into much more than a massive space sim," and the reworked game's "action-based focus caters to a far broader audience."Information also contributed by Scaryfun.
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