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Set in the near future, Universe at War: Earth Assault sees multiple enemy factions from across the galaxy come to Earth to wage war on an intergalactic scale.

The game sets itself apart from others in the genre by focusing on the differences between the three diverse alien factions. Each plays very differently; from the lumbering walkers of the Hierarchy to the rapid hit and run tactics of Novus, mastering one faction does not ensure success while playing as another. To further individualize game play, Petroglyph introduced a feature called Tactical Dynamics, allowing players to customize their chosen faction on the fly via unit upgrades, multiple heroes, a branching research tree, and more.

Players can do battle with the AI in the campaign, scenario, and skirmish game types, and online via Live in ranked, custom, and Conquer the World mode.


Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Battle!
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Novus
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Loading screen
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Global mode

Alternate Titles

  • "Universe at War: Angriffsziel Erde" -- German title

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User Reviews

Best RTS Attempt on a Console? Yes. Worth Buying? No. Xbox 360 Brandon Tabbert (19)

Critic Reviews

ActionTrip Windows Jan 03, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2008 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec 27, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Armchair Empire, The Windows Jan 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone Windows Feb 04, 2008 7.9 out of 10 79
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Mar 30, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Avid Gamer Windows Feb 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Computer Bild Spiele Windows Feb 06, 2008 3.3 out of 6 54 Xbox 360 Apr 24, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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