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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 Novus
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Battle!
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Main menu
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Global mode

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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

YouGamers Windows Feb 04, 2008 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2008 84 out of 100 84
IGN Windows Dec 14, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jan, 2008 79 out of 100 79 Windows Jan 24, 2008 77 out of 100 77
Game Over Online Windows Jan 07, 2008 70 out of 100 70
GBase - The Gamer's Base Windows Feb 05, 2008 7 out of 10 70
DarkZero Windows Feb, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Yet Another Review Site (YARS) Xbox 360 May 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Xbox 360 Apr 24, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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