Universe at War: Earth Assault

Critic Score User Score
Windows
77
3.4
Xbox 360
65
2.6
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Description

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.

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Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Battle!
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Main menu
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows A jet just crashed into that.
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows The Novus leader (intro).

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
Gamer.co.il Windows Mar 03, 2008 81 out of 100 81
Tweakers.net Windows Jan 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Windows Mar 21, 2008 78 out of 100 78
Gamers.at Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2008 78 out of 100 78
4Players.de Windows Jan 24, 2008 77 out of 100 77
GBase - The Gamer's Base Xbox 360 Apr 14, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2008 6 out of 10 60
JustPressPlay Xbox 360 May 28, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Computer Bild Spiele Windows Feb 06, 2008 3.3 out of 6 54

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