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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 The Novus leader (intro).
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Battle!
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Main menu
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Let's move out.

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

GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec 27, 2007 82 out of 100 82 Xbox 360 Mar 18, 2008 16 out of 20 80
games xtreme Windows Mar 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Mar 30, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Gamer UK Windows Jan 23, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78 Windows Jan 24, 2008 77 out of 100 77
GameZone Xbox 360 Apr 07, 2008 7.2 out of 10 72
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Xbox 360 Apr 04, 2008 70 out of 100 70
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Mar 07, 2008 67 out of 100 67
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Apr 06, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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