Universe at War: Earth Assault

Critic Score User Score
Windows
77
3.4
Xbox 360
66
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.

Screenshots

Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Let's move out.
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Main menu
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows The Novus leader (intro).
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows A jet just crashed into that.

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

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Xbox 360 May, 2008 B+ 83
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Jun, 2008 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Portal.de Xbox 360 Sep 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Windows Feb, 2008 4 out of 5 80
PC Zone Windows Feb 04, 2008 7.9 out of 10 79
GameZone Xbox 360 Apr 07, 2008 7.2 out of 10 72
Yet Another Review Site (YARS) Xbox 360 May 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GBase - The Gamer's Base Xbox 360 Apr 14, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Console Monster Xbox 360 Apr 04, 2008 54 out of 100 54
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Apr 07, 2008 5 out of 10 50

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