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Warzone 2100

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
4.2
Linux
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3.9
PlayStation
75
3.4
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Description

Earth's defense satellites accidentally launch nuclear warheads due to computer malfunction. Our planet is destroyed, except for a few factions that rebuild their strength and attempt to dominate the brave new world. As you make your way across the wasteland, hunting down artifacts and destroying hostile forces, you find out that the satellite's unexpected nuclear launch may not have been entirely accidental after all...

You are in charge of searching the land for technological artifacts held by the other fellows. These artifacts are then researched to create new weapons, chasses, and propulsion types, all of which are interchangable, meaning there are over 2000 units for you to blow stuff up with. You can build tanks, hovercraft, Vertical Take Off/Landing (VTOL) vehicles, as well as cyborg units. There are machine guns, missile launchers, flame throwers, mortars, etc. Since all your technology comes from artifacts you swipe from your enemies, you are almost always fighting with weapons a step below what the other guy has, meaning you have to rely on your strategic prowess instead of sheer military superiority. The battlefield is fully 3D, the camera is rotatable and zoomable, and all units are 3D as well, except for humans, which are sprites, but they aren't too plentiful, so it's a minor point.

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Warzone 2100 Windows make your own force
Warzone 2100 Windows firing
Warzone 2100 Windows network setup
Warzone 2100 Windows designing a vehicle

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User Reviews

A great (but forgotten?) 3D Real-time Strategy game Windows Joel Segerb├Ąck (575)
Excellent Real Time Strategy for Playstation. PlayStation Felix (138)

The Press Says

Game Vortex PlayStation Dec 17, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows May 12, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr 07, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania Windows 1999 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Windows Apr 21, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN PlayStation Jun 30, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamezilla Windows Aug 20, 1999 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide Windows 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Clubic Macintosh Jan 28, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Clubic Linux Jan 28, 2011 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

The Warzone 2100 source code was released to the public on 7th December 2004. As of 2007, some people are working on Warzone 2100 Project, aimed at improving the gameplay, graphics, and compatibility of the game. Their site is at http://wz2100.net.

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