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Warzone 2100

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
75
3.4
Linux
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Windows
80
3.8
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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.

Screenshots

Warzone 2100 Linux You can change the camera's angle by holding and dragging the right mouse button.
Warzone 2100 Windows night in manhattan
Warzone 2100 Linux Where it all starts...
Warzone 2100 Linux A research facility. You can choose new researches from the menu on the left.

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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

Power Play Windows Apr, 1999 91 out of 100 91
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1999 8 out of 10 80
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) PlayStation Jul, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezilla Windows Aug 20, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Power Unlimited PlayStation Jun, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution PlayStation May 24, 2002 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 04, 1999 15 out of 20 75
Clubic Windows May 30, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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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