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Warzone 2100

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
76
3.4
Windows
80
3.8
Macintosh
...
4.2
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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 Windows fighting with enemy tanks
Warzone 2100 Linux Aftermath.
Warzone 2100 Linux A research facility. You can choose new researches from the menu on the left.
Warzone 2100 Linux Main Menu.

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User Reviews

A great (but forgotten?) 3D Real-time Strategy game Windows Joel Segerb├Ąck (584)
Excellent Real Time Strategy for Playstation. PlayStation Felix (138)

The Press Says

GameGenie Windows 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Play Windows Apr, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr, 1999 85 out of 100 85
G4 TV: The Electric Playground Windows May 08, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GamePro (US) Windows Jan 01, 2000 4 out of 5 80
IGN Windows Apr 16, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution PlayStation May 24, 2002 B 75
Clubic Windows May 30, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Spel för Alla Windows Aug, 1999 5 out of 10 50
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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