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Arena Wars (Windows)

Teen
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Genre
Perspective
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76
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Description

Arena Wars offers an unconventional mixture of RTS with FPS gameplay. Although something similar has been attempted with Savage, this game actually models its FPS part from multiplayer Arena-type titles, such as Quake III and UT2004. As a consequence, it has no real story and the RTS part is free from the usual resource constraints. All players have the same amount of money at their disposal and are refunded for destroyed units. However, the available unit selection is also somewhat limited. There are six types of units, all vehicular: mechs, light and heavy, an agile buggy, a missile launcher on wheels, a heavy tank and an artillery unit. Individual strengths and weaknesses aside, all units possess a special ability such as Teleport for tanks. The unit types form a predator-prey circle with each one being strong against a certain type and vulnerable against another.

The game offers modes or events that are the mainstay of arena FPS competitions: Capture the Flag, Bombing Run and Double Domination. Unreal Tournament's influence on the game is obvious here. Arena Wars builds on the inherent tactical elements of these games and leaves the actual combat to the AI. It contains over 60 single player missions spread in six tournaments and multiplayer games for up to 8 players. In multiplayer the game offers webcam and voice support.

Screenshots

Arena Wars Windows The health power-up spawned and my little buggy took it for me.
Arena Wars Windows The enemy has a key. I lose the domination point.
Arena Wars Windows Time for a round of Bombing run.
Arena Wars Windows My artillery is nearly down but I prepare to use the health power-up on it.

Alternate Titles

  • "竞技场战争" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Арена Войны" -- Russian spelling
  • "WebWars Arena" -- Early title
  • "AW" -- Informal name

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The Press Says

Pelit Oct, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Krawall Gaming Network Aug 27, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania Jul 28, 2004 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) Aug 14, 2004 78 out of 100 78
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Feb 03, 2005 77 out of 100 77
GameSpy Oct 06, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 18, 2004 14 out of 20 70
GameDaily Dec 14, 2006 7 out of 10 70
JeuxVideoPC.com May 16, 2006 12 out of 20 60
FOK!games Oct 17, 2004 39 out of 100 39

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Silverblade (1425) added Arena Wars (Windows) on Dec 15, 2004