Written by  :  Jacob Enriquez (18)
Written on  :  Jul 30, 2000
Rating  :  3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

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An excellent must-play for any Dune fan.

The Good

The very feel of command in the Dune world was great. I have never played Dune 2 or Dune, but I am a huge fan of the Dune books (not the movie, of course...) and when I first played the game, I was mesmerized. I got to gather melange spice, buy ornithopters, command my loyal Atreides soldiers to kill those filthy Harkonnen...or vice versa.

The Bad

It's not true to the Dune book storyline, and the battles can be absurd (e.g.: I surrounded an enemy soldier with five soldiers and a battle tank and it still took about two minutes of back-and-forth gunfire to kill him.)

The Bottom Line

A first-rate, though not leading-edge, Real Time Strategy game for the ages. Who doesn't want to slaughter enemies with 'thopters and Fremen? No true Fighter, that's for sure.