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Far Gate (Windows)

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Description

Far Gate is a real time strategy game that takes place in space. After finding what seems to be another inhabitable planet not far from the Solar System, colonists are sent to the new planet, only to find that it isn't inhabitable at all. What they do find is two new races, completely different from human beings:
  • The Nue-Guyen: An organic based species whose units are living entities.
  • The Entrodii: Crystalline based life forms that see no use for organics.
Both are out to destroy the human race from the galaxy. And factions on Earth are starting to cause major problems in addition.

It is up to you and your command fleet to protect Earth from the many enemies, both human and non-human, using all of the technologically advanced space ships available to you.

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Far Gate Windows Main menu
Far Gate Windows Loading screen
Far Gate Windows English version: In addition to the controls that access the ships, there are four HUD panels. left shows squadrons, top shows ships in the squadron, right shows actions, bottom shows objectives
Far Gate Windows English version: Mission 1 (Paradise Lost)  is also the tutorial. It starts with a ship flying to a new galaxy in this cutscene

Alternate Titles

  • "The Rift" -- Original Title

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Critic Reviews

GameGenie 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2001 78 out of 100 78
PC Gamer Mar, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 17, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 10, 2001 13 out of 20 65
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 2001 64 out of 100 64
GameSpot Sep 12, 2001 6.3 out of 10 63
Svenska PC Games Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60
GameZone Sep 21, 2001 5.5 out of 10 55
Gamekult Dec 31, 2000 4 out of 10 40

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Kartanym (10744) added Far Gate (Windows) on Sep 20, 2001