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Ground Control II: Operation Exodus (Windows)

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Ground Control II: Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game.

The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet — Morningstar Prime.

Captain Jacob Angelus, a battle-hardened officer in the NSA armed forces, finds himself becoming the central figure in the war against the Terran Empire. The situation is desperate and for the NSA destiny is at hand; its only hope lies in an ancient legend.

Ground Control II hasn’t conformed to the standard format of “base-building” RTS games. There’s no technical upgrade tree, and no mining for gold, crystals, or any other random mineral to be used as a monetary source. You acquire new units by spending “acquisition points” which collect throughout the battle. If you have a large battle force, the points will come in very slowly. While your army is small, the points will come in at faster rate. You can earn more points by destroying enemy units, or by capturing special locations called “victory locations.” Additional units are called in via drop ship. These drop ships will land in designated landing zones. The player must hold at least one of these landing zones in order to receive these reinforcements. You may also spend acquisition points on drop ship upgrades. These upgrades include more cargo space, speed, fuel capacity, armor, and weapons.

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Ground Control II: Operation Exodus Windows An example of how the reflections work. The sun in the sky...
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus Windows My crew attacking from roof
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus Windows Capturing enemy landing zone from ruins
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus Windows Intro

Alternate Titles

  • "地面控制II:脱逃计划" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Ground Control 2: Операция "Исход"" -- Russian spelling
  • "グランドコントロール 2 オペレーション エクソダス" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GameSpy Jun 25, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Chronicles Jul 15, 2004 9 out of 10 90
IGN Jun 15, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Fragland.net Jun 25, 2004 87.3 out of 100 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 23, 2004 17 out of 20 85
ActionTrip Jun 19, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Armchair Empire, The Jun 22, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) Jun, 2004 7 out of 10 70

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Awards

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    • 2004 – Best PC Music of the Year

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Busket (58) added Ground Control II: Operation Exodus (Windows) on Aug 07, 2004