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Incoming Forces (Windows)

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Description

The background story is a direct continuation of the previous one.

Set twenty years after the original Incoming, humans on Earth began to worry after the defeat of the invading aliens that another attack against them was a real possibility and they decided they needed to take preemptive action rather than just passively wait around. Soon this paranoia, combined with a lust for revenge, led to the creation of a vast armada to search the universe for impending threats from hostile planets and to destroy them upon discovery. Eventually, the humans found the alien planets and started their attack.

In this game, you command a number of vehicles like different types of fighters, bombers and tanks. In some missions, you will have under your command a number of aliens which will help you accomplish your goals.

There are sixteen missions, each introduced through an animated briefing. Each mission is broken into a linear series of five or six secondary tasks such as escorting friendly vehicles, defending installations, and defeating groups of attackers. The play modes are a bit limited, as aside from tutorial and multiplayer modes, your only option is to play through the campaign.

The game has a few multiplayer options, including eight-player deathmatch and team deathmatch modes. However, the game doesn't have a built-in server browser, and there's no support for the simultaneous use of ground and air vehicles (a server can only implement one or the other).

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Incoming Forces Windows Briefing
Incoming Forces Windows Loading screen
Incoming Forces Windows Videos are not pre-rendered.
Incoming Forces Windows Mission over

Alternate Titles

  • "Incoming Forces: A Vingança de uma Raça" -- Brazilian title

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The Press Says

Game Chronicles Sep 29, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN Oct 03, 2002 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Games (Germany) Mar 24, 2002 78 out of 100 78
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 25, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Oct 08, 2002 6.6 out of 10 66
PC Gamer UK Feb, 2002 64 out of 100 64
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2002 64 out of 100 64
Gamesmania Mar 20, 2002 63 out of 100 63
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2002 53 out of 100 53
Joystick (French) Apr, 2002 8 out of 100 8

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Abi79 (353) added Incoming Forces (Windows) on Feb 24, 2006