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Incoming: The Final Conflict (Windows)

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Description

Incoming aliens! Incoming aliens! They've already attacked the international moonbase, and they may already have a base in the Arctic! Earth is building a huge tracking station as first part of the counterattack, but now you detect incoming aliens and they don't look friendly! Defend your base against the initial incursion by manning turret, tank, helicopter, harrier jet, and even captured alien fighter as you battle the aliens in various continents, and eventually lead the counterattack on the moon!

Incoming is a 3D shooter with plenty of action. In arcade mode, you can play it as a straight shooter. Some missions have you manning an immobile turret where you simply aim at the sky and engage incoming bogeys. Other missions can have you control a ground hovertank engaging enemy ground threats. Yet other missions will have you control a helicopter, a Harrier jumpjet, and even a captured alien fighter. There are also an "action" mode and "action-tactics" mode, where you are given some limited control of other friendly units.

Screenshots

Incoming: The Final Conflict Windows Downing air targets with a mounted gun on one of your destroyers.
Incoming: The Final Conflict Windows In some planes you'll have to aim manually and hope you'll lite the tail of an enemy.
Incoming: The Final Conflict Windows One of the turret gunning sequences
Incoming: The Final Conflict Windows Allowing secure taking off by protecting your heavy planes with AA-flak-tank.

Alternate Titles

  • "インカミング人類最終決戦" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Вторжение" -- Russian spelling
  • "Incoming: Tulnukate Rünnak" -- Estonian title
  • "Incoming" -- European title

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User Reviews

Mindless shooter with virtually no strategy, just kill, kill, kill Kasey Chang (3655) unrated
Eye Candy Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated
K-BOOM!! Zovni (9384) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

The Press Says

PC Jeux Apr, 1998 92 out of 100 92
Power Unlimited Jul, 1998 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Games (Germany) Apr 01, 1998 86 out of 100 86
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Jul 16, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78
Imperium Gier Oct 10, 2001 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN Aug 13, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania 1998 65 out of 100 65
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1998 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

This game was basically a showoff title for the then relatively new 3D cards like the Voodoo 2. It also came as a free packin with the Creative Labs 3D Blaster Banshee, based around the 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee 2D/3D chipset.
Matthew Bailey (1144) added Incoming: The Final Conflict (Windows) on Jun 19, 2000
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