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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 In some planes you'll have to aim manually and hope you'll lite the tail of an enemy.
Incoming: The Final Conflict Windows With Harrier type of plane you must protect the cargo planes, and Harrier is not among easy to navigate crafts in this game.
Incoming: The Final Conflict Windows Commands are quick and brief. There's not much of strategy level in this game.
Incoming: The Final Conflict Windows One of the turret gunning sequences

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 (3654) unrated
Eye Candy Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated
K-BOOM!! Zovni (9360) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

The Press Says

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 21, 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1998 90 out of 100 90
PC Action Apr 15, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Denmark) 1998 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Apr, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Imperium Gier Oct 10, 2001 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN Aug 13, 1998 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

OEM releases

This game was basically a showoff title for the then relatively new 3D cards like the Voodoo 2. It also came free with the Creative Labs 3D Blaster Banshee, based around the 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee 2D/3D chipset, and the ASUS Riva TNT graphic card with TV in/out and 16MB SGRAM.

Some OEM versions, e.g. Creative's 3D Blaster Voodoo2 card, were not the full version. They included an early version of the game, and when it was released, owners of the card could send their disc back to creative, and they in return would send back the full game that was released.

Information also contributed by EddyB43 and glidefan
Matthew Bailey (1143) added Incoming: The Final Conflict (Windows) on Jun 19, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (18397) and quizzley7 (21211)