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Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds (Windows)

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Description

The game based on Jeff Wayne's musical play and the classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. it is the year 1898 and the Martian have escaped from their dying homeworld to conquer the Earth and take its resources - and the blood of its inhabitants.

Take either side in this epic real-time strategy game. You can play as the Martians with their superior technology and powerful but expensive war machines in their campaign to take over Great Britain and the rest of the world. Or play as the weaker but more numerous Humans to turn back the alien onslaught before their fiendish plans can be made reality.

Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds is a real-time strategy game. There aren't any set missions or a linear story-line, it's all up to you. You must use your time wisely to build up your forces and production facilities within your sectors before the enemy can launch their attack. Research new technologies, construct new buildings, and build new military units to win the game and save your race. The fate of your species, whether Human or Martian, is on the line.

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Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Martians Battlemap
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Humans Campaign Options menu
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Martians Research screen
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "WOW" -- Informal short title
  • "WOTW" -- Informal short title
  • "Jeff Wayne's La Guerre des Mondes" -- French title

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User Reviews

What if they held a war and no one came? Terrence Bosky (5234) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
Excellent, truly brilliant Daniel Cocks (1) unrated

The Press Says

Freak May, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Power Unlimited Dec, 1998 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Gamesmania 1998 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 1998 65 out of 100 65
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1998 63 out of 100 63
IGN Jan 22, 1999 5.8 out of 10 58
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Génération 4 Dec, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Ghost (106) added Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds (Windows) on Dec 20, 2000
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