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Metal Fatigue (Windows)

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Description

When mankind discovered faster-than-light travel in the 23rd century, an excursion into the depth of the galaxy revealed the existence of a power-hungry alien race known as Hedoth. However, upon arrival at the aliens' homeland, humans found out that the Hedoth have mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind debris of destruction and advanced military technology. Realizing that they are alone in the universe, human corporations begin a frenzied race for dominance, using the war machines left by the aliens.

Metal Fatigue is a real-time strategy game that allows players to build and customize their massive mecha-like combat units (called "Combots" in the game) to dominate the three battlefield levels simultaneously - from orbit, to the surface, and even underground. Players can develop bases and command their forces carefully - the enemy can appear from any direction, including above and below.

Screenshots

Metal Fatigue Windows Carrying an enemy part back to Assembly Bay for research.
Metal Fatigue Windows Title screen
Metal Fatigue Windows Nice claw you've got there.
Metal Fatigue Windows Bladed weapon like kanatas and laser swords have lower damage, but are really good for chopping off enemy's limbs

Alternate Titles

  • "金属疲劳" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Metal Conflict" -- French title

User Reviews

Wonderful idea, terrible implementation. El-ad Amir (110) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
The over-looked classic RTS of its day Dan Yockey (6) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

The Press Says

Freak Jul, 2000 88 out of 100 88
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2000 87 out of 100 87
ActionTrip Jul 03, 2000 87 out of 100 87
GameSpy Jun 20, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited Aug, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 83 out of 100 83
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 2000 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Apr 01, 2000 77 out of 100 77
All Game Guide 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 10, 2000 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

The original developer was Psygnosis, but they gave up on the project and handed it to Talonsoft.
El-ad Amir (110) added Metal Fatigue (Windows) on Dec 29, 2000