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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 Ganging up on a single enemy Combot
Metal Fatigue Windows As you place Recon Poles underground or on the surface, it clears the fog of war around it and on the other layers.
Metal Fatigue Windows Select a campaign
Metal Fatigue Windows An ancient architecture. I have used all my Jets to fly around and gather data about it.

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
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2000 87 out of 100 87
ActionTrip Jul 03, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited Aug, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 2000 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Aug 04, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Jul 30, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Game Over Online Jun 22, 2000 74 out of 100 74
IGN Aug 09, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71

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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