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.

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Metal Fatigue Windows Bladed weapon like kanatas and laser swords have lower damage, but are really good for chopping off enemy's limbs
Metal Fatigue Windows Title screen
Metal Fatigue Windows Preparing to build a combot.
Metal Fatigue Windows Ganging up on a single enemy Combot

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Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Wonderful idea, terrible implementation. El-ad Amir (109) 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

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 28, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Mar, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited Aug, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Joker Mar, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 2000 82 out of 100 82
Game industry News (GiN) 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 25, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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El-ad Amir (109) added Metal Fatigue (Windows) on Dec 29, 2000