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 Tunelling to make space for new buildings and find lava sources
Metal Fatigue Windows Mission complete. You receive experience point to level up your buildings, units and Combot pilot crew.
Metal Fatigue Windows Observing the enemy on the upper layer. This layer is mostly used for building solar panels to gather energy.
Metal Fatigue Windows Assaulting an enemy base with Combots

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

Critic Reviews

Freak Jul, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 28, 2000 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 2000 82 out of 100 82
games xtreme Jun 14, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 12, 2000 16 out of 20 80
IGN Aug 09, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71
PC Player (Denmark) 2000 7 out of 10 70
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