Original War (Windows)

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Original War looks like your standard RTS until you sit down and play it. It is similar to Myth, in that you often do not get new characters or units through a level, but are made to keep each unit around and use them in the next level. Characters also have RPG like stats that you improve as you progress, making each units value increase as you play through the game.

Without ruining too much, the story revolves around preventing a crisis in present day by travelling back in time to move resources. This resources must be moved from a place enemy factions have access to them in the present day to a location accessible only to your faction in present day. So off you go into the past to move resources so that in the future, your faction will have them where they need them.

Screenshots

Original War Windows Macmillan meets up with a couple of other soldiers and they explore the surroundings, meeting one of their distant ancestors on the way.
Original War Windows Aggh - Russians! What are they doing here?
Original War Windows The intro voiceover is accompanied by sketches that are scribbled, line by line, into this notebook - drawn by main character John Macmillan.
Original War Windows Attacking an enemy encampment without sufficient firepower. Characters can die and will not be replaced. It's only 'game over' if Macmillan himself bites the dust.

Alternate Titles

  • "Original War: Der letzte Weltkrieg" -- German title

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User Reviews

2/3rds is bang on. Kyle Levesque (621) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Game Over Online Feb 07, 2002 80 out of 100 80
PC Gamer Mar, 2002 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) May 14, 2001 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) May, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 15, 2002 54 out of 100 54
GameSpot Jan 10, 2002 5 out of 10 50
Gamekult Jul 02, 2001 4 out of 10 40

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Mister2zx3 (37) added Original War (Windows) on Sep 25, 2002