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Original War (Windows)

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Description

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.

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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.
Original War Windows The American soldiers prepare to enter the EON device and travel back in time!
Original War Windows Choose your side. The game notes that the Russian campaign is intended to be played after the American one.
Original War Windows Main menu

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

The Press Says

GameSpy Feb 07, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited Jul, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 21, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2001 75 out of 100 75
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
All Game Guide 2002 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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