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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.

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Original War Windows A better strategy - Avoiding the main camp and hitting this outpost allows us to capture a couple of tanks!
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 Main menu
Original War Windows Successfully defeated the force at the main camp

Alternate Titles

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

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

The Press Says

Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 21, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2001 75 out of 100 75
PC Action Apr 18, 2001 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Jan 07, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) May, 2001 69 out of 100 69
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 17, 2001 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 15, 2002 54 out of 100 54
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