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Savage: The Battle for Newerth (Windows)

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Description

As the name implies, 'Newerth' is the New Earth some long time in the future after man has managed to destroy all that has been created and are not in a time period of magical and technological conflict.

The game is a Real Time Strategy Shooter (RTSS) as the designers call it. One player acts as the commander and builds a base, controls workers, researches, gives orders, etc. The difference is that the battle units are all player controlled up to a maximum of 31 per team (64 players/server max).

The game itself is a battle between man and evolved beast lead by a sorceress. It is a completely different experience from any other game on the market but is similar to CounterStrike and Warcraft III mixed together. For the full story in a handy comic book format visit the website.

As a side note, the game has no monthly charge and is online only. The game comes in one disc or the player may download it and purchase a CD-Key online.

Screenshots

Savage: The Battle for Newerth Windows But attacking an enemy's outpost will take most of your time.
Savage: The Battle for Newerth Windows You even will have to collect resources.
Savage: The Battle for Newerth Windows Once you've received a long-range weapon the game will turn into a FPS!
Savage: The Battle for Newerth Windows Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "野人:纽沃斯之战" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Savage: Битва за новую землю" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Savage is fun at best, and just plain aggravating at worst. WJAndrews (32) unrated

The Press Says

Abandonia Reloaded Dec 28, 2006 4.7 out of 5 94
games xtreme Mar 07, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
IGN Sep 12, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
ComputerGames.ro Sep 25, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Netjak Oct 29, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 13, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Sep 26, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
Joystick (French) May, 2004 7 out of 10 70
CanardPC Nov 03, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

The game was released for free in 2006, to promote its sequel, Savage 2: A Tortured Soul.

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KFactor (80) added Savage: The Battle for Newerth (Windows) on Nov 08, 2003
Other platforms contributed by KFactor (80) and Kabushi (122515)