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Set in the near future, Universe at War: Earth Assault sees multiple enemy factions from across the galaxy come to Earth to wage war on an intergalactic scale.

The game sets itself apart from others in the genre by focusing on the differences between the three diverse alien factions. Each plays very differently; from the lumbering walkers of the Hierarchy to the rapid hit and run tactics of Novus, mastering one faction does not ensure success while playing as another. To further individualize game play, Petroglyph introduced a feature called Tactical Dynamics, allowing players to customize their chosen faction on the fly via unit upgrades, multiple heroes, a branching research tree, and more.

Players can do battle with the AI in the campaign, scenario, and skirmish game types, and online via Live in ranked, custom, and Conquer the World mode.


Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Global mode
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Loading screen
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Main menu
Universe at War: Earth Assault Windows Let's move out.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Universe at War: Angriffsziel Erde" -- German title

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Critic Reviews Jan 28, 2008 85 out of 100 85
YouGamers Feb 04, 2008 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2008 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 25, 2008 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2008 8.25 out of 10 82 Jan 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone Feb 04, 2008 7.9 out of 10 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2008 79 out of 100 79
Game Captain Jan 27, 2008 77 out of 100 77
GBase - The Gamer's Base Feb 05, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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Chris Ainsworth (140) added Universe at War: Earth Assault (Windows) on Jan 25, 2008
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