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Warzone 2100 (Windows)

79
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

Earth's defense satellites accidentally launch nuclear warheads due to computer malfunction. Our planet is destroyed, except for a few factions that rebuild their strength and attempt to dominate the brave new world. As you make your way across the wasteland, hunting down artifacts and destroying hostile forces, you find out that the satellite's unexpected nuclear launch may not have been entirely accidental after all...

You are in charge of searching the land for technological artifacts held by the other fellows. These artifacts are then researched to create new weapons, chasses, and propulsion types, all of which are interchangable, meaning there are over 2000 units for you to blow stuff up with. You can build tanks, hovercraft, Vertical Take Off/Landing (VTOL) vehicles, as well as cyborg units. There are machine guns, missile launchers, flame throwers, mortars, etc. Since all your technology comes from artifacts you swipe from your enemies, you are almost always fighting with weapons a step below what the other guy has, meaning you have to rely on your strategic prowess instead of sheer military superiority. The battlefield is fully 3D, the camera is rotatable and zoomable, and all units are 3D as well, except for humans, which are sprites, but they aren't too plentiful, so it's a minor point.

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Warzone 2100 Windows network setup
Warzone 2100 Windows options for multiplayer
Warzone 2100 Windows scouting out a new area
Warzone 2100 Windows My artillery is attacking a distant enemy

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User Reviews

A great (but forgotten?) 3D Real-time Strategy game Joel Segerb├Ąck (575) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

Science Fiction Weekly Aug 26, 2002 A 100
G4 TV: The Electric Playground May 08, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania 1999 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Jan 01, 2000 4 out of 5 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 12, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Denmark) 1999 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Apr 21, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
Gamezilla Aug 20, 1999 75 out of 100 75
FiringSquad Jul 13, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

The Warzone 2100 source code was released to the public on 7th December 2004. As of 2007, some people are working on Warzone 2100 Project, aimed at improving the gameplay, graphics, and compatibility of the game. Their site is at http://wz2100.net.

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MA17 (193) added Warzone 2100 (Windows) on Dec 29, 2000
Other platforms contributed by chirinea (33484) and Grant McLellan (545)