DescriptionEarth'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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|A great (but forgotten?) 3D Real-time Strategy game||Joel Segerbäck (584)|
|Power Play||Apr, 1999||91 out of 100||91|
|G4 TV: The Electric Playground||May 08, 2004||8.5 out of 10||85|
|PC Games (Germany)||Apr, 1999||82 out of 100||82|
|GamePro (US)||Jan 01, 2000||4 out of 5||80|
|Gamesmania.de||1999||80 out of 100||80|
|JeuxVideoPC.com||Jul 20, 2006||16 out of 20||80|
|IGN||Apr 16, 1999||8 out of 10||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Jun 04, 1999||15 out of 20||75|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jul, 1999||70|
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TriviaThe 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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Related Web Sites
- Warzone 2100 (Official Site)
- Warzone2100.de (German Fan Page)
- Warzone 2100 Resurrection Project (A site dedicated to improving and fixing Warzone 2100.)
- Wikipedia: Warzone 2100 (Information about Warzone 2100 at Wikipedia)