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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.


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Alternate Titles

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

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Best RTS Attempt on a Console? Yes. Worth Buying? No. Brandon Tabbert (19) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews Sep 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Mar 18, 2008 16 out of 20 80 Apr 16, 2008 78 out of 100 78 May 13, 2008 75 out of 100 75
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven Apr 04, 2008 70 out of 100 70
GBase - The Gamer's Base Apr 14, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Over Online May 08, 2008 60 out of 100 60
JustPressPlay May 28, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2008 5 out of 10 50
MS Xbox World Apr 07, 2008 5 out of 10 50


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Sciere (426906) added Universe at War: Earth Assault (Xbox 360) on Mar 28, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Chris Ainsworth (140)