Metaltech / Tribes universe
Group DescriptionThis group includes all games set in the fictional futuristic universe shared, among others, by Earthsiege, Starsiege, and Tribes games. The first game set in this universe was Metaltech: Earthsiege (1994). The games set in this universe belong to different genres, most prominently battlemech vehicle simulations and first-person shooters. All the games feature battlemechs as a key gameplay element.
The overarching background story of the series begin in the year 2471, when the scientist Solomon Petresun invented the first "cybrid", bio-cybernetic artificial intelligence known as Prometheus, and extends to the 40th century. The cybrids were mass-produced and used as slaves for humanity; however, under the leadership of Prometheus, they rebelled against the humans, which led to a global war, during which the very existence of the Earth was threatened. To counter that, Petresun, who became technically immortal, proclaimed himself the Emperor of Mankind, uniting the Terran forces to combat the cybrids. However, human colonies on other planets were ruthlessly exploited by the Empire, which led to their resistance. The Great Human Empire eventually expanded beyond the Solar System, in constant struggle against outcasts which, in their turn, divided into several Tribes fighting for dominance.
Front cover for Starsiege
Front cover for MissionForce: CyberStorm
Front cover for Metaltech: EarthSiege
Front cover for Metaltech: Battledrome
Front cover for Action Pack: Earthsiege 2 + Silent Thunder
Screenshot from Starsiege
Screenshot from MissionForce: CyberStorm
Screenshot from Metaltech: EarthSiege
Screenshot from Metaltech: Battledrome
Screenshot from Tribes: Vengeance