Genewars

Moby ID: 2753
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Genewars is a real-time strategy game similar to Command & Conquer. Gameplay consists of completing the given task on many planets. This involves doing different things, like eliminating the enemy or breeding mules. The game has humans in it, but is closer to fantasy than a realistic setting. You can pick your team from humans and other races. Up to 4 players can compete over a network.

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  • Gene Wars - Alternate spelling

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Average score: 72% (based on 16 ratings)

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Average score: 2.7 out of 5 (based on 9 ratings with 1 reviews)

Interesting idea, terrible strategy game

The Good
The game's idea is excellent; you need to find various animals, sample them, breed them and then attack your opponent with them. You can breed two different kinds of animals to create hybrids (flying Mules, anyone?), strengthen your animals by sampling others, and all sorts of tricks. A wonderful intro movie presents this idea to the player.

The Bad
The implementation. You have to micromanage three-four odd resource systems, while at the same time attacking your opponent with creatures you accidently manage to pickup. It's tedious, it's not fun, and it's boring.
Another problem is the game's special effects. Your team members scream whenever they need help, your animals do all sorts of terrible noises, the narrator has an annoying voice and the music... Don't even mention the music!

The Bottom Line
One of the worst real time strategy I ever played; too bad, because it could've been a successful turn-based game.

DOS · by El-ad Amir (116) · 2018

Trivia

Swedish version

When moving staff characters around in the Swedish version of the game, they sometimes reply "Omädel-boms!", which is a silly Swedish way of saying "Immediately!".

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Game added by Brolin Empey.

Additional contributors: PCGamer77, Jeanne, Coreus, Patrick Bregger.

Game added December 7, 2000. Last modified January 29, 2024.