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Far Gate (Windows)

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Description

Far Gate is a real time strategy game that takes place in space. After finding what seems to be another inhabitable planet not far from the Solar System, colonists are sent to the new planet, only to find that it isn't inhabitable at all. What they do find is two new races, completely different from human beings:
  • The Nue-Guyen: An organic based species whose units are living entities.
  • The Entrodii: Crystalline based life forms that see no use for organics.
Both are out to destroy the human race from the galaxy. And factions on Earth are starting to cause major problems in addition.

It is up to you and your command fleet to protect Earth from the many enemies, both human and non-human, using all of the technologically advanced space ships available to you.

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Far Gate Windows English version: Dialogue is handled like this. The guy on top is some bigwig. The players character, who has a shady black market background, is in the lower left
Far Gate Windows A huge ship
Far Gate Windows English version: The game's control menu. It goes to a decent resolution
Far Gate Windows Main menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Rift" -- Original Title

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Critic Reviews

GameGenie 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Jul 03, 2001 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) May, 2001 72 out of 100 72
PC Gamer Mar, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 17, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 10, 2001 13 out of 20 65
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 2001 64 out of 100 64
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 15, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Svenska PC Games Jan, 2001 6 out of 10 60
GameZone Sep 21, 2001 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

Inspiration

During an interview back in 2017, Jeff House stated some inspirations for Far Gate. The group wanted it to have a feel akin to Space Battleship Yamato, which shows with the way the character portraits were drawn. The reason they also went in the direction of creatures/entities as the enemies was because of the release of Homeworld, which they felt they'd copy too much if they had alien ships.
Kartanym (12771) added Far Gate (Windows) on Sep 20, 2001