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The game based on Jeff Wayne's musical play and the classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. it is the year 1898 and the Martian have escaped from their dying homeworld to conquer the Earth and take its resources - and the blood of its inhabitants.

Take either side in this epic real-time strategy game. You can play as the Martians with their superior technology and powerful but expensive war machines in their campaign to take over Great Britain and the rest of the world. Or play as the weaker but more numerous Humans to turn back the alien onslaught before their fiendish plans can be made reality.

Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds is a real-time strategy game. There aren't any set missions or a linear story-line, it's all up to you. You must use your time wisely to build up your forces and production facilities within your sectors before the enemy can launch their attack. Research new technologies, construct new buildings, and build new military units to win the game and save your race. The fate of your species, whether Human or Martian, is on the line.


Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Humans WarMap
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Title screen
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Humans Main Menu
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Moving Martians around the WarMap

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Alternate Titles

  • "WOW" -- Informal short title
  • "WOTW" -- Informal short title
  • "Jeff Wayne's La Guerre des Mondes" -- French title

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User Reviews

What if they held a war and no one came? Terrence Bosky (5463) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
Excellent, truly brilliant Daniel Cocks (1) unrated

Critic Reviews

Freak May, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Power Unlimited Dec, 1998 8.6 out of 10 86
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan 29, 1999 81 out of 100 81 1998 80 out of 100 80
CD-Action Jan, 1999 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1998 68 out of 100 68
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 1998 65 out of 100 65
Imperium Gier Jan 20, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Génération 4 Dec, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33


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Ghost (130) added Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds (Windows) on Dec 20, 2000