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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 Research screen
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Manufacturing a Martians fighting machine
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Humans WarMap
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds Windows Humans Main Menu

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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? Windows Terrence Bosky (5463)
Excellent, truly brilliant Windows Daniel Cocks (1)

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Windows Dec, 1998 8.6 out of 10 86
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jan 29, 1999 81 out of 100 81
CD-Action Windows Jan, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Windows Dec, 1998 79 out of 100 79
PC Gameworld Windows 1998 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 1998 65 out of 100 65
Player One PlayStation Dec, 1999 65 out of 100 65
IGN Windows Jan 22, 1999 5.8 out of 10 58
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows May, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Génération 4 Windows Dec, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33


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