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A human space carrier reaches the "Outer Rim" to explore new worlds, obtain powerful technology and find tracks of an ancient alien race...

RIM is a 3D turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle. It offers a simple and intuitive interface, six different races (humans, aliens, robots) and all in all 70 units with different weapons, special abilities and individual damage systems.

There is one campaign, with 28 long missions including scripting events and different goals.

Each turn has three phases:
  1. the moving phase (in this phase the computer moves and selects targets)
  2. the attacking phase with selecting targets and/or using special abilities
  3. the "entertainment phase" in which all attacking commands are performed and shown in a non-interactive real-time 3D movie sequence


RIM: Battle Planets Windows Beginning of the tutorial (Polish)
RIM: Battle Planets Windows Landscape is quite barren, here some very rare trees during a night mission
RIM: Battle Planets Windows Beginning of first mission (Polish)
RIM: Battle Planets Windows Movement is restricted by the proximity of enemies

Promo Images

RIM: Battle Planets Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Периферия" -- Russian spelling
  • "RIM - Wojna o Planetę" -- Polish title

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Critic Reviews

GameStar (Germany) May, 2001 79 out of 100 79
PC Games (Germany) May, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Deaf Gamers 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Action (Germany) May 02, 2001 76 out of 100 76 May 06, 2001 76 out of 100 76 May 22, 2001 75 out of 100 75
Svenska PC Gamer Jul, 2002 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) May, 2001 58 out of 100 58 Oct 31, 2001 10 out of 20 50


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HomiSite (430) added RIM: Battle Planets (Windows) on Jan 29, 2007
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