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Set in the near future, Universe at War: Earth Assault sees multiple enemy factions from across the galaxy come to Earth to wage war on an intergalactic scale.

The game sets itself apart from others in the genre by focusing on the differences between the three diverse alien factions. Each plays very differently; from the lumbering walkers of the Hierarchy to the rapid hit and run tactics of Novus, mastering one faction does not ensure success while playing as another. To further individualize game play, Petroglyph introduced a feature called Tactical Dynamics, allowing players to customize their chosen faction on the fly via unit upgrades, multiple heroes, a branching research tree, and more.

Players can do battle with the AI in the campaign, scenario, and skirmish game types, and online via Live in ranked, custom, and Conquer the World mode.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Universe at War: Angriffsziel Erde" -- German title

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Best RTS Attempt on a Console? Yes. Worth Buying? No. Brandon Tabbert (19) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars

Critic Reviews Sep 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Mar 18, 2008 16 out of 20 80 Apr 16, 2008 78 out of 100 78 2008 68 out of 100 68
IGN Apr 01, 2008 6.3 out of 10 63
TeamXbox Mar 27, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Game Over Online May 08, 2008 60 out of 100 60
Console Monster Apr 04, 2008 54 out of 100 54
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2008 5 out of 10 50 Apr 24, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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Sciere (385231) added Universe at War: Earth Assault (Xbox 360) on Mar 28, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Chris Ainsworth (140)