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Universe at War: Earth Assault

Universe at War: Earth Assault
4

When you’re weaned on C&C. Founded by former Westwood employees, Petroglyph Games has done a lot to revitalize the C&C mold with Universe of War. It opens with an action-packed, summer blockbuster inspired bang – flying saucers and aliens are everywhere, devastating Earth. Specifically they’ve invaded and destroyed Washington DC, and you start the game […]

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Project: Snowblind

Project: Snowblind
3

For those unaware, Project: Snowblind was originally intended to take place in the Deus Ex universe. Although this idea wasn’t developed, Snowblind shares the same cyber-punk look. Snowblind is a fast-paced, first-person shooter with a lot of the usual trappings and a few nice surprises. In the near future, quasi-military forces have taken over, and […]

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Alpha Prime

Alpha Prime
3

Alpha Prime is part Doom 3, Half-Life and just about every other mainstream first-person shooter you’ve played. It borrows and mixes elements from other better games, except it doesn’t mix anything very creatively. You have quintessential shooter cliches – restoring power, shooting crazed humans infected by some virus, extremely linear levels, bullet time, moody techno-dungeon […]

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Battle Isle: The Andosia War

Battle Isle: The Andosia War
3

Here’s the fifth installment of Blue Byte’s long-running Battle Isle series. Andosia War meshes traditional turn-based tactical combat and real-time economic simulation. The idea is that you’re given enough time to ponder combat strategy for each of your units, but still feel the tension and sweat induced by managing a war economy in real-time. This […]

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Supreme Commander

Supreme Commander
4.5

Oh, how marvelous and numerous real-time strategy games have become. It seems like it was yesterday that we were weaned on Command & Conquer, spending endless nights marshaling around tiny pixelated soldiers. Later on we’ve had another contender for the RTS crown – Total Annihilation, which introduced a vast array of units, terrain height, and […]

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Flying Saucer

Flying Saucer
2

Is it true that the United States government is somewhat behind an alien plot to destroy the world? This is one question that is raised in AnyRiver’s craptastic shooter / flight simulator / action game in which you pilot a UFO (at which point you probably identify it and spoil its name). You plummet into […]

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Star Trek: Deep Space 9: Dominion Wars

Star Trek: Deep Space 9: Dominion Wars
3.5

Developer: Gizmo Industries
Genre: Real-Time Tactics
Release: June 12, 2001

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Homeworld: Cataclysm

Homeworld: Cataclysm
5

Developer: Barking Dog Studios
Genre: Real-Time Strategy
Release: September 12, 2000

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Area 51

Area 51
3

Developer: Midway Studios
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Release: June 6, 2005

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Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance

Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance
3.5

Developer: Konami
Genre: Stealth
Release: March 25, 2003

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