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3.8 out of 5 stars Based on 33 Customer Ratings

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"Damn awesome"
5 stars"

I love this game, awesome graphics and damn lots of fun. Those ppl below with graphics problems need to look after the pcs better because mine is a Athlon 3200+ 1.6 gig of ram and a 7600GT and the game works perfect and used to work perfect on 6200.

The battles are fun and hard and the environments and explosions look amazing! best ive seen in a game yet, even better then COH in my opinion. i highly rate this game and the expansion and any RTS person would like this game.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Not buggy for me, and good fun"
4 stars"

I was going to write a review when I got this, but forgot. Just came across the listing again and saw the previous two posts, so had to say something.

This game is great fun. The factions are not the same as in Zero Hour, but they are balanced, and it makes for a nice change to ZH rip-offs. I've had no trouble with drivers or bugs. The graphics are great, the storyline is kinda cool too. Oh, and the price is pretty good!

If you're worried about potential driver problems then download the free demo and give that a go first. I like it because gameplay is a lot more like CNC than most recent RTS games where the emphasis is on capturing strategic points. That's fun too, but, this is nice for a change.

Gets 4 stars because I still play ZH more than I play this. :) That's only because I know more people with ZH though…

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Buyer Beware"
1 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Is not 64 bit compatible.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Fussy on specs."
1 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Very hard to find a computer that it will run on as the game is so finicky on its hardware requirements. Not impressed as I have tried to load it on three different computers that supposedly are in excess of its requirements. Only to have it fail to install on two out of three machines. On the third machine it installed but kept crashing so often it is useless as a game. Very disappointed.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Hope it runs"
1 stars"

Yeah, you need to be careful of this one. I have a 3Gig P4 with IGig of 533 RAM and 128MB 6600GT PCI-e video card and the game, even patched, kept freezing and crashing ( this same machine runs Doom3, Quake4, HL2, FarCry etc without any issues and on high settings). Atari response to my queries was pathetic (install DX9.0c -DUH!) and then non-existent. Atari get 0 out of 10 for service. Beware. GamePlanet is too good a company to associate itself with rubbish like this: don't stock it.

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Great game for it's time."
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Great graphics, and control options.

Description

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Ripped from today’s headlines, Act of War is a frightening and believable tale of suspense, international intrigue and geopolitical military conflict.

Through a techno-thriller story constructed by best-selling author Dale Brown, this real-time strategy experience puts you squarely in control of counterterrorist forces to defend cities of the world. It’s the first look at tomorrow’s war. You command units of a newly formed anti-terror military unit known as the Talon Task Force. During missions, you will recruit combat units, develop technologies, manage finite resources, and deploy your forces.

Cinematic sequences, intelligence reports and in-game events reported through “real” communication channels (such as news feeds or satellite links with command officers) propel the story forward. Highly realistic modern military technology, recognizable world cities such as Washington D.C., London, and San Francisco, and a story by best-selling author Dale Brown all contribute to the authenticity of the Act of War experience. Capture enemy soldiers. Rescue hostages and civilians within cities under siege. Experience the first look at tomorrow’s war. No place is safe!

Features:
  • CHILLING AND BELIEVABLE STORYLINE - Storyline and game universe created in close cooperation with Dale Brown, 15 times NY Times best-selling author and expert on US military, global conflict and future military technology.
  • EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT - Zoom down to street level on the urban battlefields of San Francisco, Washington DC, London and Moscow; all highly detailed, realistic, and fully destructible. With a game-play where success is partly determined by your ability to medevac your own wounded soldiers and take enemies prisoner (rather than killing them), contemporary/near-future combat comes to life in a very modern way.
  • MILITARY AUTHENTICITY - First RTS to combine a reality universe with simple, elegant game play. Using highly detailed representations of existing and experimental military technology, all to scale, Act of War offers an authentic battle experience without the authentic complexity.
  • Strong focus on exceptional production values (audio, cinematics, story, technology)
  • Full 3D with ability to zoom in to see the action up-front for full immersion into the action.
  • Level of detail in character animations and textures only seen in FPS games to date.
  • Extensive multiplayer options and single-player skirmish mode for infinite replayability.

System Requirements:

OS: Windows® 98/SE/Me/2000/XP
DD: 1.4 GB Free
ODD: 8x Speed or faster
Network: 56 kbps/Cable/DSL modem for Internet play
Re-released on
June 13th, 2012
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Media Format
PC CD-ROM
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Box Dimensions (mm)
133x191x15
UPC
3546430115626
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
1469928

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