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Universe at War: Earth Assault


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Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

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"A well built RTS"
5 stars"

After suffering though another EA “plenty of graphics no content” C&C build, this is a very refreshing change, well built looks good and has a decent tutorial that can help teach the basics of the game.

The humans are paste basically however the humans hero units are funny (cigar smoking chain gun wielding nut).

The novas faction is like the “squeaky clean good guys”. – but the giant mecha suit is a laugh straight from Saturdays anime.

I havent had much play with the other factions but you actually get to be the big bad bad guys, (and build huge walker things) Which is of course entertaining.

Has good multi player, is stable and supports SLI , with Directx 10 , pity this one went under the radar for alot of gamers, as it is vastly superior to CNC 3, by a long shot. I do hope this gets turned into a series.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"I freaking love it"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Petroglyph has done an outstanding job with this one.

The game features 3 completely unique factions, nothing like you've ever played before. Each one is completely different from the other in terms of strategies as well as units and buildings. The campaign has a gripping storyline and throws you right into the thick of the action.

Overall a great buy, though a few annoying UI decisions Petroglyph made doesn't allow you to select Hierarchy walkers along with your standard units and the loss of unit control ability for the Novus can get rather frustrating

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"Good, not great"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Universe at War is a good game, their isn't anything that wrong with it but there's nothing great in here either. The best part about it is probably that all 3 factions are totally different from each other with gives the game some good variety. It also uses the LIVE features quite well.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


From the creators of the critically acclaimed and top selling Star Wars: Empire at War

Petroglyph’s next project; Universe at War: Earth Assault, is an epic sci-fi RTS set on near-future Earth. Terrible and potent alien forces have brought their galaxy-spanning war to our planet’s doorstep.

Save the world or destroy it as you take charge of several unique factions with awesome powers and spectacular units. Control massive-scale alien war machines that are fully customizable. With on-the-fly tactical customization, you can dynamically swap out weaponry, rework your tech tree, and retrain units in the middle of combat to thwart your foe and seize the advantage. This advance on the traditional rock-paper-scissors model of balance gives players even more control over how they respond and adapt to their opponent’s strategies.

Universe at War: Earth Assault features large-scale environmental destruction in a persistent world – level a city and when you come back, the area will still be a smoking ruin. Here, though, the environments you are fighting for are close to home, as you wage war across familiar Earth landmarks and cities.

The entire globe is at your command, as you manage resources, armies, and territories in the real-time strategic mode. As your heroes lead your forces into enemy territory, you will be taken into fast-paced tactical battles where the emphasis is on combat and action. A seamless integration of both the strategic and tactical mode allows you to call in reinforcements from other territories while engaged in ground warfare and take tactical troops back to the strategic level when you win so you can use them in later battles. Universe at War: Earth Assault features innovative new multiplayer features inspired by today’s top MMOs and competitive online environments, giving players achievements, rewards, and medals but in a balanced environment. Each of the game’s factions will have unique paths to victory with completely different styles of play, allowing players from across the globe to battle it out in persistent-style online “campaigns” for ultimate faction supremacy.
  • On-the-fly customization lets you adapt dynamically to your opponent, raising the stakes of battle
  • Unique multiplayer achievements and modes that are new to the RTS genre
  • Environmental destruction and manipulation in a persistent world
  • Dual-layer of tactical and global gameplay
  • Special hero units
  • Massive-scale units that dwarf conventional RTS units
  • Real-world, modern-day environments
  • Three unique factions, not including the introductory military faction, which players can control as they learn the game
  • On-demand UI that doesn’t clutter your view of the battle
Release date NZ
February 8th, 2008
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