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Universe At War: Earth Assault

Released on 28 March 2008

Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

2.0 out of 5 (9 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The latest strategy game from these RTS pioneers features unprecedented levels of customisation and an epic storyline set on near-future Earth. Powerful forces from across the universe have brought war to our planet. In Universe at War: Earth Assault, you take command of several unique factions with awesome powers and spectacular units.

Control massive-scale alien war machines that are fully customisable. With "Tactical Dynamics," Universe at War: Earth Assault's on-the-fly customisation system, 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.

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 fight for are close to home, as you wage war across familiar Earth cities and landmarks.

Universe at War: Earth Assault also introduces numerous innovative new multiplayer features inspired by today's top MMOs and competitive online games, giving players achievements, rewards, and medals in a balanced environment with intelligent matchmaking.
  • Unprecedented unit and faction customisation give players the ability to change units and research in the middle of combat to overcome any challenge
  • Unique multiplayer achievements that improve players' online avatars
  • Unique multiplayer games modes
  • Environmental destruction and manipulation in a persistent world
  • Dual-layered gameplay featuring intense tactical battles and strategic global mode where players manage resources, consolidate territories, and manoeuvre armies
  • Real-world, modern-day environments
  • Three unique factions with different play styles and abilities
  • Special hero units with unique abilities
  • Massive-scale units that dwarf conventional RTS units
  • On-demand UI that doesn't clutter your view of the battle

customer Reviews

 Average rating (9 reviews)

 Awful

| | See all Mudbutton's reviews (3)

It really annoys me when games of this standard get released, not only does it encourage piracy but also severely dents peoples confidence in the platform.

Nothing good to say about the game, thats right not one thing. Even right down to the concept. Its been done before, and done much better. Even hardcore RTS fans should avoid this like the plague.

Poor control system, Poor plot line and terrible graphics. The voice acting is wooden too, i don't think i have missed anything but if i did don't panic, its terrible too.

Too expect people to pay anything for this game is a lot to ask so trust me and don't, if you don't trust me download the demo on Live now and see for yourselves.

 Proper RTS on a console

| | See all JonathanDR's reviews (10)

Ok , first thing to say about this is the simple fact that it's a solid and comprehensive RTS on a console , got that ? Let that little fact settle in for a moment ...

To date there is has only been two ( C&C and this , and maybe three if you add battle for middle earth ) so all in that's a few thumbs up for a start , hopefully this will jump to more games if supreme commander and kane's wrath pan out , if your really crazy enough to start comparing this or any other RTS on a console to its PC counterpart then your barking mad , in fact why are you even bothering with a console if you have a superpower PC ?

Now I've read these other reviews and sorry guys but i really can't agree , the demo doesn't do this justice , the control system is quick and intuitive , considering your doing everything from a joy pad rather than a keyboard and mouse , in fact the control system is similar to that of C&C3 so if you've played that , you'll be able to jump into this in no time , witch isn't surprising considering some of the development has been done by the same people .

As for this bordering on piracy ??? , oh come off it , this is a basic style real time strategy like a thousand other real time strategy games , if you don't like this style of game , then honestly don't play them , in this game you get your basic three factions , all that use different tactics , each faction has its own range of unique units and tech trees , there's a wide selection of maps and game modes , as well as a lot of support for online play over Xbox live , in single player you have your three story based campaign modes as well as your obligatory skirmish mode , a very nice touch is the world domination modes for both single and multiplayer.

The story is your basic aliens invading earth type of thing , a big influence here is the tripods from war of the worlds ( the hierarchy ) a machine race ( novus the obligatory good guys ) and the ancient masari ( pyramid building gods / aliens ) , its nothing spectacular and you wont find many surprises in the plot , its just your basic run of the mill sci-fi kinda stuff .

The AI isn't perfect ( then again show me a game where it honestly is ) but its flexible enough to put up a proper fight or give you enough leeway so you can find your feet and learn the ropes .

Voice acting wise? Ok so it wont win any Oscars but I've seen much worse ( two worlds for example ) ,
Probably the only real let down is the graphics and sound quality , being on the Xbox 360 I would have expected much better , the graphics are sharp and clear and to be honest I've seen much worse , but they just don't pop out like they should .

As an RTS in general , witch includes PC RTS games , universe at war is a solid but distinctly average game , worth adding to your collection if you're a fan of RTS , but on the PC there are a lot better titles going around .

As an RTS on a console ? This really is a cut above , is easy to use as well as having enough content and games modes to keep you interested , lets face it ,on a console this is an extremely rare thing .

 Nothing to Command And Conquer

| | See all Paparazzi's reviews (5)

Played the demo, no competition between this game and command and conquer, even lord of the rings is better than this poorly thought out strategy game. Boring, repetative, contol system sucks....don't waste your time downloading the demo and certainly don't waste your cash buying the game.

 good

| | See all bestoffilmngame's reviews (49)

got this game didnt think it was gonna be much as i played the demo
but playing the full game cant put it down
so thumbs up from me

 not that bad

| | See all bluegoat's reviews (8)

its not as bad as they make out the thing that really lets it down is the cut scenes the idea is very much like starcraft and does play a little similer but not as good

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Rating16+ (PEGI)