The Great War
||(Win95/98/NT/ME/XP) (Retail) (DESCFREEPR)
See also Descent: Freespace
Parallax Software / Interplay
Game / Strategy
ESRB Rating: Everyone - Animated Violence, Mild Language
The Great War
They arrived by the thousands,
suddenly and without warning
The heartless Shivans emerged through subspace near Earth,
harboring technology light years ahead of anything seen before. They made no
attempt to communicate. They did not respond to your heralds. They simply
attacked - and destroyed everything in their path.
As a pilot for the Galactic Terran Alliance you are no
stranger to war. But when racing through space to engage your new enemy for the
first time, you sense something different. Suddenly, darkness blankets your
craft. Your stomach sinks as your eyes pan across the Shivan flagship's massive
body. Then it begins. Swarms of fighters pour from the belly of the flagship
and scream towards you. You're about to discover everything you thought you
knew about space combat - just changed.
This is the Beginning of The Great
30 branching single-player missions and 20 multiplayer
3 unique species, each with their own strengths,
weaknesses, tactics, ships, and fighting characteristics.
Over 40 jaw-dropping real-time ships with dynamic
lighting, stunning effects, animation and unprecedented levels of realism and
Create your own detailed missions using "FRED", the
fully-featured mission editor.
Up to 12 players over the Internet plus real-time
voice-messaging allows you to send custom messages during multiplayer
133 with 3D accelerator (Glide or D3D only) or Pentium 166 without 3D
accelerator, Windows 95 or higher with DirectX 5.0 or higher or Windows NT 4.0
with DirectX 3.0, 32MB RAM, 8x or faster CD-ROM drive, 210MB available hard
drive space, 100% Microsoft compatible mouse, Direct Sound compliant sound
Recommended: Pentium 200 with 3D accelerator (Glide
or D3D only), 48 MB RAM, PCI or AGP video card with 2MB of RAM, joystick
Supported: 12 player TCP/IP over LAN or Internet with
28.8 Kbps connection or better.
Tested OK on Windows XP.
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