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ZOOM Hegemonia
$27.95 (Win98/ME/2000/XP) (Mini Retail) (HEGEMONPR)

Publisher: DreamCatcher

Violence

Ratings:

from Games Domain

Join The Legions Of Iron

The year is 2104 and humanity is engaged in a fratricidal war between the inhabitants of Earth and colonized Mars. After weeks of fierce battles and heavy losses, an opportunistic alien force emerges from the depths of space and threatens to take over the solar system - just when humanity is in its weakest and most divided state.

A GAME OF STRATEGY: You will have to explore and conquer the galaxy as the head of your fleet, planning colonization, terraforming planets, managing your resources and deciding on the appropriate technological research to lead mankind where you want it to go. Research, combined with a top-notch spy network, will enable you to survive in a stellar system which is much more dangerous than it would first appear to be. Who says that space is empty? Black holes, asteroid fields, nebulas, cosmic clouds and wormholes as well as alien races make each fleet sortie a perilous affair.

A TACTICAL GAME: As you progress through the game, each officer in your fleet will be promoted in the ranks, gain experience and become more valuable to you. Deciding who will be granted the freedom and power to take fortune into their own hands. In the middle of a battle involving hundreds of spaceships in an unknown solar system you cannot be everywhere at once! You have to trust your men and pray your confidence is justified.

Features:

Encounter 3 races and fight in space in full 3D with more than 50 different highly detailed battleships.

Delve into an unparalleled strategic experience, boasting a huge technology tree with more than 200 inventions, a spying system, heroes management, and battles that span solar systems.

Explore 2 different single-player campaigns that can be replayed or extended by playing with your friends in cooperative mode or, play against other LAN or Internet users in various multiplayer modes.

Forge mankind's destiny as you assemble fleets, assign officers their duties, manage resources and coordinate offensives.

Interact with intelligent life forms. Sophisticated Al ensures that hundreds of units will react intelligently to all game situations according to their personalities as well as those of their crew members.

Requirements:

Win98/ME/2000/XP: CPU: 600 MHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor RAM: 128 MB CD/DVD-ROM Speed: 4x Hard Drive Space: 550 MB available Video: 16 MB Direct3D compatible video card Sound: DirectX 8.0a compatible sound card Input: Keyboard, Mouse Supported 3D Cards: All NVIDIA GeForce cards, ATI Radeon, Matrox MGA-G550, Matrox Parhelia, Kyro II cards

Recommended: 1 GHz or faster CPU, 256 MB RAM, 16x or faster CD/DVD-ROM drive, 32 MB or greater Direct3D compatible video card, EAX-compatible sound card.

Required for Multiplayer: 1 disc per player per computer Internet (2-8 players): 56 Kbps or faster Internet connection Network (2-8 players): TCP/IP compliant network connection Internet service required for Internet play.


Reviews:

Games Domain by Brett Todd

"...because the game hiding behind that clunker of a name is actually pretty good.

"Hegemonia uses beautiful visuals, a detailed plot beginning with a 22nd Century human civil war between Earth and Mars, action-heavy tactical combat, and the ability to build a 4X space empire a la Master of Orion to create a sci-fi opus of sorts. Although there are some problems in regard to the interface and mission design, these issues don't get in the way too much."

"What's most outstanding about Hegemonia is its appearance. Digital Reality has created a graphical engine that perfectly suits this space opera, capturing vast outer space vistas in a cinematic fashion. Planets, suns, nebulae, and the background starfield all look like the latest pics from NASA's Hubble Telescope..."

"...If you've got enough patience to get used to the kinks in the interface and the sometimes dense mission design, you'll get a great deal of entertainment out of this one, both online and off."



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