Game of the Year Edition
||(Win95/98/NT4/XP) (Retail) (HOMEWGAMPR)
Publisher: Sierra / Vivendi
Game: 3D Real-Time Strategy
- Animated violence
Command a Massive Star
Since the discovery of the Guide Stone 100 years ago deep in
the equatorial sand of our planet, Kharak, our very origins have come into
question. Now, after years of technological advancement and careful study,
there is one inescapable revelation: We do not belong here. From that moment of
discovery on, we have dedicated ourselves to one goal - returning home.
Engage in 16 single-player missions or play on-line
with up to seven others
Choose unit types, fleet formations and flight tactics
for each combat group
Utilize advanced research to construct 54 ships ranging
from light fighters to huge carriers
Completely customize your game from fuel consumption to
Explore super detailed galactic regions from asteroid
fields to nebulae
Detailed weapons systems including: ion cannons, guided
missiles, and space mines
Your Past Is a Lie, Your Futures Is
and You're 35,000 Light Years from Home
Kharak, a barren wasteland orbiting an insignificant star,
has been our home for ages. It is a planet as old as our memory.
But recent genetic research
suggests that we are different from all other forms of life on Kharak. Then
came the discovery: an ancient tablet long hidden in the Great Banded Desert,
buried within the wreckage of a half-destroyed spacecraft. We must now
acknowledge the inescapable truth - we are aliens to this world.
This ancient rune set our civilization on a path leading
straight into the heart of the galaxy. Construction began 60 years ago on the
giant Mothership that will carry thousands of our race into the unknown. In the
depths of space, our enemies await our return. The journey begins now...
Command the smallest scout ship or your entire Armada
in real-time combat for pinpoint strategic control
Harvest resources from the depths of space, or try to
salvage the wreckage of derelict and enemy vessels to add to your might
Choose from multiple formations and attack tactics as
you send your Armada into battle. Understanding the strengths - weaknesses - of
each ship class is critical to crushing marauders in your path.
Prepare to adjust your strategy as you navigate your
Armada through an infinite 3D battlefield where the enemy can attack from any
point in space.
Unparalleled ship detail and intense artificial
intelligence bring each dogfight to life, as turrets track their targets
independently and pilots adjust their flight tactics mid-battle.
A range of vessels - from the offensive might of the
Heavy Cruiser to the stealth technology of the Cloak Generator - is at your
disposal as you journey to the heart of the galaxy.
4.0 (w/service pack 4.0)/XP: Pentium II 233, 32MB RAM, 100MB HD space (plus
50MB permanent swapfile), 4x CD-ROM drive, 4MB PCI video card (16 bit color,
DirectX compatible), 16 bit DirectX compatible soundcard, Win-compatible
Preferred: Pentium II 350+, 64MB RAM, 400MB HD space
(for full installation), 12MB+ 3D accelerated video card, Win-compatible mouse
Tested OK on Windows XP using Windows NT
Compatibility Mode. There is also a 1.05 patch on the Sierra web site that
should be downloaded for Windows XP and perhaps others systems as well.
Internet/Multiplayer: 32 bit Internet Service
Provider with 28.8+ kbps modem or LAN.
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