Warzone 2100 [HOT] Download PC Game
Warzone 2100 comes with a variety of modes to play. There is the regular campaign, where you play through a series of missions and watch the narrative unfold. Then there is Skirmish mode, which acts as more of a sandbox game.
Warzone 2100 Download PC Game
Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy game, originally developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive, now developed by the Warzone 2100 Project. Compared to other real-time strategy games, it has a greater focus on artillery, radar, and counter-battery technologies, more frequent in-game cinematic updates as game play progresses, a massive research tree, as well as a vehicle design system.
Outside of the story, Warzone 2100 only has a single faction. This limits some of the variety that can be expected from real-time strategy games, although the single faction is very complex. Essentially, Warzone 2100 plays much like Earth 2150 with 3D units and terrain, customizable vehicles, a lack of traditional infantry, use of "research" to acquire new technologies, and the differentiation of vehicles types.
Is the year 2100, and you're one of the few that survived the Apocalypse from the year 2085. Then is a system designed to serve the defense of North America went crazy and started a nuclear attack, which were all major cities across the globe. In response, all the Member States the launch of missiles attacked replied its face on America. Now in the year 2100, when the Earth is skarżona and destroyed, and those who survived are horrible existence, it's time to rebuild. Take everything in your hands and show what you can do by winning the next battles. This is a typical RTS, the whole game consisting of three campaigns is done in real time, the artwork is fully three-dimensional, and fight we will meet more than 2,000 units of various possible in 400 different technologies.
Warzone 2100 was released as open source (GPLv2) by Pumpkin Studios in 2004. The community worked a lot on WZ 2100 since then, you can find the latest news and releases on wz2100.net. The game is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux. This release do not contain any video, you can download them on SourceForce.
How times have changed. This year there are at least five titles that I want to purchase that I have not because (1) I still do not have time to finish all of the games I already own and (2) I simply cannot afford to put such a huge monetary investment into my favorite hobby. This does not mean, of course, that I will not figure out a way to purchase the games at a later date, but until I free up some room on my hard drives, even an avid fan such as myself cannot rationalize the purchase of a game that will remain in its box for many weeks. Games such as Warzone 2100 certainly confound and confuse the PC gamer's strategy. These are the games which you really did not follow pre-release, nor notice any hype written about them. Then one day you read in Usenet or in some other forum about this great game that you never heard of. After a quick Internet search and some frantic emails to your gaming buddies, a cold sweat breaks out across your forehead as you realize this is another game that you must have, in addition to the other five you already crave. When this sequence of events occurred prior to 1999, I never had five games waiting in the wings and I always felt great about how I kept up with the information available in the newsgroups. I discovered Space Empires 3 through the Internet and was very happy. In 1999, discovering a game like Warzone 2100 causes some serious purchase planning and re-prioritizing. Fortunately I review games and our strategy editor asked for someone to review Warzone 2100 around the same time I was heading out the door to purchase it. This strategy can sometimes backfire as evidenced by my newly purchased copy of Imperialism II that laughs at me for buying it just before GDR received a slew of copies and how I still wait to purchase Heroes of Might and Magic 3, while hoping the game fairy will leave GDR a present.
Those of you that read my work here and in the newsgroups know that I am in no way shape or form a fan of real time strategy games. I will not rehash the arguments I've made about why I find most RTS games both boring and not real strategy games, but let me just state that I have bought two RTS games since I returned Command and Conquer Red Alert to my retailer. On the other hand the two RTS games that I have purchased, Total Annihilation and StarCraft, are joys to play because each makes the RTS genre more interesting in its own unique way. Warzone 2100 is sort of a hybrid mix of the game elements found in Total Annihilation and the story elements in StarCraft. It is true to the RTS "build up resources, build units, and conquer" techniques found in most RTS games, but Warzone 2100 takes the best elements of the RTS genre and creates a few new twists. Despite a few problems with the game's AI and graphics, I found Warzone 2100 to be a very satisfying RTS experience. I enjoyed the game so much that it has replaced Total Annihilation as the game I use to beat up on my brother and friends in multiplayer games. I recommend Eidos' fine effort with a few caveats.
Warzone 2100 includes typical RTS fare. The game is set in the future, there is a disastrous war, and you are the commander of one of the units that is supposed to scout out areas for new technologies to be used by your home forces. Complicating things is a Mad Max-like group of insurgents that start out pretty disorganized but who, as the game progresses, become very organized with powerful weapons. Your official title is "Command General" and your theater of operations is the Western United States. The single player campaign consists of three separate scenario segments that feed off of each other. The fascinating part of Warzone 2100 is how these campaigns are organized. Instead of the usual mission-based campaigns, the players begin the major campaign segments at a base area and all subsequent missions for that branch start at the base camp. You build up your forces, structure, and defenses of your base camp throughout the scenario. The individual missions begin after a briefing, however, you may play one mission after another within a single mission. You will accomplish one set of goals during a mission that might trigger another set of objectives that you have to complete before you move on to the next cut scene in traditional RTS fashion.
There are a number of interesting Warzone 2100 features worth mentioning. Units exist from one mission to the next. You can "recycle" the experience in older units to new units through the factory. There are a wide variety of individual AI settings including guard, return to base when damaged, various aggressiveness settings, and different range to attack settings. Indirect fire is included in the game and is useful when attacking cities or camps with high walls. A combined arms strategy is encouraged and you need to include many unit types in your combat group. Repair units, for example, are a must. They obviously repair units, but the fascinating thing is that they will repair units on their own with no direct orders from the player. They seek out damaged units and fix them right up. There is a very extensive research tree with all sorts of technologies to learn. This translates into the ability to create a host of different unit and building types.
Unit design is emphasized during the game, although I did not necessarily think it added very much to my overall enjoyment of experience. You are pretty much limited by the technologies you have researched and there did not seem to be any reason to keep old designs. I guess I did not see how my designing the unit was more fun than having the design automatically appear as a new production choice. If you could customize your choices through colors, sounds, etc. then this system might make some sense to me. The way Warzone 2100 creates designs does not allow for this type of expression, so what is the point?
The AI in the single player game seemed pretty good, but the multiplayer skirmish AI revealed a number of weaknesses. In general Warzone 2100 reminded me of Total Annihilation in its early release. Removing the time constraint revealed a number of scripted occurrences that could not be described as contributing much to the enemy AI. To the game's credit, units generally ran away when they were being pounded and did not try to fight to the last person unless the situation required it. If they ran into an ambush the enemy usually turned tail and fled. They also used combined arms and would lazily lob indirect fire rounds at guard towers that could not hit them. They seemed to probe my lines every now and then and I usually had to seek out the offending enemy camp and put them out of business to stop these pesky attacks. The AI is particularly weak in skirmish mode and not very challenging. The enemy does not seem to understand proper base construction and is relatively easy to defeat on any difficulty level.
The tactics that work the best in Warzone 2100 are those tried and true in most RTS games. Use your most experienced units, group units, and direct their fire at one or two units at a time. The sensor unit is a very effective method for increasing the accuracy of your units and one should be assigned to each battle group you send out to engage the enemy. One neat unit is the commander that works as an intelligent sensor unit. You assign other units to the commander and it directs the fire of the assigned units. There is nothing tactically revolutionary in the game, but you won't be able to mass produce one type of unit and expect to win the campaign scenarios. This game shines as a multiplayer game because of the variety of units and tactics that you can use. It is not quite as diverse as Total Annihilation, however, the games are interesting and more visually stunning than Total Annihilation. 041b061a72