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  • Summary: Arena Wars is a completely new kind of 3D Real Time Strategy game, combining the gameplay principles and interface from RTS games with the fast pace of action-based shooters. Arena Wars is a single and multiplayer game. Multiplayer supports up to 8 players, who can fight against each other and challenge other players from all around the world via the AW Server, whilst the single player mode is loaded with action-packed single player missions against one or more computer opponents. There are 3 different game modes: Capture the Flag, Bombing Run, and Double Domination. In AW the goal is not simply to destroy the enemy's base or units. To score points in the various scenarios you must complete objectives that range from stealing the enemy flag, carrying a bomb into your enemy's base or seize and hold Domination zones for a period of time. The winner is the player who satisfies that particular game's objectives. For example, in a Capture the Flag game with a 'capture limit' of 5, the winner is the first player to capture 5 enemy flags. [Ascaron] Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
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  1. A fiendishly addictive offline and online multiplayer title and even a larger review wouldn't do the game justice (we only briefly mentioned the nifty damage score system and upgrade labs for example).
  2. Area Wars brings a fresh and interesting concept forward into the RTS field, and implements it superbly. Lamentably bad AI, and a sketchy online community prevent it from being a must-have recommendation.
  3. The good graphics, easy to use control and excellent concept will give players much to enjoy.
  4. Offers a great, replayable mix of strategy of action. [Holiday 2004, p.92]
  5. A hybrid that doesn't break new ground but still manages to entertain, despite the horrible voiceovers.
  6. I'm a sucker for giant robots. Especially when it's giant robots dishing out beautifully rendered displays of mass destruction. With Arena Wars, that's exactly what you get, wrapped in an extremely simple but nonetheless fun RTS package. [Holiday 2004, p.94]
  7. Arena Wars isn't a terrible game, it's just not a very inspired one. It's an uncomfortable and not very balanced strategy game that tries too hard to be something better than the games it's trying to emulate.

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  1. EnteS.
    Sep 22, 2004
    9
    Cool game, pretty easy to learn and once you get addicted you can't stop that easily.
  2. HafizzA.
    Oct 21, 2004
    8
    The graphics are fantastic...the game is fun n easy to play...