Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal Image
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  • Summary: For billions of years empires rose to greatness. Each fell to the Creeper till none remained. Now all hope appears lost. Who will stand against the Creeper? Experience this extreme and massive expansion of the Creeper World franchise. Nothing will ever be the same...
    Massive maps, custom
    units scripting, terraforming, Gravatars? Can you handle the challenge? Expand
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  1. Jun 5, 2014
    73
    By improving the original formula with lots of cool details, Knuckle Cracker created an addictive, albeit derivative, TD game.
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  1. Jun 15, 2014
    10
    One of the most addictive games I have played for a long time. Hours upon hours of content to play after you beat the main story (which isn't too bad for a tower defense game), along with thousands of maps created by other players that can be downloaded and played in a few seconds. Possibly the best £11 that I have spent in years. Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2014
    10
    Just heard of this series thanks to it being on Steam. Very glad I picked it up and I am encouraged to buy the previous two as well.

    I'm
    bored to tears with most tower defense type games out there but this is separate from the rest. Not only due to its new concepts and 'the creeper', but the whole thing is brilliantly executed. The strategic aspects of the game will make you think, a lot. The story is thought provoking and ultimately plausible which is totally terrifying to me.

    Add to that unlimited user created content, online play, and the ability to customize your own battle maps. After over 50 hours with this game I have yet to find a real flaw and I'm thoroughly addicted.
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  3. Feb 23, 2014
    10
    I have been playing this game over 100 hours already and it never stops amaze me. Creeper World 3 has an excellent story line, complex, yet manageable maps and of course, an evil blue entity which destroys technology, called Creeper. Creeper World 3's has millions different maps, thanks to random generator called "Dial Map Device" (Stargate reference maybe? "Dial Home Device"). Game has an excellent map editor which allows players to create maps, map editor also has own coding language which allows players create scripts, which does, well whatever people have coded. (CRPL, Creeper Reversed Polish Language) Game has different sectors, like: Alpha Sector (Missions from Alpha and Beta times), Prospector Zone (Where you collect Artifacts of Odin.), Tormented Space (Challenging worlds), Colonial Space (In game browser for custom maps) and Arc Eternal (Story mode). This game is a must have, if you love RTS games and even if you haven't played Creeper World 1 & 2, but I suggest you to try them too. Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2014
    10
    I've been hooked on Creeper World since the first game. Creeper World 3 has some very welcome additions, like bigger maps, more interesting AI and more units to build and use. Even the storyline changes a little bit by the way you play the missions. If you complete the storyline there will be 100's if not 1000's of other interesting maps to play! Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2014
    10
    Creeper world series has been amazing, I've loved every minute. I was so excited when creeper world 3 was released, and it lived up to all of my expectations. Extremely addictive gameplay, amazing campaign, great replayability/endgame, amazing custom maps. Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2014
    9
    Over the course of 3 generations of Creeper World, the gameplay and graphics have improved tremendously. Creeper World 3 knocks this franchise out of the ballpark. There is a moderately interesting story line contained in the main story missions, but the primary attraction is in user-contributed content (maps) that add many, many hours of play to the game. For the earliest CW1, there is now over 6,000 user maps. For CW3, there is already nearly 300 user-contributed maps.

    In all the versions, there is also a random map generator - the Dial Map Device (DMD) in Creeper World 3. As with other aspects of the game, the DMD has been greatly enhanced and creates fun and exciting maps to customize and play - there are almost as many DMD maps uploaded for players to play as there are user-maps.

    The addition of an in-game programming language and image support has allow map makers to add custom units and quite differentiated game play on some maps. If you can think of a "thing" you want to add to a map - CRPL it! :)

    Really fun, well worth the modest, indie pricing and sure to provide many hours of play for those people into Tower Defense or Real Time Strategy games. The thriving user community in the forums at Knuckecracker is an added bonus. :)

    THe game has been greenlit on Steam and it will soon also be part of my Steam inventory.
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  7. Feb 27, 2014
    8
    Being a huge fan of CW1 having played for many hours and made maps for it as well, I rushed out and got CW3 on the first day. It is technically really advanced and its features are well designed, but it never really clicked for me. I grow bored when I play and I feel like I am drowning in an overwhelming amount of micromanagement. I can totally see CW3 IS in the spirit of CW1, it just got a bit too much for me, and the simplistic yet very strategic gameplay got a bit lost in the upscaling. CW3 is CW1 faster bigger better stronger, no doubt about that and maybe if I had more time on my hand I could appreciate the strategic parts more.
    That said CW3 is still far better and more strategic than almost anything else, its just not as good as CW1. Don't take this as negative, it's just that CW1 was one of the best games to come out in years, so it is almost impossible to reach that same magic formula. Support a real indie developer and get a very good game.. although I would suggest (sorry Virgil), buying CW1 first hehe.
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