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  • Summary: Elements of War is a modern RTS in the setting of Global man-caused catastrophe which resulted from the use of the newest natural force-based weapons by the military authority of the USA, that put Washington into destruction and buried the government under ruins. When the waves of tsunami, giant hurricanes and earthquakes hit the entire World, eliminating millions of people and particularly distracted the Civilization, the European coalition of military forces was sent to USA to explore and eliminate the source of the catastrophe. Expand
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. May 1, 2011
    82
    Finally, we get a successor to games like Blitzkrieg 2 or World in Conflict. Well done.
  2. Dec 23, 2010
    70
    Lesta Studio created a decent RTS game, but, alas, Elements of War is far from the major league. Pure enthusiasm is not enough to take on World in Conflict; you'd also need exceptional talent and a serious budget.
  3. Apr 27, 2011
    60
    In the end, what Elements of War amounts to is wasted potential. There are good ideas here, but their execution is tarnished by mistakes that the bigger franchises have long since outgrown.
  4. 50
    Lackluster feel of the classic real-time war strategy doesn't improve, neither futuristic weapons or extended campaign, so it's only an average piece. [Issue#204]
  5. Aug 8, 2011
    40
    This is one storm-chasing RTS that can't escape The Suck Zone. [Sept 2011, p.60]
  6. May 27, 2011
    40
    I would like to like that game because of its B-movie story and because of the natural-disaster-weapon. But as far as game design is concerned everything is just plain wrong: controls, AI and path finding.
  7. May 3, 2011
    30
    No matter how you slice it, Elements has very little to offer: If you prefer a top-notch strategy experience, stick with the essentials, like StarCraft 2, Shogun 2, and Dawn of War 2. If you want to play a great Kalypso-produced title, give Tropico 3 a try. And if you're just looking to play an RTS on the cheap, type "GemCraft Labyrinth" into Google. It's a free Flash-based tower defense game that's light years ahead of Elements of War in terms of fun and playability.

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