• Publisher: Kalypso
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2011

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
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  1. May 1, 2011
    Finally, we get a successor to games like Blitzkrieg 2 or World in Conflict. Well done.
  2. Dec 23, 2010
    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
    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. PC Gamer
    Jul 14, 2011
    As soon as the novelty of elemental attacks wears off so does EoW's appeal. [Sept 2011, p.75]
  5. Jun 22, 2011
    In the end, Elements of War would have been a decent game 10 years ago, however it feels trapped in the pre-2000 area from its dated graphics to gameplay. If you're in need for an RTS fix, you might want to investigate this for $59.95AUD but unfortunately there are several better games available. Even the multiplayer is quite boring and in the end, this is not a very memorable RTS title.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 25, 2011
    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]
  7. PC PowerPlay
    Aug 8, 2011
    This is one storm-chasing RTS that can't escape The Suck Zone. [Sept 2011, p.60]
  8. May 27, 2011
    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.
  9. Jun 29, 2011
    Elements of War has hardly any redeeming features to make it a worthy recommendation, and with all the high quality RTS titles already out for PC it is easily overshadowed.
  10. May 3, 2011
    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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