• Publisher: Kalypso
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2011
Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
  5. May 1, 2011
    82
    Finally, we get a successor to games like Blitzkrieg 2 or World in Conflict. Well done.
  6. Jun 22, 2011
    50
    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.
  7. 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]
  8. Jun 29, 2011
    35
    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.
  9. Jul 14, 2011
    56
    As soon as the novelty of elemental attacks wears off so does EoW's appeal. [Sept 2011, p.75]
  10. Aug 8, 2011
    40
    This is one storm-chasing RTS that can't escape The Suck Zone. [Sept 2011, p.60]

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