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  • Summary: A 3D real-time strategy game set in the 1930's that pits the player against an evil madman in a desperate campaign across a chain of remote and diverse islands. Using Earth's most formidable animals as building blocks, the player creates an army of unique, mutant monsters in a struggle to protect an unsuspecting world. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Whether you are looking for a good 25-30 hour RTS campaign, or just the next big online RTS in the tradition of Magic the Gathering, Impossible Creatures has something inventive and fun for everyone.
  2. The concept of combining animals together to create units is innovative enough to overcome other stagnant RTS aspects.
  3. 83
    The creature creation process is close to enough to recommend this by itself, but put together with a fun single player mode and interesting "Magic the Gathering" style army building multiplayer strategy, it's a kooky ride that most gaming fans will enjoy.
  4. The innovation gets waylaid by the less than revolutionary components that make up the rest of the title... On the other hand, its less than revolutionary portions are actually very well polished and executed.
  5. Unfortunately, the game play in "Impossible Creatures" doesn't match the title's ingenious premise.
  6. The great retro sci-fi setting and creative twist in unit creation just can’t make up for cumbersome gameplay and poor unit control.
  7. In a vacuous bubble, the prospect of combining creatures would create all sorts of wacky experimental fun. But in the context of real-time strategy, it becomes an unnecessary chore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 3 out of 8