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  • Summary: A new two player, squad level, email strategy game designed by the creators of the award winning X-Com series of games. You can play anyone, anywhere in the world, as long as they have an email address. The game engine is a unique combination of turn-based control and real-time action with video style playback of all your battles. The email system allows you to play the game at your own pace, and play as many games concurrently as you can manage. The game is a battle between three opposing forces. You can choose to play the Laser Marines, Machina or Spawn, and you can choose the composition of your force before each battle. There are a large variety of battlefields (over 30) and two different scenario types. [Codo Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Laser Squad Nemesis, with its addictive nature, fast paced player tactics, and an ever expanding community, is the turn-based strategy title any gamer should have installed on their PC. And with a price tag of 25.00 for 6 months offering unrestricted gaming or a downloadable trial how can you go wrong.
  2. It has the same kind of addictive magic, suspense, and excitement that the X-Com games had, with the bonus of devious human minds in place of stilted A.I. [June 2003, p.88]
  3. What it lacks in flash, it delivers in sheer strategic brilliance. [June 2005, p.56]
  4. The tactical battles definitely capture the spirit of X-COM, but the whole package doesn't come together in quite the same way.
  5. If you don't mind enduring the brutal difficulty curve, you'll find for your trouble quite a wellspring of turn-based strategy.
  6. What redeems LSN from being an exercise in tedium is that the touch of a master’s hand can be felt in almost every brushstroke.
  7. Unfortunately, in the case of Laser Squad Nemesis, the developers inexplicably chose to turn their back on the 21st century in regards to its online componant, a step backwards that hobbles what might have otherwise been a compelling title.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. GSpecific(Dr)
    Sep 16, 2004
    9
    A strategic delight. 4 races, 3 leagues in a turn based game that takes skill and judgement to play. a healthy and friendly community. it's from the creators of the world renowned X-Com series and has all the addictive qualities but now play against opponents from all over the world. Nuff said. Expand
  2. MitchN.
    Sep 16, 2004
    9
    This is an excellent game - Please note a couple of these reviews are quite old - This game is in constant development, there are now 4 races(one review mentions 2 so is at least 1.5 years old), and some nice single player missions if you are into that. The community makes this game however truly awesome- a friendly, mature and helpful bunch. Drop by and inquire within. www.lasersquadnemesis.com Expand
  3. TonyJ.
    Sep 17, 2004
    9
    Don't start playing this game if you are supposed to be doing anything important in Real-Life. You won't get round to it. I promise.