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  • Summary: Left Behind: Eternal Forces is a Real Time Strategy game. You, as the player, control your forces from a vantage point high above the action. You do not personally participate in the action; you command your units to perform tasks by giving orders via the game interface. You can order themLeft Behind: Eternal Forces is a Real Time Strategy game. You, as the player, control your forces from a vantage point high above the action. You do not personally participate in the action; you command your units to perform tasks by giving orders via the game interface. You can order them where to go and what to do whenever you wish. Lead the Tribulation Force from the book series, including Rayford, Chloe, Buck and Bruce against Nicolae Carpathia - the AntiChrist. Conduct physical & spiritual warfare : using the power of prayer to strengthen your troops in combat and wield modern military weaponry throughout the game world. Recover ancient scriptures and witness spectacular Angelic and Demonic activity as a direct consequence of your choices. [Left Behind Games] Expand
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  2. Negative: 15 out of 20
  1. Where Eternal Forces does a great job is in the loads of biographies for what would normally be throwaway units. Granted, some of the bio information is strangely comical, but you end up caring about each character under your command. Sadly, there are far too many other characters that might be seen by some as astonishing stereotypes.
  2. 59
    Unfortunately, the inconsistent behavior of your recruits means you'll spend more time fighting the interface than the Antichrist.
  3. An RTS with a couple of interesting variations. It is written in a religious setting, but is not preachy nor does it condone violence against the heathens. If anything, it discourages violence and intolerance. The game was just too complicated for me to enjoy. But, to be fair, I am an Old Fart and the game was written for the young, gamers crowd.
  4. Left Behind: Eternal Forces misses on all cylinders. The game needs a serious tune-up on nearly every level.
  5. Smug, poorly made, and incredibly frustrating to play, they managed the fearfully but not the wonderfully made. [Apr 2007, p.86]
  6. Avoid this title like the plague. Not only are you sparing yourself the discomfort of ham-fisted preaching and shoddy game mechanics, you’ll also be doing your part to ensure that this obscene mess of eschatological flotsam and apocryphal jetsam never sees a sequel.
  7. The real problem is that the game is frustratingly hard. The camera is wily, and the tall buildings of New York frequently get in your way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. JinxM.
    Jul 12, 2007
    10
    Not a perfect game, but it's a lot better than a lot of the garbage that is getting better scores here. Shadowrun beat this? Please! The Not a perfect game, but it's a lot better than a lot of the garbage that is getting better scores here. Shadowrun beat this? Please! The company has been very faithful and timely in issuing free patches to address bugs and to improve gameplay. I suspect many reviews are based on the non-patched version. (And what game these days does not need patches?) I also suspect many reviews are based on prejudice against the religious beliefs held by the makers and presented in the game. Expand
  2. RichG
    Feb 18, 2008
    8
    If you have read the books, or even seen the movies that were made, you would probably enjoy this game. Granted it's not the bestIf you have read the books, or even seen the movies that were made, you would probably enjoy this game. Granted it's not the best developed RTS out there, but it is the cleanest! And, finally a game that gives a real message about where you will be if you don't change your views and continue to follow the degradation of this world. Expand
  3. JohnWilliams
    Dec 6, 2006
    1
    When I saw a commercial for this I thought it was a joke. Then I found out it was real and knew that it had to be bad. It looks like whatWhen I saw a commercial for this I thought it was a joke. Then I found out it was real and knew that it had to be bad. It looks like what would happen if all those holy rollers who stand out on street corners every friday would make if they decided to make a video game. It gets a one only because of the humour factor. Expand
  4. CaptainQwug
    Dec 22, 2006
    1
    Way way way too difficult to even complete the 3rd mission. Difficult to understand objectives and the constant threat of making a minor Way way way too difficult to even complete the 3rd mission. Difficult to understand objectives and the constant threat of making a minor mistake and having to relive the nightmarishly bad level again make this game a poor choice for anyone... However with a little TLC this game could be amazing. Expand
  5. Zee
    Feb 27, 2007
    0
    Extremely Difficult and Irritating... Way to hard... Already stopped playing it the second day I bought it.
  6. M.
    May 15, 2007
    0
    Broken gameplay, annoying camera, terrible storyline, and often disturbing...For instance, when you "convert the Antichrist", they turn from Broken gameplay, annoying camera, terrible storyline, and often disturbing...For instance, when you "convert the Antichrist", they turn from a multi ethnic group into a completely white group...very, very disturbing. Expand

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