Metal Fatigue PC

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  • Summary: Choose from three warring factions; the Milagro, Neuropa, and Rimtech are competing CorpoNations, each with its own technologies and research capabilities. Build bases, research new weaponry and unit types, and engage the enemy on three different levels simultaneously! [TalonSoft]
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. With its catchy graphics and refreshing gameplay ideas, it turned my skepticism into a full-fledged, addictive gaming experience.
  2. 85
    Does the formula of giant robots and three-tiered combat succeed? Definitely. But there are a few quirks along the way to deal with, most notably the anemic unit pathfinding AI.
  3. 80
    The real standout feature that sets this game apart is how players must manage their forces not only on the planet's surface, but also in the asteroid orbit above, and in the deep tunnels and caverns below.
  4. An alternative name for the aptly titled Metal Fatigue could just as well be "Human Fatigue" in terms of stamina required to enjoy the experience.
  5. Has some arguably unique approaches, but seems to be lacking many of the checks and balances that would reign said approaches in from out-of-control excesses to interesting novelties.
  6. This isn't a game that sets out to change the world or to redefine the genre, but rather to rehash an existing genre in a solid and playable way. An objective which it achieves with room to spare.
  7. Giant robots Good, lame story Bad, stealing sechnology Good, weak level design Bad, nothing innovative... that's bad Homer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 28, 2012
    10
    One of my favorite games in childhood, and its really a remake worth, or a sequel. I love the way how you build your robots, fight with themOne of my favorite games in childhood, and its really a remake worth, or a sequel. I love the way how you build your robots, fight with them and maybe shoot of the arm of another robot to pick it up for you own and continue the fight with it. Expand
  2. BooHiss
    Dec 31, 2005
    10
    Best and most diverse RTS ever released. Can build own robots and let them fight. What more can we wish for?
  3. StevenS.
    Dec 21, 2002
    10
    IT ROCKS!!!!!
  4. Anonymous
    Nov 1, 2008
    10
    Metal Fatigue is the, in my eyes, best RTS ever. Sure, the graphics aren't that great - but the #1 rule for video games is still: Metal Fatigue is the, in my eyes, best RTS ever. Sure, the graphics aren't that great - but the #1 rule for video games is still: gamplay > graphics. And gameplay is the thing that Metal Fatigue makes superior compared to other RTS-games. Expand
  5. ChrisS.
    Jul 31, 2007
    9
    Great game with pretty good implementation but the bugs hold it back from being a 10.
  6. EricG.
    Aug 16, 2004
    7
    Good game but hard to beat w/o cheating cuz the AI gets exponentially tougher as the game progresses, and it can work on three maps Good game but hard to beat w/o cheating cuz the AI gets exponentially tougher as the game progresses, and it can work on three maps simultainiously while you can only work on one. Expand
  7. ChrisK.
    May 30, 2006
    7
    This is probably the only real time strategy game so far by 2006, which has AIs assembling mechanical bots (the large androids people think This is probably the only real time strategy game so far by 2006, which has AIs assembling mechanical bots (the large androids people think are Gundam Wing action figures). Intuitive and original... only thing missing... map editor. If you buy the game, know that the fights will be more reckless skirmishes than strategic manuvers like any other real time strategy games. The most fun I have gotten out of this game was probably just building a base with killer robots and make it look cool. You play in the skies, on the surface, and underground. Your robots also fly! Woosh. Sad to say, the giant androids are probably the only thing keeping this game alive. Expand