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  • Summary: Long ago a computer scientist called Dr Sepulveda created a beautiful digital world existing entirely within a computer network of his own invention. This world was called Darwinia and it was inhabited by a peaceful, law-abiding digital life-form called the Darwinians. As the years wore on however the Darwinians became ever more aggressive and autonomous. They divided into factions, squabbling over Darwinia’s limited natural resources. Tribes began to roam the fractal voids hell bent on each other’s destruction, drunk on power and unswerving in the pursuit of world supremacy. Far and wide, they became known as the Multiwinians. Welcome to Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest - the ultimate retro-arcade multiplayer experience. Choose from a selection of six hilariously fun, action-packed game modes, set in one of the most beautiful game environs you will ever set eyes on. Challenge your opponent to a game of stick-man slaughter, and watch digital-war unfold, as your Multiwinian army struggles to complete a chosen task faster and better than your rival’s. It's fast, it’s furious, and only the flattest will survive. [Introversion] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. A surprisingly fun and simple RTS, with great pacing and intuitive play.
  2. It's a gorgeous, charming and suitably priced offering. [Dec 2008, p.99]
  3. Multiwinia has a ton of longevity to offer. The game will surprise you constantly, while the formidable AI and exciting variety of match types means there’s plenty of manic multiplayer fun to be had.
  4. For fans of Darwinia, this game is an instant purchase, but I’d recommend waiting on the Arcade version for online play. For anyone on the fence, pick up the demo, and here’s hoping it gets the reaction on consoles it deserves.
  5. While there are gamers of all varieties seeking groundbreaking games in their appropriate niches, everyone and anyone is sure to enjoy an experience that is so innovative and downright fun.
  6. While the selling point of Multiwinia -- that would be, multiplayer -- is somewhat lacking in regard to number of players all the other pieces are in place for a very satisfying experience.
  7. 58
    And speaking of multiplayer, that's about all you'll want Multiwinia for. Repetitive maps, exploitable A.I., and a lack of any backstory or plot whatsoever hamper the single-player mode. That said, the game does have "multi" in its title, and for the price (about $20), you could do worse for an online time-waster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. PaulB.
    Sep 17, 2008
    Like most of introversion's games, this smashes the borders between genres. Truly innovative.
  2. TomM.
    Oct 11, 2008
    Quick, visceral, strategy which is hugely satisfying in short bursts. Not a game for epic gaming sessions, but rather one you can come back to regularly for months to come. This really is an essential game for LAN parties! Expand
  3. IanD.
    Oct 15, 2008
    Wow, it's nice to see a game focus on MACRO-strategy for once, and do it so WELL! Best part are the bite-sized gameplay portions. Even though the longest games are around 20 minutes, you still find yourself playing for hours! HUGE variety in game modes as well! Somehow, Introversion has outdone itself, again! Expand
  4. AnthonyC.
    Sep 19, 2008
    IGN called it Darwinia turned into Worms as if that was a bad thing. This game is not strategically deep - it's just a hell of a lot of fun. It's not designed to be up there with the big RTSes - it's a 15 minute experience of pure epic psychedelicism. About as close to drugs as games get. Expand
  5. SC
    Oct 10, 2008
    This game is simply awesome. A is always short, but always intense. It must be recommended to any player which like tatical games without having to know odd technology trees or to numerous and useless unites ! Expand
  6. JL
    Sep 25, 2008
    An awesome short-game RTS. Pros: Short, action packed games. Simple gameplay Much purer strategy that most games... only a couple unit types. Cons: UI is a little on the simple side. Collapse
  7. Tyler
    Oct 26, 2008
    Very dull RTS compared to others. It caught my attention for about 5 minutes and it's too dang simple. It has some new features then Darwinia, but altogether, it's nothing compared to it. Sure, it looks good, but it lacks in gameplay. Expand

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