Nexus: The Jupiter Incident PC

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  • Summary: Immerse yourself in Nexus - The Jupiter Incident, a real-time mission-based tactical space game ("what we call a TFS: a Tactical Fleet Simulator") featuring spectacular real time battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. Focus on tactics and action as you control up to a dozenImmerse yourself in Nexus - The Jupiter Incident, a real-time mission-based tactical space game ("what we call a TFS: a Tactical Fleet Simulator") featuring spectacular real time battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. Focus on tactics and action as you control up to a dozen battleships encountering aliens, unknown solar systems and astrophysical phenomena in your struggle to save Earth.At the dawn of the 22nd century the conquest of space and the colonization of the solar system is being monopolized by several huge and ambitious megacorporations. Although extremely delicate and vulnerable, a balance is maintained by these companies. It has now been 60 years since the terrible catastrophe that befell Noah's Ark, the first colony ship of mankind. At the very edge of the solar system the companies make a discovery which will shift the technological advantage and upset the balance. And so a new conflict is born: "The Jupiter Incident". You are Marcus Cromwell, a young but already famous captain. With your legendary spaceship Stiletto you find yourself in the middle of the conflict. [HD Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. The storyline alone won't keep everyone going, and since it is unlikely the gameplay will either, the end result is probably going to be a lot of gamers losing interest pretty quickly into the game.
  2. PC Format
    84
    It's delicious to watch. Nexus' whirling space charts and system-spanning ships slip past spiraling asteroids, fend of the shadows of "Homeworld" and make your head spin. [Christmas 2004, p.114]
  3. This gem of a space tactics offering is everything that fans of the genre have been waiting for, as it takes gorgeous, next-generation graphical technology and applies it to an exciting game about starship combat, rogue artificial intelligences, galaxy-spanning wormholes, and more.
  4. 80
    This game require real patience. There's no way to speed through long-distance trips, so it pays to keep a magazine handy (psst, you're holding one).
  5. It looks fantastic, but strategy aficionados may find that there's too much of a puzzle-like aspect to the game's missions.
  6. The good is the über detailed physics accurate star systems, the bad is the interface and the ugly isn't visible because this is a good-looking game hampered by really small text.
  7. 40
    Nexus plays like a great game that misses the mark almost every step of the way. It’s slick, complex, and ambitious. But the potential here is never realized.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Mar 22, 2011
    10
    Stunning!! Just played it and still looks great even though it is now more than 6 years old. Immersive and innovative gameplay, why don't theyStunning!! Just played it and still looks great even though it is now more than 6 years old. Immersive and innovative gameplay, why don't they make more of these types of games anymore? Expand
  2. SeanN.
    Oct 17, 2006
    10
    The Mods Bring the full potential of this game to its fruition. I am a great fan of mods an I think the ability to manipulate a game further The Mods Bring the full potential of this game to its fruition. I am a great fan of mods an I think the ability to manipulate a game further at home is truly a marvel of the "Entertainment Age" Expand
  3. ^RedbullSen
    Aug 13, 2007
    10
    This game isn't buggy if you add the patch to it. People who can't get this game didn't try very hard. I love this game. Can This game isn't buggy if you add the patch to it. People who can't get this game didn't try very hard. I love this game. Can do the Fight for Earth nearly every time - hint: use Big Bang missiles! Expand
  4. Jan 16, 2014
    9
    Everything about this game is top-notch.

    The only reason it gets a 9 instead of a 10 for me is because at the highest difficulty it can be
    Everything about this game is top-notch.

    The only reason it gets a 9 instead of a 10 for me is because at the highest difficulty it can be far too difficult.

    Other than that, it is a crying shame this game is not more well-known, and that the sequel is having such trouble getting a release.

    This game is fun, playable, AND makes you think. It is truly a problem-solver's game.
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  5. DavidF.
    Jul 4, 2007
    9
    Excelent sci-fi RTS with great space conflict story.
  6. Oct 3, 2013
    8
    This game will drive you mad, why? Because it's such a challenge. It is nice to see a game that is a little more than a click fest. The onlyThis game will drive you mad, why? Because it's such a challenge. It is nice to see a game that is a little more than a click fest. The only complaint I have is moving units and controlling them is a bit difficult because of the way the 3D map works. Definitely worth the money Expand
  7. DannyB.
    Jul 6, 2007
    2
    Visuals are great. That is about all of the positive I can think of. I am about 4-6 missions in and I give up. I have got better things to do Visuals are great. That is about all of the positive I can think of. I am about 4-6 missions in and I give up. I have got better things to do with my life than to put up with enemy ships that are not allowed to die. Their components are not selectable. I 've just finished a 40min fight where in the end, They stopped shooting and I had shot everything off of them I was allowed to. Yet they did not die and the game just continued on and on and on with nothing in sight but frustration. It is hard to not be worth the $7.00 I paid for this game but this game managed that feat. Avoid this game. Avoid this game. Do not waste your money on this game. Buy something else. Buy anything else. Just not this game. Expand

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