Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Gameplay becomes redundant quickly. It's very unbalanced.
  2. Sadly, this sequel is a lesser game in almost every way. [May 2009, p.68]
  3. The maps are boring, units weedy, AI absent, trooper non-responsive, graphics dire, sound effects pathetic, music repetitive, resource gathering system incomprehensible, and the storyline, as mentioned, is woeful. [Aug 2009, p.75]
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. GraveeK
    Dec 4, 2009
    Agreed the game isn't as good as the first but thats what you get from a high expectation sequal! The game isn't perfect but can be fun - my only real regret for the game is the totally and i mean TOTALLY useless AI - if they're flooded they don't care, they will charge headfirst into your turrets and ust die out making the campaign laughably easy. Apart from that i've seen worse. Full Review »
  2. W.B.
    Feb 21, 2009
    This game is seriously a joke. Graphics out of 2003, a GUI that is more confusing than James Joyce, gameplay that has basically nothing in common with the predecessor, balancing that was obviously by randomly guessing and a story that can at best be described as "there." Do not buy this, do not even rent it. It is seriously not worth your time. Full Review »
  3. sarabia
    Feb 15, 2009
    it's a re branded, dumbed down, ugly, buggy version of maelstrom, The game play is spammy and dull, the interface a mess, the graphics utterly basic, visual and aesthetic design is unimaginably boring an low-poly... If it wasn't for the begging cut-scene (re-used from the original perimeter) it'd be unrecognizable. A huge step back from the masterpiece released in 2004 in every conceivable way (even visually). Full Review »