Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 95
    The game is innovative and daring and that goes a helluva long way.
  2. Perimeter blows most traditional RTS games out of the water. There are so many unexpected options for attack, more ways to defend, more ideas to experiment with than you'd think possible. It's an enormous, gloopy toolkit of war. And we love it. [PC Gamer UK]
  3. I'll admit it took a little getting into this game, after about 5 or 6 missions it managed to pull be in and have me hankering for more. The gameplay is addictive thanks to the mix of strategy elements.
  4. Even though some of the missions are on the lackluster side, the game as a whole is really fun to play.
  5. I enjoyed all the unique aspects of terraforming, unit transformation, and using the Perimeter field, but for some this may just be too much complexity in an RTS.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. McTremor
    May 24, 2004
    9
    This game is very good. The graphics are..very detailed and generate a feeling of..softness..can't describe it any better. To make things short: This game ist made for the defensive type of RTS-Gamer..those who are not good in Starcraft against human opponents because theses type of gamers HATE to loose any units in all out attacks. I'm one of them...i like to build and fortify my position. In this game, most missions include the defense of your base, and very few missions have an "attack" subject...enjoy! Full Review »
  2. Jun 15, 2014
    3
    There's a lot of bad to this game and only a few redeeming features. In the 90s this would have been a somewhat enjoyable game, but not only are the graphics terribly outdated but so are the clunky interfaces.

    During the tutorial it would often skip ahead of itself mid-sentence before finishing its previous explanation. There are very few descriptions for what units and builds do, and most missions are a matter of figuring out what the level even wants from you before you can get working on it.

    Everything is slow and clunky and quite frankly it's absolutely baffling how this game has gotten such a good score to date.

    That being said, it's a little novel and for people who fans of building up big bases this game is appealing. However that's just about all this game has going for it.
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  3. SomeGuy
    Apr 19, 2005
    7
    It is indeed unique in what it offers, but being a game of it's gener offers nothing new. It's your typical rts game and more about micro management than anything, every unit tied to specific uses some units with further uses. However the gameplay is verry static, as glorious graphics are they do the actual game itself little good. If your into uniqeness, I recommend it but not worth it if you don't have the patience for it. Full Review »