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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23

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  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 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! Expand
  2. 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 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. Expand
  3. 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 In the 90s this would have been a somewhat enjoyable game, but not only are the graphics terribly outdated but so are the clunky interfaces.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
    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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  4. Vivian
    Jul 28, 2004
    9
    A very good rts..the first one actually that kept me at bay to finished it for years! Try it, love it! :) Vivian
  5. DanG.
    Jun 20, 2004
    6
    Awful tutorial, dull and obscure story, repetitive gameplay. Nice ideas - the units are genuinely fun - but the game is a resounding "meh" for me.
  6. TomekG.
    Aug 5, 2004
    4
    This game is odd... I thought it would be a materpiece but it is just boooring! Gameplay is the most annoying part: units are uninteligent (could drown in a lake or die trying to traverse enemys' perimeter shield!), AI of Scourge is less than zero - they will attack still and still from the same direction. The strong side of the game is the story and graphics, and that is all...
  7. Nick
    Jun 27, 2004
    4
    This "RTS" can't offer any task for a mind, map is visible, player shouldn't choose which units to produce, the hardest stratigic choice is "from which side I should attack". Boooooriiiiiiiiiing.
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. Delivers a high-concept sci-fi setting, a load of innovative gameplay, and beautiful graphics. And though it falls short in a few areas, it's still a breath of fresh air in a genre in need of it.
  2. While Perimeter's gameplay doesn't always work perfectly, it's refreshing to play a strategy title that stands out from the crowd both in its concept and its graphics. If you're fed up with cookie-cutter RTS games, give it a try.
  3. And even though you might have that sense of familiarity while playing the game, almost every aspect seems original, both in its presentation and its implementation.