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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38
  1. Jul 1, 2014
    10
    Planetary Annihilation is simply an awesome, "epic scale" Real Time Strategy Game. Notice I said "epic scale," not "large scale." After all, multi planet gameplay, planet smashing, thousands of units, and 40 player matches can be described as nothing less than "epic scale."

    Planetary Annihilation introduces a number of genre changing mechanics. Primarily, the randomly generated spherical planets and the ability to fight on multiple planets simply hasn't been done before. Not to mention features like Planet Smashing, Galactic War (randomized campaign), and the ChronoCam. The ChronoCam allows players to rewind and fastforward gameplay in the middle of a match to watch events that they may have missed.

    On top of that, Planetary Annihilation's gameplay is fast paced, exciting, and strategy intensive. It's very possible for players to out maneuver their larger opponents, or exploit weaknesses and beat someone with a much larger army.

    If you are a fan of RTS games, I highly recommend Planetary Annihilation.
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  2. Jul 1, 2014
    9
    Bear in mind this game is still in development, and I do rate this game as such.

    That being said however PA is a really promising RTS,
    where the emphasis is really on strategy as opposed to micro intensive clicking.. The scale is just gloriously large, and the battles are among the most intense I have ever seen.

    If you played total annihilation and.or supreme commander, then this game would probably be something you massively enjoy. Hell if you want an RTS that breaks away from the star craft or age of empire way of doing things you'll probably enjoy this.

    The game still needs work though, orbital combat is clunky at best, UI bugs do occur, and other issues can arise. But in all fairness this is a game in development, and every new patch that comes out brings either more content, better performance, or gets rid of some bugs. So I can't really begrudge this.

    With regards to the pricepoint, PA has been on sale for $17 recently although it should soon go back to its regular price of $40. So bear this in mind while buying. While I heartily recommend picking it up when on sale, if you don't want to actively be involved with the game while it's being developed, you might want to wait until the full release.
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  3. May 21, 2014
    9
    This is one of my favorite up and coming real time strategy's. It is in early access but there is enough there to get some good play time in.
    You can create the solar system you want to battle in. Change the orbits of the planet or planets. Each type of planet has many options to play with. All in all decent customization. Minor drawback is you can create too much in the solar system making it take forever to load. This will impact the load on you computer as well as impact how long it will take you to win or lose the match. There are also pre-made solar systems to battle in.
    As of right now there is no story mode but you can fight against the AI or go online to battle players. Free for all or team battles.
    The building and units have tiers to them so you have to build up to have the best. If you've ever wanted to play command and conquer across a solar system i highly recommend this game.
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