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  • Summary: Engage in 24 RTS missions, 12 as the U.S. Military and 12 as the terrorist Independent Liberation Army; control over 60 military units, all of which become tougher and faster with experience; and fight against up to 3 other commanders online.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. If you think you'd like a little more realism in your RTS games but shudder when somebody says the name "Jane's," Real War is definitely something you should check out, despite its polish flaws.
  2. AI is absolutely down right dumber than a puppy chew toy.
  3. A great concept filled with potential butchered by its numerous problems.
  4. A mediocre and rather flaccid RTS in the mould of "Command & Conquer"...an unoriginal and ultimately dull game.
  5. Just another tiresome and unimaginative RTS. It’s a real shame. [Holiday 2001, p.72]
  6. Problems such as an awkward control interface, overbalanced gameplay, and easily confounded AI sadly undermine the innovations.
  7. It's an ugly, boring and vastly unoriginal RTS.

See all 13 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Dec 17, 2013
    9
    Really funny game. Good graphics for 2001, easy to play and good effects. A lot of units for use and cool things like long range rockets, atomic bombs or rocket launchers. Expand
  2. ScottH.
    Oct 23, 2001
    7
    Intermediate, the AI is dumb, but I think that it is kind of fun.
  3. RobertBamford
    Oct 31, 2006
    3
    Have played numerous RTS games and have to say that the original C&C from 1995 was far more appealing than this disfunctional and ugly bastard child. I find it hard to believe that such a poor game could come out in 2001. Some say there are some good points to the game, but the only one I could find was the button the exited back to my desktop. Not the worst game I've ever seen, but pretty close. Expand
  4. Trekkie
    Feb 24, 2003
    1
    A Bug made all of my vehicles invisible.