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  • Summary: Choose to be a commander and you will play an in-depth RTS managing the stronghold, or choose to be a warrior and you will play an intense game of first person combat. With the creation of a new game play genre, RTSS (Real Time Strategy Shooter), Savage expertly redefines the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres by combining elements of both into one cohesive experience. As the commander in RTS mode, you will tackle resource management, develop a robust tech tree, plan your assault and lead real human players into battle. As a warrior in action mode, you will master many unique weapons, powerful units, and siege vehicles to fight a fast paced battle. Set in a unique fantasy world eons from now where Humans and Beasts battle violently for their very existence. Savage transports PC gamers to the next level in multi-player gaming. Choose to fight on the side of HUMANITY, armed with science and technology, or take the side of the BEAST HORDE, masters of nature and magic. Each race has its own style of battle, its own leader, and its own way to victory. Which side are you on? [S2 Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Whether you’re an action or strategy enthusiast, there’s something for you in Savage. And really, with a few tweaks here and there, Savage could easily become the next big thing in online gaming.
  2. 87
    The proportion of matches seems divided in even thirds - a third are fantastic, a third are tolerable, and a third are simply frustrating.
  3. 83
    It's simple, it's elegant, and most of all, it's a blast.
  4. I have a feeling in a few years gamers may look back to see what an influential and groundbreaking game it really was.
  5. It teeters on the brink of greatness but never quite gets there.
  6. The true fun is the teamwork aspect, where combined effort gets the job done. [Nov 2003, p.96]
  7. The first and most troublesome problem that you encounter in the game is the miniscule size of the player community. [Dec 2003, p.85]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. HoypB.
    Sep 14, 2003
    B. bryan is an idiot, he bases games on graphics and sound when the gameplay is obviously more important. This game is awesome.
  2. ReXoA.
    Sep 12, 2003
    Super game :DD
  3. JehnxM.
    Jan 20, 2007
    Still playing it four years later... that's gotta say something for the game. It really is amazing.
  4. Shooter
    Oct 5, 2003
    A lot of people are making comments on this game. I dont think many of them either gave it a chance or they are upset that they didnt come out with it under their name... This one kicks and will be around for some time. As far as FPS/RTS Think back a few years to Tribes 2... They were first. Expand
  5. MorganC.
    Feb 6, 2005
    One of the best games I have ever played, and I only have the demo.
  6. SmokeyS.
    Nov 7, 2006
    A great game. Difficult as a newb, but once you know how to spar, you will truly become addicted to this wonderful independent game.
  7. BryanB.
    Sep 12, 2003
    I played this game in beta and I was very disapointed. If you're looking for an online FPS, stay clear away from this one. The graphics are ok, kinda lacking for their time. Sound is average. There isnt much of a story. It kinda feels like a FPS comand and conquer game gone prehistoric times. Expand

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