Savage: The Battle for Newerth PC

  • Publisher: iGames
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2003

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
Buy On
  1. If you're undaunted by the game's singular insistence on coordinated teamwork, and intrigued by its combination of shooter and real-time strategy elements, then Savage is worth checking out.
  2. After spending a few hours online scouring for a populated server or losing thanks to bad leadership, players will ultimately lose interest—and we'll be left to lament Savage's unrealized potential.
  3. 60
    A mediocre FPS combined with a mediocre RTS, where the units don't necessarily do as you tell them. The thinking behind the combination is pretty sound, but it falls victim to the classic problem with this sort of genre-spanning game - you can't take two sub-par games and make one good one.
  4. Cheat Code Central
    It's trial by fire as there is no in-depth tutorial or training mode. Just get in the game and try to stay alive, that's the best advice I can give you.
  5. Edge Magazine
    More intelligent than your average online shooter, ... this quirky concept deserves recognition. [May 2004, p.108]
  6. 60
    We really like Savage. There's a lot of daring gameplay ideas here that work, but it's still pretty rough around the edges. If you're willing to look past these issues, there's a tremendous game here.
  7. 58
    With the bugs ironed out, we'd have a good game on our hands. [Dec 2003, p.66]
  8. Computer Games Magazine
    The first and most troublesome problem that you encounter in the game is the miniscule size of the player community. [Dec 2003, p.85]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. JehnxM.
    Jan 20, 2007
    Still playing it four years later... that's gotta say something for the game. It really is amazing.
  2. 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.
  3. MorganC.
    Feb 6, 2005
    One of the best games I have ever played, and I only have the demo.