Universal Combat PC

Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
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  1. A dreary atmosphere, blatantly outdated visuals, AI bugs, and many other issues inherited from the game's predecessor, all contribute to an overall disappointing experience. Also, if you happen to be a fan of Battlecruiser Millennium, chances are you'll be bored with facing similar gameplay and practically the same content (same universe map, same ships, etc.).
  2. To enjoy the game requires hours of exhaustive research and patience that most gamers don’t have.
  3. The box may say this is "the biggest combat simulator of all time," but for me it was the biggest frustration simulator of all time.
  4. There's no aspect of the game that isn't abysmally implemented. I would dearly, dearly love to sit here and go on for five or six pages listing the faults, but it really isn't worth the effort. Just avoid UC like you would a diseased badger or rancid tramp. [PC Zone]
  5. I hate this game. It’s the worst PC game I’ve played in months, which, I can assure you, is saying something. I hate it even more because of how much unrealized potential this series has.
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Apr 8, 2016
    0
    Universal Catastrophe 2.0

    I don't wanna be yet another Derek Smart basher, but sometimes you do well to listen to (what could otherwise be)
    Universal Catastrophe 2.0

    I don't wanna be yet another Derek Smart basher, but sometimes you do well to listen to (what could otherwise be) your community of dedicated players and fix dat stuff before boldly making mess where no one has messed before.
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  2. HetNet
    Apr 19, 2009
    2
    Same great concept as the original BC2K, but just as unfinished after 20 years, and as unplayable, as that was...Every aspect of the game isSame great concept as the original BC2K, but just as unfinished after 20 years, and as unplayable, as that was...Every aspect of the game is unfinished and unrealized..It just feels like they got bored halfway through each aspect and moved to another one..The spaceflight, atmosphric flight, FPS, space marine combat....ALL of it is just substandard and incomplete...Could have been such an world-changing series....if someone else had done it...But DS just doesn't seem capable of turning out even average quality gameplay or programming. Full Review »
  3. ?
    Apr 17, 2008
    1
    This game really confused me. I still have no idea what it is about. When the game came out for free, I downloaded a copy, but I still haveThis game really confused me. I still have no idea what it is about. When the game came out for free, I downloaded a copy, but I still have not found any instruction manuals at all. I'm actually still pretty sure that I do not know half the controls yet, and what I do know came from hitting every individual key on the keyboard and waiting to see what happens. Honestly, it feels like the creators are just yelling, "Screw you!" at me repeatedly. So all I can really say is don't bother unless you have played the other games, and I'm not even sure that is even good advice. The creators should take note that people like to know what is going on. Full Review »