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  • Summary: In Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde, you lead your goblin clans through ceaseless battle in the war-torn land of Ogriss, a world ruled by goblins. Advancing through dark subterranean caves, lush woodland cities and towering storm-swept castles; you wage war with an army of specialized goblin warriors and fearsome monsters to prevent the ultimate destruction of Ogriss. Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde sets itself apart from other Real-Time Strategy games with fast arcade-style action, richly detailed and destructible environments, and an easy-to-master control scheme designed specifically for console game pads. [Jaleco Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Hands down, this is by far the best console RTS that I have played to date, and it really helps console owners who haven’t played PC RTS titles to see what all the fun is about.
  2. It's guaranteed not to frustrate the hell out of you while offering a challenge for each and every game.
  3. 80
    We're more than happy to except the game's flaws in exchange for a stellar RTS experience. Though it certainly hasn't reached the same level of excellence as its forbearers from the 16-bit era (or matched the complex brilliance of its PC counterparts for that matter), Unleash the Horde is still the best of its kind to hit consoles in a very long time.
  4. If you like the idea of an RTS but never manage to get the hang of all the complicated tactics and procedures this is the perfect game for you. It's got some good ideas well implemented, it's fun to play and essentially it plays like an introduction to the world of RTS.
  5. It may not win a beauty contest, or leave you humming its soundtrack in the shower, but these are faults I can overlook considering the amount of fun it delivers. The lack of any significant multiplayer hurts as well, and may very well be a deal breaker for some.
  6. Tactically, it's pretty boring, but if you can get into the goblins' expendable-offense mindset, it's a smashing time.
  7. Ironically, the developer has actually been very successful in mapping a superbly intuitive control system to the gamepad, and by enabling direct control of your Titan a basic action element is introduced. Yet by totally amputating any strategic scope from the RTS equation, the ensuing battles becoming virtually pointless affairs. [Mar 2004, p.111]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7