Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde Image
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  • Summary: Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde calls upon your skill and courage to destroy the enemy, pillage the enclaves, and scorch the earth. With a horde of specialized goblin warriors at your command, you can wage war in single-player and multiplayer modes. Design a custom army from over 25Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde calls upon your skill and courage to destroy the enemy, pillage the enclaves, and scorch the earth. With a horde of specialized goblin warriors at your command, you can wage war in single-player and multiplayer modes. Design a custom army from over 25 different goblins with melee, ranged, elemental, acid, and magical combat specialties. You can even take direct control of giant titans, powerful turrets, and battle-ready vehicles to cause reckless mayhem across the lands. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. 90
    Smart new theory kicks a dying genre in the butt and makes for a unique single-player and terrific two-player game.
  2. The game has been kept rather simple in terms of controls to allow players to jump right in and go with a minimal time spent in learning the game. The mission interface could have been better. But if you are looking for an RTS with imagination, this is definitely worth a gander.
  3. It's a very good game that could have been much more. [Jan 2004, p.149]
  4. It is real-time and parts of it are strategy but it is not a real-time strategy game. While a decent first attempt into the genre for the Xbox, there's obviously plenty of room for improvement.
  5. The game is easy to pick up and play, a must for a console RTS game, but this takes away many strategic elements, and will leave fans of the genre wishing there was more to do.
  6. GC's controls have been optimised for the Xbox's pad and as you are never more than a button press away, you always feel in control unlike some early conversions of the Command & Conquer series, which all results in a fun accessible RTS.
  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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  1. Z
    Dec 18, 2003
    9
    Hands down the best RTS that has come out for the consoles... period. It's an absolute blast to play. Of course, it is not a PC RTS, and Hands down the best RTS that has come out for the consoles... period. It's an absolute blast to play. Of course, it is not a PC RTS, and doesn't seem like it was ever intedned to be. People that have given this game a bad review completely missed the point. It's an action oriented RTS designed for the consoles... and it's good! Expand