Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Sep 2, 2015
    95
    Diverse factions and units, continually evolving gameplay, and authentic-feeling maps make for a must-own game for RTS enthusiasts and newcomers.
  2. Sep 2, 2015
    90
    Eugen have taken the classic RTS formula and created a compelling and fun strategy game. Well worth your money.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 5, 2015
    84
    Act of Aggression is a traditional, acceptable RTS. Nothing more, nothing less. [Oct 2015]
  4. Sep 8, 2015
    84
    A solid RTS game right now, and with a bright future ahead, Act of Aggression is a strong and welcomed release.
  5. Sep 3, 2015
    84
    A traditional RTS with clever ideas that struggles a bit due to the weak single player campaign. Still the best RTS we've seen in a long time.
  6. Sep 30, 2015
    83
    Inspired by an old glory of the past such as Command & Conquer: Generals, Act of aggression is one of the best RTS on the market, compelling and technically well-kept. Unfortunately, the interface is a little nonintuitive.
  7. Sep 14, 2015
    81
    The combined elements of Act of War and C&C:Generals make for true old-school multiplayer mayhem, albeit with a lackluster single player campaign and a few issues here and there. Furthermore, the fact that Eugen Systems is genuinely and actively listening to the community feedback, leads us to expect great things. Long live the old-school RTS renaissance.
  8. Oct 25, 2015
    80
    A solid, deep and tactical RTS that is fun both in single and multiplayer. The main campaign isn't that great story-wise, but we appreciate its presence, and there's really no reason to get angry about it when the gameplay is that good. If you love RTS games you'll definitely like Act of Aggression and its three factions. Good job Eugen Systems.
  9. Power Unlimited
    Oct 8, 2015
    80
    An old school RTS in modern trappings that’s addictive as all hell. Highly recommendable for everyone who’ve ever enjoyed a realtime strategy game. [Oct 2015, p. 061]
  10. Sep 14, 2015
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  11. Sep 7, 2015
    80
    Act of Aggression is no C&C-clone, but it is a classic RTS game with a few fun twists and a fresh look on the aftermath of Act of War. Don't be mislead by the simplicity, because there is a deeper strategy game within.
  12. Dec 21, 2015
    75
    A very classical RTS, with beautiful graphics and an old school multiplayer vibe.
  13. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2015
    75
    Despite some problems with AI the single player campaign is a really solid, interesting set of challenges. It’s a deep, satisfying game with very different factions that forces you to adapt rather than employ universal strategies. [11/2015, p.60]
  14. Sep 21, 2015
    75
    For those only interest in single-player, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. If online multiplayer or even AI skirmishes are all you need, Act of Aggression delivers a wonderful product.
  15. Sep 15, 2015
    75
    An excellent choice for those who miss the days of the RTS genre good old times.
  16. Sep 4, 2015
    75
    Even if it could have been called Act of War 2, Act of Aggression is a classic and strong RTS which can be related to Command & Conquer Generals. One thing is certain: this game is meant for online battles more than the solo campaign.
  17. Oct 13, 2015
    72
    There are some issues in the gameplay and balancing, but if you miss the RTS "golden age", you might still enjoy this blast from the past.
  18. Sep 21, 2015
    72
    While campaign and interface are not on par with genre standards, the skirmishes against AI controlled opponents and human generals surprise with explosive battles and unit variety.
  19. Sep 2, 2015
    72
    Despite its complete lack of fresh ideas, Act of Aggression does a good job of replicating the C&C formula. The lackluster campaign and uninspired factions won't win the hearts of singleplayer fans. In multiplayer however, Act of Aggression shows tons of potential.
  20. Oct 14, 2015
    70
    Α solid modern RTS that is in the same vein as the ’90s classics. The game by Eugen Systems is optimized perfectly and provides distinctive factions that require demanding resource management, featuring a plethora of different units. Unfortunately Act of Aggressions can’t help but feel generic due to its seriously underdeveloped campaign.
  21. Sep 25, 2015
    70
    A nice alternative from an already established monster of the RTS genre Eugen Systems.
  22. Sep 22, 2015
    70
    Classic RTS elements with a few new features, improvements for some, distractions for others.
  23. Sep 18, 2015
    70
    Soaked to the core in that quintessentially nineties cocktail of cynicism and an exultant love of violence, playing Act of Aggression feels like going back in time and returning to a home that only exists in your oldest memories. And that's special, even if it means dealing with some obtuse design issues.
  24. Sep 16, 2015
    70
    Act of Aggression is a great proposition for everyone still waiting for the next Command & Conquer: Generals. Old-school gameplay is engaging, but the first excitement dissipates with time, and the campaign is not great.
  25. Sep 14, 2015
    70
    It’s a throwback to C&C: Generals, which was one of my favorite RTS games of all time, but lacks the fun of that campaign and the kind of cartoonish feeling that infused that entire series so successfully.
  26. Sep 13, 2015
    70
    I wanted to point out things that this game tries to do differently than most classic RTS games because honestly everything else felt very… classic. That isn’t to say the game was bad or should be overlooked, just that if you were hoping for a reinvented RTS you might want to keep looking.
  27. Sep 4, 2015
    70
    A competent old-style RTS with very good production values but few innovations, an underwhelming campaign mode and tons of potential for competitive multiplayer battles.
  28. Sep 4, 2015
    70
    Act of Aggression is a typical, old-school, good quality RTS with base building and constantly expanding your army. Don't expect a complex, long, interesting story like the one in the Red Alert saga - there isn't one. This is a game for people who like to look for different strategies and like to discuss whether the tanks are too strong or the infantry is too weak.
  29. Sep 2, 2015
    70
    AI flaws and a limp campaign let down an otherwise-accomplished RTS revival.
  30. games(TM)
    Nov 15, 2015
    60
    A solid - albeit flawed - RTS. [Issue#167, p.96]
  31. Sep 29, 2015
    60
    Summary: Uninspiring with a lack of original ideas. It might be noteworthy if it wasn’t swimming in a pool crowded with 800-pound gorillas.
  32. 60
    Unfortunately enough time has passed since the last C&C game that I would have liked to see a few more risks taken, because I don't see the newer generation of RTS fans biting with this one.
  33. Sep 14, 2015
    60
    At the first glance funny and good looking honor to the golden era of real-time strategy turns out to be a wildly over-complex, and thus fatally unbalanced. From the average or below-average experience game is saved by the campaign and the fact, that within the RTS genre there isn’t much better choice currently.
  34. Oct 29, 2015
    55
    It’s not the worst RTS game I’ve seen in my life. It’s just bland and pointless.
  35. Oct 7, 2015
    50
    Act of Aggression truly lives up to its name. It commits an act of aggression against its players.
  36. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 12, 2015
    40
    Contradictory RTS with so-so basic mechanisms fails to bring any added value and bugs kill any fun this game could offer. The result is boredom mixed with anger. [Issue#256]
  37. Sep 9, 2015
    40
    For all the RTS experience Eugen brings this game, for all the carefully calculated resource management, for all the probably meticulous unit balance, for all the competent interface features, for all the map design and fiery explosions and destructible building and dynamic cratering, Act of Aggression feels like leftovers when it comes to action RTS thrills. An RTS without personality just isn’t an RTS worth playing.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 98
  2. Negative: 21 out of 98
  1. Sep 3, 2015
    3
    The game looks ok graphically and the soundtrack is cool. It also has many types of units and upgrades. But the campaign is absolutelyThe game looks ok graphically and the soundtrack is cool. It also has many types of units and upgrades. But the campaign is absolutely terrible. There's supposed to be a story somewhere in there, I think, but I don't get almost anything about it. Also, did you expect FMV cutscenes with cheesy acting like the old Westwood games? There's none of that here. It feels like a budget campaign, but they're not charging a budget price for the game...

    Also, there are a lot of gameplay problems and bugs. Unit pathfinding and responsiveness is a mess. You click 5 soldiers to go around a building, 2 of them will go one way, 2 more will go the other way, and 1 of them will get stuck and sort of twitch around for a bit. You have 2 tanks side by side and you order them to attack different targets, they start attacking, then if you select them again and order them to change and focus the same target they just...ignore you forever. I right click 50 times and they don't focus or reposition if they are out of range, they just ignore you and keep attacking separate targets. You select a group of long range snipers to kill garrisoned soldiers, some of them do it while others keep running until they reach melee range and get slaughtered. Completely inexcusable. You wanna micro your wounded units to the back of your army mid-fight? Yeah, good luck with that. And the devs have the nerve to add bonus objectives to not lose any troops on some missions, when units do whatever they feel like. Awesome.

    Also, there are typos EVERYWHERE. In tooltips, in menus, everywhere. The first thing you see when you log in the game is the message "Welcome in Act of Aggression!". Lovely. Then you start the campaign and the game tells you to press A and click to attack-move. It's a lie. A is camera scroll left. Q is attack move. Wrong button prompts on the tutorial. Seriously?

    I could go on. The game might have potential, but right now it's a hot mess, and its problems are very serious. Anyone who has played an RTS with bad pathfinding knows that patching never fixes it. If it's screwed on release, the game's doomed, period. The game is definitely, DEFINITELY not worth the premium price tag, but I'd even hesitate to recommend it for 50% off. Just because there are very few alternatives doesn't mean that we should be satisfied with rubbish.
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  2. Sep 2, 2015
    10
    Top notch RTS with classic base building and resource collecting. Big maps offer fun for different tactics and ambushes, 3 quite differentTop notch RTS with classic base building and resource collecting. Big maps offer fun for different tactics and ambushes, 3 quite different factions add to the diversity of the game. With around 30 vehicles and 15 building types plus alot upgrade options for every faction, the game offers many tactics. From infantry, tanks, helicopters to bombers and nukes everything once made Generals so great you will find here too.
    A nice SP campaign plus alot of options in the MP with ranking ladders add enough stuff to let you have fun with this great RTS for months!
    Where GreyGoo sucked, Act of Aggression takes the loot!
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  3. Sep 2, 2015
    8
    It's a nice game but not as much as expected. The single player campaign is quite poor in terms or story and background, nothing like Act ofIt's a nice game but not as much as expected. The single player campaign is quite poor in terms or story and background, nothing like Act of War.
    The graphic is good; sound effects and background music are average but nothing more.
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