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  • Summary: In what is shaping up to be their most ambitious project since Act of War, Eugen Systems will deliver a real-time strategy experience set in the 2020's in a darkly realistic future where 3 major factions fight for their interests. In a world where international crisis and financial order isIn what is shaping up to be their most ambitious project since Act of War, Eugen Systems will deliver a real-time strategy experience set in the 2020's in a darkly realistic future where 3 major factions fight for their interests. In a world where international crisis and financial order is set in a seemingly unending loop, the shadowy organization known as "The Cartel" attempt to complete a secret agenda with high-tech technology, stolen prototypes and stealthy operatives. Against this looming threat stands the Chimere, a UNO funded, classified military organization specialized in fast strikes, which attempts to maintain global peace and order. Finally, somewhere between the two stands the US Army, worn out by two decades of being kept on a war footing with too few replacements, but still fielding a great deal of battle-hardened veterans. Expand

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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 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.
  3. 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]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
  1. Jan 2, 2016
    10
    du même éditeur que act of war et dans la ligné de command and conquer , un excellent RTS style ancien , 3 faction , gestion des ressourcesdu même éditeur que act of war et dans la ligné de command and conquer , un excellent RTS style ancien , 3 faction , gestion des ressources pétrole , aluminium,terre rares , de nombreuses troupe spécialisé ,des tas de véhicule ,terre, air , et les super armes ! un mode multi très bien fait , tout est la !! Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2015
    10
    The long-awaited strategy: currently on the market of video games it does not have competition! In the best tradition of my favorite Act ofThe long-awaited strategy: currently on the market of video games it does not have competition! In the best tradition of my favorite Act of War. The perfect combination of graphics / gameplay. Perhaps for me it's one of the best games of the last decade. In short 10 out of 10! Expand
  3. 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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  4. Sep 8, 2015
    7
    AoA has many good approaches like ressources, off map support planes or the size and layout of maps. But the generic art style, barelyAoA has many good approaches like ressources, off map support planes or the size and layout of maps. But the generic art style, barely distinguishable factions and weak tactical view hurt the game quite alot.

    At times, it feels like they stopped at some point as they where afraid to innovate too much and rather stick to the relatively safe classic RTS formula. Which is a shame, as AoA had the potential to be something more unique. AoA is a candidate for an extensive addon to fix up the rough edges.
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  5. Jan 26, 2017
    5
    finally a great strategy ... no
    positive
    + pretty cool units + strategy is needed to win + a lot of recources..... negative -which is
    finally a great strategy ... no
    positive
    + pretty cool units
    + strategy is needed to win
    + a lot of recources.....
    negative
    -which is very annoying to
    - does nothing new in the genre
    - boring campaign that is already not interesting in the first hour
    i played skirmish the whole freaking time .because of the boring campaign
    It can be a strategy for some people but for me its annoying and boring
    my suggestion: don't buy it
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  6. Sep 9, 2015
    4
    This game is like a tedious version of C&C or act of war. You have 3 resources to acquire, resources run out so quickly, units and upgradesThis game is like a tedious version of C&C or act of war. You have 3 resources to acquire, resources run out so quickly, units and upgrades are very expensive, units die extremely quickly despite their expense. There are mechanics for resource generation but again they take a long time to build to due expenses, one of the mechanics relys on collecting prisoners which only your infantry can do, this just makes the resource management experience even more tedious. Why the hell they decided to make resource management so time consuming and unnecessarily complex is beyond me. Have 1 resource. Have it be mine-able and have buildings that can generate it... boom, problem solved!

    You cant build anywhere (fair enough) but the build radius is often quite small and makes building your base very annoying, also the radius depends on the building... yeah some buildings you can build quite a distance from your HQ, others have to be literally right next to it.

    RTS games like this are in a difficult position... they arent small scale enough to do effective micro in and indeed there are very few mechanics here that support micro in the way that say company of heros does. But this game isnt large scale enough to support huge armies and massive battles like supreme commander, I mean the engine and map size certainly support this but the current resource management and unit costs certainly dont. Act of aggression sits awkwardly between these two types of RTS....

    Right now this game is just a chore to play, this is coming from someone who played every C&C up until C&C3, supcom, company of heros, starcraft, wargame series and even act of war. There is a good game in act of aggression somewhere but its just not there yet... If you like RTS keep an eye on it and see if they make it more playable, maybe get it on a sale, right now its not worth it. Oh and the single player is pretty awful, I wouldn't get it at all if that's all you're interested in.
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  7. Sep 21, 2015
    0
    I hardly ever take time in my life to write anything on a forum, but I actually feel I really need to say something about Act Of Aggression.I hardly ever take time in my life to write anything on a forum, but I actually feel I really need to say something about Act Of Aggression. Eugene, I have to say after playing this game for over 70 hours (mostly multiplayer and around 80% winrate, purely for information so you know im not a casual gamer sitting here whining about units being unbalanced because I don't know how to play), It's a really ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game, I'm madly dissapointed. The game is so unbalanced and the units are so unresponsive. The mechanics of an RTS that makes it good is that theres always a good unit vs another unit, while in this game you have units like the terminator, that only costs aluminium, that can be upgraded to fight and asskick EVERYTHING and in the game. Its so easy to just mass out as much random units as you can, and it almost always works, its just so mind numbing compared to other games when you actually have to think about what units that counters the enemies units. Also, what the **** did you think when you made the fennek? Yeah, lets make a unit that is really cheap, can outrun everything, make it really overpowered against buildings and give it stealth... holy s*** seriously? Even if you have stealth detection, if you're not inside your base with a huge army with stealth detect at all times, your base will go down so fast against fennek and also the metal storm, that you can just forget about the game if you are more than 50 meters from your HQ at any given time. And yes, the enemy will always find a way around you, and if you are supposed to have enough units and stealth detect to actually counter him, you wont be able to do anything other than turle the whole game. This is especially true in bigger MP games when you play 2on2 or more players together on bigger maps. The fast patches after launch also indicates something positive, but also negative about you releasing the game too early, and not being a finished product. I just wanted this game to be the next good oldshool'ish RTS, but It's not, It's actually a really bad game, objectively I would say, because it really really is. Expand

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