• Publisher: SSI
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2000
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. My favourite touch is that your forces have only limited ammunition, while in many RTS games your guns seem to have an infinite supply of bullets.
  2. PC Gamer
    90
    A first-rate RTS game that just may revitalize the genre. [Sept 2000, p.110]
  3. Three unique perspectives and a host of missions make this a program that can be played over and over again.
  4. Earth 2150 has without a doubt escaped the dull shadow of its predecessor to emerge as a well-crafted, highly complex and beautiful game.
  5. 89
    While it's not perfect, Earth 2150 is one of the finest examples of a classically-styled RTS I've seen in years, and I look forward to more out of TopWare in the future.
  6. Average AI and somewhat less-than-breathtaking graphics and sounds aside, it introduces some elements that I would like to see become part of the 3D RTS genre on a regular basis.
  7. A fun RTS game that comes almost as a surprise considering how much hype Blizzard and Westwood RTS games generate.
  8. Ultimately, Earth 2150 delivers complex and challenging gameplay - and even an absorbing story.
  9. CNET Gamecenter
    80
    Introduces many new and interesting elements into the sometimes stale RTS genre; although it has a moderate learning curve, fans of the genre will want to pick this one up.
  10. The lighting system more than makes up for this lack of colour though, with pyrotechnic multi-coloured dynamic lighting, and full day and night cycles.
  11. Cool, complex, and full of action, Earth 2150 extends the tradition of classic sci-fi RTS warfare with a few new twists.
  12. 78
    It could have easily been a "great" game if more time was spent making the interface cleaner and less micromanagement was needed all around.
  13. Daily Radar
    75
    It's also great to see something as real-world integral as a searchlight become almost necessary in an RTS wargame.
  14. Topware Interactive has made a solid real-time strategy title with some interesting gameplay elements, but buyers should research a little and know what they are buying into before the final purchase.
  15. If you can get past the brick-handed interface and get into the game itself, odds are you'll enjoy it.
  16. As fun and addictive as any of the high profile RTS games on the market.
  17. 70
    A game that looks and sounds great, but sometimes feels more like work than play.
  18. The most interesting thing about the game is its very nice looking 3D engine.
  19. The most important thing to do before setting out to play Earth 2150 is to remember to synchronize your watch, because it does not count to be slow in this game, or things will burn up.
  20. Spank!
    69
    There's a lot of gameplay here but most of it is either excruciatingly dull or annoyingly derivative.
  21. While Earth 2150 clearly takes its inspiration from the best of the RTS breed, it fails to establish any identity that is clearly its own.
  22. A mixed bag of great ideas and poor implementation.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 53
  2. Negative: 6 out of 53
  1. Feb 20, 2019
    8
    Great and oldschool, improving everything that was in the previous game. And it does work on win7. Pickens approves!
  2. Jun 13, 2016
    10
    I dont think anyone will ever read this review because the game is so old but i can honestly tell you this is one of the most perfect RTS everI dont think anyone will ever read this review because the game is so old but i can honestly tell you this is one of the most perfect RTS ever made. Simply brilliant, i cant get into detail because i will be here all night. I played this game when it first came out back in 2002 and now its 2016, i have just reached prestige master on BO3 and have decided to download the game on Steam and enjoy this precious game all over again. Full Review »
  3. Nov 1, 2013
    10
    The only reason I can't give this game a ten is because its over ten years old and the graphics are a little dated, but not as much as yourThe only reason I can't give this game a ten is because its over ten years old and the graphics are a little dated, but not as much as your think!
    This game was ahead of its time in every way, no other RTS has repeated its brilliance.
    great campaign
    great maps
    great story great
    Innovative and hugely fun game play in every area, and with three factions that all work differently but are still all well balanced.
    Absolute F***ing Genius !
    In fact f*ck it, I'm giving it a ten.
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