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  • Summary: Grey Goo is a real-time strategy game (RTS for short) with roots in classic strategy mechanics. Utilizing traditional base building as its core, the game aims to reinvent the modern standard of RTS gaming by placing emphasis on tactics over micro-management. By freeing players from having toGrey Goo is a real-time strategy game (RTS for short) with roots in classic strategy mechanics. Utilizing traditional base building as its core, the game aims to reinvent the modern standard of RTS gaming by placing emphasis on tactics over micro-management. By freeing players from having to issue hundreds of orders in a match, each decision is made more valuable and can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. Feb 26, 2015
    91
    The production value on the voice acting, during missions and briefings are fantastic, and the game looks beautiful both during missions and during briefings. The story, with the threat of “the silent ones” hanging over all three races, is engaging.
  2. Jan 23, 2015
    90
    Grey Goo wildly exceeds all expectations for presentation and gameplay. While there are a few issues with cheating and infinite units in single player, the multiplayer is rock solid.
  3. Feb 2, 2015
    80
    One of the best traditional RTS games to hit the PC in a number of years.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    May 13, 2015
    80
    Grey Goo is decent but too by-the-numbers RTS. [May 2015]
  5. Feb 8, 2015
    78
    Grey Goo is a game designed for old-school RTS fans, with some new design twists. It may have some flaws, but it is definitely worth the money.
  6. Feb 2, 2015
    75
    Grey Goo is one of the most interesting recent RTS games and right now there aren't many games in this genre to choose from. Real time strategy fans will be pleased but it's definitely not a perfect game. Grey Goo wants to be StarCraft (the atmosphere, 3 races, good storyline) and the new C&C (slow gameplay and minimal micromanagement) at the same time. As such it suffers a bit but you need to appreciate the good intentions.
  7. Jan 31, 2015
    40
    Grey Goo is a dry and forgettable B-side RTS with no advantage over other RTSs save the fact that it was more recently released.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 53
  2. Negative: 13 out of 53
  1. Jan 26, 2015
    10
    pretty awesome. I really like this game. can't wait to see where they take it, but I love it as is. It can get really stressful, but in apretty awesome. I really like this game. can't wait to see where they take it, but I love it as is. It can get really stressful, but in a great way. No real micro managing, which I like. It's not too difficult to learn, but I'm still learning more as I go. There's a lot of like, hidden features, which can really turn the tides. Not your average RTS, more like, the new standard. imho. Expand
  2. Feb 9, 2015
    10
    Things that are great about this game:

    1. Gorgeous graphics. 2. Goo race has some exceptional and innovative design (although the other
    Things that are great about this game:

    1. Gorgeous graphics.
    2. Goo race has some exceptional and innovative design (although the other races are very well designed as well).
    3. Very importantly, this game is not an e-sport wannabe; there are no unnecessary chores: you don't build workers, there are no supply blocks; unit production can be set to automatically produce a certain unit; this makes the game focus more towards strategy, as opposed to unnecessary actions that uselessly complicate your experience.
    4. Less frustration: units move more slowly and die slower than in other popular RTS games. There is no imba harassment to ruin the experience or overly weak defenses that promote great viewing experience to the detriment of good actual gaming experience.
    5. The music is very engaging and the cut scenes basically rival even the best cinematics out there, as they have been created by the same guys that worked on Lord of the Rings trilogy and District 9.
    6. The tone of the game is more sci-fi oriented, more serious, as opposed to cheesy, cheap and commercial (no corny love story **** in this one); it gives me the same feeling I got when watching a great Star Trek episode; it is definitely catered towards a more mature audience; and the characters are very believable and likeable.
    7. The way in which you build structures and gain access to units is quite different from other strategy games, which opens up a lot of options.

    If you want to play a good RTS when you get home in the evening, without worrying that you have to spam 200 actions per minute to stand a chance and focus on 10 repetitive activities that pointlessly complicate your gameplay or if you want to enjoy a good solid strategy game with gorgeous graphics and intriguing faction design, then this is the game you've been waiting for.
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  3. Jan 25, 2015
    10
    This is the best RTS in a very long time hands down. Asymmetrical factions, beautiful cut scenes, very well balanced and polished gameplay. AThis is the best RTS in a very long time hands down. Asymmetrical factions, beautiful cut scenes, very well balanced and polished gameplay. A must own! Expand
  4. Feb 16, 2015
    7
    It's not bad. It just happens to not be fantastic either.

    You can see the passion of the development throughout for the genre as a whole,
    It's not bad. It just happens to not be fantastic either.

    You can see the passion of the development throughout for the genre as a whole, but after a few hours of gameplay I was left yearning for a bit of innovation, rather than see the same old ideas rehashed.

    I'll give massive credit for the hotkeying system on the fly, which is a nice touch, but the factions are hit and miss and have a very bog-standard story and overall execution. Graphically it's kept things safe by going for a dark, menacing colour scheme, but as such fails to impose a real identity of it's own when compared to games from the past such as Starcraft and C&C.

    And it's the past that this game makes me hark back to again and again, as all it does is make me fondly reminisce about other great titles, rather than get excited about this one in its own right.

    You won't regret buying Grey Goo. There's nothing wrong with it at all, and compared to most RTS games released in the past decade this stands on its own two legs as a worthwhile purchase, but... just don't expect miracles with it.
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  5. Feb 2, 2015
    6
    Asymmetrical factions, beautiful cut scenes, polished gameplay, decent mechanics, a unique approach for the storyline. So much potential.Asymmetrical factions, beautiful cut scenes, polished gameplay, decent mechanics, a unique approach for the storyline. So much potential.

    Wasted.
    Frustrating mission design, poor scripting, telegraphed storyline which always tells you what happens in the next 3 missions in advance because it so obvious. Bugs and issues with region locks and match making. No replays or observer mode either. It really a game in westwood tradition with all the problems their products had and much less of the charm of their CnC series. And when I say frustrating mission design I mean it. Step over the wrong invisible line with a scout unit and experience the wrath of gigantic forces teleported right into attack positions. If you are lucky you will not run into those triggers, but it seems like most players are not lucky and simply have to learn those triggers by try and error. Not really enjoyable to constantly reloading because of those issues. My tip: Save a lot, even when you feel like your dominating.

    Still if you like RTS games you should still get it, but if you are new to the genre grab some of the old classics like Supreme Commander 1 and its stand-alone expansions Forged Alliance or the Starcraft Series. You will enjoy those quite a lot more.

    To be honest the last few missions of grey goo were a torture for me and the most unfun gaming experience I ever had in a game.
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  6. Feb 5, 2021
    5
    Есть стар крафт, зачем придумали эту игру не понял, этакий клон детища от близов на минималках. 5/10Есть стар крафт, зачем придумали эту игру не понял, этакий клон детища от близов на минималках. 5/10
  7. Feb 4, 2015
    0
    The game is buggy and has weak AI (poor single player experience for anyone used to this style of RTS).

    Gameplay is mediocre; there are few
    The game is buggy and has weak AI (poor single player experience for anyone used to this style of RTS).

    Gameplay is mediocre; there are few tactics/strategies. The unit interactions are overly simplistic.

    The game really has no redeeming features over past RTS titles except that it has better graphics. It might be worth a look if you are new to RTS games and you want shiny graphics. Otherwise, I don't think it's worth the money. I'd give it a 4.5/10 but because every positive review is a 9 or 10 (despite its glaring flaws) I'll put down a 0.
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