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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the all time greats, 23 Feb 2009
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This review is from: Total Annihilation - Gold Edition (Mac) (Video Game)
An excellent game!

Although it was not as popular as Starcraft or Command and Conquer, this game was way ahead in terms of game mechanics. It boasts 3D units, 2D terrain with a height matrix to produce realistic battlefields where hills can effect terrain movement and hinder certain weapons. This game is most similar to "Supreme Commander" in the modern era since it was based on this game.

Unlike most RTS games, this has infinite resources, what matters is the rate at which you aquire resources. The resources are in the form of metal and energy where the former can be aquired by building mines on special tiles or the latter energy which is provided by building energy producing machines like wind turbines and fusion reactors. Energy can be converted into metal on low metal maps but requires a lot of energy.

With the latest patch, up to 1500 units per side can fight it out in mighty battles involving planes, hovercrafts, tanks, k-bots, ships and superweapons. I have had a lot of fun over the years with this game and still do.

This Gold pack contains the game and its two expansions: Core Contingency and Battle Tactics, the former being the real expansion pack and the latter being a spinoff in my view. Battle tactics contains 100 or so practice missions, some of which are a bit boring.

This game has plenty of mods still around mainly at "tauniverse" some of which give a truely fresh feel to the game.

It is not perfect however, which I will outline.

Its AI is a bit rubbish, forunately, many better AI's still exist in modifications but they are fairly basic compared to modern AI's. I.e. they tend just to send endless streams of units towards the nearest target.

With the expansion packs, the amount of different units is impressive but alas, many are completely useless and some have poorly defined roles.

Despite being labelled as OS X, this game will not work at all on OS X unless you have "Classic Mode", which is not present on Intel Macs.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Classic, 2 Aug 2001
This review is from: Total Annihilation - Gold Edition (Mac) (Video Game)
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Please let me think what to say. I can't describe this game in 1,000 words!
The player is always drawn in, the story is strong and ethical (even for today's beliefs, it remains on a topical subject, cloning). The gameplay is absolutely astounding and you always have the feeling of carrying on.
Multiplayer? I've never played a game as addictive as this, and it has drawn me away from Counter-Strike on several occasions. A game that is truly worth every penny.
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