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Planets under Attack offers a surprising depth of gameplay, while its intuitive controls allow even casual gamers to pick it up and feel comfortable immediately. In addition to the addicting gameplay, Planets under Attack is an obvious labor of love.
Release Date: Sep 27, 2012
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"Such delivery is commendable in it’s self, but with the dressing of an enduring campaign and welcome online component Planets Under Attack becomes a strategy experience that any fan of the genre would be a fool to overlook."
84/100 - electronictheater

"Travel the universe with Mr. Goodman as he tries to make his fortune in the galactic gold rush by conquering planets and defeating human, alien and robot opponents who want to take his chance at wealth away."
9/10 - leviathyn.com

About the Game

Planets under Attack offers a surprising depth of gameplay, while its intuitive controls allow even casual gamers to pick it up and feel comfortable immediately. In addition to the addicting gameplay, Planets under Attack is an obvious labor of love. An exciting and memorable cast of characters exist perfectly in this artistically beautiful world. From the ships to the planets, everything has an essence of its own, with a memorable soundtrack and comical sound effects breathing life into the visuals

The goal of this challenging space adventure is to conquer a galaxy of planets, while undertaking a multitude of special challenges. Take control of your mighty space armada, and wreak havoc across the cosmos, but choose your targets wisely! Conquered planets will net you income to expand your forces, but you must carefully weigh the pros and cons of attacking each planet, as timing and available resources are critical to victory. Above all else, you must keep a cool head. Enemies race to capture your territory as you hone in on theirs and multiple battles will rage on all fronts. You must make tactical decisions at every turn, from scouting your enemies and deploying units, to shoring up your planets’ defenses and knowing when to attack and when to defend. Strategic multi-tasking and a keen military mind will lead directly to unrivaled glory…while careless play will reduce your army to space dust.

The Campaign mode tests your military might with 32 thrilling levels, each with varied planets, tasks and game modes. Defend a planet until reinforcements arrive, fly into uncharted space, conquer planets and set up defenses before rivals attack - the list goes on and on, as there is no shortage of objectives in your struggle for interstellar dominance. Start out as a novice and learn the ropes, or ramp up the challenge with three levels of difficulty. The longer you play the more experience you’ll obtain, allowing you to unlock new technologies, changing the way you play and ensuring you’ll keep coming back for more!

Online

In Online mode, don’t just choose your own path, make the cosmos your own personal battleground! You design the fight, from choosing the amount of players, to selecting your maps. Simply pick a game mode, select your settings, grab some friends, and cut loose.

Key Features

  • Impressive moving planetary systems in a three dimensional space
  • Stunning cartoon graphics
  • Fun, easy to learn gameplay in a rich science-fiction setting
  • 8 types of planets
  • A diverse campaign with 32 levels and multiple game modes
  • 15 multiplayer levels for 2-4 players – either in Online mode against other players, Skirmish mode against the A.I., or work towards the same goals and team-up with players in Team mode.
  • Same system multiplayer – allowing players to play with up to 4 people at once, all on the same system, and in any mode they choose.
  • 15 unlockable technologies provide gameplay variety in both single and multiplayer modes
  • 2 playable races with unique ship designs and gameplay variants

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:1.5 GHz Single Core CPU
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics card with Shader 3.0 support and 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64x2
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics card with Shader 3.0 support and 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
    • Processor:2 Ghz Intel
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Open GL 2.1 / Shader Model 3 capable graphics card with 256 MB video RAM
    • Hard Drive:600 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

    Recommended:

    • OS:Lyon (10.7.X)
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo 2GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Open GL 2.1 / Shader Model 3 capable graphics card with 512 MB video RAM
    • Hard Drive:600 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
489 products in account
22 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
Depending on the price point you are going to aquire this game I would recommend or not recommend it. As I bought this when it was at a good price point I choose recommend.

The gameplay itself is nice. Although the game mechanics themselve to concur planets isnt really deep. The decision to where to send your armies give enough choice to allow for some tactical fights. Blindly sending your troops to a planet might work in the first levels but after a while you'll notice some more thought will need to go into deciding when and whcih planets to attack.
Posted: January 3rd, 2014
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
650 products in account
44 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
Planets Under Attack is a strategy games but it's a unique strategy game I ever play until now. First I can say, it's not good, it's great! The gameplay mechanic maybe simple and not very deep, but it's good, not very easy and need some time to master. You start with a planet, build up fleets and then set out to conquer neutral or/and enemy planets. But you have to make the right decision which planet to attack first and use tactics. The first level of the game could be easy, but when you play deeper into the game, there's when the fun begin. I recommend this.

Rating 8/10
Posted: February 5th, 2014
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
92 products in account
25 reviews
46.7 hrs on record
"Planets Under Attack" is an addictive little time consumer that reminds me somehow of "Megalomania" because it's gameplay is mainly focused on massive realtime tactical movement of your units between different positions. The different positions in this game here are the many different planets scattered around each map in the huge campaign mode. After playing a bit into the game you can even begin to set different types of planets, one for the bank (it produces money), some for battle planets (they function as big defensive artillery bases ... well ... sort of) and the rest for breeding more men and producing taxes.

There are three different classes to play in this game, although until now - except the robot tutorial mission at the beginning - I've only played the human species so far. But it's clear from the campaign matches and the many hints in the manual that they even have different play styles. Robots for examples don't collect taxes, they use their bodies to upgrade planets and so on ...

This game features deep tactical decisions lying under a neat and easy to lern point and click interface. And most of the time you have to act under pressure, be it time that runs against you or enemies attacking your reaches of space. There are many different mission types during the campaign (or in local / online multiplayer) only interrupted every so often for a special boss battle stages that can differ from the normal gameplay by various intriguing ideas ... but I don't want to spoil you here.

So whats left to say for me is that this is one of these mostly overseen strategy pearls you can play for a break in your office. The only thing is, this game gets so amazingly addictive in a very short while, you better tell your boss it could get late for your comeback ...

In my oppinion you should totally get this game. It's fast, it's deeper in strategy than it looks and it's fun either in small bites as for a couple of hours at a time. Give it a try and at least download the demo. And if you like it like I do, maybe we could get together sometime and do a few online matches as this game deserves full servers.
Posted: March 30th, 2014
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
914 products in account
4 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
I really enjoyed this game for the first two hours or so, but then it gets much too hard. The first boss level is ridiculous - I get stomped every time I try, even on 'easy' difficulty, despite doing fine on all of the previos levels. All the posts I can find online are people saying the same thing. It's clear from the achievements that most people quit about the same point that I quit, maybe for the same reason? It's sad because I really enjoyed the game at first, but it is just far too hard and thus more frustrating than fun.
Posted: January 20th, 2014
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
Some of the levels are horribly unbalanced and the overall feeling of this strategy game is that it is a visually appealing speace-based Excel spreadsheet.
Posted: February 6th, 2014
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