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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (296 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 27, 2012
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"Planets Under Attack is a true hidden gem, this game is well worth your time... fun to play with Friend or Alone!"
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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 - http://leviathyn.com/review/planets-under-attack/

About This 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    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:Lion (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
20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Planets Under Attack is a simple RTS, very easy to get into, but it actually gets really challenging as you progress. This is not a bad thing as games these days normally hand-hold you to the end, I liked the challenge on offer here.

Graphic wise, I actually quite liked the style on show. The comic book style art really suites it well. The story is pretty pants, but thankfully it's not all about the story here, it's the gameplay.

It does have a very addictive side to it, I found myself being hell bent on getting the three stars available on each level. I have yet to try the multiplayer mode, hopefully there will be a player base out there, that will make finding matches easy enough.

This is more than likely to be included in bundles, so keep your eye out.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Interesting little game that can get very annoying, specially later levels. Sometimes rules are very clear, sometimes not so much, and controlls are rather limited. Still good way to kill time...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
PUA is pretty enjoyable (while you're wining) because of its light humour, lovely music and fresh gameplay. And the most important thing: this game gives a real chalenge to your tactical skills.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
seems like it could be an enjoyable game, certainly well made.

the difficulty ramps up immediately - having to restart the 4th level 6 times as the AI is faster and regenerates "solars" faster than me due to starting with more planets.

There may be a hardcore game underneath the sugar coating, but the visuals don't match the frustrating playstyle.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Simple game but challenging

Super recommended for casual gamer
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
This game should be horror genre... The planes are almost as big as the planets and look like rockets...
Oh yeah and there's a big fat man with a scary eye and a scary hand and a scary moustache i think i cried when i saw him
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
beautiful space management game i give to it 8/10.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
So fun
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92 of 114 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2014
I purchased this with the express intent of playing co-op, local or otherwise. This game falsely advertises there is co-op when in reality the multiplayer mode is only VS. There is no way to play with a friend against enemy AI.
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55 of 61 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2014
Planets Under Attack,

Pros
-Easy to learn.
-Nice cartoony style. (a patato can run it)
-Almost fully voice acted singleplayer.
-A Surprising amount of Depth to the gameplay.

Cons
-Only 2 Factions. (Humans and Robot 2.0)
-Glitchy Multiplayer.
-Game maps can become Extreamly messy and crowded.
-Only 4 Game modes.

Review:
Planets under Attack is a strategy adventure suitable for both inexperienced and hard core strategy gamers,
The game offers 18 different Multiplayer Maps for 2-4 players.
And a Singleplayer thats almost fully Voice acted, its also a Good way to prepair for the multiplayer
The Game offers the player the choice between 2 Factions : The Humans and Robot 2.0 (Both these factions act Differently)
Its the most fun with Friends ofcourse (what isn't?)
And it The has a Really Nice art style in my opinion. (Who doesnt like SPACE )

For more information visit the Planets Under Attack Website on : www.planetsunderattack.com

I Would give this game a 7,6 out of 10 and a Thumps up.

Catogory : Strategy
Published by TopWare Interactive AG.
Developed by Targem Games.
Platforms : Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Steam (PC & Mac)

Extra info : The game is 100% Controller supported (Thanks to the Xbox Port) and the controls with a Gamepad feel great, they did a great job on that

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39 of 46 people (85%) found this review helpful
46.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 30, 2014
"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. 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 in theory just can play for a break during yourr office work. The only thing is, this game gets so amazingly addictive in a very short while, you better tell your boss it could take a while for him to see you again ... :)

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 or equally for a couple of hours at a time. Give it a try and at least download the demo. And if you tend to like the game (like I do - just in case you didn't mention yet), maybe we could get together sometime and meet up for a few online matches as this game really deserves full servers.
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50 of 66 people (76%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2014
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.
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2014
I enjoy the core concept behind the game and if you are looking for an extremely difficult game then look no further.

The difficulty curve ramps up hard at level 10, and it gets to a point where you must have nearly flawless strategy to win some of the levels...on easy.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2014
This game makes me sad. I love it so much but the campaign is impossible to complete. The problem is that the ai can multitask infinately but you are simply a mere human. There's only so many hundreds of tiny ships you can keep track of on screen at the same time. The skirmishes add a lot of replay along with the leveling up but, honestly, if you like this game save your money and get Eufloria instead. It's not as visually pleasing but it's a much better game, hands down.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
The basis of this game is to take over planets, and then using those planets to build up more jets to take over planets with, and to eventually overwhelm your enemy with your jet ships to eliminate them. You really only need the mouse to play. You take over planets by clicking on them.

This seems quite cool. However, amongst all the awesomeness that is this game, the controls feel laggy. When I click on a planet, I don't immediately get a response from my allied planets. And I feel in a game that requires those split decision making choices, it allows my strategy to easily fold. I am suddenly clicking on one planet. The exact controls are also slightly vague. It took me a second to figure out how to upgrade, but the reasons for doing so felt almost pointless. I could either send out ships to take over planets, or spend time upgrading them.

Overall a good game. I have better games on my game list of 200 games, but this one is still pretty good. It just needs some touch ups from the developer. I felt there was too much useless information on the screen as well, and the important information was placed on the same level as some of the useless stuff. I am really on the fence with this game, but I am recommending it out of the hopes that other people will see the positives come from the negatives.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
I want to like the game because the developers are the nicest guys around and the production values are top notch. The game mechanic is perfect for a touchscreen like Win8 or mobile but still works great for mouse on PC. The current price of the game on sale is $1.49 and at that price it's a must buy. Unfortunately that doesn't mean that I can say it's a good game.

Balance is extremely important in this type of game and it's also the biggest failing here. There is a nice slow progression to level 9 and then the difficulty jumps off a cliff. The good news is that this can be patched and then I can revise this review so that these kind, aewesome developers can make enough money to go on making other fun games.
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2014
Planets Under Attack is a real-time strategy game.

The gameplay mechanic of Planets Under Attack are simple and not very deep, but it's good, not too 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.

The graphics of Planets Under Attack is cartoon, but that doesn't make the game a children game. The UI is good and well designed.

Planets Under Attack is another good and fun game. I recommend this.

Rating 8/10
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
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.
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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
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.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
The game concept is good enough, especially for the price point of $0.99 USD (Steam sale).

However, for those looking for cooperative mode vs. AI, in an online capacity, know that the game does not currently support it. Despite advertising it as such and asserting that it offers this capability, the game does not at this provide it. A lengthy thread on the forums has also gone unanswered by the developers so no clarity has been shed on the subject. As such, no online coop campaign OR skirmish options exist for players vs. AI.

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