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.
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Mostly Positive (427 reviews) - 71% of the 427 user reviews for this game are positive.
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 - 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
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Mostly Positive (427 reviews)
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Elventin
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
i got this as gift and i love it really fun game
i would give this game 10/10
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SilentJay
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
this is a really fun game. $9.99 fun? ... catch it on sale and its a must have ! I am enjoying the campaign , the other reviews are right it gets crazy hard and fast. Not to many games i dumb it down to easy but i had to. The multiplayer is a ton of fun, i havent tried to find a random game but getting a few friends together is a good time. A risk style rts with a few different game modes. I like it.
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Scarey
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Far too hard far too fast
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Nymeus
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Had this for awhile, enjoyed it, but stopped playing, recently found out my usb controllers work perfectly with it and can play it multiplayer. Its fun and causes lots of raging from the losers.

Definitely worth playing if you have usb controllers and have one or more people willing to play it with you. Games are prettie fast, but the more players the more worlds so might take longer then. Generally 2 players take 10mins per game at most.

Works with in-home streaming by steam really well.
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Halen5
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Wow, what people say about level 10 is true. Could be fun, but it's just not worth the effort.
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your ad aqui
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
The game worked fine on first launch, but the aspect ratio is all off on subsequent launches. The video settings either can't be changed or will not take effect. Customer support has not responded to any of my emails. So the game is unplayable. I cannot recommend.
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andrewsav
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Saidly the game difficulty after first few mission is pretty much impossible. It's fun in the beginning, but it quicly escalates to being unplayable.
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Ray
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
If you're looking for something more laid back and not stressful, possibly with full controller support then I higly recommend this + it's a fun little game.
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twitch.tv/killall31
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
This is a really great and fun game. It's a space RTS, you upgrade your planets, build your fleet, and then mass your fleet to differen't planets to take them over. 4 Differen't game modes, lots of fun. Game needs more players, so spread the word!!
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Gab Hardy (ipc0nfig)
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
holy fudge this is so addictive. simple gameplay simple mechanic. but to master, you need to know it deep. money management, unit management, mind reading. its multiplayer chess.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
111 of 139 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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60 of 71 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.9 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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61 of 80 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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41 of 49 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.0 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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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2015
Got this game on an awesome special so I don't have many greviences. It's a fun game when you are winning but fairly frustrating when you aren't, the reason this is, is not because the game is too hard but rather the game doesn't allow for much variety in strategies. You will restart over and over untill you find the one strategy that works. This makes it an unbalanced strategy game because you may as well watch a bot vs bot match on any RTS and pretend you are one of the bots. With that said, when you are winning it's quite enjoyable and would be a VERY decent game if this feeling was well maintained. If you find it on special it is likely worth whatever experience you get but I would not pay full price.
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 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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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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29 of 41 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2015
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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