Colonize solar systems, smash entire worlds, and crush your foes in epic battles with multiple players and thousands of units. Don't just win, annihilate!
User reviews:
Recent:
Mostly Negative (170 reviews) - 30% of the 170 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (14,165 reviews) - 61% of the 14,165 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 5, 2014

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About This Game

Colonize solar systems, annihilate homeworlds, and exterminate your foes in epic interplanetary battles with multiple players and thousands of units. Planetary Annihilation takes strategy gaming to a never-before-seen scale -- and gives players powerful tools to control the action.

Blow up everything, anywhere; dominate with punishing spacecraft, robots, and other futuristic machines of war. Arm asteroids and send them on planet-destroying collision courses. And take over an entire galaxy in a dynamic single-player mode with procedurally generated content. Don’t just win, annihilate!

Key Features Include:


  • Epic Single-Player - Galactic War is a twist on traditional real-time strategy campaigns that has players battling across a dynamic galaxy filled with procedurally-generated content. Every playthrough is different. Annihilation is final.
  • Epic Multiplayer - Play with up to ten friends (or enemies) in massive free-for-all and team-based matches.
  • Spectate - Spectate matches with a suite of incredible viewing options.
  • Advanced Command And Control - With intuitive drags and clicks, seamlessly switch between planets, mine resources, create custom unit formations, or pulverize armies.
  • Dynamic Picture-In-Picture - View and interact with your units on another planet in a second window as you focus and control the action in your primary view.
  • Instant Replays - View in-match recordings in real-time while matches are in progress. See when a battle turned by rewinding the game to any point or check out the entire match after a game ends.
  • Smash Planets - Don’t just win, annihilate. End games with the mother of all weapons: an asteroid on a collision course.

*Internet connection required.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista SP2 64-bit
    • Processor:32 or 64-bit Dual Core or better
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Memory:Integrated graphics with shared memory requires 6GB
    • Graphics:Shader 3.0 / OpenGL 3.2 +
    • Resolution:1280x720
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Additional:Windows XP is NOT supported. The game will not run in XP.
    • Offline Mode:To automatically use a local server, we require 8GB of RAM and 4 logical CPUs. Local server requires 64-bit. There is no 32-bit server.
    Recommended:
      OS:Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor:Quad Core
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Dedicated Graphics Chip (Not Integrated) / OpenGL 3.2+
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Offline Mode:To automatically use a local server, we require 8GB of RAM and 4 logical CPUs. Local server requires 64-bit. There is no 32-bit server.
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS/X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10 (64-bit only)
    • Processor:64-bit Dual Core or better
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 3.0 / Open GL 3.2+
    • Resolution:1280x720
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Additional:32-bit versions of OS X are not supported
    • Offline Mode:To automatically use a local server, we require 8GB of RAM and 4 logical CPUs.
    Recommended:
    • We urge all OS/X users to use the free upgrade to 10.9 or 10.10 to guarantee maximum compatibility and performance.
    • Offline Mode:To automatically use a local server, we require 8GB of RAM and 4 logical CPUs.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any Linux distribution supported by Steam, 64-bit only
    • Processor:64-bit Dual Core or better
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 3.0 / Open GL 3.2+
    • Resolution:1280x720
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Additional:32-bit distributions of Linux are not supported.
    • Offline Mode:To automatically use a local server, we require 8GB of RAM and 4 logical CPUs.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Any Linux distribution supported by Steam, 64-bit only
    • Processor:64-bit Dual Core or better
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 3.0 / Open GL 3.2+
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Offline Mode:To automatically use a local server, we require 8GB of RAM and 4 logical CPUs.
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mostly Negative (170 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (14,165 reviews)
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Tallsockboy
( 24.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I bought this early on and I have to say it was better when I bought it now the game freezes when I try single player, was it an update or that I upgraded to windows 10 because it never used to just stop and crash.

-10/10 would cry again
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Grisu
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 25
Backed this game in EA to support the devs. Got a mediocre and unfinished game.

The devs decided to move along, resell the game on Steam and start another project. So don't expect updates.

I won't support such bad business practices again. Don't waste your hard earned money on this one!

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Jack Merridew
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I got this for $3 through Bundle Stars so I'm not complaining much. Here's the only real thing I can say about this game:

Death Star

Oh god so much metal

Teleporting an army of Booms you left to run on repeat for an entire game on a distant asteroid right into your enemy commanders face.

Pretty much it, I'm not spending whatever the price is for that DLC. Seems money grabby to me. Otherwise just get this game in the strategy action games bundle if you want it cheap. It's good to kill time with friends.

Also it's $3.
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Techmago
( 64.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Was a great game, befere the dev decides to be an a** and rob the players who suport this game.
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IMP_REBS
( 32.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
It's an alright game but this new stand alone Titans that has come out has an outrageously bad pricing system. We spent our money to support this game earlier in its development cycle and how do they repay us? By making us spend a full $4 more for titans than someone who is buying the game for the first time. You are suppose to appreciate people who invest in you early on and reward them, not punish them. This is easily one of the worst sales gimmicks I have seen and I can guarantee I will never support this company again in the future. DO NOT buy this game, if the developers are this willing to rip off their customers they do not deserve a single cent of your money.
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ACiDZ I YiDO
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Great game to waste time on...

However, Wait until it's on sale, I don't think it warrants the current price tag
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FruityChocolate
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Just buy Supreme Commander please!
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Shit
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game was awesome... Until they released an expansion pack as a new standalone game..
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RedDragon
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
if u loved supreme commander u not gona like this one
plusthe planat handling/scrolling is kinda confusing
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Conner
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I cannot recommend this. I just don't think all the hype for this game was worth it. Quite a disappointment. 3/10.
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godin
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 22
I spent 100$ on the Beta, at the time it seemed good and promising, however the devs really dropped the ball. The content is stale and nothing about it makes it playable. The amount of RAM it eats is ridiculous. Dont waste yourr money. BTW (f*** you devs)
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Novahaze
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Early access game.... they stopped updating the game for several months. then released the full product (bug free + content promissed) under a different name/title/price. ♥♥♥♥ing rip off. Avoid this company at all costs!!!
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ドミニク
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Game won't even start anymore
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TheTemplarKing
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
I can't recommend this game becuase it was good at first, but then it broke. I can't play online, AI Skrimish, or even the singleplayer.
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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Pengu From pungu
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Where to start with this game well first off lets just say its a mess of great ideas almost a successor to star wars : Emipre at war.
The games or "matches" only last 2 minutes and it's always won by the ai no matter what you do by the time you have decent units (the capabilty to make) the ai has already won the ♥♥♥♥ing game so there's no point making units just make walls and turrets so when the ai is stupid enough to attack you they all die instantly then they give up attacking you and attack the other guy so you win.
thats why i give this 4/10 it's got some great ideas but so poorly executed
Get command & conquer : red alert 3 it's cheaper and better
thank you for your time
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Victorenta
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
Performance issues
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Spicy McHaggis
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 20
Yet another early access game that raked in money on hype as development financing, delivered less than it promised, then made a "complete" other game to make even more money. I regret spending money on this, and early access is kind of looking like a long term scam. Thanks for practically nothing, team.
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[lel]Natin
( 49.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Just some quick points:
- Game feels unfinished even though it's no longer in early access.
- Devs don't give a ♥♥♥♥ about this game anymore since they can just build on the Titans "expansion".
- "Galactic War", a poor excuse of a story-based campaign.

Don't let the preview/screenshots fool you. They try to make the game "unique", but really the only thing that's different are the 3D maps (planets). Which IMO, feels no different to the traditional 2D maps in other RTS's. If anything, it's harder to use.

If you've already played different RTS's, don't try this game. You'll only disappoint yourself.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
91 of 110 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I paid 50 bucks for early access and I haven't seen any new models/mechanics since there. Now the game is almost free, and DLC with content which should be for free. I feel cheated.
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56 of 72 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Unfinished. And the developers are completely incompetant. Made people pay $90 and then produced this garbage, then rarely updated and even released DLC for an unfinished game. I regret purchasing this. DO NOT BUY. It is unfinished and STILL overpriced. Why would anyone pay for this?
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35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
90.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
This game was fun at first, but it left out the needed factions. It doesn't have many units or tiers and is really laggy. Uber made a game with a lot of potential and they threw the potential away. And now they made a standalone game instead of the needed changes and expansions to the original.

Go buy Supreme Commander Forged Alliances or Homeworld Remastered instead PA.
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Payed 80 for early access
Got game
Got destroyed in MP
Waited for updates
Gets more DLCs from updates
Fines the game is no longer on the market
Fines TITANs
Questions why this not an update to our game
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26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
It's a good game.

It's got bad devs.
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
145.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
I payed over 50 quid for this game in their development phase, and now they want to charge me for what would otherwise be community made mod called titans. i refuse to get sucks into this wallet sucking ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t when i helped you from the begining. you have otherwise made a half decent game which i really enjoyed for 145 hours.
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38 of 59 people (64%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Didn't save my single player game I spent 30 minutes on

Lags out when I try to host a game and change any settings.

Can't join games because I don't have a $13 expansion.
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27 of 41 people (66%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Kickstarter let-down simulator.exe
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 22
I spent 100$ on the Beta, at the time it seemed good and promising, however the devs really dropped the ball. The content is stale and nothing about it makes it playable. The amount of RAM it eats is ridiculous. Dont waste yourr money. BTW (f*** you devs)
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
I could sit here and tell you all the things that i think that are wrong with the game, and good.though there are already plenty of in depth reviews that go into that. So I'm just giving my own 2 cents. Sadly the good doesn't make up for the bad. I paid $75 for early access and the game was pretty good for early access, it had it's bugs but for the most part it was fun. I'm Dissapointed however that they didn't change much from then and kept the game really simple. I guess thats what happen when you pay someone for a job they have yet to do. Well not always but it happened with these guys. I wish that the game didn't end up this way, it had a lot going for it. However, they dev's didn't care, they already have their money. This game may be worth it at a few dollars, like $5 but at $30 nope not at all. Even less so for those who paid extra to get into early access. And now the game is for the most part, dead. Unless you buy the Titans DLC. What is the deal with that not just being an update? It would have been this games one redeeming quality. But guess not.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Game feels half finished, very buggy and needs to be fleshed out alot which will never happen now.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I cannot recommend this. I just don't think all the hype for this game was worth it. Quite a disappointment. 3/10.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
It'd be a better game if the AI had a difficulty curve that didn't resemble a cliff face.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Titans should be DLC.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
it has a death star.


Overall this game is a lot of fun its a fun RTS that i enjoy playing now and than , at most as it kinda seems lacking on content, but still.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Just buy Supreme Commander please!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Besides for the devs scamming me and not letting me upgrade to the Titan version after hiding this game on steam

(At least the game won't appear when I search for it)

This game is the biggest waste of money you could spend.

It's an attempt at an "everyone's equal!" Sort of game but here's the thing.

All the same units. You get 4 commanders by default and buy more with actual money. This can range from 5$ to 10$ for a commander reskin.

And to top it off this game has been "finished" after its still unpolished and has massive issues.

The only ONE way the devs could fix this in my eyes, is by making it more custom. Adding different faction units commander abilities and that would be about all.

But that will never happen so don't bother wasting your money on this game. Learn from my mistakes.

And don't get me wrong
Map editor is cool and all,
But this is just. Bad. Even with map editor my own maps won't load unless it's 1 planet half the time...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
if u loved supreme commander u not gona like this one
plusthe planat handling/scrolling is kinda confusing
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
It's an alright game but this new stand alone Titans that has come out has an outrageously bad pricing system. We spent our money to support this game earlier in its development cycle and how do they repay us? By making us spend a full $4 more for titans than someone who is buying the game for the first time. You are suppose to appreciate people who invest in you early on and reward them, not punish them. This is easily one of the worst sales gimmicks I have seen and I can guarantee I will never support this company again in the future. DO NOT buy this game, if the developers are this willing to rip off their customers they do not deserve a single cent of your money.
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