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 (169 reviews) - 25% of the 169 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (14,182 reviews) - 61% of the 14,182 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.
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Overall:
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ill Fated Chap
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
This game has a lot going for it ever since the first trailer , granted I didnt play the alpha or beta but ill give what impressions I got now

Pros:
-Really really inovative , RTS with no corners? amazinggg!
-Really solid UI once you get used to it


Cons:
-MUNCHES on the CPU , after about 90 mins on a 3v3 match it takes more processing power than GTA V on my PC
(I run GTA V on high with smooth 60 FPS 90% of the time , my machine is rather strong)
-Youll find yourself saying more than often "I wish they've done this with that thing" , for example the unit transport satelite that suppose to move units around planets can only carry ONE unit ( I might be wrong but I couldnt figure out how ..)
-Stupidest friendly AI ive seen , They are the reason im making this review , let me tell you what happened
I caught a completely free planet and went on for 80 minutes upgrading and filling it up (wasnt playing to win , wanted a cool planet)
Friendly AI decides to pay a visit and starts building right between my buildings (Like they do every match) and I just ignored them for most of the match.
At some point they went on and built two of those planet pushing rockets moving us to some other place for no apparent reason , and yet again I just kept on ignoring them.
at this point in time I hear "Planetary collision immenant" by the announcer , and the game just went on and lagged to absolute ♥♥♥♥ , running at 1 FPS for about 30 seconds. I could still turn my camera around and select units oddly enough but then i realised that my planet was 20 feet above the enemies home planet on a collision course with it.... with my commander there as well... My team mate AI killed my commander off and destroyed my planet...

*How hard* can it be to make this kind of function in the games programming ?

if (Ally_commander.IsOnPlanet[2]) \ if my commander is on planet X then go into the brackets
{
Can_Build_Planet_Propelers = false ; \ can the AI build those planet pushers there or not (0 = no , 1 = yes)
}

that is honestly one of the things i would think were to be first brought up when programing the AI.
I wouldnt be this mad if they just destroyed my main planet , im more ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off that they literally killed me off wasting an hour and a half of my time!

overall this game simply cannot give enough pros to make it worthwhile , all that it had going for is lost because of these absolutely game breaking things or generally just the small things that could use a tweak...
Only buy this if its on sale or in a bundle , otherwise theres no point in spending 30 damn bucks over this
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AstroLuke
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
This game is laggy, and Titans.
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Pnut
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I'm with everyone else here. This is one of the most expensive "games" in my library. It was fresh off development when Uber came out with Titans, which they should have given early access players for free. Couldnt get my money back either. Recently I forced myself to get into it and had a tiny bit of fun for one very short battle, after that its just more of the same over and over; like side quests in a cheap open world RPG. Looking at the screenshots in the store all I could think was that you would never have to build a base that elaborate, you wont use most of the units or factories. For a $50 game they still have pay options in the menus. I will NEVER, EVER buy another product from Uber Entertainment. This should be removed from Steam altogether.
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//AV// Anticitizen_One
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I bought this game when it was still $50, and I played it several times since then. I really liked the then promise of a total annihilation like game where you actually DID interact at the planetary level. Also, TA wasn't released on steam at the time and my only copy of it was for mac, so I was yearning to play TA on my pc. I was impressed at the interplanetary travel in game, but the game wasn't really that good. It didn't really feel like a Total Annihilation game, as there weren't multiple factions with differing units and structures, all units just looked the same and were, in fact, the same.
Also, might I mention that when you play this game, you needed to be ONLINE, even if you are just playing a single player skirmish. (I am unsure if it still works this way) So, along with these gripes and some others, I decided to wait for a while for updates, to see if the devs could address these problems. I came back to play the game about a year ago, and was dumbfounded by what I saw.


NOTHING HAD CHANGED!


I looked at the news articles, and what I found made me wish I had spent my 50 ♥♥♥♥ing dollars somewhere else. I read that, ♥♥♥♥ing AGES ago, the scummy developers of this game, called Uber, decided to instead release all further updates AS ANOTHER ♥♥♥♥ING $50 GAME!!! What the hell were they thinking?!?! Right then and there, I dropped all optimism/support for Uber. If I could, I would trade this game into Game Stop, because they would give me more than what this game is worth.



Tl;Dr, This game is TRASH -1000/10

P.s. Never trust EA wannabe Uber again. (also I'm glad I wasn't aboard the funding for this game)

P.s.s. I like the concept of this game, but the devs made it ♥♥♥♥. (maybe someone else should remake this game, but make it better, and not be money grubbing ♥♥♥♥♥.)
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SidneyLee
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
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Portal Pony
( 28.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Was good then Uber got involved.
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KennyS
( 97.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
no one plays it anymore i wish people still did play it but i cant judge them for this company making you pay ANOTHER like $60 for another game that could've just been DLC for this game
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FailHaze
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Gets boring really fast. Most buildings look alike so you'll have a hard time locating the right building after you have built it. Tooltips are missing at some crucial points in the game. You can build multiple superweapons and fire them all at once.

Don't buy this.
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Rainbow
( 27.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Decent gameplay, though was replaced with a DLC that should have been the full game in the first place. Horrible company.
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HGT
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
♥♥♥♥TH IS GAME I DONT HAVE THE GAME ♥♥♥♥ U AND YOUR NEGATIVE ♥♥♥ REVIEWS
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Moonshade Rip
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I paid for this game, and they grabbed the cash and ran to a new game looking exactly the same as this one, Planetary Annihilation: Titans

the developers robbed us
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>{GHS}< Kewlpersin
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Don't buy games that get kickstarted, greenlit, or early accessed. 90% will waste your money and make you want to firebomb incompetent devs around the globe.

Oh right, game review: It's fun 'enough.'
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ᵃᵇᶜBrickyrus¹²³
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
It's not worth it. The game doesn't have a tutorial, so you are all on your own. The AI is incredably hard, even on normal difficulty, and no matter what I do, I can't get to producing troops and ships.
The worst part about this game is that it's filled with ingame purchases. You need to pay for new troops, the expansion packs, and new ships. Even cosmetics like commanders are priced at too much for what they are. The amount of DLC and ingame purchases is worse than EA.
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Somnus
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Titans content should be part of this game. Feel cheated
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TheLastCanadian
( 69.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
TLDR: This game is awful. At any price. ITS REDEEMING FEATURE, ITS SCALE, IS HANDLED BY SLOWING DOWN TO BE UNUSABLE - BY DESIGN. THINK ABOUT THAT BEFORE YOU BUY - THE DEVS ARE SO BAD THEY COULDN'T MAKE THIS WORK ANY OTHER WAY.

Uber is extremely dishonest and has opted to release a totally half-baked product, on a massive cost (it started at $99!) with DLC and a new title entirely before even properly finishing the first one.

Planetary Annihilation's huge draw is supposed to be its scale. Multiple planets, thousands of units. Instead, load times are obscene, and the absolute kicker: it doesn't take long at all until the game throttles so badly that it's unplayable BY DESIGN.

I'm in a game with 5 AI factions and one human player, and it's running 14s per 1s in game. The game's solution to its own untenable scale is to throttle down until its scale works - which means it fails horribly for the player and is extremely uninteresting.

This game could be fantastic, but that alone makes it almost complete, unusuable garbage. IF YOUR GAME CANNOT HANDLE A FEATURE WITHOUT THE ONLY SOLUTION BEING "THROTTLE DOWN TO 3 FRAMES PER MINUTE, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY NOT CONSIDER IT A FEATURE WORTH ADVERTISING".

I got it on sale, @$26, and it was still more than this game is worth. It is my sincere hope Uber goes out of business completely and a competent developer decides to try and make the game PA should have been.

Garbage. Complete and utter throttled garbage.

DO NOT BUY THIS. IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY.
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askpat13
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
It doesnt run on my computer ( a bad one, i will admit). If you will play on a bad laptop like me, dont waste your money it will just crash constantly.
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StickBundler
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 27
Nothing to see here. Go buy Supreme Commander Forged Alliances or Homeworld Remastered
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Traped in 3.5k
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
great concept, not greate game
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ByteSore
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
not a bad game..
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Demonlord Cralava
( 23.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Really enjoy it! An RTS on a planetary scale! Only wish that titans wasn't separate, it should've been in the vanilla game rather than an expansion.. However, I really enjoyed this game! Best played with friends.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
107 of 130 people (82%) 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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57 of 81 people (70%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
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35 of 45 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 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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27 of 37 people (73%) 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 $13 expansion.
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30 of 45 people (67%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Kickstarter let-down simulator.exe
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 22
I spent 100$ 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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10 of 14 people (71%) 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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11 of 16 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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10 of 16 people (63%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I paid for this game, and they grabbed the cash and ran to a new game looking exactly the same as this one, Planetary Annihilation: Titans

the developers robbed us
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
69.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
TLDR: This game is awful. At any price. ITS REDEEMING FEATURE, ITS SCALE, IS HANDLED BY SLOWING DOWN TO BE UNUSABLE - BY DESIGN. THINK ABOUT THAT BEFORE YOU BUY - THE DEVS ARE SO BAD THEY COULDN'T MAKE THIS WORK ANY OTHER WAY.

Uber is extremely dishonest and has opted to release a totally half-baked product, on a massive cost (it started at $99!) with DLC and a new title entirely before even properly finishing the first one.

Planetary Annihilation's huge draw is supposed to be its scale. Multiple planets, thousands of units. Instead, load times are obscene, and the absolute kicker: it doesn't take long at all until the game throttles so badly that it's unplayable BY DESIGN.

I'm in a game with 5 AI factions and one human player, and it's running 14s per 1s in game. The game's solution to its own untenable scale is to throttle down until its scale works - which means it fails horribly for the player and is extremely uninteresting.

This game could be fantastic, but that alone makes it almost complete, unusuable garbage. IF YOUR GAME CANNOT HANDLE A FEATURE WITHOUT THE ONLY SOLUTION BEING "THROTTLE DOWN TO 3 FRAMES PER MINUTE, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY NOT CONSIDER IT A FEATURE WORTH ADVERTISING".

I got it on sale, @$26, and it was still more than this game is worth. It is my sincere hope Uber goes out of business completely and a competent developer decides to try and make the game PA should have been.

Garbage. Complete and utter throttled garbage.

DO NOT BUY THIS. IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY.
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5 of 7 people (71%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
great concept, not greate game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
64.5 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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5 of 8 people (63%) 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 14 people (57%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Decent gameplay, though was replaced with a DLC that should have been the full game in the first place. Horrible company.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Gets boring really fast. Most buildings look alike so you'll have a hard time locating the right building after you have built it. Tooltips are missing at some crucial points in the game. You can build multiple superweapons and fire them all at once.

Don't buy this.
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