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!
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Mixed (14,065 reviews) - 61% of the 14,065 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.
Helpful customer reviews
615 of 663 people (93%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
i paid your initial price of 90$ to help you guys get started because i saw potential. then you release paid dlc for units. then you ask for more money for an expansion? youll never see another cent from me.
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362 of 386 people (94%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
133.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
“We’ve shown with Planetary Annihilation that we can carry a bold new idea from pitch to final polish.” -Uber Entertainment on the Human Resources Kickstarter.

It’s sad, really. I enjoyed Planetary Annihilation despite its flaws during beta (such as poor balance and crashes). Launching planets into other planets, and shooting 50 nukes at once to completely annihilate someone was good fun, and things were only looking to get better, but once Uber out of nowhere decided to “release” the game, the fun was over.

“So that’s it?” I thought, wondering where all the other promised features were. The game was still buggy, unbalanced, and far from complete, but Uber considered it a job well done. It wasn’t much later when Uber launched a Kickstarter for a new game, called “Human Resources”. They asked for 1.4 million dollars, and needless to say, it failed.
Uber went back to working on Planetary Annihilation, and made “Planetary Annihilation: Titans”, which adds some units and fulfills some more Kickstarter goals. This sounds good, until they remove the original game from the store, and put a 37€ (40$) price tag on it. It also got rid of all the negative reviews, so that must’ve been nice for Uber too. Anyway, free to Kickstarter backers, but not for people who bought the original during alpha (when the game costed about 90€ / 97,50$), or beta, who both instead had a temporary option to pay an upgrade fee of 14€ (15$) for what’s still less than what the original game should’ve been to begin with.

Now the original’s back on Steam, for a whopping 28€ (30$), and the Titans version has a permanent option to allow you to upgrade for the original price, but you’re still going to be losing money on it if you buy the original first. If you’re still intent on buying Planetary Annihilation, buy the Titans version, but I recommend against it. The Titans version isn’t much better, and these devs aren’t to be trusted.

Stay away from Uber Entertainment.
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458 of 520 people (88%) found this review helpful
444 people found this review funny
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
This is 10% suck
20% skill
15% concentrated power will
5% pleasure
50% pain
and 0% reason to purchase this game
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197 of 215 people (92%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Pre-Release Review
You want to know about Planetary Annihilation?

First, Uber ♥♥♥♥ in their community's collective faces by abandoning Planetary Annihilation as a bug-ridden, incomplete piece of garbage further made up of disappointment and empty promises.

Second, they removed Planetary Annihilation from the Steam store entirely, further signalling their abandonment of the game, while simultaneously releasing their new full-price repackaging of the same game with the updates and content you always wanted (Planetary Annihilation: TITANS).

Third, after months of nothing but negative reviews and angry backlash from their community, they've inexplicably READDED the original Planetary Annihilation to Steam...For almost the same price as their repackaged game with more content!

Up and coming developers take note: THIS IS HOW YOU DON'T MAKE A GAME.

Curious potential buyers take note: Don't buy this game. There is the possibility of course that you might glean a couple hours of entertainment from it, but in the end it won't be worth the waste of your money or time. If you want a good RTS to play, pick up Starcraft 2 and its expansions, or Greygoo, or Company of Heroes, or Endless Legend. Just don't buy this game, Uber doesn't deserve your money. If I still haven't convinced you and you're still determined to try it, don't waste your money. Pirate this piece of trash instead.
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244 of 287 people (85%) found this review helpful
83 people found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Attack of the Tita.... oh someone just informed me they are being sold seperately... let me rephrase that...

ATTACK OF THE UBER SCROOGES!

Alright, that works.
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