An American geological expedition, under a UN mandate, assesses the natural resources in a distant part of Siberia, deep in the trackless steppes of Eastern Russia. But instead of oil, they discover a deposit of a hitherto unknown mineral.
Uživatelské recenze: Velmi kladné (283 recenzí)
Datum vydání: 15. čvn. 2001

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"Challenging RTS game with role-playing elements. Unique characters as a limited resource, interesting time-travel story - an underrated gem from 2001!"

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An American geological expedition, under a UN mandate, assesses the natural resources in a distant part of Siberia, deep in the trackless steppes of Eastern Russia. But instead of oil, they discover a deposit of a hitherto unknown mineral.

American scientists working for Department of Defense find out that this mineral is in fact identical to the substance used to power an extraterrestrial artifact in their possession. This object is called the EON (Extraterrestrial Object Nexus).

It was found in 1919 by Colonel Emerson near the site of the Tunguska explosion. Emerson was the commander of a US military unit in charge of transporting US war supplies from the city of Vladivostok to the Eastern front during World War I.

DoD Experiments have shown that items placed in the capsule are transported hundreds of thousands of years back in time. The American scientists were not able to understand its construction, nor could they manage to synthesize its fuel. Eventually, the machine - classified Top Secret - was stored, pending further advances in human science.

Systémové požadavky

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 95/98/2000/XP/7 (Windows 8 not supported)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium® III - 700MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia® GeForce™2 - 32 MB
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP (Windows 8 not supported)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium® IV - 2GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia® GeForce™4 - 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
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4 z 4 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
59.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 25. prosince 2014
Sice stará ale pořád dobrá hra :D .
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3 z 3 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
31.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 23. prosince 2014
Original War neni vobec spatna hra, len jedna vec mi na nej vyrazne prekaza. Osobne nemam rad, ked ma hra do niecoho stale tlaci.
Tu je celkom bezne, ze hra Vas nuti rychle jednat, co v zanri RTS (podla mojho nazoru) zamrzi, a zamrzi to o to viac, ak sa jedna o tak komplexnu RTS, akou Original War rozhodne je.
Strategie maju byt hlavne o kludnom strategickom uvazovani, tym je tento zaner pre mna tak zabavny, nie rychlymi reakciami ala "vybuduj rychlo zakladnu a znic nepriatela do par minut" inak velenie prebera pocitac a ten Vam necha vyzabijat kludne celu zakladnu a ani nemrkne.
Ano v tejto hre smrt jedneho vytrenovaneho vojaka mrzi viac, ako v klasickych RTS prehra celej jednej misie a prave preto mi tu casovy natlak vyvijany na hraca prekaza podstatne viac, ako u inych hier.
Inak je Original War aj po tolkych rokoch stale dobre vyzerajuca a stale hratelna zalezitost aj napriek svojej vyssej obtiaznosti, ktora sa stava kazdym pochopenym mechanizmom hry lahsou a lahsou, co funguje skor ako odmena za hracovu snazivost o prenikanie do samotnej hry.
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3 z 3 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
22.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 30. prosince 2014
Super pecka hra, určitě stojí za to! Parádní propracovaná strategie s výzkumem, vylepšováním jednotek zkušenostma pro vojáky a vším možným. Koupil jsem si jí tenkrát a teď znova ve Steamu :) Má hlavně pěkný příběh a je dobře promyšlená i s tím, že se příběh vyvíjí a občas se můžete rozhodnout co uděláte a změníte tím svoji hru dále. Dobře se hraje, dokud jí nedohrajete. Grafika je i na dnešní poměry docela solidní a jsem rád, že jí upravili a že sí jí zahraju i dnes po tolika letech! Pěkný dabing postav taky hodně přidá na atmosféře a celkovému dojmu hry! Mohu vřele doporučit všem a i za ty peníze je super! :)
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2 z 2 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
33.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 4. prosince 2014
Jedna z nejlepších her své doby! Zlaté časy má již sice za sebou a hrát ji podesáté už taky není stejné, jako první tři dohrání, stále však má dost co nabídnout! Jako "nouzovka" na nějaký starší stroj zcela ideální.

+ i po tolika letech stále aktualizovaná
+ příběh
+ herní mechanika
+ český a polský dabing
+ vyvážené jednotlivé úrovně obtížnosti (obtížná = obtížná... ne jak u Mass Effectu)
+ díky stromové struktuře savů mnohokrát znovuhratelná

- blbne pod Win8 (snadno lze obejít virtuálním PC s WinXP)
- nevím, jak nyní, ale dlouho nebylo k dispozici pořádné rozlišení pro 16:10
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2 z 2 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
47.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 27. února
Stará klasika
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2 z 2 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
90.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 10. ledna
One of the best RTS I have ever played. Cool story, decision making in many missions, 4 alternative endings, RPG elements, hard multiplayer(u don't have spacebar!), ..
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1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
30.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 25. prosince 2014
Stará klasika, pestrý dabing, dobrý příběh... Dnešním hráčům bude asi vadit starší grafika a možná trochu těžší mise.
Ale jinak pecková hra :)
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1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
23.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 25. listopadu 2014
super hra myho mladi
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1 z 2 osob (50%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
43.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 19. prosince 2014
Nadčasová, propracovaná, dokonalá klasika.
Vytknout se dá poze fakt, že se altar na pokračování nejspíš vybodl...
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50 z 53 osob (94%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1 osoba ohodnotila tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
139.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 25. října 2014
One of the most fun and conceptually interesting RTS games I've ever played. It's an Original War in more than name.


The Good Things:


Good mix of RTS and RPG mechanics. Humans are a limited resource, they do not respawn and you do not receive more than you start with. Each character can gain experience in 4 classes and can change between classes at any time in the appropriate building, retaining his experience. Some things (construction, vehicles, turrets) can be automated, removing the need for a human pilot, but computer-controlled entities are slower, shabbier and do a lot less damage than those controlled by a skilled human operator. You must always find a balance between risking irrepleaceable human staff and wasting resources on suboptimal AI control.

As far as vehicles go, you build your own by mixing together a chassis, engine, pilot (can be manual, remote or AI) and weapon. New components are made available by researching them and/or building addons for a vehicle factory, each of which can only accomodate five - and all factions have at least six possible addons that can be mixed and matched. While higher tech components are generally more powerful than lower tech ones, they never render the low tech ones truly obsolete, by virtue of costing more, taking longer to build and being more specialized (e.g. heavier vehicle turrets cannot rotate unlike lighter ones).

The game is in isometric 2D, but the terrain obeys the rules of 3D in a way no later games did - unit vision works as "rays" instead of a radius, trees and rocks obscure vision, units on high ground see and fire further, soldiers can go prone in tall grass to become virtually invisible, etc.

Terrain layout, elevation, trees have a real impact on gameplay. Infantry uses it as cover and to avoid vehicles, vehicles require a tracked chassis to ascend slopes, and the most powerful vehicle in the game is balanced by being too huge to climb a hill.

The two campaigns are long, varied and challenging. If you go for all bonus objectives on the highest difficulty, there's easily at least 60 hours of gameplay (though I clocked 120 due to leaving the game running in the background a lot). The American campaign is the best one, having a good story and characters.

The Bad Things:

The sound effects are bland and lack variety. There is only one sound effect for most actions.

The voice acting in the Russian campaign ranges from mediocre to terrible. This is specific to the English version only - the Polish and Czech versions actually have very good voice acting.

The Russian campaign feels drawn out and padded at times, and the Russian part of the story feels disjointed.

There is no campaign for the third faction (Arabs). You get many glimpses of clearly important Arab characters and see echoes of their ventures happening offscreen, but the campaign that was supposed to explore them in detail was never added since the publisher went bankrupt.

There is no skirmish for the same reason as above.
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37 z 51 osob (73%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
2 osob ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
24.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 22. listopadu 2014
You can have monkeys as suicide bombers

10/10
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18 z 20 osob (90%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
12.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 16. března
Recommended For The More Conservative Strategists

+ Boasts a healthy and competent mix of RTS and RPG-style gameplay
+ New units cannot be spawned mid-game, lending gravity to one's actions and the manner in which one utilizes resources
+ The campaign is quite varied in terms of possible choices and effects that may result; this gives the campaign a stronger sense of replayability
+ The abiliity to control time serves to both minimalize tedium and maximize one's response time; excellent and greatly desired quality-of-life feature
+ Plot is interesting and creative; can be a bit silly and over the top, but it's not done so in a way that encourages a cringe
+ Orders for troop movements can be issues while the game is paused

- Mediocre and subdued audio
- Voice-acting leaves much to be desired
- Limited, uninspired soundtrack
- The game has compatibility issues and can be an enormous hassle to start up successfully
- Few multiplayer options; no AI skirmish or practice, for instance

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8 z 8 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
26.6 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 1. dubna
Most definitely one of my bigest gaming loves.

And that is more then well deserved position! OW is (even thought it´s age) original not just in the means of timetravel and war in the far past and for the past. Above all it´s brilliant combination of rts and rpg, what makes it so unique. In terms of gameplay it means you have to care about every soldier you have (and in this harsh environment, it´s usually much less than optimal numbuer). You have to always think abut for what to use each soul and how to treat it. What skills to train, where to allocate the manpower, what technology develop and when. Becouse even won battle for valuable resource, if it took too much time, can endanger development of your base and therefore whole mission. Loosing any soldier means hell of a trouble. There are usually multiple ways how to achieve your goals, but every one need careful tactical thinking from base management to field battle strategy.

This way it may sound like hardcore stuff for very patient tacticians... but it´s not. Above all, it´s very enjoyable game for anybody. The main experience isn´t frustration, but fun. Lots of fun. There are some things that help this outcome. First is excellent level design. Missions arent repetitive, but almost always bring some new challenge. They vary from more traditional base-to-base war to Commandos-like stealth action. Often there are also twists in the developement of events, which boosts gameplay with dynamics and pushes you to be prepared for anything.

The last but not least quality is the main story. From the "cliché" of American-Russian war (just situated in unorthodox setting), situation quickly extends to be more complicated. Player is therefore forced to choose which side (and which politcs, ethics and philosophy) to pledge allegience to. Not just from global perspective, but from personal view of main hero and his relationships, too. Which even adds emotinal touch to game. Quite special for rts, isn´t it? Oh, I forgot to mention that (living) soldiers and their valuable experience goes to next missions. And that for some of the more important characters amongst them, you will soon develop special feeling.

Game has, of course, it´s weaknesses (like poor voicecast), but there are not many of them. Somebody may despise the old graphics, but I like it even after all those years.

So in the end I have only one advice regarding Original War: Enjoy It!!!
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10 z 13 osob (77%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
54.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 22. listopadu 2014
One of my favourite games of all times!
My top 5 would be (Original Wars, Fallout2, Jagged Alliance 2, Silent Hill 2,3, Grim Fandango)
Great Storytelling! Great animation sequences (both the Hand Drawn for the americans and 01's for Russians) I felt like I was there the whole time, replayed every mission several times, tried to take every medal without save in master strategist difficulty and unlocked all futures! This is a game where every choice you make counts! Full of great ideas and innovation! I played this game back in 2002 and I was really amazed by it! Now that I found that it is supported by steam it was an instabuy! Why this game is one of the best:
It is an rts with rpg elements! Different voice,face,background story for every troop you have! if you shoot with someone his soldier skills will improve, if you heal with someone his scientific skills will improve, if anyone dies, he dies forever!
You can make choices in the game that affect the future!
The american and the russian campaigns focus in the same story from two different sides, you have the choice to either stay loyal to your superiors in rank, defy them and take leadership or abandon the army focused factions and join the alliance of american and russian scientists! Each campaign has it's own feeling and both are amazing! In the american campaign you will search for siberite and blue will be your favourite color! In the russian campaign you will search for alaskite and red will be your favourite color!
*Spoiler alert* In the American campaign you can build your own base (Epsilon Base) from the scratch! Make the bulldozers clean the field from the rocks and trees and then start building your base! It will take you some time to built it but the buildings you made will stay in the same place you built them through out the campaign and you will feel like you are having an impact with the game! And after your Nemesis Gorky Burns your base down you will feel furious to see your creation destroyed! You will have choices like who will you appoint commander of the base when you leave, should you interrogate/kill/release a prisoner and should you go out of your way to help your friends or not?
You will also develop Bombs of mass destruction, train apemen to gather resources or make them soldiers or teach them to drive tanks or explode on enemies! or train them to be suicide apemen that drive tanks full of explosives! control tanks with remote towers or AI, hack enemy AI tanks, research alien artifacts with unique properties, become major, take the russian communist quiz to prove yourself an ally of the cause, kill endangered species millions of years before they become endangered, become invisible or shoot time alternation bazookas!
If you like hamburgers,time travel and/or mother russia, you will like this game.
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3 z 3 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
30.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 8. února
One of my favourite RTSes, the plot might be a little silly (Though fun if you can get into it) the voice acting might be hilaribad but genuinely, it's a good game. It does away with resource/expansion camping, with resources appearing sporadically in random locations across the map, keeping players on their toes looking for and retrieving them. Also a bit different from the norm is the idea that your people are a resource, the setting takes place before modern man existed, making new recruits a difficult ask, the people you have with you are it, managing their time and keeping them alive is vital to success in the game.

Combined, it makes for a really interesting experience, who's life do you risk to go and retrieve that fresh shipment of crates that just arrived from the future, do you give him or her a guard? If so that's two less people researching/building/fixing up your base!
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5 z 7 osob (71%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
9.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 22. listopadu 2014
Just a lovely game from my youth so my review is kinda affected by nostalgia.
+ Interesting game mechanics
+ Two campaigns with multiple in-game choices
+ Great dabing quality (at least for original czech version)
+ Fun
- Old good graphics (may be issue for players nowadays)
- Not that many multiplayer matches played (weekends better)

9/10
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10 z 17 osob (59%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 31. října 2014
One of the best game in the world. Has a great plot.
Game-play is very expanded and addictive.
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1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
42.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 22. prosince 2014
i cant believe not alot of people know this game, it is a wonderful RTS, very interesting story as well. you can ajust your vehicles to suit your needs with a wide range of guns and chasis, a few engines and the choice between manual, remote controled, or computer controled. you have a limited amount of troops, so unlike other RTS games losses can be anywhere from annoying, to sad, to down right catastrophic. if too many of your best men die, you might want to restart. of course sometimes you have to sacrifice somebody to win the mission, so missions where nobody at all dies are rare. it all depends on how you play. if you love the genre of RTS you will love this game.
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73.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 27. listopadu 2014
This game is a jewel.

I've spent many hours with it and consider it one of the best real-time strategies ever made, because it really stands up to its' name - it is original. Excellent game mechanics revolving around the most important asset of all - humans. Every loss hurts, whether it is soldier, worker, mechanic or scientist. After more than a decade this game also has beautiful graphics and terrific art. Every faction has its' face and feels different. Arabians/Mercenaries use speed, hit-and-run tactics and good infantry, Russians have brute strenght of heavy armour and time manipulation and Americans on their versatility. I think, that the setting of the game is one-of-a-kind. The characters are outright lovable and it is very easy to grow attached to them and that is not only because of the necessity of having good people in your army.

Give it a burl! If not for these reasons, then for the ability to tame apemen and make them gather crates.

10/10 Will give apemen machine guns again.
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47.3 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 21. ledna
A mix of Jagged Alliance and C&C. I like it. You can give orders while paused ! :)
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