The year is 2140. After numerous wars and several environmental disasters, only two world powers remain; the United Civilized States (»UCS«), covering the American continent, Western Europe and North Africa, and the Eurasian Dynasty (»ED«) covering the coherent landmasses of Eastern Europe and Asia.
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Mixed (113 reviews) - 52% of the 113 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 15, 2013

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The year is 2140. After numerous wars and several environmental disasters, only two world powers remain; the United Civilized StatesUCS«), covering the American continent, Western Europe and North Africa, and the Eurasian DynastyED«) covering the coherent landmasses of Eastern Europe and Asia. The damage caused by the long wars led both world powers to evacuate the population to recently built underground cities.

Australia and most parts of Africa were sacrificed during the long wars, which lasted several decades. Highly toxic biological and chemical weapons were developed on these continents, leaving them so badly contaminated, that no human life can survive there. Not even the use of robots and machines is possible. The general opinion was that these continents would forever remain uninhabitable, and they were wiped from every map. Most of the world's population forgot that this land ever existed.

Natural resources are becoming scarce and have to be extracted above ground. There have been a number of small conflicts between the UCS and the ED, the last of which escalated and became a fierce and bitter war - the final world war. Only one side can win. This final war will decide who will get the last of the available natural resources and ultimately rule the world.

EARTH 2140 is a real time strategy game involving the high tech warfare of the 22nd century. More than 50 exciting missions, an unprecedented AI, more than 100 ground units, mechs, flying units and ships, strategic orders like formations, escorts and others make Earth 2140 a high class product.

This version of Earth 2140 supports resolutions up to full HD and contains both Mission Packs (Mission Pack 1 and Mission Pack 2).

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Single Core CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: required
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Single Core CPU with 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: required
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Mac Single Core CPU 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: required
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Mac Single Core CPU with 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Sound Card: required
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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Mixed (113 reviews)
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Dustin
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 7
Basically Command and Conquer (Tiberian Sun/Red Alert) without any instructions and complicated controls.
No idea how to exit the game either. o.O

2/10
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Black Werwulf
0.9 hrs
Posted: July 5
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Oben: Englisch / Unten: Deutsch
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The AI problem:

I've read some posts round the internet and some of them say, that the AI of this game is broken since the XP version (no matter where you buy it now or what version you buy). This means in detail, that the AI is in kinda "passiv mode":
- it will just attack you, if you attack them (and just the group, you attacked)
- no repair at damaged buildings
- no build of units or rebuild of destroyed buildings

So to test, if the AI problem is still in this Steam version, I played the ED till level 4, because there the UCS has for the first time production buildings (one for soldiers and one for vehicles). And I can say:
YES, THE AI WORKS IN THIS VERSION :)
It was buildings units from both buildings and it was repairing the buildings. But yeah, I didn't checked if this is also positive for the "rebuilding buildings"-point, because the enemy gets the necessary buildings in level 5 (which is a quite bigger map and it takes time to be able to sandwich the enemy for checking this point). But I am really sure, that the AI is doing this too :)
So Yeah, HAVE FUN :D


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Das KI-Problem:

Ich habe überall im Internet davon gelesen, dass die KI in Earth 2140 seit der XP-Version total im ♥♥♥♥♥ sein soll (ganz egal, von wo man das Spiel kauft oder welche Version man kauft). Im Detail heisst das, dass die KI quasi im "Passiv-Modus" ist:
- die KI greift dich nur an, wenn du sie angreifst (und auch nur mit der Gruppe an Einheiten, die du angegriffen hast)
- beschädigte Gebäude werden nicht repariert
- die KI baut keine Einheiten und baut auch zerstörte Gebäude nicht wieder auf

Um also zu testen, ob das auch für die Steam-Version zu trifft, habe ich mit der ED bis Level 4 gespielt, weil dort die UCS das erste mal Gebäude zur Einheitenproduktion besitzt (eines für Soldaten und eines für Fahrzeuge). Und ich kann sagen:
JA, DIE KI FUNKTIONIERT IN DIESER VERSION :)
Die KI hat von beiden Produktionsgebäuden Einheiten hergestellt und auch beschädigte Gebäude repariert. Ja ok, ich habe nicht kontrolliert, ob die KI auch Gebäude neu baut. Das liegt aber daran, dass die KI erst in Level 5 Gebäude besitzt, die auch selbst Gebäude produzieren können (denn Level 5 ist recht groß und es braucht schon etwas Zeit, bis man den Gegner umzingelt hat, um dieses KI-Problem zu testen). Aber ich bin mir sehr sicher, dass das dennoch zutrifft :)
Also dann, VIEL SPAß :D
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Commander_Vex
0.1 hrs
Posted: February 15
not even a tutorial
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VendaR
1.2 hrs
Posted: February 9
I would recommend this game only to people who have the patience to get to know it. There is no tutorial or anything like that to help new players, although watching Lets Plays and walkthroughs on youtube was helpful. Once you get over the original 'What the hell is going on' phase on first start up, it turns into an enjoyable, fast-paced RTS, even if the AI is a little dumb on normal difficulty.

My main criticism, though, is the story. It's barely there and it does a poor job of letting you know what's actually going on. The text screens also show you a blink-and-you'll miss it mission objective, so make sure you give them a proper read.

My measure 3/10
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MacaDeath
0.7 hrs
Posted: January 3
Loved 2150 and 2160, so thought I would try 2140...
Its very basic in my opinoin to the point of being boring.
There is no tutorial that I could find that showed you how to play the game properly, so took me a while to learn it with much googling.
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✪ MethodMan*
0.2 hrs
Posted: November 25, 2015
Hujņja
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SLUMERICAN
0.1 hrs
Posted: October 18, 2015
GL2140
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twitch.tv/Azureblaze4
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 27, 2015
Eh I'm too old for this, this might of been an okay game many years ago, just now from playing competitively this won't satiate my appiete for challenge and dynamic gameplay. Screen moves clunky with no real instructions, and too long of a intro, kinda feels like they were trying to make up for lack of gameplay. So it's sorta like starcraft, just doesn't got the uniquie reactions you would get from the characters. Feels really generalized gameplay, almost like a ripped game. Doesn't feel polished, maybe it was for it's day, I got no idea.
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helloworldtomorrow
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 24, 2015
Lacks the polish of strategy titles like C&C or Warzone. Thus I cannot recommend this game. However, it can be fun and if in the bargain bin, would definitely pick it up, but not for more than 2-3$
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❤Ady
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 12, 2015
DUDES PLEASE DELETE THIS GAME!
I SHOUD GO ON REDTUBE AND WATCH AND GANGBANG INSTEAD TO PLAY THI GAME
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
90 of 110 people (82%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 16, 2015
What most people in the comments neglect to mention is the fact that this game is a relic. Maybe it has bugs, maybe it's not the best game, but do you have any idea how old this game is? All the missions are the same? Oh yeah well It's not like they had the best programming capabilities back in the day this was created. You can judge a game how you want, it's really up to you. But it's not fair to judge a game on modern standards. Even so, this game is important to play if you either A. care at all about the storyline of the series or B. Which should apply to a lot of us, but to see how far things have come. I don't see a bad game, I see a masterpiece of it's era. An era of innovation and a growing game industry. Maybe it's a clone of games like Dune 2000 and C&C but who cares. It's fun for me and I love the storyline of this series. A ripoff of Dune/C&C is just like all the COD ripoffs we see today, you find a market and appeal to it. The market dies and you move on. Business 101. Addressing the bugs, there are plenty of problems in the original C&C and you don't hear me complaining. Now why would that be? It's an old game and I expect it to happen.

Edit: I mean yeah, it really sucks they broke the A.I. and yes it would be nice if they fixed it. I still can't change my stance on the grounds of a non-existent A.I. it's still a nice game with an enjoyable story. I always wondered what the previous game was like while playing 2150 and even if we can't enjoy the game as a game we can enjoy it as a glimpse into the lore and as a unique experience.
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68 of 85 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2013
My first PC game, oh the memories... It's an all round awesome RTS (for it's time). Great graphics, sound, lengthy and thrilling campaign, awesome units (laser tanks FTW!), interesting story and setting. It's a pity that the sequels got progressively worse. The last iteration of the series (2160) was a complete disaster and the 2150 was just meh.
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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Oh man, I absolutely LOVED this game back when I was a kid! It was so goddam fun! It was pretty much my favourite RTS of all at the time! Went straight from Dune 2 to Earth 2140 to Dawn Of War!

Y'know, a decade and a half ago.

Suffice to say, it's aged a bit. It really doesn't have all the standard features RTSes have. Heck, you move with the left mouse button. So yeah, don't expect it to still hold up to games today.


Also, the AI seems to be really bugged in non-DOS versions. Which is a real pity.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2015
The original 1997 Earth 2140 was very, very advanced for its time; the jewel in the crown was a variable and adaptive AI that could be more challenging and unpredictably cunning than even some human players.
The Steam/HD version lacks this AI, or any AI at all, and most of the fun has gone out of the game because of it. "Unplayable and boring" is a harsh but accurate description that's frequent on the Steam forums.

The original game is an underrated and magnificent game with great unit variability and faction balance. The missions were definitely challenging, even for seasoned players, and the adaptive AI really kept a player on their toes. The combat mechanics, friendly AI "Generals", resource/production nuances, and other features were well polished and supported a variety of strategic play styles.
The HD version includes two Mission Packs, each with a selection of well-made missions and short campaigns, but without an AI for your opponents or friendly generals the missions just become a slog of whittling down the auto-produced horde milling about the enemy base.
My recommendation is to go buy an old CD and install it on a machine that will run it instead of buying the Steam/HD version; This was a great game, and it needs to be played in a version that will do it justice.
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69 of 101 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2014
I always wanted to try out the Earth series, beeing a fan of strategy games and all. So naturally I started with Earth 2140 with some decent expectations. Got the entire series for a around 3$. Figured they are very old games and the price cant go any lower than that.

I was excited to see that 2140 has an HD version,but was quickly disappointed to see that HD means that it can be played on newer machines and some new resolutions are supported.

From the intro of the game I saw that something was off. There was a product placement for a popular beverage in the somewhat distant post apocalyptic future and a display of different type of robots and machines that was suppose to set up the story. I did not make anything out story wise from that.

Onto the main screen was excited to see the way it was created, like you as a character shifted your vision from left to right and was a bit riddled about the games factions (which are two , your typical Europe vs America factions). Nothing too bad about that. Was thrilled to see that there are two mission packs included as well. Hey ,more content,that is always nice.

Was very excited to see a database of all buildings ,vehicles and soldiers in the main menu. After browsing through them, everything was looking pretty good.

Until I actually started playing the game. I can understand that this is an old strategy game that may have been a pioneer at its age,but hey, so was Starcraft or Red Alert. This game disappointed in almost every expect imagineable to me.

Let’s start with the story, which by the way I had to research it to get an understanding on what the hell is going on. Basically some big war went on and most of the most continents except Europe and America are wiped out and now these two factions fight for the remainder of Earth’s resources by destroying everything in their path. Not THAT bad, really hoped that the story would develop somehow, but it didn’t.

Every mission starts with a radar like briefing with a terrain background that has really hard to read text that makes you want to skip the briefing alltogether. Even when you read it , every mission is bascially destroy the enemy base or capture some random buildings. The variety is almost non-existent.

Pressing on to the cutscenes,that I really hoped to bring some plot into the game. Nope, did not happen. Every cutscene in the game is basically pointless. It just shows some random units atacking each other or patroling some buildings. No story info whatsoever.

Progression wise (I played as Europe) you basically just have to retake some huge chunks of Europe and North Africa Back and then go conquer America. Again this is not that bad (most strategy games have this) but this time it is so poorly executed and implemented that it makes not care at all what happens in this game.

Going towards graphics,well nothing to complain, the usual 2D sprites that were specific for that time.Good enough. But damn, there are like only 2 animations for fighting in the entire game (that I have recognized), one of wich ( the rocket with the smoke trail) beeing so overly used and annoying to see to some extreme repetition.

You jump into the game mission and you are left to figure everything out by yourself. There are no tutorials (which is kind of ok, this beeing specific for that time when the game was launched). That would have been a good idea, IF the menu that is a C&C/Dune type of menu was not so completely counter intuitive and lacked actual ease of use.It took me several minutes to just figure out how to get resources in this game, which could have been exciting, but to me personally it was a disaster.
When you do manage to set up your resource gathering buildings and your production buildings, you just spam random infantry and tanks, in masses, and you go roflstomp the enemies.

Oh and speaking about enemy AI. With the HD version, they somehow managed to break it. Enemies rarely attack your base and aparently don’t produce units of their own at all. This can only result in zero lack of interest in replayability or sense of beeing challenged or beeing a strategy game, SOME STRATEGY. You just build up some random piles of units and go kamikaze with them until the mission is accomplished.

The units design is kind of interesting,especially for that time. On the other side the unit voiceovers are basically the same for ALL units,which makes everything utterly annoying to click,really fast. Also unit wise,the pathing system and the way each unit atacks or finds the enemy is completely rubbish and painful to watch. The unit selection is clunky and feels un easy as well. The selection method gives you almost no info about what type of units you have (It just briefly shows the name of a unit and immediately disappears).

While searching through the menu tabs, I found everything to be placed so badly . Buildings menu is a mess. Units selection menu (yes you have to click a different tab to see unit selection menu), feels useless. Unit behiavour menu set some interest,but considering the overall gameplay,it completely failed to me as well.

On to the next part, which is ,yes , music. The music is decent,but NOT for a damn strategygame. Each track feels so randomly generated that it feels like it doesn’t have anything to do with the gameplay. On some occasions I noticed some type of music that you would normally find in soft porn or lounge bars. Good music,really bad implemented for this type of game.

Ultimately I really wanted to like Earth 2140, but it just could not happen. It tries to do several things but accomplishes almost nothing and you are better off with a C&C/Dune/Starcraft like experience when it comes to RTS. This game fell so far behind the back that it really doesn’t deserves such a lengthy review.

4/10. Not Recommended. Don’t bother with this one if you cherish your free time!
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50 of 76 people (66%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
Unfortunalely this version has bugs in AI so game is not playable at the moment :( Dont buy it until fix
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29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
"Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.”

Earth 2140 is a solid real-time strategy game with two unique factions, each of them bringing along a decent variety of units and weaponry. Unfortunately the user interface and controls leave something to be desired, resulting in a bit of confusion when you are trying to build and manage your base and units.

But the weakest link in the chain is the behaviour of the A.I., and its urge to accumulate as much units as possible around the base, leaving you with the challenging agenda to confront and destroy a massive defense. Especially in the first levels this kind of tactical approach can be frustrating.

Nevertheless it remains a classic RTS experience with an interesting unit design and combat system.

Achievements:

The game has no Steam achievements.

Chronology:

Earth 2160 (PC)
Real-time strategy game
(Science-Fiction) – 2005
Link to Steam review for Earth 2160.

Earth 2150: Lost Souls (PC)
Real-time strategy game
(Science-Fiction) – 2002

Earth 2150: The Moon Project (PC)
Real-time strategy game
(Science-Fiction) – 2000

Earth 2150 (PC)
Real-time strategy game
(Science-Fiction) – 1999
Link to Steam review for Earth 2150.

Earth 2140 (PC)
Real-time strategy game
(Science-Fiction) – 1997
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33 of 50 people (66%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Polish C&C with Reb Bull ads. Definite must play in the 90s.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
A bit bugged (os W7), but hey we are talking about RTS classic! This game brigs back so many memories :).
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
Earth 2140 is probably a good game at its core, but this is an utter crap port. The AI is bugged, the controls aren't very good (the mouse is kind of floaty and slow), and a lot of common resolutions aren't supported. Thank goodness I only spent $0.69 on this crap.

Get the gog.com version instead.
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