Your heroes and your armies will need strong leadership to take them on a spellbinding odyssey that has everything a gamer’s heart could wish for breathtaking worlds in space, battles against cunning enemies and even downright treason from your own government faction - are you up to it?
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Release Date: May 20, 2000
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“A first-rate RTS game that just may revitalize the genre.”
90 – PC Gamer

“Earth 2150 is one of the finest examples of a classically-styled RTS I've seen in years, and I look forward to more out of TopWare in the future.”
89 – IGN

“Three unique perspectives and a host of missions make this a program that can be played over and over again.”
90 – GameZone

About This Game

Your heroes and your armies will need strong leadership to take them on a spellbinding odyssey that has everything a gamer’s heart could wish for breathtaking worlds in space, battles against cunning enemies and even downright treason from your own government faction - are you up to it?
Accept the challenge…let this gripping EARTH 2150 RTS trilogy thrust you into the far future… and YOU will decide the fate of the universe!

The Trilogy includes EARTH 2150 Escape from the Blue Planet, The Moon Project and Lost Souls!

FEATURES:

  • Over 150 non-Linear missions in 9 campaigns and a high-action Skirmish Mode
  • Aggressive and intelligent computer-controlled opponents - a true challenge
  • Over 100 different units and structures
  • Easy-to-use map editor for creating own missions and campaigns
  • At least hundreds of hours Single player action and endless Multiplayer fun
  • Over 50 Multiplayer maps for LAN, Internet and EarthNet
  • Unmatched battle variety: build fortified bases, blitz the air, storm with armor, engage with naval units, even dig tunnels for surprise attacks.

EARTH 2150: ESCAPE FROM THE BLUE PLANET

The 21st century was supposed to herald the dawn of a new age. The wars, famines and suffering of the last 20 millennia were to become a distant, fading memory, as scientific advances brought global peace and prosperity. Toward the end of the 20th century, a now forgotten US president even went so far as to officially proclaim the arrival of a New World Order, in which right, not might, would govern international relations. This bright future was not to be. First came a meltdown of the international stock and currency exchanges. Then the major international conglomerates were dissolved in a vain attempt to stop the fiscal hemorrhage. By 2012 the world economy had collapsed. Poverty and hunger caused social and political tensions to flare. As the crisis wore on, few were bold or naive enough to predict anything positive for the future. Most realized that the planet was on the verge of global conflict.

In 2048, the anticipated global conflict broke out with a violence that shook the planet to its core. All major centralized governments were destroyed in the maelstrom. Europe and Eastern Asia bore the brunt of the devastation, as entire urban centres, from Madrid to Moscow and from Seoul to Singapore were literally wiped off the map.
The human race has always been known for its resiliency. Within a dozen years, the Earth's inhabitants had begun to restore their old nationalities - with a few twists. Twelve states of the former United States joined together to form a new country, called the United Civilized States. The UCS citizens had essentially given up their old roles as producers and leaders. Nearly all work was being performed by robots which are controlled by expert computer systems. Not surprisingly, the human inhabitants of the UCS had become lazy and decadent.

The 20th-century dream for a better world had ended in death and destruction.

EARTH 2150: THE MOON PROJECT

The year 2150 … one of the blackest chapters in the history of mankind. While the Lunar Corporation, Eurasian Dynasty and the United Civilized States are preparing themselves for the last all-encompassing battle, work is being feverishly carried out on a secret project on the Moon. Only the code name of this project is known ………… "SUNLIGHT"

EARTH 2150: LOST SOULS

It is the 7th of December 2150 – in a few hours our beloved planet Earth will no longer exist.
Devastating wars between the Eurasian Dynasty and the United Civilized States have wreaked havoc and caused mortal wounds to our planet, but that is not all, a series of nuclear explosions close to the Antarctic had changed the Earth’s orbit around the sun, glaciers melted, the sea rose to a threatening level, and meteorite showers buried whole parts of the world. Famous scientists from the Lunar corporation, a long forgotten colony on the moon first recognized the signs of the imminent catastrophe. According to their calculations the distance between the sun and earth would decrease in the next few years by 17%, which would lead to terrible consequences.

The only hope left for the population was the escape to the red planet Mars. Hurry up, cause time is ticking away....

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Single Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with TnL support and 64 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: required (DirectX compatible)
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Single Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with TnL support and 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: required (DirectX compatible)
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I've been a 2150 fan since release. Like many here on steam I got this release because my old discs had seen too much action over the last 14 years to be able to install the game properly. Everything is as I remember it: awesome unit customization system, epic unit numbers, lasers and rockets and EXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE!! I would recommend the game to anyone with only 2 reservations:

1.) These games are OLD and the graphics have not held up well. If you can't handle that, you have been warned.

2.) These games do not support widescreen HD resolutions. The included resolution testing program will clear them and you can get into the game menu but upon launching into a game you will crash to desktop. USE 4:3 RESOLUTIONS ONLY.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
not the first "true 3D" RTS, but it's hardly bad.

there's a fair amount of depth in the gameplay, and the setting is believeable, despite how cheeseball it can seem at times.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Earth 2150 redefined the notion of having mixed feelings from a game on Steam.
Beeing a trilogy,it has the original game and the two standalones.
To review this game, as a whole package ill use a list of Pros and Cons,and I’ll leave you to figure out if its worth it or not.
PROS:
- You can “create” your own type of units by combining chasis with addons
- Structures can be updated with turret defenses
- The three factions are very unqiue and attractive to try out
- Story has an interesting premise that keeps you engaged initially
- You can reshape the terrain and build tunnels/bridges as part of your strategy
- You always have a main base and a mission base
- Music is better than in Earth 2140
- 360 degrees rotation and zooming on the game screen
- Feels like a “deeper” Command&Conquer initially
- Game mechanics are really well done (probably the best part of the game)
- Each unit has a depletable ammo stack and needs to be supplied with more ammo
- The research tree is quite impressive
- Game can be played with air ,ground and tunnel fights
- There is a transport vehicle that moves units from main base to mission base
- Day/Night cycle and weather system
- Each faction has unique superweapons
- You can queue unlimited units/research and resources will be consumed gradually for them
- Units can be assigned scripts
- Lost souls has an actual chronological story
- The concepts were unique and breathtaking for its genre
- The news reports,build up slowly but they give a sense of danger regarding Earth’s fate
- Buildings leave debris after you destroy them
- Earth progressively decays with the advancement of the campaign
- Weather affects units and buildings

CONS:
- It has not aged well at all, the graphics beeing really washed down
- Tutorials are very tedious and not straightforward
- The pathfinding is horrible
- The voiceovers are annoying and too cheesy
- The story becomes forgetfull because too many pointless gather x minerals missions
- Learning curve is too steep
- Missions seem too hard even on Easy dificulty
- Music is too repetitive
- Too many missions are gather missions
- The unit limit seemed small
- Figuring what to do is too hard. I had no idea what to do half of the time I played
- Gameplay feels too slow and sluggish
- The ammo sluppying while interesting,it gets boring really fast
- To me the AI seemed too hard because of the steep learning curve.
- No real sense of achievement after completing several misssions
- Each mission is a big timesink and becoms boring
- Your army can be immediately killed if it is facing some type of enemies
- The fighting targeting is horrible because of the pathfinding
- Your units will keep beeing hit and move around to position themselves before attacking
- There is a lights on/off on buildings and units which seems completely pointless
- The maps are too big and annoying to navigate through
- The minimap layout is extremly horrible,rotation makes even more confusing
- The minimap is basically uselss,as it doesn’t help you at all during missions
- The multiplayer is obviously dead and its game modes are severly outdated
- The story fails to deliver in the end
- The cinematics are pointless and too cheesy. They don’t add any value to the story
- Game feeling bounces from really like it or really hate it too frequently
- The expansion moon project worse than the original game in most aspects : especially storywise
- The terrain and movement on the terrain is agonizing to look at and wait upon
- Unit selection is faulty when you have a lot of units on screen
- The game feels too often like a chore than actual fun
- Missions never vary from gather resource/destroy enemy base/escort transporters
- The fighting music is too irritating and repetitive
- Last impression was that game missions take too long and don’t have enough to keep you wanting to come back

Overall,I cannot say that I would recommend this trilogy. It has its PROS but it also has too many CONS for me to really like it. You can make your own decision, but I for one,really forced myself to play and experience as much as possible from this game.
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Bought this game a few days after it was released, and then I bought The Moon Project and Lost Souls. I really wanted to play this game, but the disks were broken, so hello price of €0.97! Here I come!

This game is a golden classic in every, single detail. No, seriously, this game made the unit-design thing so solid that it was fun, and never looked wrong. For a game from year 2000, it was one of the best from the RTS genre.

Good graphics for that year, which is now left with fecals thrown at it by angry kiddos who were more used to the XXX360N0SC0P3XXX graphics and gameplay of ♥♥♥♥ty Call of Duty. Details are also lovely! When it is snowing, your buildings and units get covered in snow! When it is raining, your units and buildings get all nice and clean! Oh, have I told you about the ability to arm your buildings? Yep, another of these features that made the game amazing.

Three different factions that differ, lots of different missions, good detail and interesting, put-together mainbase/mission map, together with the tunneling aspect! This is good!

If you are not a whiney ♥♥♥♥, and love to play some good old classics, then get this game. I got it a couple of days ago, and I might not have plenty of hours of it played on Steam, but trust me: Back then, when I didn't have the internet, I played the living HELL out of this game.

So yeah, get it if you are the classics masterrace, and not a dickbutt.


P.S.: If you crash at the opening of the design menu (F1), then I recommend setting to OpenGL and choosing a maximal resolution of 1280x1024. Works evry tiem.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
120.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Highly recommended. Especially if you still have got older PC/laptop. Quite addictive. I really love that option that you can save your tanks/vehicles for next missions or just transport your army between missions from main base. If you like RTS old school - you will enjoy this game.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
This game is everything I have dreamed of in a RTS game. A must buy for any strategy gamers.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Really nice game I played with a friend few years ago when it came out. Partly modular tanks and buildings and stuff...
Tho I never got to buy it as my PC was too weak back then.
Later I forgot about it and now I found it for the absolute hammer-price tag of 0,89€!!
A must-buy for all stragegy fans :)
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
1998 graphics and confusing controls, but it's still a really cool game.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
To old graphics for my liking.
But the gameplay is good.
6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
What I like is that you get to build your base and it looks cool. The Dislikes is that the AI is not adaptive enough and still rlies on swarm asault techniques very little cunning and skill. Yet still fun I like the buildings and machines in the game. They tried to make a modern version not to many years ago was not as fun with air vehicles and slow vehicles and tack units with even dumber AI's.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Ugly as F*ck. Bought because people told me that was better than 2160.

tbh I didn't play enough, but it really has it's own dune-2000-esque charm.

Probably will grow on me since I saw so many terraforming options.

will crash a lot if you don't choose a 4:3 resolution.

I don't care about graphics, but man, this is a very ugly game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This is basically my childhood's mostest favoritest game ever <3 Hours and hours, almost days of entertainment. It's difficult to a point where it is always a fun challenge! The researches and upgrades leaves you oh so happy and greatful for every research that is completed! They put a lot of effort into making this, even in the whole story of what's happening in the game, of what is happening to the planet, you'll get the occasional c♥♥♥♥♥tic weather reaport of what is going on around the world before it (spoilers, kinda) dies.
3 different campaigns with 3 races to have fun! I just can never get enough of this game, it is indeed my cocaine <3
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
It's ♥♥♥♥.

10/10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Creating your own units is a serious game changer
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Earth 2150 is a nice game.
This game requires a brain, unlike fighting games, where you smash your face on the controller.
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5 of 13 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
This was a great RTS 14 years ago, but now on a quadcore amd, ssd, 1920x1080, win7, 16 GB ram, and 2 GB Radeon R9 270x it crashes every time i want to open the construction window (F1). It should still be a nice gamewith lighting etc but it crashes too often. I think Steam should work on it.
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13 of 30 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Crashing when I try to click vital buttons, problems with not even starting up, Crashing on loadup, Would not recommend as I can barely even play it.

At this stage, not even worth $.97.

I cant even load up The Moon Project or Lost Souls, either.

Such a shame, the game actually looked good.
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3 of 11 people (27%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
An oldie but a goodie, unfortunately it crashes everytime you enter the design screen for your units making it impossible to play on windows 8. If anyone knows a solution please let me know
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2 of 12 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Biggest issue – the game barley runs on windows 7 unless alot of effort is put into getting it to work, so don’t bother buying it. If you can get it working there’s no options, no tutorial and it gives you no idea what you’re doing or anything. The graphics setting are out of the game but are exceptionally buggy (I have two monitors and it defaulted me to 640x864 (not a typo) when one is 1360x760 and the other is 1920x1080, by turning the 1360x760 one off, it defaulted to 640x864 as well) After messing in config files for 30 mins I got it to work at 1080p (which is one of the settings, it just doesn’t save it when u start the game) and starting the game showed me a 360p video (stretched so looked ugly as hell) an a menu that looked just as bad, with no options for mouse settings, key bindings or anything, the game barley works and should not be bought.
Finally getting it working to a reasonable standard and find that there’s no tutorial, and the game gives me no idea what to do, the UI is clunky and the mouse sensitivity is WAY too high with no way to change it, brilliant start...
So far I've managed to start a game with a bot but with no instructions and only 5 buildings to choose from, I have to question the other reviews, as there is no way that this can be an 'amazing rts' to quote one of them.
If I’m missing something, please tell me, as I have no idea what I'm doing and a tutorial or guide would be nice. so would a graphics setting where the ground has a higher resolution that minecraft.
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I was hoping for a slightly more intelligent game than the Command & Conquer series. They captured the look but that is all. Earth 2150 is a game that took me an hour plus Google searching in order to even figure out how to mine and make money for my base. Let's be honest.. building ♥♥♥♥ is what your going to do the most in an RTS and this game makes it 100% NOT FUN.

Don't get me wrong I can see where there was a lot of good potential in here. A lot of things from my RTS wish list in theory were here but in practice it just wasnt' fun. It was confusing and frustrating.
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