“Z”, the classic Real Time Strategy Game by the Bitmap Brothers. Fans of this classic strategy title are in for a real treat. Everything is in here from the terrific comedy cut scenes to the frantic game play making this is the definitive version of Z.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (345 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 4, 2014

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“Z”, the classic Real Time Strategy Game by the Bitmap Brothers. Fans of this classic strategy title are in for a real treat. Everything is in here from the terrific comedy cut scenes to the frantic game play making this is the definitive version of Z.

• Z is a real time war game played in a totally free environment.
• A breathtaking race to capture territory and resources. Crush your enemy before they overpower you.
• Over thirty minutes of humorous movie sequences provide intros and outros for each level.
• Movie and in game voice overs are spoken in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
• Z has a conditional Music system, which reflects in real time the mood of the battle.
• Z has six types of Robot soldiers each with their own individual personalities. Will they carry out your orders and march into the jaws of hell? Or will they chicken and run?
• Robots perform up to 40 different actions, armed with rifles, machine guns and antitank missile launchers.
• Twenty challenging levels set on five planets each with a unique terrain ranging from Arctic waste to lands of fire and lava.
• In game world map and radar which can be displayed at any time.
• Lots of hardware for you and your soldiers to control, ranging from three types of tanks, jeeps, repair vehicles and armoured personal carriers to field guns and missile launchers.
• Robot leaders provide you with spoken alerts throughout the game.
• Capture and control installations including factories manufacturing robots and vehicles, radar and vehicle repair facilities.
• You choose what kind of robot or vehicle your factories manufacture.
• Z comes with pictorial player guide.

Z is... the fastest, funniest, most frantic, feature-packed action-strategy game you'll play this century!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP3, Vista SP1, 7 or 8
    • Processor: CPU : Intel P4 1.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA 950 GeForce 7 Series Radeon X1000 series
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Z is a mobile version of a good game that was released in 1990's. After all,this one is a worser,dumbed down version of original Z. The screen is smaller than PC version,which suggests mobile version,the controls are even worser and gameplay is also worser than original one.
Is it worth it? Hardly. With all bad features,bugs and bad gameplay,this game ins't worth the money. And the fact its a mobile port of a good game. Even on sale i don't recommend it.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Great game but this is a bad port to the PC from Tablets/Phones.

This version is not the same as the first version in both gameplay and control (also jittery and slow to respond)

First game I have refunded with steam policy.

Shame :(
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
The original Z... is not this Z. This Z looks right, but plays very wrong. As a result, it can't be recommended.

Z was like the quintessential Real-Time Strategy game... You don't need to build structures or gather resources or such. Instead, you simply capture territories, and you get whatever factories that territory has, and those factories makes the units. There are different units: the grunts, the snipers, and they can capture vehicles, stationary guns, and so on.

Z, when it launched, which was way back in 1996, was a revelation, proving that you don't need to make things too complicated for a fun RTS with bazillion build queues and unit trees and special abilitities, and whatnot. The main draw was the "AI"... If you run a unit next to an empty vehicle, it will "capture" that vehicle. If you put unit next to flag, it will capture the flag without prompting. This severely cuts down on the micro-management, freeing you to allocate the units and coordinate the attacks.

While this game looks like Z, and feels like Z, it doesn't PLAY like Z. The units vary from smart (on the initial levels) to dumb<bleep>. On the early levels they do pick up grenades and vehicles and static guns and flag automatically, but in later levels they simply stop doing so, when those objects are clearly in sensor radius.

The units also get separated easily (when you have a group of 3, they end up widely separated and impossible to cmmand). Inadvertant groups like accidentally grouping a tank and a couple infantry can't be separated, which often result in destruction of empty vehicles, when you clicked on infantry, then empty vehicle to capture it, only to see a vehicle also in the group open fire on the empty vehicle, destroying it.

The game also seem to have lost the ability to scroll with keyboard and/or use more than one mouse button at a time. In fact, this feels like (and probably is) a port of the MOBILE remake of Z, aka "Z Origins"

All in all, this REMAKE of a classic, is not the classic, but a pretender.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Do not ever buy this game. I am a huge fun of Z. But:

- path finding is worse than ever (the biggest reason why I hate this version)
- map is too big or we somehow really get used to see as the old version
- mause cursor is ♥♥♥♥♥♥ by color and when army is picked, it distracts the attention easily

I still play DosBox of Win95 version, don't buy until they fix those big issues.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
You played the game in your younger days, liked it a lot, and it's on sale? Then buy it. Otherwise you'll be disappointed.

Compared to the original version, there are a lot of flaws:
The HUD is not good, especially the minimap covers a big part of the right side.
The pathing was never that good, but it's worse now.
Foot soldiers seem not to shoot often, when they are attacking (it's weird, three psycho squads were loosing against one psycho squad)
Flamers and toughs don't shoot buildings.
Snipers don't shot turrets mounted on the base.

Conclusion: The devs did a really bad job, another company on my black list.
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