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Perimeter is an innovative Real-Time-Strategy game that pits players against each other or AI opponents in a life and death struggle to seize territory and establish crucial protective “perimeters.” Players will be introduced to the game’s unique terraforming feature, allowing them to move, build, construct and destroy the map...
Release Date: May 21, 2004
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Steam Trading Cards for Perimeter

May 23rd, 2014

To celebrate the arrival of the stand-alone expansion to Perimeter, Perimeter: Emperor's Testament, Steam trading cards are now available for the original game.

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Reviews

“Perimeter is an excellent experiment that succeeded in a lot of areas.”
8 – IGN

“... we think it’s a must-have for any RTS enthusiast looking for a challenging title.”
IncGamers

“A large number of possibilities awaits the ambitious tactician. From tunnelling assaults to flying barrage defences, Perimeter relies on the imagination of players to become genuinely interesting.”
80 – Edge Magazine

About the Game

Perimeter is an innovative Real-Time-Strategy game that pits players against each other or AI opponents in a life and death struggle to seize territory and establish critical protective “perimeters.” Players will be introduced to the game’s unique “terraforming” feature, allowing them to move, build, construct and destroy the map environment. Set in a future where the Exodus civilization has abandoned the dying Earth, the game offers a well-balanced combination of new terraforming principles and territorial wars with traditional strategy elements.

Key features:

  • Fast paced Real-Time-Strategy action
  • Introduces principles of terraforming in which players can construct or destroy the very gameworld environments themselves
  • State-of-the-art engine and graphics that deliver powerful gameplay and solid audio and visuals
  • Detailed science fiction universe with original soundtrack, including high quality electronic music
      Perimeter is affected by the GameSpy shutdown on the 31st of May. You can continue to play the game through LAN, DirectIP and GameRanger.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4+ or AMD Athlon XP 2GHz and faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia or AMD video card with 128Mb VRAM or more
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Online play no longer supported, LAN play is possible
Helpful customer reviews
94 of 97 people (97%) found this review helpful
44 products in account
3 reviews
22.2 hrs on record
Perimeter is a little-known gem of the real-time strategy genre. It mixes a rate-based game flow resembling that of Total Annihilation, intensive terraforming, a psychedelic posthumanist story, and graphics advanced for its time.
Posted: April 3rd, 2014
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41 of 42 people (98%) found this review helpful
74 products in account
3 reviews
14.4 hrs on record
If you like and have time for td games this is a great oldie it is different than the others, i like it a lot, going back for more now...
give it some time if u get stuck replay and learn it gets easyer then hard again but still refreshing from the norm so try it its cheap fun
Posted: April 5th, 2014
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
24 products in account
2 reviews
14.0 hrs on record
good game old but fun at times
Posted: April 6th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,070 products in account
94 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
9/10

+ good presentation (especially as i remember it when it was released), fantastic atmosphere
+ incredible soundrack, great sound in general that contributes to the atmosphere
+ very original theme, sci-fi setting, dark at times (trying to leave earth and reach the promised land may seem common, but the plot unfolds very nicely and in a unique way)
+ gameplay wise it's an RTS game, very fresh in ideas and full of innovation, using terraforming and morphing units at its core, making the land itself the primary resource for expanding your base. upgrading units (again in a unique way) and building tech-labs and many other building as in other rts. using the shield to protect your base from the scourge...
+ excellent level/mission design

- enemy and unit ai is not the best
- the storyline switches between different factions all the time, that may be confusing
Posted: July 4th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
350 products in account
11 reviews
6.7 hrs on record
Although old, this is a very nice and original strategy game. Control your base, and build up your energy network. Use that as a shield.
Build base units as building blocks, and transform them into specialized units as you will...

Posted: June 26th, 2014
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