One of the greatest sci-fi strategy games of all time returns with remastered visuals, online multiplayer and near unlimited mod content from Steam Workshop. Experience thrilling first person action and acclaimed RTS in this explosive alternate vision of the 1960s space race.
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Release Date: Apr 18, 2016

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August 24

Patch Notes - The Red Odyssey 24/08/2016!

Mission Tuning
  • CH02 Mission - Stop bug that could cause unlimited spawning of hunters and reduce enemies in the waves to make less difficult at medium and higher difficulties.
  • CH03 Mission - Fixed howitzers to work as intended and fixed mine field to be effective against player
  • CH04 Mission - Add an abandoned enemy ship to make the retreat after discovery possible.
  • CH08 Mission - Adds time to end so final VO completes
  • CH09 Mission - Reduce difficulty. The longer cover is maintained, the fewer enemies spawned when cover is finally left. Enemies turrets also became single weapon turrets
  • BD02 Mission - Reduced difficulty.
  • BD03 Mission - Difficulty tuned, and several object spawning on top of each other issues fixed.
  • BD04 Mission - Startup issues fixed. Scavenger's shouldn't leave early which made it hard for new players to follow them. Final chase made more survivable while leaving the epic chase feeling intact.
  • BD06 Mission - Enemy attack waves slightly reduced
General
  • A number of minor model fixes applied
  • Fixed error with point lights. Weapon fire shouldn't cause strange reverse shadows anymore.
  • Chinese Scavenger emissive fixed (strange glow removed)
  • TRO Music Added to game, and TRO missions play TRO sound files
  • Fury hybrids no longer describe themselves as scavengers
  • Black Dog weapon properly rotates only top to shoot now.
  • CVHAUL adjusted how it holds items so it can't levitate itself
  • Fixes BD constructor's description text.
  • Non-playing sounds for several vehicles such as CH Constructor fixed.
  • Fixed the CVAPC cockpit

The Patch also includes
  • Mod samples in Edit Mode fixed to be present and useful samples

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August 11

Battlezone 98 Mod Competition Winners

Firstly we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that entered the competition, it’s been awesome to see new mods appearing on the store that have had such thought, time, and effort put in to them. We know the Battlezone 98 Redux community is a fantastic community, but the level of some of the mods that we saw was beyond anything we could have thought! As a thank you to everyone who entered a mod, we’re pleased to announce that you will all receive a Rebellion game of your choice! (Instructions of how to claim your game are at the bottom of this post)

Secondly, we’d like to thank AMD Gaming for sponsoring this competition by generously providing us with a number of CPUs!

Lastly, we want to say congratulations to our top 10 modders! It was a difficult process to whittle down the entrants in to a top 10 as the standard of mods was extremely high, but below you can see who won and where you can find their mod! It’s hugely inspiring to see what you guys created and we hope inspires others to give it a go. In our eyes, everyone is a winner as they get to play the mods! So without further ado, we present the top 10!


10. The Space Race Aint Over! - Headcrab Addict
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A personal favourite of some members here at Rebellion, this mod allows the player to race against three other AI controlled vehicles in a map that feels very similar to the pod race on Tatooine! The developer has said that multiplayer is planned, and once this is available it will be a definite mod to try.

9. American Pilot - CuddlyKitten
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Created as a result of the American faction not having an awesome looking outfit and the Chinese having a devious Red outfit, this mod gives your pilot a fresh space suit, complete with stars and stripes. Both the reasoning behind this and the design give this mod a definite space in our top 10!

8. More Realistic American Vehicles – Owenc3
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Continuing with the American theme, this mod overhauls all the American vehicles, giving them a fresh new lick of paint, including the token flag on the side. This mod also sees buildings being given a fresh new look, with awesome panels (possibly solar?) and gold touches. Bonus points also given for the overhaul to the Moonlander!

7. Black Dog Elite Pilots - Maziz
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We love a good pilot mod. This mod gives your soldier a Black Dog makeover, adding a black suit, and new goggles. Complete with a black dog patch, this mod will make you feel like a real pro when you play, and strike fear in to the heart of your enemies!

6. Weapon Prototypes – Frenchox
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With over 15 prototype weapons this mod is a shed load of fun, including mortars that almost level an entire playing field, a state of the art Virus Vploader weapon (not a real virus!) and neon lazers! This mod was a personal favourite of a few players here and we look forward to seeing more of it!

5. Sphelx Komodo Wireframe Set – Sphelx Komodo
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Harking back to the original Battlezone game, this funky mod turns the map into a green and black grid, as well as gives you a neon green tank and bomber to fly around in! For pure originality and the nostalgia trip, this gets a place in the top 5! We’re very much hoping for more of this...

4. Japanese Rocket Tank – Systeme
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Systeme did something we weren’t sure possible, created a new vehicle type. With an edited back section this new ship is a play on the American Rocket Tank, but with a Japanese makeover and a stylish new rear section. This has garnered a lot of attention in the forums, and we’re keen to see how he accomplished this feat. Hopefully this will start a new wave of vehicle mods! We’ll have t wait and see...

3. Advanced Combat Training – GeneralBlackDragon
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With a mod that has even taught some of the old dogs new tricks, the Advanced Combat Training mod has gained some serious praise from veteran modders, with some calling for it to be included as a stock training mission! One modder said “this mission is a very well made script designed to help new players get acquainted with vehicular combat. The constant VOs feel interactive and the mission even helped me (a player of over 8 years) get better at dodging rounds! Overall a very nice and educational experience”. Some serious praise indeed, well done to you!

2. Chicken Farm – The Deus Ex
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Many a man-hour was lost to Chicken Farm here at Rebellion. This light hearted multiplayer map adds a new game type in which each player must collect as many chickens as possible, while trying to distract other players. Perfect for casual gamers, this mod is a lot of fun, and even includes chicken themed weaponry (complete with homemade chicken noises!). We’d recommend you play with more than 3 players as the most fun is when you’re all running around each other. Download this, it’s truly eggs-celent...

1. Burns Rebellion – CONGRATULATIONS ScrapPool
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We could describe this, or we could let one of our veteran modders do it...

“This is without doubt the largest and most ambitious entry, and it covers just about every discipline imaginable; there are new textures, new maps, new mission scripts, new weapons, new units, new story, and future versions come with the promise of completely new voiceovers.

I've always been a sucker for well-crafted narrative content, and this example is particularly welcome given that it patches perhaps the most hotly debated hole in the Battlezone timeline; Project Pedigree.

Consider Burns' Rebellion the missing link between Battlezone and Battlezone II; it's worthy of it. The sheer quality in these two missions - and there's a third planned - is well above even that of the original game.

ScrapPool has once again demonstrated his mastery of a great many disciplines.”


That’s some serious praise, and this mod duly deserves it. A lot of time and effort has been put in to this, and for that, it deserves top prize of the gaming laptop!

So there we go, there’s your top 10! We highly recommend you head over to Steam to try them out and let the modders know what you think. Once again, a huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who entered, you’re the best!

HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE
Simply add the rebellionbattlezone account as a friend on the account you won a prize with. Will then contact you over the next few days with sorting out your prize.

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Reviews

“... one of the best strategy games I've wrapped my brain (and trigger finger) around in a long, long time.”
9.4/10 – Gamespot (1998)

“Simply put, it's a classic - and one that has now, thankfully, been restored.”
8/10 – PC Invasion

“... brings fast-paced combat and strategy to a new generation in stellar form.”
8/10 – Game Watcher

About This Game

One of the greatest sci-fi strategy games of all time returns Spring 2016 with remastered visuals, online multiplayer, and near unlimited mod content from Steam Workshop.

Enter an alternate vision of the 1960s where the “space race” is nothing more than a cover for an interplanetary war between the US and Soviet Russia over mysterious alien bio-metal.

Take command of an army of sleek heavy assault tanks, strike cruisers, APCs and more, and wreak havoc with super-heated projectiles in your mission to blast your enemy from the face of the Moon, Mars, Venus, Titan, Io and Europa.

Scavenge the battlefields for crucial bio-metal, deploy powerful defenses, construct advanced facilities and escalate each battle to an epic confrontation.

Revolutionary, revitalised and remastered, Battlezone 98 Redux’s blend of thrilling first person action and tense RTS gameplay is as essential now as it ever was.

FEATURES


Critically Acclaimed RTS:
  • Command the battlefield and fight vehicle-to-vehicle from the immersive first person cockpit view.
  • Unleash mechanized devastation with a huge tactical arsenal including Howitzers, MAG Cannons, Cold Fusion Lasers, Day Wrecker Artillery, and more.
  • Customise and fortify your bases from the ground-up with production factories, power plants, barracks, armouries, command towers and deadly defensive turrets.

Two Explosive Campaigns:
Play as American or Soviet forces in two separate singleplayer campaigns, with 29 missions across 7 different planetary environments.

Sleek Remastered Visuals:
Play Battlezone 98 as it should have been, in HD with completely remodelled vehicles and buildings, enhanced lighting and shadows, improved particle effects, upgraded animations, upscaled terrain, and more.

Online Multiplayer for 2-8 players:
Experience the classic rush of "Deathmatch", or test your skills in a pulse-pounding battle of wits in "Strategy" mode.

Steam Workshop Mods:
Tap into a community nearly two decades in the making, and enjoy near limitless new content with support for mods, such as new singleplayer and multiplayer maps, new vehicles, new HUDs, custom scripts and much more.

Map Editor:
Not a modder yet? Create your own custom multiplayer arenas with the in-built map editing tool.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU with SSE3 (Intel® Pentium® D 3GHz / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4200) or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 compatible graphics card with 256 MB of memory (ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Pro or NVIDIA® equivalent)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 compatible sound card or better
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 / AMD FX series or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Microsoft® DirectX® 11.0 compatible graphics card with 1GB of memory (NVIDIA® GeForce® 400 series / ATI Radeon™ HD 7750) or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Microsoft® DirectX® 10.0 compatible sound card or better
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Hydraetis
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
9.5/10

Needs more RAVE gun
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GrizzlyOne
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I've played this game and been a part of the 1.5 patch/Online forum community since 2011. I modded heavily, made dozens of maps, participated in strat tournaments, and was a very loyal BZ player for years (alias: Ian S.) Unfortunately, I got away from BZ in school when life happened, but now over the summer I've come to try the Redux.

This is a bit of an emotional game for me. My brother and I played it when I was 4, on an old Windows 95 machine. I found the game again when I was 14 and lonely, and absolutley immersed myself in modding and making maps, learning about every trick in the book to script missions. When LUA coding came out, my entire modding world was opened.

As far as the game goes, as advertised it's an awesome blend of the FPS/RTS genre. I've always appreciated how you can control and mobilize an entire army of vehicles but still zoom around in a tank blowing up crap. The campaigns are epic in this game, especially the NSDF one. There are some elements from BZ 1.5 (before the Redux came out) that I like better, but overall the Redux is much higher quality and transitions the game into the 21st century. Online multiplayer is also very fun, there is nothing quite like winning a strategy match after an adrenaline-pumping half an hour of back and forth combat.

I can't put as much effort into this game as I wish I could anymore, but I do highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't tried it before. It's classic but now new, with a small but very solid community supporting it, so you can't go wrong!
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DiverX
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
My top always favourite action strategy games of all times.
If u like action and if u like strategy you cannot afford to miss on this one!
Many thanks to the dev to bring this game back to life!
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WonderSparks
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
I'd never played BZ '98 before I bought this game, but I -had- played a TON of BZII back when I still ran WinXP, so when this popped up in my Discovery Queue, I almost fainted, and bought it near instantly. Do not regret.

It's quite a change from BZII in some ways, but it's enough the same that adapting to these differences was easy enough, and boy was it worth it. The gameplay is so nostalgic it almost hurts (I shamelessly admit I did cry a little when I first started playing), and it helped patch holes in the story for me, having only played BZII prior.

It's a fun challenge, and, as far as I'm aware, a rather unique style of gameplay that I've never really seen replicated outside of BZII (the combination of the RTS base-building, unit-commanding with the FPS player-controlled unit is an element I just love to bits, yet I can't think of any other games that utilize it).

Would I recommend the game? Most definitely, even if just to try it out! Sure, nothing is for everyone, but as they say, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained"!
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AcneVulgaris
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Cured my male pattern baldness and erectile dysfunction in 4 sessions! Turns back a century! Buy it! Play it! Love It!
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El rojo Diablo
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Best game ever, now it is made even better! :D

I love the game so much but it is so hard, to complete... :(
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SKWAT
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
I'm not normally nostalgic for old computer games, always moving on to the latest games with the highest graphics, but BattleZone was unreal for 1998. I haven't seen this game in 15 years and it's as good as I remember. This redux is excellent and it's the best $20 I've spent this year.
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ZombyDog
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
1st Person, RTS, Base building, Resource Management, Hovertanks, Walkers, Sniping dudes out of their cockpits and stealing their ride. It's one of those games that still holds up despite it's age.
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veredz72
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
very lilke this game
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WalksOnPoo
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Coming from the BZ world back in 98, this game brings back some serious memories of CRAZY late night gaming on a dialup connection. So far, the remake is awesome! Gameplay reminds me of the good ol days. Not got to many hours in yet, but its going to be fun getting the games beat agin!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
275.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
As someone who has been with this game since childhood, I cannot recommend it enough. This remaster remains incredibly faithful to the original vision, keeping what worked and only improving what needed to be improved. With dozens of new features for modders and map makers to play with, support for all the original community content, and visuals enhanced by none other than the game's original lead artist Carey Chico. There isn't much else one can say, having been with the game so long, than that this remaster should be a gold standard for all other companies looking to revitalize older games.

Call me biased, but I love this game, and as other community veterans will shun this remaster as being "too different" from the game they remember, I can honestly find very little bad to say about it, certainly nothing that would fit in a short review.

I give this remaster a 9/10, and hope to give it a perfect 10 as future patches and both official and community content smooth over the few remaining rough edges.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Keep in mind this game came out back in 1998 and it still beats many current strategic games in so many ways. Battlezone achieved something no other game could've ever dreamed of, it stayed unique and revolutionary. Battlezone truly is, a classic
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Coming from the BZ world back in 98, this game brings back some serious memories of CRAZY late night gaming on a dialup connection. So far, the remake is awesome! Gameplay reminds me of the good ol days. Not got to many hours in yet, but its going to be fun getting the games beat agin!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
well buzzed to see a propper game on steam for a change. So much rubbish people are playing these days, no one makes a game like this anymore. its Fantastic! :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
A childhood favorite for me. Been playing since 1998. Definately worth playing. I still have my original copy, but decided I wanted to support the re-release. I'm hoping they will eventually make a battlezone 3 if enough people buy it. It really is a unique and addicting game. There isn't another quite like it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
I'm not normally nostalgic for old computer games, always moving on to the latest games with the highest graphics, but BattleZone was unreal for 1998. I haven't seen this game in 15 years and it's as good as I remember. This redux is excellent and it's the best $20 I've spent this year.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Awsome game, love the stratagy and vehicles have played the old version for years and like this even more.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
62.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Get a couple of friends online to play and this game fun as all heck :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
I'd never played BZ '98 before I bought this game, but I -had- played a TON of BZII back when I still ran WinXP, so when this popped up in my Discovery Queue, I almost fainted, and bought it near instantly. Do not regret.

It's quite a change from BZII in some ways, but it's enough the same that adapting to these differences was easy enough, and boy was it worth it. The gameplay is so nostalgic it almost hurts (I shamelessly admit I did cry a little when I first started playing), and it helped patch holes in the story for me, having only played BZII prior.

It's a fun challenge, and, as far as I'm aware, a rather unique style of gameplay that I've never really seen replicated outside of BZII (the combination of the RTS base-building, unit-commanding with the FPS player-controlled unit is an element I just love to bits, yet I can't think of any other games that utilize it).

Would I recommend the game? Most definitely, even if just to try it out! Sure, nothing is for everyone, but as they say, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained"!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I've played this game and been a part of the 1.5 patch/Online forum community since 2011. I modded heavily, made dozens of maps, participated in strat tournaments, and was a very loyal BZ player for years (alias: Ian S.) Unfortunately, I got away from BZ in school when life happened, but now over the summer I've come to try the Redux.

This is a bit of an emotional game for me. My brother and I played it when I was 4, on an old Windows 95 machine. I found the game again when I was 14 and lonely, and absolutley immersed myself in modding and making maps, learning about every trick in the book to script missions. When LUA coding came out, my entire modding world was opened.

As far as the game goes, as advertised it's an awesome blend of the FPS/RTS genre. I've always appreciated how you can control and mobilize an entire army of vehicles but still zoom around in a tank blowing up crap. The campaigns are epic in this game, especially the NSDF one. There are some elements from BZ 1.5 (before the Redux came out) that I like better, but overall the Redux is much higher quality and transitions the game into the 21st century. Online multiplayer is also very fun, there is nothing quite like winning a strategy match after an adrenaline-pumping half an hour of back and forth combat.

I can't put as much effort into this game as I wish I could anymore, but I do highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't tried it before. It's classic but now new, with a small but very solid community supporting it, so you can't go wrong!
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