Act of Aggression – Reboot Edition brings the techno-thriller RTS game Act of Aggression to a higher level. The Reboot Edition offers a full gameplay overhaul in skirmish mode against the AI and in your multiplayer battles.
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Release Date: Sep 2, 2015

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May 10

The Reboot Edition is now available!



Act of Aggression: The Reboot Edition now available!

This new edition lands on Steam at 50% off - free for owners of Act of Aggression

We release Act of Aggression - Reboot Edition today, which can be purchased at 50% off on Steam! This re-release version of the game comes with massive gameplay overhauls: a new resource system, revamped base-building, unit control improvements, and much more!

Experience the dynamic, streamlined version of Act of Aggression in skirmish mode against the AI, and in online multiplayer battles. Owners of the original Act of Aggression can download this new edition for free! Once the Reboot Edition is installed on your machine, you will be able to switch between the classic vanilla version and the Reboot Edition.

The Reboot Edition runs on a single economy for war: money. Refineries will now extract oil from deposits located around each map. Each faction has had their building location restrictions altered and their builder units are controllable, opening up new base-building options.

Units have been tweaked to move and turn faster, and their reaction speeds to orders have been cut in half. These gameplay changes guarantee faster, more action-oriented gameplay that focuses on the battle.

The gameplay details are summarized below:

  • Streamlined Economy: Manage only one resource as oil is automatically converted to cash, allowing you to focus on the action. Unit expenditure is up-front, meaning no more micromanaging production lines.

  • New Base Building System: Like a traditional RTS, base building units are selectable. Build directly from the builder (or destroy your opponent's builder!)

  • New Airstrikes: You no longer control the planes mid-flight. They go directly to their target and strike, much faster than previously.

  • Huge balancing update and unit model improvements as well as UI tweaks and changes: for example, all units now accelerate and decelerate faster, guaranteeing more streamlined and action-packed RTS gameplay.

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“A classical RTS which reminds of the golden ages of real-time strategy”
Eurogamer

“Act of Aggression delivers a wonderful product.”
Destructoid

“We haven't had such a good classic RTS to test for a long time”
84/100 – Gamestar

About This Game

Act of Aggression – Reboot Edition brings the techno-thriller RTS game Act of Aggression to a higher level. The Reboot Edition offers a full gameplay overhaul: new resource system, playable builder units, new base buildings, simplified research system, and many major mechanic improvements for smoother and more dynamic gameplay in skirmish mode against the AI and in your multiplayer battles. Either launch the original game or Reboot Edition as you see fit, and experience the new benchmark of real-time strategy games.

With three global super-powers, there can be only one victory.

Across three distinct factions each armed with the greatest modern and prototype military weaponry, head into some of the world’s most volatile conflict zones, building bases for mass production, establishing resource supply lines, and waging war in Eugen Systems’ explosive RTS.

Build and manage the cogs of war in a return to strategic base-building, resource harvesting, and dynamic tech-trees. Capture banks and enemy soldiers to generate cash income. Upgrade units with specialization and unlock new skills. Embark on an epic single player Campaign with a thrilling original story, and fight throughout the world on realistic environments. Compete online in visceral PVP battles and become the best commander!

Act of Aggression Reboot Edition brings new features to skirmish modes:

  • Streamlined Economy: Manage two resources: oil and cash, allowing you to focus on the action. Unit expenditure is up-front, meaning no more micromanaging production lines.
  • New Base Building System: Like a traditional RTS, base building units are selectable. Build directly from the builder (or destroy your opponent’s builder!)
  • New Airstrikes: You no longer control the planes mid-flight. They go directly to their target and strike, much faster than previously.
  • Huge balancing update and unit model improvements as well as UI tweaks and changes: for example, all units now accelerate and decelerate faster, with more streamlined, action packed RTS gameplay.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB 100% DIRECTX 10 COMPATIBLE AMD RADEON HD 4870/NVIDIA GEFORCE 9800 GT OR HIGHER
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 10 COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GAMING AND GAME ACTIVATION
    Recommended:
    • OS: WINDOWS VISTA/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL QUAD-CORE 3 GHZ
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB 100% DIRECTX 11 COMPATIBLE AMD RADEON HD 7870/NVIDIA GEFORCE 660 OR HIGHER
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 11 COMPATIBLE
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GAMING AND GAME ACTIVATION
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Such a let down! Very poorly optimised and boring.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
144.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
A great RTS, destroyed by the decision to "limit the zoom-out". So you are basically shifting the map around all the time because you can't zoom out. Why?
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Should have taken the refund! now it will be in my inventory for ever with 9 hours played.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
This game isnt completely bad. I got it for 11 usd and I have to say it is pretty fun. while it is a cluster ♥♥♥♥ of info and units it does feel rewarding to win matchs or outplay the enemy. When it is on heavy sale for like 16 bucks buy it, but if not do not. there is also the issue of Eugen not fixing this game and instead creating a half ♥♥♥ reboot. If you do not want to support Eugen do not buy it then. But I like it so give it a positive review because it is fun and if you want something not as broke and a little better get Wargame Red Dragon
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Did you enjoy C&C Generals? You'll almost undoubtedly enjoy Reboot.
Good retro Generals vibes, decent developper support. Maybe someday we'll get a Zero Hour style expansion?

The vanilla game was a little inscrutable for new players and had featured a lot of interesting, if complex, design decisions. Thankfully if you're looking for something more complex you can still play the original.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
im a great fan of the act of war franchise. i have played and finished both games multiple times. when i heard about this game i was more then happy, a chance that eugen reincarnates the best story driven RTS game in existance? i have to have it.

turns out its not, i only played for 40 minutes so i dont know about the campaign, mostly because the original no rebooted version keeps crashing for some reason. it loaded up fine the first time i started the game and after that it just kept crashing. the rebooted edition was... nice i guess, alot of mechanics from act of war like prisoners in prison complexes generate an infinite amount of money at a low rate but the units... a guy holding an smg that is almost as big as he is and its A KRISS VECTOR!!! how can a kriss vector be almost as large as a human being???
and vehicles, tanks go from 0 to 60 faster then a bugati viron and the realistic weapons that were in act of war are gone. besides a few units its now all the sudden fantasy units for the US army for example with fictional tanks instead of real life units from AOW.

and while the firt and second tier units are available in the game, its really not enough at least for me. and without any ability to play the story through in a game that was supposed to be the spiritual sequal to AOW high production value story campaign? no simply no

if you want strategy games just for the sake of skirmish, go fetch executive assault\ warshift\ or even better go fetch FROM THE DEPTHS.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Man, I loved the first one a lot. But i just can not get into this game. Stick to the wargame series Eugen Systems.
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10 of 20 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Make campaign in Reboot Edition
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Nice game, not my favourite though.
Won't be playing this as much since I prefer alot of other games over this...

But here's what I hate about this game right now.


To me the Reboot Edition is worse than the normal version! Multiplayer is close to dead " not dead YET. " Story 1/10...
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
When this game first came out I won't lie... I was hella ♥♥♥♥♥♥. There was a lot of issues with balance and no AI matches and forced to PVP. Now a year later I saw this on sale and had mentioned how it was fixed and saw they had AI matches so I could't resist to try this out again.

I must say I am glad I gave this another go around because I am a big fan of their previous works like the Wargame series. One of the main issues I had in the beginning before was you create turrets to brace yourself from enemy air attacks and such. The turrets did nothing and the airstrikes and being bombarded was so OP. Well that is all fixed and turrets serve the purpose that is intended and I like that. I am not a turtle tactic kinda guy but I hate how you could invest in somewhat home base defense and waste it because it is so weak and clearly doesn't stand a chance. Not anymore and this is a lot more pleasant experience.

Graphics don't seem too look as good as WG Red Dragon for some reason but still good looking. Game runs perfect on my I3 6320 paired with GTX 1060 with constant 60+ FPS maxed out. I did run into one crash so far and I don't know why but the second time I had no issues so I am not worried but all in all this is a lot better than before and worth it. Thank you for fixing the game and rebalance.
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Cerbium
453.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
Do you played CC? Then you will love playing this gem! Its long term playing fun - especially the PvP - will truly amaze you.
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Duncan
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 21
You will either see people with 100+ hours reviewing this game with their hearts poured out for it,

or people like me , ~2.5 hours on the record saying it's not what I wanted.

I've seen maybe ~40-50 hours worth of Acts of Aggression gameplay videos on "RedTube" before buying this game. I love C&C Zero Hour (& Mods), I love Act of War, World in conflict and I LOVE Wargames. But I didn't really find this as enjoyable.

Maybe it's not a bad game, I'm just too old and mature to find all the mediocre cutscenes, clunky vehicle movements, that (enemy unit) got rekt by (insert friendly unit) and (insert dramatic death) all over the screen to be a bit too much.

Or maybe I'm a video game hipster, and I'll find it fun after everybody else stopped playing.

Either way, I was unable to get a refund, so I'm stuck with this.
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Mastermind2000
8.4 hrs
Posted: September 18
I recommend getting this game on sale. Here I'll explain why.

First of all, as a fan of Act of War titles, i expected improved version of said games. And I got it, improved, but mainly in graphics, which is great. But this game lacks in a small details that made AoW great. For example: troops go through fences and some other obstacles like there is nothing. Really? It's 2016 people! Tanks can't crush infantry - ridiculous!
Basically, it feels like some features from AoW were removed - like some special attacks or features (troops can't send recon drones). Feels like dumbed down version. I have no idea why developers remove features that worked in previous games. That's a great mystery to me.

Aside from this, you'll enjoy this game. Campaign is pretty hard, but entertaining, just don't expect this "special ops" feel that High Treason had. I liked new resources system too. You need to collect different type of resources, which makes game more strategic.
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jlwesley05
23.5 hrs
Posted: September 17
If Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Command & Conquer Generals had a love child, this is it.
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Randombandit
72.8 hrs
Posted: September 14
I enjoyed the original AoA. It was complex enough to remain interesting. There were some minor balance issues to work out, but was otherwise fairly solid. Then players got their hands on it. Instead of altering the meta with original tactics and openminded strategic thinking, they whined "EHERMAGHERD, DATS OP AF, NURF PL0X". This caused other balance issues that just caused more chaos than good. [anyone remember migs from CnC Generals? buy an ambulance or paladin and that WHOLE mig-spam tactic died on the floor...but instead, whiners got migs nerfed to uselessness]. I know it is a dickish thing to say "Git gud son", but what happened to this game is a perfect example of what happens when devs bow to the players and appeal to the lowest common denominator.

The reboot is definately cleaner and faster to pick up, and in it's own right is an alright RTS...like every other RTS we see these days. It also split an already small community.

Sad to see this one fade out, but I still think it is worth picking up if you are a longtime RTS fan or are willing to paly an RTS where you will likely have to alter your strategy as you play, if you like a certain strategy or type of play and dont like changing that as the environment changes, this one isnt for you.
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leonardo.frans
4.6 hrs
Posted: September 11
The games doesnt work at all, as it keeps showing error messages whenever i try to play. Please solve the problem or i demand a refund !!!!
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