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Battle it out on the proving grounds and get ready for Future Wars. Similar to classic titles such as Advance Wars and Battle Isle, the game takes strategy gaming away from the micro-management overkill that it has become and using simple, proven rock-paper-scissors principles, reopens the genre to everyone.
Release Date: Apr 7, 2010
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About the Game

Battle it out on the proving grounds and get ready for Future Wars.

Similar to classic titles such as Advance Wars and Battle Isle, the game takes strategy gaming away from the micro-management overkill that it has become and using simple, proven rock-paper-scissors principles, reopens the genre to everyone.

With a modern 3D engine providing the graphics, a proven, easy to learn, but difficult to master set of rules surrounded by an engaging plot and challenging gameplay, the game will appeal to newcomers and hard-core gamers alike.

Also available is unlimited access and infinite possibilities to mod the game through open data structure, open scripts and an easy-to-use editor.


Features

  • Modern 3D graphics & proven gameplay embedded in an engaging and sometimes, humorous plot
  • Infinite modding possibilities through open data structure, open scripts and editor
  • Novel and unique game modes such as AI vs. AI or play-by-email
  • Rock-paper-scissors principle makes Future Wars easy to learn but difficult to master
  • In-game achievements allows for hours of replay to acquire top honors

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: Pentium D 3.0 GHZ or capable processors
    • Memory: 1GB (2GB for multiplayer)
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1600XT or capable graphics adapter supporting PixelShader 2.0 or nVidia Geforce 8800GTS or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500MB space free
    • Sound: DirectSound® compatible

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo 2.13GHZ or better
    • Memory: 1GB (2GB for multiplayer)
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1600XT or capable graphics adapter supporting PixelShader 2.0 or nVidia Geforce 8800GTS or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500MB space free
    • Sound: DirectSound® compatible
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
263 products in account
21 reviews
9.9 hrs on record
Future Wars < Advance Wars

(seriously, the rest of this is just going to explain that point)

I enjoy the genre that this game is. I mean... is trying to be. The problem is, this game has nothing original in it. Its a copy paste of Advance Wars for the Gameboy Advance... except even more dull. Now before you get harsh on me, I actually ...kinda... like this game. Ive played it, I have tried to enjoy it. I have had people comment on why I enjoy self torture for playing it. So, I have given it a chance.

Problem 1: This game is a multiplayer turn based strategy where the single player slowly teaches you in 16 missions how to play multiplayer. ...There is no real multiplayer to play.. Also, I could probably teach you how to play in like 4 missions.. maybe if I am going slow. For those of us who have the game and have played the genre, we knew by mission 4 or whatever how to use indirect units.. we knew they couldn't move and attack the same turn, we didnt need 2 missions for the different ranges of indirect units.

Problem 2: THIS GAME IS BORING AND SLOW. I have spent hours, playing 1 single mission because the AI refuses to die even when I have 30 tanks and it has maybe 2. Everything has a damage cap of like 35% damage. I could drop a nuke (not actually in this game, but if it was it would suck) and it would do ..meh, on a good day, 50% damage. So if both sides have plenty of units (which all need selected, moved, and attacked with every single turn) it takes.. forever. I turned off the enemy turn animations and the game still takes hours. Its insane.

Problem 3: There is nothing in this game. Imagine a chess game with only pawns. Oh, you can get big pawns and cool looking pawns, but there are no queens or bishops. Wouldn't that be a boring game of chess that you'd be like "man, lets go play a real chess match" ..long story short and to cut the metaphor.. thats this game.

TL:DR - don't bother, this game sucks. ..and its sad too, because I would love to see this type of game done well.
Posted: April 14th, 2014
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
536 products in account
17 reviews
4.1 hrs on record
This game seemed to be interesting, but sadly failed on so many levels. Having been compared to Advance Wars, I was expecting a lot more out of the game than it gave me.

The plot was uninspiring, the characters at least as much. The art, animations and unit design also leads much to be desired. Complemented with bugs, and a lack of other Advance Wars features mean that even Hot Seat and Editing fail to make this enjoyable and engaging.

Much regret on my part for buying this game...
Posted: June 21st, 2014
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
78 products in account
1 review
8.6 hrs on record
I got this game for 99 cents as a curiosity, but was very dissapointed. I'd say the biggest problem I have with the game is that it is customized for slower computers so I can't play it on my computer. Every turn feels like I'm draggng my feet through a hurricane that's pushing me backward slowing my pace to a crawl. As far as the gameplay goes, overall its not really too bad, but it is just a mediocre rts game that may have had a lot of potential if it had better game mechanics. My recomendation is not to buy this game, If its 99 cents and your curious and have some money to waste check it out, as its not atrocious just sub par and plauged by that awful issue that the game seems to move as slow as humanly possible.
Posted: May 1st, 2014
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
135 products in account
2 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Future wars, after a bit of a struggle starting the game. Was an amazing experience! I feel like a better person for playing this game. the lady with very large and velumptious breast gave me an enormous erection. thanks future wars, for lots of fappy fun. So overall, apart from the horrific graphics, game play, lack of voice acting, shotty campaign. i had an amazingtime looking at a ladys giant cans in a tight pink jumpsuit
Posted: July 22nd, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
87 products in account
11 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
Future Wars...heh.
Well lets get down to it.

Reasons I don't like it:
*Pretty ♥♥♥♥ AI
*Not much variety, mostly green areas. (no snow or deserts?)
*Play by mail, need I say more?
The game is chugs a lot. Not sure if my PC is really ♥♥♥♥ty but, I mean I can play Team Fortress on it just fine, but THIS. NOPE. Overall its not worth the five dollars. (I bought it with a coupon for 50 cents, and it still wasn't worth it :I)
Posted: April 7th, 2014
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169 of 203 people (83%) found this review helpful
96 products in account
1 review
0.6 hrs on record
You decided out of good reasons not to have a one-session online multiplayer mode. As in more complex maps, turns can take up to an hour, it just does not make sense to us. a Dev said,

This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. If we want to spend a couple hours in a game why not let us. I know it may not be for everyone but the option should still be there. Especially since the game claims to have online multiplayer. This is borderline false advertising. As even if you are passing your save back and forth you are still only playing single player. No real time play or competitiveness. And you have to use outside software. This ruins the game. The ignorance of the developers to assume this would be enough is just that, ignorant.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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