The year is 2140. After numerous wars and several environmental disasters, only two world powers remain; the United Civilized States (UCS) covering the American continent, Western Europe and North Africa, and the Eurasian Dynasty (ED) covering the coherent landmasses of Eastern Europe and Asia.
The damage caused by the long wars led both world powers to evacuate the population to recently built underground cities. Australia and most parts of Africa were sacrificed during the long wars, which lasted several decades. Highly toxic biological and chemical weapons were developed on these continents, leaving them so badly contaminated, that no human life can survive there. Most of the world's population forgot that this land ever existed.
Conflicts between UCS and the ED escalated and became the final world war. This war will decide who will get the last of the available natural resources and ultimately rule the world.
Multiplayer notice: Although the game contains "net" and "serial" buttons, actual multiplayer functionality was never implemented by the game developers.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2011-01-30 16:40:54 by Rencol:
Guys, I can say that this game is absolutely fantastic, hard and long RTS, as far i remember from playing it long time ago.
BUT this is NOT "it". Yes, its the same game, BUT computer AI in this version is crippled, somehow bugged. For example computer is not building new buildings, not producing new units, not atacking in waves etc. It sits back in his base with units it had fromread more start of mission waiting for you to wipe him. Thats NOT fun.
The biggest problem is GOG knows about this problem, it has been discussed on forums long time ago, and still no fix.
How you, GOG, dare to sell broken game to people? It would be excelent bargain if all was ok, but like this? Its theft.
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Posted on 2009-03-21 16:10:27 by Bolek:
I must say im so happy that E2140 is now available on GOG. Im huge Earth series fan and it will great that more people can discover this fine series of RTS.
Storyline is described in gamecard, so I will focus about gameplay.
We have 2 nations fighting each others. UCS considered as being America and ED as Russia. As it can be predictible, they are very different from each other.read more UCS uses mostly mechs and robots (btw. they look so similar to Terminators :) ) and ED is focused on androids and classic tanks. Also its not just a skin, which makes them different. They are actually different units, and what is nice there is no uber-unit, which can alone punish every enemy, because they will be always a good counter against it.
Because you have E2140 with 2 missions packs that means you will have a huge load of missions to complete. They are very different, though. Many of them doesnt like so simple like, start with main building, extend base, mine resources, mass units, win. No. Some of them are rescue missions (you have limited amount of units and you have to find a missing one, avoiding enemy patrols) or you have to capture some buildings (yes, you can actually capture buildings here, just send some of your troops inside them and proper amount of them will do the job). Or you start in the middle of fight, your base is attacked and you have to manage to defend yourself as fast as possible. Also if you think one campaign is too hard, you can always try another, because they have different levels of difficulty.
Its worth to mention GENERAL. Its an option which you can use to make your units go A.I. :) It means they will group themselves and than explore whole map and kill on sight (or get killed :)) every enemy. But be careful, when you have to capture some buildings because AI doesnt respect peaceful treatment :P
I have never tried multiplayer, but I suppose its awesome as much as singleplayer.
Also i recommend to get other Earth series games, because they have really nice and coherent stories.
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Posted on 2009-03-17 16:38:28 by Xaero:
I remember playing this years ago, such a good game for its time, considering all the other c&c type games out there, it has such a different and fresh feel to it, I can't recommend it enough =) glad to see it's made a reappearance on GoG, nice job guys =)
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