Warzone 2100 was a nice little project from a while back that had the purpose of creating a real-time strategy game with a Sci-Fi setting. Since then, it has been left to be handled and improved by the community and, unfortunately, it has not seen a great deal of improvements. Right now, it’s a very basic yet still decent RTS.
Wage war to rebuild an almost lost planet
In Warzone 2100 you play as The Project, a faction that is trying to push back the enemy so that they can rebuild the planet after it was almost destroyed by nuclear incidents.
The game offers both singleplayer and multiplayer modes out of which the first is your safest bet if you want to find some enjoyment in this game. There’s nothing against playing with another person, the problem is finding one who would. Warzone 2100 is not the most popular of RTS titles. In the campaign, you will follow a series of missions that open up the world around you so that you can face new and more challenging threats.
A very basic RTS that’s as OK as an indie title
From a visual point of view, Warzone 2100 will not impress. From a gameplay point of view, also, it will not impress. Warzone 2100 is a very basic game in almost all aspects, even though it offers some good features.
Throughout the campaign, your units will demolish a number of structures that reveal artifacts. The latter are studied and grant you access to new tech that can be used to create custom units and advanced buildings. Unlike in most RTS games, in Warzone 2100 you can build a tank piece by piece. Sure, it’s not all that complex, and it takes a while to gather components, but it’s a nice feature nonetheless.
It’s worth it if you want to try something… old and acceptable
To wrap it up, Warzone 2100 is what you play out of curiosity. And if you are, you can give it a go. Don’t expect much from it, but don’t underestimate it too much either.