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Steam Weekend Deal: $5 Universe at War


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#1 bigwoof

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 04:33 PM

http://store.steampo....com/news/2489/

steam makes it a point that these are the developers that did command and conquer. anyone know anything good or bad about this $5 rts

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:03 PM

it's not spectacular but it's a good play through. the different races aren't completely out there but it's good.

$5 is a good price!

#3 Shimrra

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:07 PM

Damn damn $5 I am trying so hard not to buy it. I am so back logged with all my games.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:07 PM

IGN review. 8.0
http://pc.ign.com/ar...1/841719p1.html

Very tempting.



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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:07 PM

Buy it. It's easily worth this price!

#6 earvcunanan

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:09 PM

Holy crap, and it has Achievements that tie in with your Xbox Live GT! Gonna buy this, thanks OP!

#7 Jodou

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:10 PM

Meh.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:16 PM

I bit, I need an RTS anyway.
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:23 PM

Its ok, I picked this up for 5$ retail at Ollies Bargain outlet about 8 months ago. A sadly forgettable RTS but a good start for the Petroglyph boys (aka westwood studios!)
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#10 Wolfpup

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:23 PM

How's the *SINGLE* player on it? I kind of think this was the game with a really lame single player, like not even any bases or resources or something in single player? That's the part I like best, so....

And does the retail game have activation? Does this one have any DRM BESIDES Steam?

I tried the demo for this on the 360, and thought it was unplayable...but that's 'cause of the game pad so I might like this fine.

Obviously for $5 I'm thinking about it... (And that Defense Grid...dang, Valve actually has ME buying stuff from them! :-D )
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#11 Wolfpup

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:24 PM

Its ok, I picked this up for 5$ retail at Ollies Bargain outlet about 8 months ago. A sadly forgettable RTS but a good start for the Petroglyph boys (aka westwood studios!)


I actually hated their Star Wars game that came out before this though :-( Soooo not sure if this is for me.
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#12 janitor

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:26 PM

Im going to bite. My steam account iis so backlogged, I havent touched Lost Planet or Tomb Raider from the $5 sales.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:33 PM

this deal actually sucks comparative to some of their others. Universe @ War has been less than $10 off sites like Amazon for months.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:38 PM

Hmm...yeah, I see it's $8 on Amazon, and I *guess* it just has a disc check version activation on this version.

I'm not sure about the game itself though...
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#15 DukeEdwardI

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:02 PM

Hmm...think i'm going to pass on this one. I already have enough RTS games in my backlog and I'm broke as it is.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:06 PM

Nice 5 dollar deal and solid ratings. Yes, it's cheap elsewhere but not this cheap...
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:09 PM

Heh, it's been $6 at Big Lots for months. Passed it up several times already.

At least I got Defense Grid for $5

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:10 PM

Tryed the game and when compaired to most other RTS's its horrid and unplayable.. my big gripe was a VERY limited zoom feature.

#19 Shimrra

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:14 PM

this deal actually sucks comparative to some of their others. Universe @ War has been less than $10 off sites like Amazon for months.


$8 plus you have to pay shipping and tax so how is $5 not a great deal for this game?

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#20 guyver2077

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:28 PM

can anyone confirm how a GFW game works with steam? Do you still sign onto xbox live? Do you get xbl achievements through the steam version?

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#21 Irukandji

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:30 PM

My local big lots has these for 6 bucks plus they come with a free month of xbox live.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:40 PM

can anyone confirm how a GFW game works with steam? Do you still sign onto xbox live? Do you get xbl achievements through the steam version?


If it's anything like Fallout 3(which used GFW), it installs the GFW UI, then in order to go online with the game(for F3, it was achievements, I assume its achieves + multiplayer for this game), you have to input the CD-key, then log in to the UI. The game creates a profile linked to that account so you earn achievements and show up on the service(if you so choose).
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#23 Wolfpup

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:43 PM

$8 plus you have to pay shipping and tax so how is $5 not a great deal for this game?


Shipping and tax for some people. He's not saying its not a deal, just that it's not as mind blowing as it might first look.
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#24 AntiCommie

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:44 PM

Not a bad game, but when I got it 6+ months ago, I couldnt find a match online at all. I doubt its gotten much better. Singleplayer was ok, but not great.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:54 PM

I'm tempted with this, I enjoyed the demo.
I also just got back into Starcraft, so it may be like going from Filet Mignon to a Turd Sandwich :(

#26 KingDox

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:56 PM

Hmm...think i'm going to pass on this one. I already have enough RTS games in my backlog and I'm broke as it is.


Bingo, I still have C&C3 and Supreme Comander in my backlog. Anytime I have a RTS in my backlog I know it will sit there since I really need a big window of time before I play it.

#27 bigwoof

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:58 PM

well, seems like the real deal this week was defense grid lol

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:59 PM

Take my opinion with a grain of salt as I usually do not like RTS games, but I really enjoyed Universe at War. One of the few RTS games I've ever managed to play the entire campaign all the way through on. I liked it a lot more than Supreme Commander.
The graphics are very good, the factions are diverse, and the walkers are an absolute blast to play with. The limited zoom does suck, yeah, but if you can get past that the gameplay is awesome.
I do admit that I hated the storyline. Too camp for the art direction. Also the community is probably long since gone so I wouldn't expect to get much out of the online portion.

Still, well worth $5 for single player imho.

#29 Wolfpup

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:06 PM

Take my opinion with a grain of salt as I usually do not like RTS games, but I really enjoyed Universe at War. One of the few RTS games I've ever managed to play the entire campaign all the way through on. I liked it a lot more than Supreme Commander.
The graphics are very good, the factions are diverse, and the walkers are an absolute blast to play with. The limited zoom does suck, yeah, but if you can get past that the gameplay is awesome.
I do admit that I hated the storyline. Too camp for the art direction. Also the community is probably long since gone so I wouldn't expect to get much out of the online portion.

Still, well worth $5 for single player imho.


Cool, well single player's what I care about, so I think I'll pick it up (except I think I'll get the Amazon version for $2 more since someone pointed that out).
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:31 PM

purchased and installed..

everytime i launch though i get an error message that says "Games for windows live failed to initialize and game will start in offlne mode" or w.e

wtf

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