Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games
Developer: Massive Entertainment
Format: PC CD-ROM
Genre: Real-Time Strategy
Pricing & Availability:
Ground Control 2 will
ship to stores in North America in 2004 ESRB Rating: Rating
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus is a real-time action/strategy
computer game set in a distant and futuristic universe. The game delivers
explosively fast game play with focus on squad tactics and interesting
combat situations, where the player will be challenged to effectively
control squads of infantry, tanks, artillery and helicopters as the
epic story unfolds.
In the war torn year of 2741, Captain Jacob Angelus of the Northern
Star Alliance (NSA) becomes the central figure in the war against the
warmongering Terran Empire. In an attempt to crush the NSA permanently,
the Terran Empire sends in a force of a subdued alien race. It soon
becomes apparent that the situation is bleak and hopeless for the NSA
and that their only hope is to evacuate the people, an Exodus to another
part of the galaxy. In order to evacuate the NSA, Jacob Angelus must
retrieve the ancient space cruiser CSS ASTRID.
The game makes full use of the 3D battlefield. High ground improves
accuracy and view range, vegetation allows units to move stealthily
and buildings offer protection. Weather and other environmental effects
also affect a unit's performance on the battlefield, and the use of
combined arms is strongly emphasized in the game play.
plot: Players will enter an immersive
storyline and command a task force consisting of infantry, tanks, artillery
and aircraft alone in the single or multi-player campaign.
"Drop-in"& Cooperative Multiplay: Play the single-player
campaigns (including fan created campaigns and missions) cooperatively
over LAN or Internet. Players can join servers at any time that cycle
between maps. Play for five minutes or play for five hours non-stop. Ground Control
2 features the easiest way in any RTS game to join
the multiplayer action.
Top-Quality Graphics: Ground Control 2 features
a ground-breaking 3D graphics engine, allowing for outstanding graphics
with incredible levels of detail, from lush jungles to ware-ravaged
cityscapes – you will feel the environments crumble around you.
Free Camera: Often a major limitation in traditional
RTS titles, Ground Control 2 features an intuitive and free
roaming 3D camera that will allow for unparalleled immersion into the
game – pull out and observe the battle from above, or zoom in and control
your troops on the front lines!