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T.J. Hafer

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7.6 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2015

Grey Goo oozes with enjoyment for old-school

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82 / 100
Jan 23, 2015

Two very similar factions dull its edge, but Grey Goo's old-school take on strategy still makes it one of the most interesting new RTS games in years.

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7 / 10
Jan 25, 2015

One of the best real-time strategies for some time, although it's a shame that despite a few new ideas it's not really interested in pushing the genre forward.

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8 / 10
Feb 1, 2015

Great gameplay and a modern look make Grey Goo an excellent traditional RTS.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2015

With a hefty asking price, Grey Goo has a handful of wonderful ideas while also treading similar ground, but the community dropoff rate has absolutely killed the online aspect of it. It's a solid real-time strategy that will likely please fans of the genre, but most may want to wait for the resurgence of players with the inevitable sequel or expansion, which will hopefully come with more features. The titular Goo race is one of the freshest aspects of the genre in a long time, and I hope that Petroglyph has some more great ideas up its sleeves for the future.

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8 / 10
Feb 6, 2015

By most standards, Grey Goo is an excellent real-time strategy game with fantastically unique factions and stunning graphics. Its campaign undermines some of its positive aspects with a steep difficulty curve, some annoying "gotcha" moments, and maps that can make it difficult for expansion. Despite this, and the amount of multitasking it takes to manage over the Goo faction, you can hardly find a better real-time strategy game than Grey Goo.

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Unscored
Jan 23, 2015

Grey Goo is definitely a throwback, albeit one with some compelling innovations. Those who remember the heyday of the RTS genre should get a kick out of it, while the unprepared may be scared away.

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Jan 23, 2015
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90 / 100
Jan 23, 2015

Grey Goo wildly exceeds all expectations for presentation and gameplay. While there are a few issues with cheating and infinite units in single player, the multiplayer is rock solid. The Goo itself presents an all-new twist to the RTS world, and any fan of the genre should experience it. Grey Goo is the best RTS title I've played in a very long time.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2015

Grey Goo, if you'll excuse the pun, oozes originality. It's a refreshing take on a classic style of real-time strategy gaming. Players shouldn't be put off by the somewhat unappealing title. Grey Goo features a compelling story and an enjoyable gameplay experience. This is a game that's well worth a look for any RTS fan that definitely brings something new to the table.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2015

Grey Goo isn't a paradigm shift but Petroglyph still really know what they're doing when it comes to RTS. They introduce some clever new twists on the formula and tell an intriguing story in the process. For anyone wishing for a spiritual successor to Command & Conquer, Grey Goo is definitely it.

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80 / 100
Jul 16, 2015

This game made me happy to see that a new RTS can still surprise and delight me to this degree, and fans of the genre and general gamers alike will no doubt enjoy this game too.

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9 / 10
Jan 28, 2015

Grey Goo is an extremely well produced game. Fans of classic RTS games should sample the Goo for themselves because it's the best RTS released for quite some time.

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Feb 4, 2015

Grey Goo is, frankly, fantastic. From the opening scenes through the entire narrative thread of the campaign, you'll want to improve your game if only so you can see what happens next as quickly as possible.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2015

Grey Goo is a novel real-time strategy game that attempts to emulate the luster and wonder of the Command and Conquer series. With sloppy mechanics, a less-than-inspiring plot, and a mixed bag campaign, it falls short of this goal. Nevertheless, for those looking to play something other than StarCraft II, you may want to give it a try.

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Jan 26, 2015

Grey Goo is an engaging experience that rewards players with the patience to develop solid tactics and a firm understanding of the ways that each faction can exploit the weaknesses of their rivals.

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4 / 5.0
Jan 22, 2015

Grey Goo is a symphony of strategy games. The rhythm of base building roots your spine with the amazing soundtrack and visuals providing a solid melody from the wind instruments.

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9 / 10
Jan 27, 2015

Still, these are flaws in an otherwise tremendous offering from Petroglyph. It's the most purely fun, accessible RTS I've played in years. Whether it will stand the test of time like Company of Heroes or StarCraft is a question for five or ten years from now. What I can say now is that Grey Goo is a superb, cheerfully inviting real-time strategy game. It's one I can recommend to both fans of the genre and people who have felt shut-out from RTS gaming these past few years.

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9 / 10
Jan 23, 2015

Grey Goo is a crowning achievement to the RTS genre, and a must-have for fans of strategy games. The narrative is excellent with stunning cinematics, and the gameplay either online or offline is certainly worth your time. This is a wonderful step back into the glory days of RTS games for myself, and for those wanting to try it for the first time, it will not disappoint.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 27, 2015

Probably Petroglyph's best game (especially if you're not a Star Wars fan), it won't steal the RTS crown from Blizzard or Creative Assembly but if you want a straight fun strategy you won't regret being absorbed by Grey Goo. It's still a stupid title, though.

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