Act of Aggression
Top Critic Average
AI flaws and a limp campaign let down an otherwise-accomplished RTS revival.
It's rough, it's incomplete, it's awful in places. But it's also raw and decadent. Soaked to the core in that quintessentially nineties cocktail of cynicism and an exultant love of violence, playing Act of Aggression feels like going back in time and returning to a home that only exists in your oldest memories. And that's special, even if it means dealing with some obtuse design issues.
For those only interest in single-player, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. If online multiplayer or even AI skirmishes are all you need, Act of Aggression delivers a wonderful product.
I enjoy a lot of things about Act of Aggression: the bloody, orgiastic spectacle of it. The tactical combat that puts a premium on winning the battle for map vision and positioning. The nuanced faction differences. But Act of Aggression is also a game that obscures information rather than reveals it, and attempts to bewilder you with a million minor choices rather than a few clear-cut strategic decisions. In sharp contrast to Eugen's previous work, my first enemy is always the game itself.
Uninspiring with a lack of original ideas. It might be noteworthy if it wasn't swimming in a pool crowded with 800-pound gorillas.
A wonderful entry into the RTS that's full of promise and has a great future as a multiplayer powerhouse. Act of Aggression should definitely be tried if you're a fan of the genre and want a modern take on a classic story.
Move over, Command and Conquer, there's a new king of the genre. Act of Aggression is a perfect recreation of the elements that made '90s and early '00s real-time strategy games such a joy to play. Diverse factions and units, continually evolving gameplay, and authentic-feeling maps make for a must-own game for RTS enthusiasts and newcomers.
If you crave an old school RTS with updated graphics and unique factions to play, then this might be what you are looking for. The game is solid and has a great amount of polish; it just lacks anything innovative enough to keep players enticed for too long.
Eugen have taken the classic RTS formula and created a compelling and fun strategy game. Well worth your money.
A solid RTS game right now, and with a bright future ahead, Act of Aggression is a strong and welcomed release.