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Ashes of the Singularity

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Based on 19 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

28%

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General Information

Available on:PCMar 31, 2016

Developer: Oxide Games

Publisher: Stardock Entertainment

Genres: Real-Time Strategy, Strategy

Take command of an entire world’s resources to build up massive armies, research new technologies, and annihilate all those who stand in your way! This new, massive-scale real-time strategy game will have you managing vast armies and fighting a war on multiple fronts against your enemies.

Ashes of the Singularity Critic Reviews

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Ashes of the Singularity delivers thoughtful real-time strategy with tons of units in play, but drab maps and a poor story.

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7.7 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Once you break free from the tactics-focused mindset of most RTS games, Ashes of the Singularity is a challenging, engrossing, and cerebral exercise in strategy that has me mentally iterating on army compositions, build timings, and board deployment schemes even when I’m not playing it. The campaign comes across as an unwanted stepchild beside the strong multiplayer, and the terrain art is dull and uninspired, yet Oxide has delivered on the promise of bringing back capital-S Strategy to the RTS space. This is a warzone where the shrewd general looking at the bigger picture will triumph over the fast-thinking ace with lightning hotkeys.

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Plays things too safe and generic, relying on classic sensibilities and only bringing massive unit battles to the forefront. With little room to excel via micromanagement, conflicts devolve into blobs of of units blindly barraging each other

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Ashes of the Singularity is a big and bold 4X strategy game, but if you’re looking for much beyond scale, you’ll be sorely disappointed.

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