Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation

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T.J. Hafer

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8.1 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2016

Escalation succeeds at making Ashes of the Singularity a bigger, better, sleeker RTS that allows you to play its great new content alongside just about everything from the base game (including the lacklustre original campaign missions).

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90 / 100
Nov 11, 2016

Well beyond simple DLC, Escalation polishes every aspect of the base game. The campaign is excellent, and the expansion of defensive and upgradeable structures helps ease in new players. New technology amps the scale, but also provides tools to manage the larger world. Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is a fresh coat of paint for an already-revolutionary RTS.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2016

Escalation manages to improve many aspects of the past Ashes of the Singularity, it brings two new campaigns that deserve to be played this time, many new units and the strategic zoom. Unfortunately there are still many problems with the path-finding, that cause a lot of frustration.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2016

Escalation capitalizes on the highs and stumbles on the same lows of what made the original Ashes of the Singularity good.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2017

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is everything that made the base game so great, but expanded upon and refined into an even better game. The user interface changes are great, the new units, structures, and upgrades are welcome, and overall the game is a lot of fun to play.

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Nov 17, 2016

A bigger, more polished version of 2016’s best real time strategy games. Escalation is able to forge its own path and deliver battles with a true sense of scale.

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