Sierra Best Sellers: Ground Control & Dark Conspiracy

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Ground Control concentrated on pure, straightforward RTS action with no resource management, with the catch being the command vehicle has to survive. Here, there are 15 more levels of organise

Ground Control concentrated on pure, straightforward RTS action with no resource management, with the catch being the command vehicle has to survive. Here, there are 15 more levels of organised mayhem on three worlds, together with the regular extra multiplayer and skirmish maps.

The Dark Conspiracy mission pack starts where the original left off, with the protagonist Major Sarah Parker stranded on planet Krig with an unknown future based on her fateful choices at the end of the original game.

The first mission is deceptively simple; but then from level two onwards it’s a tooth-and-nail war of attrition with little respite. The lack of in-game save and limited resources make you treasure every unit even more so than in the original game, as new orders arrive mid-level; and friendly fire can cost you the mission if it happens often enough.

Then there’s the mastery of the camera; if you can’t match up the displays and follow the path of every unit, once again you’ll suffer needless losses that stop your progress. “Stray Unit Syndrome” has crept in at times, which didn’t affect the original; however It’s another reason to pick the right formation to move a whole squad.

If you have Ground Control but haven’t played in a while, go back to the training mode to get re-acquainted as it tends to assume you’re an expert. There’s little blood as the units are seen (and destroyed) from vehicle view. Dark Conspiracy’s 400Mb HDD space requirements put a full install of original and add-on at nearly a gigabyte, but this thankfully doesn’t detract from the quality of the software. —Kenneth Henry

  • Binding:Video Game
  • Brand:Sierra UK
  • CatalogNumberList:
  • EAN:3348542135673
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  • Feature:Command your squads in any variety of multiple formations, across rugged terrain
  • Feature:Choose your troops. Various types of tanks, hover bikes, air planes, and soldiers will be at your disposal
  • Feature:Arm your troops. Each unit type has special weapons, abilities, and armour
  • Feature:Fight in a stunning 3D world with a diversity of terrain
  • Feature:Advanced artificial intelligence makes your troops and your enemy’s troops act and fight realistically
  • Feature:Take the battle online. Battle your friends or enemies via the Internet
  • Genre:sci-fi-strategy-games
  • Label:Sierra
  • Manufacturer:Sierra
  • ManufacturerMaximumAge:216
  • ManufacturerMinimumAge:180
  • OperatingSystem:Windows 95
  • PackageDimensions:
  • Platform:Windows 95
  • Platform:Windows 98
  • ProductGroup:Video Games
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_VIDEO_GAMES
  • Publisher:Sierra
  • ReleaseDate:2001-10-19
  • SKU:TT00121773B
  • Studio:Sierra
  • Title:Sierra Best Sellers: Ground Control & Dark Conspiracy (DVD Packaging)

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