Thursday, 18 April 2013

Retro strategy battles with 5,000 units Machines at War 3 launches

Machines at War 3 is a real time strategy game featuring a 21 mission campaign, online multiplayer, and random map skirmishes.  You play as a commander who is aided by a fiery  officer named Samantha Vice.  She assists you in several missions trying to solve the mystery of why your country's secret research team named the Omicron Initiative has disappeared.  In these diverse missions you will target long range artillery guns, navigate stealth subs, defend bases with tower defenses, launch ICBMs, and build giant mega units capable of obliterating dozens of units.  Missions are rated on finishing time and if you complete a bonus objective.  For additional recon you can return to previously played missions to increase your rating and discover secret side missions.

In addition to the campaign you can test your metal in online multiplayer with up to three other recruits.  For offline cadets there is a random map system where you pit your skills against the game's AI.  When starting a random map you can adjust many options to create a unique match so no two are the same.  For example there is a setting that can change which units are available so you can play with only ground units.  Another setting can change the victory condition so that the first to kill a special leader unit wins.  With several options for each of these settings the game has massive replay value.

Machines at War 3 goes above and beyond with over 130 units to build and research.  To help manage this large assortment of machines they are classified into three tiers.  Upon starting only first tier units are available allowing you to ease into discovering all of them.  The game's interface further divides units into categories based on their role such as engineering, buildings, and defense.  This interface makes units easy to find and deploy in the heat of battle.

Later in a match after reaching the second tier of units you can build labs to research numerous technologies.  These grant special abilities like being able to see your enemies unit types or upgrade your current units.  In the third tier the game's full arsenal of machines is at your disposal.  It features a full complement of infantry, tanks, artillery, aircraft, subs, ships, hovercraft, ICBMs, and the most destructive machines called mega units.  These huge heavy hitting armaments are only available after finding and mining special resource nodes.  If control of a node is lost while building a mega unit, production is halted adding an interesting layer of conflict and strategy to the game.

Action and strategy gamers will enjoy Machines at War 3's diverse set of missions, wide assortment of units, online multiplayer, and extremely customizable random map system.  To advise the more casual player the game includes a friendly operator who guides them through a step by step tutorial.  After graduating from boot camp newbies are well equipped on the basics of the game and ready to get their boots dirty in full on combat!

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  • Build over 130 types of units and technologies
  • Rescue the Omicron Initiative in 21 missions
  • Command massive 5,000 unit battles
  • Play unlimited random map skirmishes
  • Conquer four friends in online multiplayer combat
  • Dominate with seven awesome mega units
  • Deploy a full arsenal of infantry, aircraft, naval, and ground forces
  • Enjoy rich environments with ambient objects and weather

Machines at War 3

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