With the spread of mankind throughout the galaxy new colonies had to be found in the vast reaches of space. Colonists and scientists made the first landings, tasked with setting up settlements for others to follow. These colonized planets are ruled by rival corporations entrusted by the governments of Earth to protect its citizens from harm.
This beautiful-looking game features many advanced technologies allowing new scope in the field of action/strategy games. Featuring the first full planet simulation the player can zoom in from the depths of space to the smallest blade of grass waving in the breeze next to a running stream.
Advanced graphical engine providing visual scale not seen before in real-time action strategy.
Reverse kinematics mean the end of scripted animation and make sure that characters interact with the world on a believable level.
Manage the base, characters and finances as you battle to keep the alien menace at bay.
Engage the enemy in multiple ways from dogfights in the skies with UFOs, to ground-based cleanup operations after wrecked UFOs crash planetside as well as the whole-scale assault of alien bases or the defence of your own.
Fully deformable terrain provides a new tactical challenge – blow craters in the ground to provide your units with cover.