Download Atrox (Windows)

More than 29500 old games to download for free!


Windows - 2001

Alt name 아트록스
Year 2001
Platform Windows
Released in Germany
Genre Strategy
Theme RTS, Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Egmont Interactive GmbH, dtp entertainment AG
Developer Joymax Co., Ltd.
Perspectives Isometric, Diagonal-down
4.47 / 5 - 33 votes

Description of Atrox

Read Full Description

Atrox is a strategy title of Korean descent, widespread and popular in its home turf, with a surprisingly small amount of coverage in English speaking territories. To be fair, this isn't all that surprising - the title harks heavily after Blizzard's widely acclaimed Starcraft, and has one of those obtuse and bizarre storylines that far-east game developers seem to do so well. In fact, obtuse is a pretty accurate description for the whole game - it wasn't until we loaded it up for the first time that it clicked that it was a real-time strategy title.

So let's start with the storyline, which spirals around itself innumerable times all in order to let us know that it's a game with three sides. The story starts in AD 2334 when a descendent of Albert Einstein manages to separate the good and evil that exists in the human mind into two separate entities. It bangs on for a fair bit about mitochondrion cells and DNA manipulation, but what it all boils down to is that two 'angels' were produced - a white and black version (for good and evil, see). Continuing his research, the good doctor discovers that both entities are beginning to develop potentially threatening powers - he tries to wipe out the black angel, gets killed, and both angels escape after a brief combat. Then all sorts of weird stuff happens involving Deltas (descended from black angels) transforming themselves into electronic waves, humanity turning into cyborgs, then being almost entirely subjugated by the Deltas, who are now called the Createse.

Right, with us so far? Quite frankly, no blame accorded if you're not, because we're lost. Somewhere along the line, the Createse attempt to chase an original descendent (possibly) of the twins produced by the scientist to a different star system, and somehow another species gets involved, the Intellions (possibly the descendants of the white angel - it's really not that clear) . In the meantime, humanity, now called Hominians and a race of partial cyborgs were trapped in the polar region, where the Createse suffer from the cold. [Yeah, that's it. We're totally confused now! - Ed.]

So, whatever, it's all very complicated, and the end result is that there are three equally balanced sides ready to duke it out for, er, whatever there is up for grabs. The future of their civilisations, one presumes. As plots go, it's on the ludicrous end of silly, and we wouldn't be surprised if a reality-altering substance was in use during its penning. But whatever, the stage is set, on to the game itself.

In fact, knowledge of the story is superfluous to the action. The cutscenes serve only to remind you that there's some people fighting each other, and the 'plot' devices employed at the beginning of each mission are flimsy, and frankly unnecessary, since the mission goals in general revolve around such premises as 'survive for X minutes', or 'kill the alien queen, don't let suchandsuch die'. Once you're in the game, updates to the 'story' are given by means of short textual interchanges between the main characters - blink and you'll miss them.

The game itself is a blatant rip-off of Blizzard's Starcraft, only, and it's difficult to say this nicely, not anywhere near as good. Let's start at the top. Visually, the game is miniature and difficult to make out. The viewpoint is fixed, as is the camera height - it's a common situation in low budget RTS games, but irritating should you want a different point of view. Units scuttle across the map at a intense rate of speed, which is also a pain - it's hard to be strategical when every enemy, not to mention your own soldiers, move at a rate of knots. The animation is also stilted and ungratifying - watching it is like being stuck in the early 1990s all over again. To make it worse, your troops' AI is dodgy at best, and if you move them en masse, the resultant chaos as they constantly run into each other is despair-inducing.

Gameplay is your standard RTS fare - direct your various troops to engage the enemy and achieve your goals, and at least there's plenty of variety in the units available. The tech tree for each civilisation is impressive, with units upgradeable to more powerful varieties with careful use of resources. If you're a fan of micro-management, there's certainly enough to get stuck in to. The units for each civilisation follow the theme for the races - humanity being technically minded, Createse using biological weaponry, and so forth.

The problem is, after experiencing similar strategy titles with massively high production values, witnessing one that's so damn flimsy and bizarre, it's hard to get any kind of enthusiasm. There is depth for core RTS fans to enjoy, but why bother, when you can pick up Starcraft cheap for twice the enjoyment? Atrox is a title for the RTS completist only - a poor showing for an already over-populated market.

Review By GamesDomain

External links

Comments and reviews

doitallYT 2024-02-07 1 point

Update from my last comment:

My installation tutorial got banned off of YouTube, so I re-uploaded here for anyone to watch for free:


Player 2024-01-29 1 point

This game is a decent Starcraft clone. Compared to original:
-units gain little boost with gaining experience
-pathfinding, ai, units blocking on obstacles

doitallYT 2021-10-19 5 points

Most of the time, when a company clones a game, its a low effort endeavor that feels like a soulless husk of the original property. That is far from the case here! Yes, its DEFINITELY a StarCraft 1 clone, but it is by no means a bad one! For the price of FREE, you are getting a solid RTS experience with enough variety to feel fresh from the game it knocked off. And besides the 3 Single Player campaigns (with some familiar looking factions), you also get a solid multiplayer experience via LAN (maybe Tunggle too?). If you love StarCraft, you'll likely find a lot to love with Atrox, give it a download!

Here is some gameplay from this game, feel free to use the footage for whatever!


Here is a guide on how to run Atrox and install a multitude of other games you can find on MyAbandonware:


Jigglypuff 2020-04-12 0 point

Useful infos / how to run:

Try these if game is not working:
▪ dgVoodoo 2
▪ DxWnd
▪ Turn Off DEP (Data Execution Prevention) in Windows
▪ Play with compatibility settings
▪ If you can't install a game in Windows 10 directly, download and install Windows XP 32bit for example.Then install game there and move files to Win 10 (sometimes you need to export and edit registry too).

Atrox is astonishingly similar to Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft. The gameplay, the graphics, units, buildings, even single animations are extremely close to the original.

The game is a real-time strategy game where the player controls one of three races (Hominides, Inteliom, Kreators) and tries to destroy all the others on the map. To accomplish this task, he can build a base with many different buildings such as weapon factories, barracks, power plants and so on. He also has to gather resources to build all his stuff, in this game, he needs to get Quark and some liquid crystal.

The game features three different campaigns (one for each race) as well as skirmish mode, network and online play (the latter using a server).

BetterThanYou 2019-08-14 -2 points

Great game.SC clone ofc.

DemolitionDoener 2019-02-26 -2 points

Judging by the screenshots it looks like it *wants* to look like starcraft. But fails.

Rob 2018-10-02 2 points

Try to use older version of Daemon Tools (with DRM-protection emulation).

gterry 2018-07-13 -3 points

downloaded but said need to insert cd to run this app. tried ULtraISO to make a virtual CDrom but desn't work.

arakish 2018-04-03 9 points

Looks like Starcraft

Write a comment

Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run Atrox (Windows), read the abandonware guide first!


Download Atrox

We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentation when possible. If you have additional files to contribute or have the game in another language, please contact us!

Windows Version

DownloadRIP Version English version 96 MB DownloadISO Version English version 438 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Atrox, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

MiscSerial Key English version 20 B

Similar games

Fellow retro gamers also downloaded these games:

Comanche: Maximum Overkill abandonware
Comanche: Maximum OverkillDOS1992
Need for Speed II: SE abandonware
Need for Speed II: SEWin1997
F-16 Aggressor abandonware
F-16 AggressorWin1998
Age of Alexander abandonware
Age of AlexanderWin2009
Lost Secret of the Rainforest abandonware
Lost Secret of the RainforestDOS1993
Need for Speed: Underground 2 abandonware
Need for Speed: Underground 2Win2004

Ad Consent Terms About Contact FAQ Useful links Contribute Taking screenshots How to play

MyAbandonware utopiaweb