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Earth 2140

DOS - 1997

Also released on: Windows - Mac

Alt names Земля 2140, Earth 2140: Hightech-Kriegsführung im 22. Jahrhundert
Year 1997
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Poland, United States (1997)
Russia (1998)
Genre Strategy
Theme Post-Apocalyptic, RTS, Real-Time
Publisher Amber Company, Interplay Productions, Inc., TopWare Interactive, Ubi Soft Entertainment Software
Developer TopWare Programmy Sp. z o.o.
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
3.93 / 5 - 14 votes

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Description of Earth 2140

Earth 2140 is a decent real-time strategy game set in the far future.

Although it tries to be different from Command & Conquer, Earth 2140 is not different enough to warrant much interest from C&C fans. The plot will be familiar to anyone who has played RTS games: two warring factions (in this case the ED and the UCS) battle for the last remaining resources on the planet. High tech weaponry and superior firepower are the new tools of diplomacy. Only one side will triumph, and only one person can determine which side it will be. Sitting at the helm of the most advanced tactical interface, you will decide which side to support, you will decide which troops come home alive, and you will decide if humanity survives to the year 2141.

The gameplay is the same gather-build-annihilate formulae we have seen numerous times before. Each side has its own units, as well as unique advantages and disadvantages over the opponent. The game introduces some innovative features to the genre (at that time, though -- these are no longer unique), such as the ability to build a unit that will cloak friendly units in the proximity, and a "convert" unit that can reprogram damaged enemy units to make them work for your cause. The interface is clean and easy to use, and the graphics are nicely detailed. Ultimately, though, the game is a thoroughly average RTS that can at best be described as "a marginally above-average C&C clone." It plays well, but isn't dramatically different enough or challenging enough (compared to M.A.X. for example) to make anyone stop playing C&C long enough to notice.

Review By HOTUD

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RetroBro 2021-11-27 2 points

I found the original DOS version on the Internet Archive btw... I would highly recommend searching there to anyone who wants to play the original game in DOSBox with the better AI.

RetroBro 2021-11-27 0 point

Since I started playing the free and open-source Warzone 2100, I've been interested in playing the original Warzone 2140, but I heard that the AI in the version that's being sold now is worse than it was originally. Is there a place that sells a legitimate download of the original Warzone 2140 with the better AI? Or is a used CD copy the only way?

Also how does the old AI compare to the new one (also the newer games in the series), what is it that makes it better?

This is one of those things where it sucks, when a game is being sold, but is actually inferior to the original. I wish myAbandonware could keep those kind of games available for download, if there is a difference between the versions.

electronic_punk 2021-04-03 0 point DOS version

To M:
Do you know about the AI in Earth 2140 Gold Edition?

m 2020-05-06 1 point

'Greedy bastards' is lightly said. The makers pretty much admitted that the Windows version has completely broken AI, and that's what they're selling now. The original (working) DOS version is nowhere to be found.

KC 2019-10-19 0 point

If you are interested in the game, try downloading the manual which is still free, at least at this writing. (The game used to be free, now it has been gobbled up by some greedy bastards.) In reading the manual, it is easier to learn another language than to remember all the commands and so forth in my opinion. C&C is easier to play, if you ask me. And C&C is just an OK game in my opinion. Good graphics, ,atc, just a lot to learn.

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