Windows - 1998
Description of Enemy Infestation
Enemy Infestation is an interesting and enjoyable squad-based RTS.
The action takes place on a human colony of Redavi, where an alien spaceship has crash-landed. The ship is actually one of many colonizing pods sent out from the dying alien home planet, in an attempt to preserve their species. However that little tidbit of the alien's history has little to with the game, as the rest of the story is the standard 'aliens invade planet, humans stop aliens' fare.
However, the game itself is quite intriguing. The game is set over 27 missions, and includes a good tutorial that explains the basics of the game very well. Each mission has a large variety of tasks to complete ranging from rescuing fellow colonists to exterminating all the aliens. A nice thing about the mission structure, is that you will always have at least three missions available to choose from, allowing you to go on with the game if any level gets too tough (and trust me, they will). The interface is simple and easy to use, anyone who is familiar with RTS games can skip the tutorial entirely.
Enemy Infestation plays like other squad-based strategy games. You lead your troops around discovering the map, killing enemies and completing tasks. What makes this game unique from other games of its genre is its weapons system. When you begin a mission, the effect of the weapons you will find is unknown. You have to experiment with the weapons you find to see what effect they have on the aliens. The effects can be beneficial, such as shrink, kill, freeze, or detrimental: multiply, grow, attract. These effects change each time you play, so a gun that may have been useful for killing aliens in the last mission may cause them to multiply in the next mission. Its is not all trial and error though, as there are a few weapons with consistent effects. Some of the missions even allow you to research and modify a weapon to become more useful to you.
Unfortunately, there are only five maps over which the missions take place. Later missions just re-use the same map, with different object placement and different locked doors. But the designers have done a good job of making sure each mission plays differently from other missions using the same map. The graphics are quite nice. The five maps are all drawn with good detail and the aliens are somewhat convincing. The only gripes I have are that the colonists all look too similar and that certain objects can be hard to find as they blend in with the background. The voice acting ranges from good to corny (I personally find the mission narrator rather irritating). There isn't much music, but what is there is appropriate.
A more interesting story and cast would have made this game a winner. The plot, as already mentioned is quite generic and there are no real sunrises to keep it interesting. Characters in the game are too stereotypical and boring. There are also a few plot holes in the game, for example, in one mission your task is to capture a traitor, but in the next mission, the traitor is a good guy again!
Overall, Enemy Infestation is a fun game. There is even a multi-player option, with 10 multiplayer specific maps or you can play the single player missions co-operatively. Recommended!
Review By HOTUD
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Comments and reviews
ElfPie 2021-03-21 2 points
Enemy Infestation developer commented on GoG wishlist post, if he gives the community EI sourcecode or some utilities, we could bring this game back
Galera, um dos criadores do Enemy Infestation comentou num post da GoG!
Kinotch 2020-09-04 1 point
Não consigo instalar ou dar play, fala que não tem espaço suficiente estou usando Virtual clone driver.
Rip 2020-05-22 2 points
The game runs very choppy in Windows 10. Borderline unplayable. Any suggestions?
carlo agudelo 2020-04-28 0 point
como hicieron para instalarlo en el pc a mi no me deja instalarlo ayudaaa
Your squard die in 10 min? 2020-02-17 1 point
That's the ancient copy protection let me hook you up.
edit and change the drive letter to where you have the disc image mounted and save into the EI directory.
Cadaver 2019-12-21 4 points
I have literally been searching for this game for years! I recalled playing it back when it was on a PC Game magazine demo CD, its been nagging at me for the past decade, but I was never able to find the name regardless of countless searches online. After browsing through the the Windows games, page by page, I've finally found it. Thank you SO much Myabandonware Team!
Help Has Arrived 2018-09-12 5 points
If your character starts dying it's because you don't have the game image mounted. It's an early form of copy protection.
Yedda 2018-08-22 -1 point
Errei o site. O site é por aqui mesmo. Baixem a versão RIP que dá certo, ninguém mais morre em 10 minutos.
Yedda 2018-08-22 1 point
Galera eu baixei, e meu esquadrão todos morrem em 10 minutos. Baixei do site http://www.old-games.com/download/6230/enemy-infestation, a versão RIP e funcionou. Ninguém mais morre. Se acontecer de travar ou bugs no seu PC, Emulem o sistema operacional do Windows XP pelo VirtualBox que o jogo roda certinho.
NeedPants 2018-06-23 -1 point
Same issue as Arnaldo, 10 mins in, everyone dies. I'm using the RIP version since the ISO came out as .mdf and when converted to .iso gave me an error (no language pack available...)
Marc 2018-06-12 2 points
My game just exits after the short intro clips. I've transferred the "EI" folder to my desktop already not sure how to work it
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