Project Earth - PC

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Project Earth (PC)
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Lemon Interactive Soft. Co.: Lemon Interactive
Publishers: Mindscape (GB)
Released: 23 Aug 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 15+
Accessories: Control Pad


Formerly named Starmageddon, Project Earth follows the myriad misadventures of future Earth and inevitably becomes involved in its very own save-the-human-race epic.

Several hundred years into the future, the human race has broken the boundaries set by Earth's gravity and has begun to colonise distant planets. After successfully settling on a nearby planet in the Alpha Centauri system, Earth's population is looking for a third planet to colonise. But that's when intergalactic aliens with a similar agenda arrive in the neighbourhood in the wake of a collision-course comet heading straight for Earth.

As Earth's most talented and capable Sundiver, a pilot capable of single-handedly controlling one of Earth's Bahamuts, or motherships, you have been called upon to command the fleet and defend your home at all costs.

Similar to several Star Trek PC instalments in terms of play mechanics, Project Earth's battles take place in a completely free roaming 3D playing field and allows its players to manoeuvre any way they see fit. Of course the same applies to the enemy, but while space environments can get a little confusing, they offer the highest level of realism possible using today's standards. But ultimately, the premise of the game is simple: win one battle to move onto the next. Eventually your game of Project Earth will come to an end, but not too soon. There's plenty of longevity to this game.

If you're a little fed up with the gung-ho glorification of the human race, feel free to play the role of the aliens and help to obliterate your future ancestors. It's a little sadistic, but great fun!

Project Earth is a great game in its own right, but give it some GeForce 4 silicon to play around with and it's like the real thing. Well, the real thing a few hundred years from now, perhaps.