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7.0 out of 10

Act of War: Direct Action

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Overall 6
6.0

fun game, frustrating to make work

David R. Mullins, Amazon
26 October 2011
  • Summary: While this game is almost exactly what I was looking for, it is really frustrating to make it work on a Windows 7 64 bit computer. I have to reduce the amount of processors and memory being used and reboot just to make it work. Amazingly enough, an older game of mine, Star Wars Galactic Battle Grounds will work just fine, with out any issues. Maybe Atari needs to go to talk to the makers of Age of Empires about making a more versatile programming code.
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Overall 6
6.0

install issues

Jason Reynolds, Amazon
9 April 2010
  • Summary: this is the second time i have owned this game, had it previously on my old computer running windows xp. This time while trying to install it on my new laptop i ran into several problems, at first i couldnt get the game to launch after installing it and i couldnt figure out why, well after hours of research i found the answer this game WILL NOT run on any computer that has more than 3gb of ram on it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Awesome graphics - Lame strategy - No Humour

H. A. Coleman "G Man", Amazon
10 September 2006
  • Summary: I love C&C generals zero hour despite the fact that it is filled with cheaters and have no support anymore (if it ever was any support to speak of) Reason for this , is not graphics, but gameplay and strategy depth. If you only care about the wrapping and not the inside, then Direct Action is clearly for you. Graphics in Act of war beat generals any day. Durability on the other hand.... This game is simply to dull to play a lot. There is no humour at all in this game.
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Overall 6
6.0

graphics are nice. game controls & storyline kinda sucked

H-F, Amazon
2 July 2005
  • Summary: The graphics were amazing. By zooming in an arc to the ground level, the details are better than Command & Conquer Generals. On the other hand, the game controls are just not good: they're very confusing. I wanted to force the units to destroy some buildings to have more buildable space, but they don't have this option. The classic RTS controls system is still the best (Command & Conquer Generals, Star Wars Battlegrounds, etc). The storyline is so bad.
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Overall 6
6.0

Much potential for this game yet there is something missing

.... "..................", Amazon
23 June 2005
  • Summary: There has been a long comparison between this game and the game C&C Generals. However, I find some aspects in the westwood rts line that made it great not in this game. One aspect that disturbs me is that you can skip through missions. That turns off all of the fun right there. The campaign is sloppely put together and is much too fast. The C&C games had it where it was mission by mission like its supposed to be.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good game, but not that great. Beware of system spec

John Ml., Amazon
16 May 2005
  • Summary: This game has good graphics, great cut scenes and the terrain and units are very well detailed, But it is not as great as some people are saying. What i don't find good in this game is the movement of the units, they move very choppy, not as smooth as in Generals. The objects are too sharp and colors are bright. The game sometimes gets too loaded and movement slow down to a very unconfortable way, specially in latest mission which involve lot of units.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very polished, but ultimately too easy

M. S. TUNSTALL, Amazon
4 May 2005
  • Summary: I love the Command and Conquer series of games, and so it was with great aplomb that I installed Act of War. With 5Gb of data, it must be an extensive game packed with missions... or so I thought. The scenario is that an unknown terrorist faction has declared war on the Free World. An anti-terrorist team, run by America (obviously) is the world's only hope. You are the commander of the team. So far, so cheesy.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent game got bored really fast

Gurtaj, Amazon
25 February 2014
  • Summary: Game was good. Felt like I was playing a dumbed down Company of Heroes. Got boring really fast though. Cheap though.
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Overall 6
6.0

C&C clone, not very inspiring.

kingsize566, Play.com
3 April 2006
  • Conclusion: Glossy command and conquor clone, decent although lackluster single player game, but it won't hold your interest for long. The game centers around resources, early acquisition of them, and base/tech management. Command troops, tanks, planes and nukes. An innovative feature is acquiring prisoners for $. Reasonably worthwhile for less than £10.
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Overall 6
6.0

graphics are nice. game controls & storyline kinda sucked

H-F, Amazon
2 July 2005
  • Summary: The graphics were amazing. By zooming in an arc to the ground level, the details are better than Command & Conquer Generals. On the other hand, the game controls are just not good: they're very confusing. I wanted to force the units to destroy some buildings to have more buildable space, but they don't have this option. The classic RTS controls system is still the best (Command & Conquer Generals, Star Wars Battlegrounds, etc). The storyline is so bad.
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