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7.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 223 ratings
  1. 10 (49)
  2. 9 (20)
  3. 8 (52)
  4. 7 (44)
  5. 6 (27)
  6. 5 (21)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (0)

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  • Rating:9.5

    My first RTS game ever, and even now the Graphics are still pretty nice.

    how to describe dark colony.... its hard, but I will try, dark colony was one of my first RTS games on PC I got it back in the nineties and to tell you the truth the game blew my mind away. I was addicted to it, I spe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Great game! Once you play it it covers your mind for several days!

    Dark Colony is one of the best strategy games not for the graphics, sounds, gameplay, but because it sticks to your mind! There's a classic '60-'70 idea of "Greys" Vs Humans! The storyline's about humans who are tryin... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Looking for this game for years

    I have spent a long time looking for this game since playing it when it first came out and loving it. After a time I forgot what it was called but thanks to good ols gamespoy i managed to locate it and buy it. Its a gre... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Underappreciated

    When Dark Colony came out it was slated badly in reviews, but it is actually quite a fun game if abit limited. Its set in the future were humans have terraformed mars and discovered a new energy source called Petra 7.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Slugging through the miserable gameplay to watch the next cut scene.

    Dark Colony has to be one of the most atmospheric and spooky science fiction RTS around, with its brilliant and scary FMV depicting a gruesome battle between humanity and the grey. This game actually made me respect the ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.1

    Humans vs. Sectoïds... always a sure shot !

    Dark Colony is a game generally underestimated. This game came way before Starcraft and consists in the first real RTS game in space, facing the powerful humans against the prevailing Sectoïds. The backgrounds for this g... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.1

    It wants to be Command & Conquer...

    If anyone comes across this one in '05 for $1.99 on the shelf, it may be worth your time. This game was out when the original C&C was tearing up the PC world and dial-up online play. While it does have similar play sty... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful