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Average Player Score Based on 168 ratings
8.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 168 ratings
  1. 10 (64)
  2. 9 (36)
  3. 8 (31)
  4. 7 (13)
  5. 6 (9)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (6)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:8.5

    This game is WAY UNDERrated. Yes you heard me

    This game is so very underrated. Even though it came in 2001 the game wasnt that pretty in that time and age. Graphic was still quite rough. Tibrian Sun that came somewhat in the same time does not have that good graphic... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Original War

  • Rating:10

    This is how a great real strategy game should be...

    This game is a great mix of the classic strategy elements and the RPG elements. A strategy game should be STRATEGIC not a stupid mass-producing units and attack in all missions... this game is not like this... all the mi... Read Full Review

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

    Left on da shelves for long time... Way too under-rated, I kinda of like it , despite some minor bugs, Really not fair

    Not so bad , but why the reviews are so low,...... I have seen worst crap than this , but the reviews are much better.. Overall, I love the concept , Time-travel , back to the past , Alien Technology, Interesting ch... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Not a bad game for those willing to look past its faults.

    This game definitely qualifies as a guilty pleasure. The voice acting is indeed quite bad, and the AI and overall mission layout are fairly average for a low-budget circa 2001 RTS. But where the game really shines is i... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    interesting game

    i personally enjoyed the demo. While the graphics reminded me of starcraft days of yore, it doesn't exceed in anyways like say Doom. Although the graphics weren't the high points, the story of the original war was int... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.6

    it could had been better

    Original war was terrible the graphics are okay but the gameplay isnt i mean its all wrong why cant they build more units i mean they should know they cant win a battle with only the same units oh sure they can change th... Read Full Review

    0 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.4

    Good, but runs out of steam quickly.

    Original war is not really original in the way you control units or even build things, really the only thing original is the way the cut scenes are played out, they are drawn by the main character, John Macmillan. The... Read Full Review

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

    Original War is a great, challenging game and you can make it go further by going online...

    Story: An American geological expedition, under a UN mandate, assesses the natural resources in a distant part of Siberia, deep in the trackless steppes of Eastern Russia. But instead of oil, they discover a deposit of ... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful