Parents' Guide to

Universe at War: Earth Assault

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Simple real time strategy with dull campaign.

Game Xbox 360 , Windows 2008
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Battles often begin with your building a command center, an infrastructure for harvesting energy and military construction. Once you built your armada, you can move ahead with your missions. Most levels presented little challenge. Often, you can zip through your objectives with little military resistance from the enemy. Landscapes look bland, while the impact of major explosions or attacks on terrain is barely noticeable. Overall, action looked choppy. Characters and vehicles stutter across environments.

Universe at War does offer some intriguing multiplayer options, including a Conquer the World option which focuses on battling online foes for territory. But despite the solid use of console controls, too many hang-ups prevent this from becoming a must-have console RTS.

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