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Ashes of the Singularity - £7.49 @ Steam
Ashes of the Singularity - £7.49 @ Steam

Ashes of the Singularity - £7.49 @ Steam

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A historic low for this 'massive' RTS from Stardock, with the combination of a newly-reduced base price and a week-long 50% off sale - making this a great time to buy if you're interested in the game. Mixed reviews, but very well-rated by some.

Credit to pjlhot - if you want to get the Escalation expansion alongside this, you can do so for £22.48 by buying the base game, then the expansion upgrade for £14.99 (undiscounted price). Note that this upgrade *has* been discounted before, most recently by 25% in the winter sale, but isn't currently.

Extracts from the official blurb:
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ABOUT THIS GAME

The year is 2178 and humanity has begun to expand to new worlds. Now, they are confronted by a new threat called "The Substrate" that seeks the annihilation of the entire human race. As a rising power of the Post-Human Coalition, it is up to you to save humanity's future by beating back the Substrate menace.

- Wage a War Across an Entire World

With the unparalleled power of the world's first native 64-bit real-time strategy game engine, Ashes of the Singularity allows for maps of unprecedented size and detail.
Over the course of your war, you will upgrade your technology, build orbitals, construct thousands of units and conquer the regions of the world in an effort to annihilate all opposition.

- Command Unique Units, Factions, Orbitals, and Abilities
- Experience a powerful, Non-Cheating AI Engine
- Battle with Friends in Multiplayer Matches
- Claim Victory with Strategy, not Speed
- Encounter Mysterious New Threats in Ascendancy Wars

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The reviews I read say "Buy AotS : Escalation". At the moment that's £30
So you could buy this and upgrade to Escalation for £15 (total £22.50)

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pjlhot

The reviews I read say "Buy AotS : Escalation". At the moment that's … The reviews I read say "Buy AotS : Escalation". At the moment that's £30So you could buy this and upgrade to Escalation for £15 (total £22.50)


Good spot - I've added that to the description. That certainly beats the £29.99 bundled price! It may, however, be worth holding out for a discount on the upgrade, as £14.99 is the undiscounted price for it.
Edited by: "Illusionary" 23rd Jan

Is this a supreme commander type game?

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Maevoric

Is this a supreme commander type game?


That depends on what you mean by "Supreme Commander type". The broad genre for both is RTS (Real Time Strategy), or were you thinking of something more specific?

Illusionary

That depends on what you mean by "Supreme Commander type". The broad … That depends on what you mean by "Supreme Commander type". The broad genre for both is RTS (Real Time Strategy), or were you thinking of something more specific?



​I suppose it was a bit of a broad question lol. Since the demise of sup com I'm on the hunt for a fresh rts with a single player campaign, a leader unit and stonking big super units

I want an RTS like Red Alert, with base building and loads of units.

Didn't know AMD was charging for their tech demo

Maevoric

​I suppose it was a bit of a broad question lol. Since the demise of sup c … ​I suppose it was a bit of a broad question lol. Since the demise of sup com I'm on the hunt for a fresh rts with a single player campaign, a leader unit and stonking big super units



This is not it i'm afraid.

In fact i'm not aware of anything that is sadly - Planetary Annihilation is closer but.. Still hoping RTS will be back in fashion one day and someone will build a really great base building RTS again.

Bought this at around this price about a year ago, thought it was pretty good (as an old school RTS fan). Just waiting for the DLC to drop in price, as well as Escalation.

Maevoric

​I suppose it was a bit of a broad question lol. Since the demise of sup c … ​I suppose it was a bit of a broad question lol. Since the demise of sup com I'm on the hunt for a fresh rts with a single player campaign, a leader unit and stonking big super units


Well Planetary Annihilation would be the most obvious recommendation, even if it's not as good by all accounts - have you played that?

Sir Charles

I want an RTS like Red Alert, with base building and loads of units.


Well you're in luck - the C&C games that are on Steam are currently on sale as well, or you can usually get the complete collection on Origin for under a fiver. If you're looking for something new, Ashes of the Singularity has base building, as does Act of Aggression (and the Act of War games before it, which were very similar to C&C Generals), and there's also Grey Goo, from the makers of the original C&C. Some older games that are also available on Steam include Age of Empires II, Age of Mythology, Empire Earth, Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War, Total Annihilation, Supreme Commander, Company of Heroes, Homeworld, Sins of a Solar Empire, Star Wars: Empire at War and the Stronghold games. And there's always StarCraft II, of course, as well as the original StarCraft and WarCraft III available on Battle.net.

Also of interest to any RTS fans is this free to play game that launched on Steam recently - store.steampowered.com/app…00/
Haven't tried it yet but it's getting good reviews!

reddragon105

Bought this at around this price about a year ago, thought it was pretty … Bought this at around this price about a year ago, thought it was pretty good (as an old school RTS fan). Just waiting for the DLC to drop in price, as well as Escalation.Well Planetary Annihilation would be the most obvious recommendation, even if it's not as good by all accounts - have you played that?Well you're in luck - the C&C games that are on Steam are currently on sale as well, or you can usually get the complete collection on Origin for under a fiver. If you're looking for something new, Ashes of the Singularity has base building, as does Act of Aggression (and the Act of War games before it, which were very similar to C&C Generals), and there's also Grey Goo, from the makers of the original C&C. Some older games that are also available on Steam include Age of Empires II, Age of Mythology, Empire Earth, Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War, Total Annihilation, Supreme Commander, Company of Heroes, Homeworld, Sins of a Solar Empire, Star Wars: Empire at War and the Stronghold games. And there's always StarCraft II, of course, as well as the original StarCraft and WarCraft III available on Battle.net.Also of interest to any RTS fans is this free to play game that launched on Steam recently - http://store.steampowered.com/app/558100/Haven't tried it yet but it's getting good reviews!



I just want to add to this - the "8 bit" series of games (8-bit Armies, 8-bit Hordes, 8-bit Invaders) are VERY similar to classic C&C/RA games and from the same former developers (Petroglyph, which is basically ex-Westwood staffers). They are interoperable with each other as well, so you can pick up one to try (8-bit Armies is probably closest to C&C) when it goes cheap and if you really like it, you can grab the others. They're nothing as good as C&C but they're decent little titles.

Link: store.steampowered.com/app…50/

If you're really nostalgic for classic C&C and Red Alert, OpenRA is free and while not identical, it's an updated/modern version of those games (With TS and RA2 support on the way): openra.net/

Kushan

I just want to add to this - the "8 bit" series of games (8-bit Armies, … I just want to add to this - the "8 bit" series of games (8-bit Armies, 8-bit Hordes, 8-bit Invaders) are VERY similar to classic C&C/RA games and from the same former developers (Petroglyph, which is basically ex-Westwood staffers). They are interoperable with each other as well, so you can pick up one to try (8-bit Armies is probably closest to C&C) when it goes cheap and if you really like it, you can grab the others. They're nothing as good as C&C but they're decent little titles.Link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/427250/If you're really nostalgic for classic C&C and Red Alert, OpenRA is free and while not identical, it's an updated/modern version of those games (With TS and RA2 support on the way): http://www.openra.net/


Yeah, the 8-Bit games are pretty good. Petroglyph also made Star Wars: Empire at War - and that reminds me, I should have also mentioned Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, which is basically a Star Wars-skinned Age of Empires, released around the time of The Phantom Menace but don't hold that against it!

And I try to post this information every time a deal is posted for the C&C Ultimate Collection but the first three games (C&C, Red Alert and Tiberian Sun) have all been released as freeware and you can download them from CNC Net, with the option of downloading the whole game or just the multiplayer components, or patching an Origin or original CD install with user made patches to fix common problems with modern systems. Patches are also available for Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge, but you'll need the games already installed (from Origin or CD) as they're not freeware.

For a moment, I thought this was a sequel to the time travelling FPS. I'm sure this is still good though
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