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Cortex Command

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Cortex Command is a 2D pixel art tactical game. The story is set in the future where humans united with machines so they can send their brains everywhere in the universe. Since then humans explore other planets, interact with aliens and mine gold. You play as one of these brains that are settled on an unnamed planet and needs to survive there. As a brain you must complete multiple missions that include self-defense, exploring dangerous parts of the planet, searching for elements of the mechs and so on. There are several factions in the game; each of them has different units you can use to fulfill your plans. The environment is fully destructible and provides you with gold and other resources to protect your brain and attack the opponent’s base. The game features a turn-based strategic campaign along with a four-player multiplayer mode. Cortex Command can also be easily modified with several in-game editors.
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Release date
Sep 28, 2012
Data Realms
Data Realms, LLC
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OSX:10.4 (OSX Tiger or Greater)
  • Processor:1.6 Ghz Core 2 Duo
  • Graphics:Intel GMA X3100
  • Disk:300 mb

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 1GHz processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 150MB HDD space
  • Video Card: 640x480 (VGA) resolution monitor
  • Additional: Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years.
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 3GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 150MB HDD space
  • Video Card: 1920x1080 (full HD 1080p) resolution monitor
  • Additional: Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years.
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Cortex Command reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
The principle is interesting, but the controls of the game are unpleasant as possible (hard to do what we want!), and the game is great, Super, super slow as soon as there are two three tricks on the screen. I tested it on a well overclocked hexacoeurs, 16Gb of RAM, and a high-end graphics card. Another flaw, in solo, the proposed missions are boring. Unless the game is deeply reworked/corrected/optimized/debugged, go your way.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Too bad for the Game idea! What could have become of this Game idea if you had put someone who is familiar with programming. Thus a Game that, by its cruel Control, already destroys any Hope of Joy in playing. The Game is now available for free and that's why you can risk a Look. The Developers naturally want to advertise their new Game with this free action. But They lost me with this Kind of Advertising as a potential Customer.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received for free Negative Aspects of the Game are, for example, the not so good (or annoying) graphics and Controls. However, these are only small Evils and it is extremely good and tactical to Games which is greatly improved by the very high mod-friendliness. With me there was 3 crashing due to Overload of the Game (about 100 Characters on the Map). Otherwise, however, I have had no other Problems with the game I miss this Game any of which can do something with a Cross of 2-D, Tactics and Shooters. I would give this Game 8/10 Points
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Microsoft from French
I got it free and fortunately because it's worth nothing the graphics are ugly a pixelized very badly done, it's just very ugly but it finally can be done with if the game is nice unfortunately cortex command is as bad as it is ugly, maneuverability more than bad and illegible texts whistles has a one-way ticket for the trash fortunately there is a success offered to have watch the intro video otherwise I would miss the only good thing in this game I believe that what shocks me the most in this horrible chos e this is its price even free I do not want, thanks for the maps...
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Microsoft from Deutsch
This is a largely useless Game. The Control is the purest Spasm, it is explained to a NOTHING helpful and not playable with the Controller at all. The Game is extremely sensitive and is shaky with both Controller and mouse and Keyboard. Most Options can also not even be selected with Controllers. For this Game, demanding Money is Cheating. Luckily I got it where it is free to buy but would I have known how useless this Game is if I would have let it stay. 2 Hours for free invested just to have some Fun. The Frustration Factor is 100% I really recommend leaving your Fingers off it.
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