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Machines At War 3

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Real time strategy game featuring over 130 different types of units and technologies, 21 campaign missions with characters and an intriguing story, unlimited random map skirmishes with many customizable settings, network multiplayer to challenge your friends, and so much more in this RTS!

  • Build over 130 different types of units and technologies
  • Rescue the Omicron Initiative in 21 missions
  • Command and conquer massive 5,000 unit battles
  • Play unlimited random map skirmishes
  • Conquer four friends in online multiplayer combat
  • Dominate with seven awesome RTS mega units
  • Deploy a full arsenal of infantry, aircraft, naval, and ground forces
  • Enjoy rich environments with ambient objects and weather
The story:
You investigate a secluded military lab and find something horribly wrong! All of the scientists are missing and the facility is ransacked. Years of research and top secret classified experiments are no where to be found.

The missing scientists, known as the Omicron Initiative, are responsible for developing new technologies. The only clue to their disappearance is a mysterious text message reading "we were forced to do it". The team's disappearance threatens the secrecy of it's research, which could potentially put your country into a chaotic panic. Now there's only one person who can rescue the Omicron Initiative and protect its secret technology from falling into the wrong hands.

In 21 real time strategy missions you'll race across the world to find out who, or what, is responsible for the team's disappearance. You'll battle with over 130 different types of RTS units ranging from infantry and ships to giant modern mega units.

After honing your skills in the campaign, fire up a random map and experience insane 5,000 unit real time strategy battles! Choose your nation and test your mettle in online multiplayer or conquer some AI opponents offline. Many adjustable options ensure every game is unique. Want to play with only ground units? Make the victory condition the death of a specific unit? The options are limitless in this real time strategy game!

It's time to arm up and get in the war!Behind the Game:
Hello, my name is James, I'm an indie developer and programmed 100% of Machines at War 3 over the last two and a half years! It was quite the undertaking and I almost gave up several times, but through bad times and good, I'm excited this real time strategy game is done! I hope you enjoy it and if so please let me know, sometimes when things are tough an email or review from a customer really helps. Game on!Even more reviews!
"Easily one of the smoothest playing RTS experiences"

"This game is epic."

"The number of units that can be created is staggering"
Armchair General

"An ultra-solid strategy game full of interesting features, large maps, and a wide array of gameplay situations."
Gamers Critic

"An assault helicopter above, exploding, and a little trooper in a teal jumpsuit parachuting out. Maybe a nice visual touch in another game. Here? Well, shucks to that 'copter. You've got another pair of boots on the ground and a forward position to secure."
"This control scheme really shines"
"Normally you can't access beard tech like that until the end of the the tree."

"A robust selection of gameplay modes and units."
"Machines at War 3 is all about the action, and the game coats it in an engaging 21-mission campaign with unique objectives."

"Every fibre screams homage to the retro RTS games we grew up on"

"Machines at War 3 has a variety unmatched by other RTS titles."

"The randomly generated maps mean that the experience is new each and every time."
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Release date
Isotope 244
Isotope 244, LLC
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Any
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: 10.6
  • Processor: Any
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
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Microsoft from French
Apparently a game that is first released on iOS before pointing to PC/steam. A command & conquer game with small scripted missions and other missions where you will be able to get resources/combat units at the right time (5-minute missions to others that can last much longer). Not necessarily very nice, its plastic, or rather its atmosphere will delight fans of C&C (especially the first red alert). A little austere by a few sides but very complete for what I could see (a skirmish mode, the multiplayer, a legion of units available when you advance in the game...). I found the same joy as on the first C&C when I was getting out of a mission because of a single blocking element (and uninstalling the game in stride). A sign that this is a good game ^^ (I don't remember having finished a single C&C). French translation laughable (as usual for the small indie but who has the merit to exist) and music a little snoring (that we deactivate past the 10min). A really nice game. I'll definitely go back.
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Microsoft from Spain
A C&C without chicha or soul. He's Bored like himself. Just Play it you get the feeling that all this you've seen a long, long time ago. As Much as twenty years. Those that have passed since the first C&C, which was already superior to this substitute. The game conveys a noticeable feeling of immobility and boredom. The static images, the abuse of the text, the interface with icons and messages of negligible size, the scarce animations to boats... They contribute to give a defaced image that does not help. It'S like someone killed the C&C and then revived it in the form of a zombie game. Without feeling, Parco in expressiveness, dull, lacking in life. They Say that the game earns points later, when you start to investigate and decide the type of army you want. The same is true, because I barely played it. But I've always believed that a game that keeps its promises after many hours is a bad game. If You do not know how to hook the player from the beginning, bad start, because there is much offer and many alternatives to test the patience of the player. The size of their maps reminds the "Supreme Commander", but we return to the same problem as before. What do I want big maps For? To get bored big? I prefer smaller maps but more attractive. Based On My limited play time, I don't recommend it even if you give it away. If you want to play a classic strategy game based on the "collect, build and attack" paradigm, play the C&C. Whatever you want, but play them. Forget this nonsense.
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