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Microsoft Allegiance

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Microsoft Allegiance – Space Combat Action / Simulation
Allegiance is a multiplayer space combat sim originally developed by Microsoft that offers the action of ship-to-ship combat. From small, agile scouts to massive destroyers, you not only fly but also man the turrets. With real-time strategy components such as fully upgrade-able tech and massive multiplayer capability, Allegiance stands at the forefront of online interstellar combat.Real Time StrategyEverything is as you would expect from an RTS including tech trees, exploration, and base building. Except, of course, every unit aside from miners and base constructors is flown by a real player.

Each team has a commander, usually a veteran with extensive knowledge of the game’s factions, economy, and strategies. The commander manages the team similar to most strategy games utilizing the overhead command view.Unique GameplayMost modern shooters are a dumbed down experience where it is more about constant action, not strategy and team-work. Allegiance has a higher learning curve but provides an extremely rewarding experience.

– Scouting the Map –
Like many RTS games, you start with most of the map undiscovered and your objective is to wipe out your enemies bases. Maps are broken down into several sectors. Usually most of the team will escort a constructor in one direction while a few others scout out the rest of the map and set up early warning sensors (probes). Sometimes commanders send their initial base constructor to the same sector and some early chaos ensues.

– Tech Path –
Early in the game team commanders must decide on the team’s first tech path. Each tech path has strengths and weaknesses, so hope your commander chooses wisely!

– Economy and Base Building –
Economy is key in Allegiance so both hunting enemy miners and defending your own is essential. Just as important is making sure your base constructors reach their targets, providing forward outposts from which to launch attacks.

– End Game –
Often a team that is well coordinated with strong dog fighters will begin taking control of the game. However many games remain relatively even and there is still much work left to be done. An additional tech base or shipyard is usually constructed to support your primary tech. Eventually one team will start wearing down the other. But a well coordinated assault on a key enemy base can easily bring your team back to even strength.

Download Allegiance and experience the unique, award-winning game play. Free to play!
Platforms
Metascore
86
Developer
Microsoft Game Studios
Publisher
ZapHop Games
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.freeallegiance.org

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Pentium 5
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Onboard (DirectX 7-9 Compatible)
  • DirectX: Version 7.0
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
  • Additional Notes: A DirectX 7 version is available for legacy / compatibility issues.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i3+, AMD Athalon+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Any 3D video card (DirectX 9 Compatible)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
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Microsoft Allegiance reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Russian
In General, the game is actually chic. The Truth is depressing the lack of players. Essence. This is a space battle simulator in the "liquid" space. Each side has its own commander, who manages the resources for the construction of bases, portals, defensive fortifications and other Nishtyakov. He manages the builders, the miners and the players themselves, who are essentially units. In Fact, it is BF2 in space, with a deeper commander's work. What would be easier to understand the essence write pluses \ cons. Pros: Free. Fights 100 for 100 (you want to see, but still alas. They Say there is prime time.) a Huge expanse for strategy and tactics. From escort of construction ships to camping and mining of black holes. Huge potential for team play. Dial your friends, learn to play, and create an elite link with a specific goal or universal. Ship Fitting (Equipment collection). Collect the ship for specific purposes and under your gameplay. Cons: Extremely not friendly interface. Non-Standard ship control. Knowledge of English Is important. Language. The Graphofonium. A Game for people capable of playing in EvE Online, but willing to play the action in PvP and personally clamp the gap.
Translated by
Microsoft from Dutch
For newer players, the graphics are seriously dated so are the controls. I needed an houre to set them up for me personally. But in all truth, if u can look past the graphics, you'll find a hidden gem of a game with increadible gameplay value. This game is 2 games in one. You have 2 teams competing over sectors and resources. You have the commander putting up bases and managing resources RTS-stile. You have the units, humans doing the dirty work. The game starts with scouts discovering all the resources, finding hidden tech and enemy movements. For the average players, there are alot of intense and heroic moments. The game has it all, dogfights, bomber runs, base defence. In rare cases the game drags on so long that games escalate into capital ship battles. They are not AI controlled, but controlled by humans, with increadible power tech. Unlike Elite Dangerous that took 2 years to allow players to board other players vessels, this game had it in 2000. U can man a turret onboard a bomber or capital ship and shoot the enemy players in their faces. The game also has tech upgrades, u start with basic tech and slowly research better guns/missiles/anti missiles. But beware, the enemy can also steal your tech! If u allow them to pick up the remaints of a destroyed teammate and bring it home, they also will have your upgrade guns! Unless they went stealth, and u suddenly lose a base by a stealth bomber u didnt spot early enough.... Just try it out, its free anyway.
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