Battlezone: Combat Commander is an indie game developed by Rebellion. It is a remastered version of Battlezone 2. As a new player to the game, I would say it’s quite good. What I like about the game is the old school feel but fresh on the inside. When you log in, you will be asked for a login name and it will direct you to the main screen which has the game mode options for you to choose from. In the game, there are 2 human races, the ISDF or International Space Defense Force and Scion or Scion Convergence. To know more about these races, I would suggest to check it out online.
Platform Reviewed: PC
Platforms Available: PC
Developer: Big Boat Interactive
Release Date: March 2, 2018
This review is based on a review code provided by Rebellion.
If you are into tank or spaceship games, then you might want to try this out! You can play single/campaign or against an A.I. or play with your friends through online or LAN by joining a room or connecting through IP or creating a room yourself. You can also join a game mode with other players which is good because you will meet new friends! How cool is that? On the other hand, I would suggest playing the story mode first so that you will know the basics of the game. In this way, you will not have any problems playing the game with your friends or battling with other players in a deathmatch mode. Yes, there’s a deathmatch mode. If you choose to play the strategic mode, you will either be against A.I. or with your friends if you want to. In that game mode, you will build your station where you will produce spaceships, tanks, gatherers, and healers, which is pretty much similar to any typical strategic games, the difference from some of those games is that you are doing it on a first-person view rather than a typical bird’s-eye view. Cool huh?
One of the most interesting parts of this game is that when your spaceship gets a beat down and crushed by your enemies, you will not die. Not yet (lol), you as the driver of the spaceship will be ejected from it and have a chance to live and get a brand new ship as long as you don’t hit your enemy ship with your rifle/sniper gun as they will notice you and, of course, send you to your demise (a human winning against a spaceship or tank is impossible, unless your Superman or Saitama from One Punch Man). Isn’t that amazing?
Let’s talk about the graphics. Rebellion did a great job polishing the game’s graphics. It can support 4K resolution and it’s far way better than the previous one, graphics wise. You don’t have to play the previous version to check the difference, ask your best friend Google or Google’s friend, YouTube. Anyway, as a gamer who pays attention to visuals, I would say that this game’s graphics are not bad at all. The spaceship models and buildings are quite good. The terrain and sky are well designed. There’s also an option to add a modification and add-ons if you want to change the looks of your ships or replace in-game sounds. If you have a low-end gaming rig, then it’s totally fine as you can change the graphics setting to meet your computer’s capability.
Now, let’s talk about the things I didn’t like about the game. Although the storyline is interesting and the progression of the campaign is nice, some of the NPCs are emotionless and sounded like a robot. It would be much better if they can improve that aspect as it would affect the experience of a player. The GIF used in the main screen is also not that impressive, it’s pixelated and needs to be changed. Changing it to the game title would probably be nicer than the pixelated GIF. The camera rotation in the game can probably cause dizziness, especially if you are not used to FPS games.
Overall, the game is nice and is very interesting. I enjoyed playing it and would definitely recommend it to my friends. It’s worth it. If you’re ready to ride some ships, build stations, and explore space terrains, then go check this game out!