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Grey Goo PC

A classic science-fiction real-time strategy game inspired by the golden age of RTS and titles from the 90s. It was developed by Petroglyph Games, a studio established by the creators of the cult Command & Conquer series, as well as Star Wars: Empire at War, among other titles.

Strategy | science fiction | RTS | multiplayer

PC / Windows
Grey Goo cover

developer: Petroglyph

publisher : Grey Box

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet

game language: English

game release date for PC:

23January2015

Grey Goo for PC is a science-fiction real-time strategy game developed by Petroglyph Games, a studio established by the creators of the cult Command & Conquer series, which previously created Star Wars: Empire at War and Universe at War: Earth Assault, among other titles.

Story

The action takes place in the distant future, five hundred years after the humanity had begun colonizing other star systems. The events are set on the planet called Ecosystem Nine which is an object of struggle between three factions: humans, space refugees (Betas), and murderous nanobots known as Goo. Each side of the conflict has their own units, buildings, and technologies

Gameplay

The developersí goal was to return to the style which was popular in the genre back in the 90s, and modernize it in a way that makes it enjoyable to contemporary players. It means abandoning the necessity of controlling every single unit and focusing on management on the macro-scale, especially gathering resources, building bases, and raising armies.

All of the mentioned actions are performed with the use of a simple interface that does not force the player to remember tens of keyboard hotkeys, while victory requires devising a good strategic plan instead of boasting quick reflexes during the battles.

Game modes

Grey Goo for PC offers a story campaign and a multiplayer mode based on the Steamworks system. At the same time, it is also possible to play via LAN.

Technical aspects

The game has a pretty 3D graphics and an interesting visual style which was co-created by WETA Workshop, one of the biggest studios that create special effects for movies.


Game score 7.71 / 10 calculated out of 194 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 29 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 570/Radeon HD 7870 or better, 13 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3.5 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 5870 or better, 13 GB HDD, Windows 7 32-bit

Grey Goo Game Guide

game guide 18 February 2015

This guide for Grey Goo has been conceived basing on the release version of the game and the campaign mode at the medium difficulty level.