Ares for Mac

Ares for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 131 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,344,647
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 07, 2002
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited features); $25.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    797
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Ares is a graphical strategy and action game that takes place in the far reaches of the galaxy. Your mission is to reclaim the planet Earth from alien invaders, but to do that you have to handle manufacturing and resources, as well as be handy with your trigger finger to blow the enemy to little pieces. You can try Ares for free, but the full game will set you back $25.

The Ares interface is laid out with controls and status reports in a pane to the left, and the graphics in a much larger pane to the right. A few health, energy, and battery indicator strips are on the far right. The graphics are a bit clunky, but you overlook that once you get into the game. Ares has three tutorial levels that help you learn the game interface and mechanics. Once you work your way through these, you're ready for the game itself. You start with simple patrols, fighting off attackers, work your way up to larger set pieces where you have to sacrifice a few good ships for the greater good, and end up with planetary invasions where you need to seize and hold strategic locations to win. There are twenty missions total in the single-player version, or you can go head-to-head in multiplayer. For those who want to extend their time with Ares, there's a scenario editor.

Ares will appeal to both the strategy and action gamer, but this mix of the two means both aspects are OK but not great. Also, the graphics are a bit of a letdown and could use a reworking. Having said that, the gameplay is interesting and many gamers will get hooked quickly.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Ares 1.2.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 130 votes

    • 5 star 50
    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 26
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 15
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 131 votes

    • 5 star 50
    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 26
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 16
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1 stars

"Doesn't work with OSX"

January 29, 2012  |  By GAjoe

 |  Version: Ares 1.2

Pros

None since it won't work with OSX

Cons

Works in Classic mode (OS9) only. Cnet should say this up front before anyone else wastes time downloading

Summary

Don't download if you have OSX

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1 stars

"Where is the OS10.X version of this game?"

November 09, 2010  |  By Richard E Schwager

 |  Version: Ares 1.2

Pros

I can't tell since all I see Is an OS 9 version.

Cons

I can't tell since all I see Is an OS 9 version.

Summary

I can't tell since all I see Is an OS 9 version.

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4 stars

"i can download video and song very good"

November 12, 2008  |  By um_mi

 |  Version: Ares 1.2

Pros

very easy and fast

Cons

what ever song i can download

Summary

because very easy and fast

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4 stars

"it is good product"

June 26, 2008  |  By caabi

 |  Version: Ares 1.2

Pros

it is good product

Cons

it is nice and cool

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5 stars

" like it"

May 15, 2008  |  By slydevil66

 |  Version: Ares 1.2

Pros

it works

Cons

l would like it to be easier to link directly to my i tunes

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2 stars

"cool"

February 28, 2008  |  By alexiehouse

 |  Version: Ares 1.2

Pros

i don't really like limewire. it's always wanna freaze my computer. my friends tell me this is the best. i wanna download it for free.

Cons

i don't know. i never tried this before. but i hope its good.

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5 stars

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January 24, 2008  |  By ali_osman3

 |  Version: Ares 1.2

Pros

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Cons

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4 stars

"es bueno"

January 17, 2008  |  By gerardmvo

 |  Version: Ares 1.2

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3 stars

"yo'r great!, by john swai"

January 06, 2008  |  By mentali

 |  Version: Ares 1.2

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3 stars

"ares"

December 30, 2007  |  By gosico99

 |  Version: Ares 1.2

Pros

to download music

Cons

is to dificult to download it

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Ambrosia Software
Publisher web site http://www.ambrosiasw.com/
Release Date December 07, 2002
Date Added December 07, 2002
Version 1.2
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements System 7.5.3, Sound Manager 3.1
Download Information
File Size 11.69MB
File Name Ares.bin
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,344,647
Downloads Last Week 797
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited features
Price $25

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