Continuum

Continuum

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 60 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.38
  • Total Downloads:
    339,304
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 21, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Originally developed for the now-defunct Virgin Interactive, this fiendishly difficult online space shooter is now completely free. You begin Continuum (formerly Subspace) by creating a profile, selecting a ship, and entering a zone, each of which has a different map and different rules. The basic object is to rocket around the scrolling 2D space collecting power-ups, upgrading your ship, and blasting your opponents, though many servers play variants that include Capture The Flag and Powerball. Newbies beware: zero-gravity physics, nonconfigurable controls, and merciless veteran players make Continuum's learning curve very steep. Getting the game to run was no picnic either. It crashed our Windows XP test machine so badly we had to reboot, though it ran fine on Windows 2000--well enough for us to curse the lack of a decent help file. The sounds and graphics are fine for a freebie, but the unfriendly interface makes it far too easy to accidentally enter communications mode, leaving you helplessly typing nonsense letters as your opponent swoops in for the kill. We wanted to enjoy Continuum, but frankly we found the whole experience more frustrating than fun.
 
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5 stars

"Great game with a family-like community...& IT'S FREE"

March 10, 2011  |  By bears6808

 |  Version: Continuum 0.38

Pros

Free, great community.

Cons

Takes a little while to learn your way.

Summary

A free to play, top tier game that, if devoted enough time to playing and learning, will be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for many years to come.

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5 stars

"This game ROOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXX"

January 05, 2009  |  By Zonami

 |  Version: Continuum 0.38

Pros

This game is cool its like star wars

Cons

there is nothing i dont like about this game.................i jus like this game

Summary

I like this game

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5 stars

"New version: Continuum 0.40, search for it and download it here on this site"

November 30, 2007  |  By Nightwasp

 |  Version: Continuum 0.38

Pros

This is a massively multiplayer 2d spaceship game. It is 10 years old (literally: as I write this review it is November 30, 2007, the game was released November 30, 1997.) I've been playing it since early 1998. There a many different zones with many different types of gameplay which makes the replay value extremely high. There is also very competitive leagues which have also kept me playing for a long time. The game is completely player run and is always being expanded and improved upon. I must warn you: It can be difficult and frustrating at first, but if you give it a real chance then you may end up becoming addicted to it as I have :)

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5 stars

"Don't listen to editors review"

October 08, 2007  |  By BenjaRR

 |  Version: Continuum 0.38

Pros

Continuum has never crashed for me. The only time I've been frustrated with it is when I'm arguing with someone on there. the game gets funner the more you play really.

Cons

none

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5 stars

"THE 2d space shooter"

August 04, 2007  |  By Dler6

 |  Version: Continuum 0.38

Pros

thsi game is pretty much the only good 2d space shooter around..and its best assest is longevity been around for YEARS

Cons

Never Any

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1 stars

"If you want a game not good just to kill your time try it"

July 24, 2007  |  By Master_Hunt

 |  Version: Continuum 0.38

Pros

cute graphics

Cons

bad controls

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5 stars

"Very simple... But GREAT!"

June 17, 2007  |  By ricksta1080

 |  Version: Continuum 0.38

Pros

A simple but yet very innovative, addicting, and fun game! My cousin got me into this game and now whenever i am on my computer, i just go to play.

Cons

there is no cons!

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5 stars

"Fun game"

January 25, 2007  |  By Dangerlike

 |  Version: Continuum 0.38

Pros

Basically, it's mutiplayer Asteroids on crack. Except instead of shooting asteroids, you shoot other players. Fun, fast-paced, and definitely worth the download.

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5 stars

"Been playing for 2 years, its ace"

December 08, 2006  |  By docflabby

 |  Version: Continuum 0.38

Pros

You can setup chat to work in a similar way to how it works in other online games if you so wish.

Works on all versions of windows including XP. Plenty of help and advice with technical issues is available on-line from (forums.sscentral.com) and (forums.trenchwars.com)

Totally community owned and run. Very addictive

Cons

The CNET Editor not reviewing the game fairly.

Unlike as stated in the editors review all controls are configurable, you can change controls to whatever keys you like or even use a gamepad.

Has anti cheating technology that does not play nicely with badly designed anti-virus software, which can cause problems. There is plenty of advice on-line on how to fix this problem though.

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5 stars

"Perhaps one of the most addicting games in existance."

July 04, 2006  |  By Krusnik

 |  Version: Continuum 0.38

Pros

There are so many different types of games to play, the community is great and close knit, and you can play with absolutely any type of internet connection or computer!

Cons

If you lag alot sometimes you'll be put out o f the game, and you'll be forced to watch untill ur lag is on an acceptable level. Otherwise it's good.

- Majin-uub

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher SSCouncil
Publisher web site http://www.sscentral.com
Release Date September 21, 2005
Date Added September 21, 2005
Version 0.38
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Action Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, 256MB RAM
Download Information
File Size 4.75MB
File Name Continuum038Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 339,304
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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