Continuum

Continuum


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

Version:
0.38
File Size:
4.75MB
Date Added:
September 21, 2005
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
339,247
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, 256MB RAM

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.6

    out of 60 votes

    • 5 star: 52
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star: 16
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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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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