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Glest for Mac

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Editors' Review


For a freeware game, Glest stands out at an astonishing level. A real-time strategy game in the vein of Warcraft III or the Empire Earth games, it asks players to create workers, harvest resources, construct buildings, produce military units, and ultimately destroy enemy bases.

Though its technology isn't quite as deep as the commercial games, we were quite surprised to find very well-rendered 3D textures, good music, detailed models, and a well-developed game system. The game pits two opposing factions, Magicians and Technicians, against one another, each having different structures and units. Players can choose either one, although novices might want to start with Technicians, which are similar to humans in Warcraft.

Magicians are a bit more complicated, with the ability to conjure new monsters and fire magic projectiles. Given the game's solid gameplay, good design, a small size, and, above all, a price tag of zero, we highly recommend Glest to anyone with a soft spot for real-time strategy games.

It's a shame this ported version won't you play with your Windows using friends (yet), but the developer promises more fixes and compatibility in the future.

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5 stars

"check cider house for mac osx package"

December 23, 2009  |  By Trappin

 |  Version: Glest 3.2.2r1


20+ fan made factions with dozens of new units. Egyptian, Persians, Norsemen, Indians, dwarfs, crusaders, Romans, Elves. Simple to use GUI. 15 new Tilesets change the look and feel of the game world and some of the new textures are pretty darn nice


simple lua scripted scenario system.

Summary has maps and tilesets

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Full Specifications

Publisher Glest Team
Publisher web site
Release Date May 04, 2009
Date Added May 04, 2009
Version 3.2.2r1
Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 17,863
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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