Glest

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 38 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    117,023
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 28, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    52.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"great game ever"

August 02, 2011  |  By chi7997

 |  Version: Glest 3.1

Pros

better download megaglest

Cons

it' more amazing

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5 stars

"Great action and a large number of alternatives"

March 08, 2011  |  By CarlosMirandaLevy

 |  Version: Glest 3.1

Pros

Real time is fast, graphics are good, Artificial Intelligence is efficient, large number of choices: maps, terrains, factions... plenty of mods available.

Cons

Can become slow at advanced stages if you stage a large battle.

Summary

A great real-time strategy game with plenty of options for unlimited hours of fun, always with a different scenario if you want. The game can be challenging and some scenarios are tough to beat, making it even more interesting to play.

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4 stars

"Glest v3 multiplayer, new factions/maps/tilesets"

December 17, 2009  |  By Trappin

 |  Version: Glest 3.1

Pros

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

Cons

No large campaign mode but has a simpler lua scripted scenario system.

Summary

Free 3d RTS game with nice looking models. Find multiplayer games on xfire or on glest IRC. the glest wikia has tons of info and mods

Updated on Dec 23, 2009

Free 3d RTS game with nice looking models. Find multiplayer games on xfire or on glest IRC. http://glestmaps.wikia.com/ has maps and tilesets

Updated on Dec 23, 2009

http://glestmaps.wikia.com/ has maps and tilesets

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3 stars

"good game gets boring pretty quickly"

April 08, 2009  |  By hammer_jr

 |  Version: Glest 3.1

Pros

good game, nice graphics, fun!!

Cons

gets boring to quickly

Summary

i downloaded this game cause it looked fun which it is.but then after a while i didnt want to play it again for a pretty long time. if your looking for something to just play here and there a little then its a good game. if not youll probablly get bored of it and it might not be worth downloading.

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5 stars

"An awesome game, it's open source run by XML."

February 24, 2009  |  By archmage101

 |  Version: Glest 3.1

Pros

open source, run by XML which makes it easy to edit the game
a great way to kill time

Cons

absolutely no cons it's just the perfect game!

Summary

This game is totally awesome cause i mean if you do't like something about it you can edit the XML's and completely change the game without any limits!

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5 stars

"A fantastic Game!"

February 22, 2009  |  By modman9000

 |  Version: Glest 3.1

Pros

Glest is a fantastic game because it combines fast, action packed play with fantasy rivaled by more popular fantasy games such as Warcraft and Warhammer. It has open GPL licensing, so any mods made are not tripped up by licensing or copyrights.

Cons

The factions are of limited length, but work is being done to make them longer. The game is realatively new, but there is already a large 1500+ member forum at glest.org/glest_board.

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5 stars

"The Best Game Ever!"

December 28, 2008  |  By glest-omega

 |  Version: Glest 3.1

Pros

Npthing beats this easily moddible fun game with even more factions available for download. 100% free and well worth it!

Cons

Jee, there aren't any!

Summary

There's no denying that this game is the best, especially for an open source game that is free, No one can turn this game down, and it's sure to allow hours of fun. Be sure to check out http://glest.org/ for a number of extra downloads!

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5 stars

"Downright Awesome!"

October 02, 2008  |  By AppsJunkie

 |  Version: Glest 3.1

Pros

One of my favorite games of all time was Dune II, a (now free) real time strategy game made in 1992. When I saw this game, I knew it was right up my alley! After 5 minutes of playing, I was hooked! It is very fun to play and best of all, free!

Cons

The only things I don't like about this game, are there are only two factions. However, this does not hurt the game play at all.

Summary

I definately reccomend downloading this if you need a good way to kill time, or just love real time strategy games. I carry this game all over the place on my two gigabyte USB drive.

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5 stars

"Excellent game, hours of gameplay in there"

July 31, 2008  |  By Acoyauh

 |  Version: Glest 3.1

Pros

There are lots of maps, factions, mods and addons you keep you entertained for ever, since its VRY active community is always churning out new stuff.

Addictive and entertaining

Cons

Only negative I see is it takes a little while to load all its stuff on every game. Other than that it's great.

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5 stars

"Nice game!"

May 14, 2008  |  By GameMazter

 |  Version: Glest 3.1

Pros

Good graphics,Its small but its very fun and its free!!

Cons

None

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1
Version 3.1 includes several changes such as in-game chat, main menu background model changed, Server IPs are now stored in a file, and other improvements.
General
Publisher Glest Team
Publisher web site http://www.glest.org
Release Date February 28, 2008
Date Added February 28, 2008
Version 3.1
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Real-Time Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 52.01MB
File Name glest_3.1.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 117,023
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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