Glest

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

Version:
3.1
File Size:
52.01MB
Date Added:
February 28, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
116,965
Downloads Last Week:
12
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista

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.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 38 votes

    • 5 star: 18
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.8

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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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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