Scorched3D

Scorched3D

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 143 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
40.1
File Size:
69.14MB
Date Added:
November 20, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
907,083
Downloads Last Week:
24
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

This venerable artillery-style slug-match gets a 3D update with Scorched3D, an addictive and nicely rendered turn-based game. Installation runs smoothly, letting you quickly get to the action. The main interface screen works as a launchpad where you can choose which type of game you want to play, from single- to multiplayer. It also lets you run the game as a server, hosting a game. With a couple more screens, you can actually start playing, an issue that could be resolved with better integration in the launch interface. Just before starting a game, you get to choose an avatar, and Scorched3D comes with everything from a World War II howitzer to Kenny from South Park.

Initially, the interface can be very confusing, as the mouse only controls camera angles. You will need to refer to the documentation to learn which keys to press to destroy the other players. Unfortunately, the documentation exists outside the game as text files. However, once you learn the commands, the joy of lobbing missiles at other players by choosing elevation, power, and rotation makes the game hard to put down. The graphics are amazing for a free game with a relatively small download. Camera angles include a follow-the-projectile shot worthy of movie special effects. Scorched3D offers good variety in the types of projectiles you can lob and in defensive measures that can be deployed. Also, player turns can be set to occur simultaneously, relieving the annoyance of having to wait for your turn. Although it lacks inline help and onscreen controls, Scorched3D is hugely fun.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 143 votes

    • 5 star: 62
    • 4 star: 37
    • 3 star: 17
    • 2 star: 14
    • 1 star: 13
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 54 votes

    • 5 star: 20
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 5 stars

    "Online Tank Destruction"

    February 03, 2014   |   By ArmorWraith

    Version: Scorched3D 43.3d

    Pros

    Works on low-end PCs
    Free!
    Tons of weapons and mods
    Great Community forums
    Server Banter and Jokes
    They're working on implementing a new graphics engine (Feb 2014)
    New AWE Mod is being made

    Cons

    Few Players

    Summary

    This game is nearly 12 years old, yet has been constantly updated with new features and game-play mechanics. The developer spends a lot of his time listening to the community, and is currently working on creating a new engine. This will bring Scorched 3D up to par with modern HD games, and offer a new play experience. The community is great, they live and learn from one another, and help you get better at the game! The game is great, and addicting. I cannot wait to see more players in the servers. :)

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Game"

    July 16, 2012   |   By Beavis840

    Version: Scorched3D 43.3d

    Pros

    Just like the original game. Great gameplay.

    Cons

    The graphics are pretty good but could be better.

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  • 5 stars

    "a misnomer... it BLOWS you away!!!!"

    April 02, 2012   |   By 7ani

    Version: Scorched3D 43.3d

    Pros

    Those computer churned one liners are cool!

    Cons

    network problem, you see no connectivity :(

    Summary

    a wonderful free game!! ;)

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