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One Must Fall: Battlegrounds demo

By Diversions Entertainment Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Ten years after the release of the PC fighter One Must Fall 2097, this robot-themed game returns with a 3D version that allows up to 16 online players to blast each other with an array of punches, kicks, and special and super attacks. With three of eight robots, a decent training mode, and multiplayer gameplay, the demo gives you a great chance to learn what this fighting game is all about.

In a sci-fi future, a popular sport involves "pilots" who control HARs (human-assisted robots) in arena-based battles. Pilot abilities involve stamina, focus, and other intangibles, whereas HARs are differentiated by attacks and special moves. A fairly simple attack system uses four keys for left and right punches and kicks. You can use directional, evade, and jump keys in conjunction with regular attacks to create special and super attacks, which depend on energy status. Throws and counterattacks also are possible, but back attacks are not, which is especially unfortunate in multiplayer battles.

The 3D, interactive environments are good fun, although graphics and sound are only so-so. Controlling your robot via keyboard is difficult (one reason why PC fighters are so rare); a game controller works much better. Although the fighting system doesn't hit the mark completely, One Must Fall: Battlegrounds succeeds with a unique premise and balanced gameplay.

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Release November 7, 2008
Date Added March 12, 2004

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Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP


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Developer's Description

Battlegrounds is an online, 3D, multiplayer fighting game. OMF: BG represents a serious change in the philosophy of making fighting games. Instead of featuring two players facing off in a small space, Battlegrounds has up to 16 simultaneous players in huge arenas, fighting in team battles or all-out brawls.

The goal is to free you, the player, from the restrictions of the past and allow you to fight the way you've always wanted to. Just like in your favorite martial-arts movies, you can go toe-to-toe with several opponents, use nearby objects as weapons, and integrate terrain and hazards into your fighting strategy.