Game Description and Comments

Glest is a real-time strategy game that is available for free via open source. The setting of the game is medieval fantasy and features two opposing factions: Tech and Magic. This game also has both a single player and multiplayer mode. The multiplayer mode may not appeal to everyone because opponents must be found without a real matchmaking system. However the most interesting aspect of the game is not the multiplayer mode but the fact that the game can be easily customized. Every aspect of the game is defined in XML files so you can customize the game by modifying and creating XML files for the game. In fact Glest has a sizable mod community loaded with custom maps units and more.

Key Features

  • Free to play.
  • Fantasy setting.
  • Available for several operating systems.
  • 3D graphics.
  • Community has mods and maps available.
  • Can be easily modded.
  • Real-time strategy.
  • Single player mode.
  • Multiplayer mode.
  • Has an IRC channel to setup multiplayer matches.
  • Has map editor for players to make their own maps.
  • Two factions: Tech (warriors and mechanical devices) and Magic (mages and summoned creatures).
  • Download is only 51 MB.

Select Reviews (Edited for Presentation)

Author: mmoking
Rating: 6
Comment: It has crummy graphics and not much gameplay but a lot of mods and its still a little fun. If this game got just a 3 -hour campaign and graphics that weren’t dated back to 2001 it would be a world beater. If you want an RTS for free this a a fine choice but saga is a bit better.

Author: shuppa
Rating: 8
Comment: Very fun for a free game. It is even better that it is a fantasy RTS game. Graphics look good enough to me!

Author: chopster
Rating: 10
Comment: One of the best free strategy games I have played yet. The community is very cool.

Review Glest

Pricing Model

Glest is a free-to-play open source game.

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