Game Description and Comments
Tremulous is a leading free team-based shooter that is open source. Open source basically means that the source code for the game is made available to the public. Instead of being a carbon copy of other online shooters Tremulous does a few things differently like using RTS elements to enhance gameplay having an innovative alien race and having different advancement structures between the two races. The biggest RTS element in the game is the ability to build structures with a wide variety of functions such as healing respawning and defense. This feature enables more strategy than just running around and shooting at the opposing team. Another big difference in this game is the two races: humans and aliens. Aliens are more fun to play than the humans due to the ability to climb ceilings and evolve into other classes as they rack up kills. All in all Tremulous is a must for any gamer looking for a deeper online shooter that is free to play.
- Free to play and open source.
- Combines team-based FPS elements with RTS elements.
- Two races: aliens and humans.
- Can play as various alien classes with special abilities.
- Different advancement structure for humans and aliens.
- Humans get credits for kills that can be used to buy gear while aliens change classes with kills.
- Players can sell and buy new weapons and armor.
- Aliens can scale walls and ceilings.
- More realistic physics than most other online shooters.
- Structures with different functions such as respawning and healing can be built.
- In order to win one team must wipe all the players of the opposing team and destroy their respawn structures.
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Comment: Excellent game. The humans vs. aliens gameplay is a refreshing change from the normal shooters. Playing as the Covenant in Halo does not count because you can still drive wield guns and do everything a human can. In Tremulous the Aliens are aggressive and fast with only melee attacks and the ability to run on walls in some forms while the humans are heavily reliant on their base defenses and weaponry. The game gets very intense when it is played on certain maps with a small number of players because the atmosphere is similar to the Aliens movies. The graphics are a bit outdated but it is still amazingly enjoyable. You can simply play on the basic maps or you can download custom made maps off the web. The humans start out with a basic assault rifle but you can purchase more weapons such as the flamethrower laser cannon pulse rifle chaingun etc and equipment such as the battlesuit and the jetpack. The aliens on the other hand can evolve from the basic builder or dretch which can run very fast climb on walls and bite humans. The evolved form of the aliens range from the electrically-charged Marauder to the huge Tyrant which can annihilate an entire unprepared human team single-handedly. The game is very simple but is good for hours and hours of fun once you get past the 15-20 minutes or so of “Oh my god what on Earth is going on?!”
Tremulous is free to play.
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