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In Devastation, players take the role of Flynn Haskell, a member of the Resistance, who leads a team of freedom fighters against the Pacification Squads of the corrupt Mega-Corporations in a technological "dark age" on Earth in the year 2075. Single-player action offers two main modes of play: arcade and simulation. The former consists of fast, furious action with an emphasis on speed and combat. The latter requires strategy and realistic tactics, with serious combat conditions such as friendly-fire damage and the need for teamwork.
Weapons in Devastation are divided into eight categories: close-combat melee, handguns, light duty automatics, assault rifles and shotguns, sniper rifles, heavy duty rifles, special duty weapons, and grenades. Environmental objects like chairs, cans, wood planks, bottles, helmets, barrels, boxes, and even body parts can also be used as throwing implements, for setting traps, and to create distractions — in fact, entire levels can be played using ordinary objects as weapons.
While single-player action focuses on a linear, objective-based progression, multiplayer offers a choice of 50 characters for competition in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, or the innovative Territories. Territories is a team-based game that mixes a search-and-destroy scenario (find and eliminate opponent's base and spawning devices) with engagement of the enemy in a fight to the finish (last-man standing). ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide