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Developed by the team behind Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War: Earth Assault is a real-time strategy game featuring three alien factions. The Hierarchy uses brute force to crush its foes, literally, with massive walkers. The Novus weakens its enemies using hit-and-run tactics, while the Masari channels mystical powers to obliterate those in its path. Your goal as each faction is nothing short of world domination, which means battling Earth's pesky resistance movement as well as rival aliens.
Set in the year 2012, Earth Assault offers the opportunity to raze such real-world locations as Washington, DC, and Egypt. One of the game's other distinguishing features is its on-the-fly customization system, where players can switch weapons, adjust tech trees, and even replace unit types in the heat of battle. In-game achievements award medals for faction-specific boosts, while a persistent online profile tracks conquered territories, statistics, and milestones. Cross-platform support allows Xbox 360 and PC owners to compete against each other across multiple game modes. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide