When playing an RTS, there's nothing worse than an opponent who refuses to fight. Homeworld 2 has multiplayer servers crammed full of them. Build, build, build - it's all they bloody do until their fleet becomes so massive they have no option but to attack. Alas, in space no-one can hear your screams of frustration - and they certainly ignore your chat.
One possible reason for such primitive tactics could lie in HW2's 12 multiplayer maps. There's only so much you can fill 3D space with and most of it tends to be rock or junk. Funky plasma trails may go some way towards making this vast nothingness more appealing, but the truth is HW2 doesn't have the strategic latitude of a ground-based RTS offering such rich tactical possibilities as thick forest and undulating terrain.
Despite these flaws, Homeworld 2 still offers plenty to entertain - if you're patient. For a start, it's unquestionably the best 3D space RTS currently online. The interface is easy to navigate, even when you have hundreds of ships to move around. But most important of all, when the battle does eventually come, it's all-encompassing both visually and emotionally.
HW2 is by no means the star of the multiplayer RTS circuit -but it does offer you the chance to get your head among them for while, and that has its appeal. It's not for everyone, but it's certainly worth a go if you're patient, or preferably for the sake of varied competition, extremely creative.
Processor: PC compatible,
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode