Player versus Player (PvP): Yes
Player base: High
From the developers that brought you the popular, horror MMORPG, Thirst of Night, comes a post-apocalyptic MMORTS game, Final Eden. It’s December 2012, people across the planet are preparing for another joy filled Christmas, but nobody expected what would happen next. On December 21st a cataclysmic event took place that would shake the very foundations of human society, the Nibiru Comet collided with planet Earth at recorded speeds of over 100,000 MPH. The shock-wave alone killed millions and decimated hundreds of cities, but it would be the aftermath that would claim the majority of the human survivors. In the years that followed the disaster claimed the lives of billions of people with the majority falling victim to malnutrition and solar radiation, leaving only a tiny portion of the human race alive. The year is now 2040, pockets of survivors are scattered across the planet, some scavenging for survival, others taking what they want with brute force. Rise from the ashes and construct your own colony, search for supplies and prepare your defenses in one of the most exciting strategy MMO games released this year, Final Eden.
Final Eden Review
Final Eden steps away from the typically mundane combat systems featured in free online strategy games, instead offering players intensive, real-time duels featuring dozens of different units. There are two main aspects to combat in Final Eden, attacking and defending. Defending revolves around the placement and upgrading of various turret types. Each turret fires different ammunition, has a different range, and is stronger against specific units. Strategy fans will have to construct a good variety of turrets and space them out correctly in order to be able to defend their base from multiple attacks.
The slightly more rewarding aspect of combat, attacking, is just as innovative and in-depth. When attacking an enemy or player’s base, you’re able to summon your troops to any location by using your helipad. This allows you to choose specific troops to attack certain parts of the base, distracting turrets or destroying key buildings. This unique element of combat adds a depth of strategy hardly seen in other online strategy titles, creating for uniquely entertaining battles that are different every time.
I’ve played hundreds of browser-based MMORTS games and Final Eden is easily among the top titles in the genre. Innovative combat, plenty of units and turrets to use in battle, and a highly active player-base makes it one of the most entertaining games released for your browser.