The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far Best graphics cards 2018 Best free games Rainbow Six Siege operators guide Monster Hunter: World guide

15

RTS-FPS Revival: Savage Resurrection Released

Old people might remember Savage: The Battle for Newerth, a combination of FPS and RTS released in 2003 by S2 Games. The studio have focused on MOBAs in recent years, releasing Heroes of Newerth and Strife, but they’re back genremashing now. After a stretch on Steam Early Access, they’ve properly released Savage Resurrection [official site]. Based on the first Savage game, Resurrection offers 16v16 men vs. monsters multiplayer where one player on each side is a commander and the rest are their troops to direct around. Build bases, lead attacks, smash the enemy’s stuff up… it’s an RTS played by FPS players, yeah?

So! Two teams. They both play differently, with the humans mostly preferring guns and monsters being more into claws and fists – ’cause they’re already on the ends of their arms, yeah? Different classes are different units, with different possible loadouts. As you’d expect from an RTS, your team needs to build and research certain things to open up options.

That’s it, yeah? An FPS-RTS. Like the name says. Like the good Battlezone or Natural Selection. I played a bit of Savage back in the day but never really clicked with it, probably because I’d already fallen in love with Natural Selection. Savage didn’t seem as interesting as an FPS or an RTS. I only pubbed around briefly before returning to NS, mind, so this might be half-remembered guff.

Savage Resurrection is out on Steam for £11.24/14,99€/$14.99, which includes the 25% launch discount available until Thursday.

Here’s a recent trailer explaining more about how the game works:

Tagged with , , .

If you click our links to online stores and make a purchase we may receive a few pennies. Find more information here.

Who am I?

Alice O'Connor

News Editor

When not writing news, Alice may be found in the sea.

More by me

Support RPS and get an ad-free site, extra articles, and free stuff! Tell me more
Please enable Javascript to view comments.

Comments are now closed. Go have a lie down, Internet.

Advertisement

Latest videos