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Ground Zero: Genesis of a New World

a.k.a. GZ

published by Comport Interactive / GMX Media in 2005-04, developed by destraX Entertainment Software, running on Windows
type: strategy
genre: Science Fiction
setting: Post-apocalypse
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng ger rus

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Official description
The player takes the role of the leader and has to build up a team - whatever action it may take. With the help of his team he has to take control of the world of Ground Zero. To achieve this he must conquer 20 different locations and protect them from his enemies. The leader can choose between 250 different items like, weapons, armor, building materials and food. There are 4 different professions: Mercenary, Technician, Doctor and Hunter.

The Mercenary can use all possible weapons whereas the Technician is able to build a lot of useful tools like rat traps, radio equipment and water pumps from objects found during the mission. The Hunter is responsible for the fitness and health of the troops. Thanks to the different abilities the team gains experience and improves. The player has to build up food and water supplies for the team members.

During his missions the player will meet different characters to trade with, recruit or talk to. Furthermore he should always keep an eye out for useful objects. The ruins, wrecks and deserted houses hold a lot of valuable items. But sometimes he won't be able to avoid a fight. He might ambush rich merchants, hermits and mutants to take their belongings.

Ground Zero is a strategy game with many role-playing elements.

Features
* Innovative 3D strategy game with role-playing elements.
* More than 250 weapons and items.
* Dynamic calculation of lighting and shadows.
* Realistic change from night to day, different weather conditions
* More than 20 different maps of industrial zones, cities and military camps
Box blurb [sic] - # 2010-08-14 08:17:31 - official description
Technical specs
display: textured polygons
Minimum:
* Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP
* 1.4 GHz Pentium IV CPU
* 512 MB RAM
* 128 MB VRAM
* 900 MB HD space

Recommended:
* 2.5 GHz CPU
* 1 GB RAM
Sanguine # 2009-04-21 06:06:12
Editor note
Latest version:
* UK: retail
* DE: 1.01 (as of 2006)
# 2009-04-21 06:06:54
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