This Is the sort of turnbased strategy game that would probably work better played across a dining room table with coloured counters in place of 3D models, a small band of close friends in place of the Al and the obligatory selection of snacks and beers from around the world instead of a power supply.
Domination's appeal lies in simple objectives and numerical predictableness. The new Bullfrog super-unit will always strip five hit points from an enemy for instance, and the reliable old tanks will move up to two spaces cross-country. With similar figures for other military units locked in your head, conquering territories is the sole aim, and with more territories comes greater income and therefore new units.
Fun for all the family Domination most certainly is, but for the soloist it's a game that's difficult to recommend. You see, while there are hundreds of hours of singleplayer campaigning included and the computer Al is undeniably challenging and capable, the simple game mechanic is stretched to breaking point across a story that's horribly generic and poorly presented. Much better is the online game, for which purchase gets you a four-month spell playing across the Massive Assault Network. Playing via email is certainly more exciting and natural, but whether you'll be subscribing once the quarter has expired is another matter.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP