Ground Control II: Operation Exodus
|a game by||Massive Entertainment|
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This May Not be the hardcore Swedish action you're looking for, but it's still an excellent sci-fi RTS game with visuals that still pack a punch even two years on.
Ground Control II dumps that dull chopping trees/mining ore resource-management bit and instead fast-forwards to the front line, where, as the Northern Star Alliance, you have to repel the onslaught of the alien Terran Empire. Once you've completed that campaign, it's time to take control of a green-skinned bunch of nomadic creatures called the Virons, who possess the unique ability to meld units to create mega-powerful super-units.
Essential to success is mastering battlefield tactics such as scanning terrain and occupying high ground, and units such as the handy NSA Dropship are perfect for delivering your troops to the action -although the AI, on occasion, can be dim. However, with both objective-driven and freeform missions - the latter of which produce some of the most joyous and chaotic RTS moments ever - Ground Control II is worth exploring.