The classic game maestro’s at GOG.com have been at it again, this time taking their time machines to Oregon in 1996 to visit Dynamix Inc to get a copy of MissionForce: CyberStorm for modern gamers on their storefront. With rights arranged, a copy of the game, the GOG engineers began working on bringing the game to life on modern machines and dealing with the issues that inevitably come up and then took it out to reveal to the public today.
If like me, you didn’t know MissionForce: CyberStorm, it is a turn-based strategy game set in the Earthsiege universe. As an employee of a private military corporation, you are put in charge of a taskforce in charge of fighting off the robot apocalypse from the Cybrids. Your troops are BioDerms, short-lived, genetically engineered pilots who you customize and send into the battlefield in HERCs that you’ve purchased or designed. Each battle you get a payment based on mission difficulty and for each enemy destroyed as more and more options unlock of the over 75 upgrades and weapons for them.
Ahead of its time, MissionForce: CyberStorm featured randomly generated maps and enemy locations, giving a lot of variety to play. Losing a single mission isn’t the end, as long as you have credits and troops left you are still in the battle against the Cybrids.
MissionForce: CyberStorm received good reviews with an 8.9 from Gamespot, and other contemporary reviews praised its visuals (for the time) and gameplay. It would do well enough to get a sequel called CyberStorm 2: Corporate Wars, although that isn’t on GOG… yet.
You can pick up MissionForce: CyberStorm DRM-free on GOG.com for the very reasonable $6.99.
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As I mentioned, I didn’t know about MissionForce: CyberStorm but as a fan of tactics games and turn-based strategy it definitely caught my interest here. Sierra was doing some really interesting things at that time publishing wise – and it’s great that Activision is letting that out of the vault