Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds

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Based on the award winning internationally best selling album by Jeff Wayne and the classic science fiction story by H. G. Wells.

No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. Few even considered the possibility of life on other planets and yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to us regarded this Earth with envious eyes. And slowly and surely they drew their plans against us.

Based on Jeff Wayne's musical version of The War of the Worlds, which itself is based on H. G. Wells' 1898 novel The War of the Worlds. There are two discs, named Human Disc and Martian Disc.

In 1999, a PlayStation game was released with the same name. It re-uses this 1998 game's graphics and music, but has entirely different gameplay.

With over 60 minutes of Jeff Wayne's original music digitally re-recorded, re-mixed, re-mastered and in Dolby Surround, "The War of the Worlds mysteriously dark and powerful atmosphere is complete.

  • A mixture of strategy and action ranging from cunning deliberation to outright firepower.
  • Totally non-linear game-play means no set number of missions - YOU initiate the conflict.
  • Control of research, development, production and placement of all forces; on land, above and below the ocean, in the air and underground.
  • Govern the superior Martians with their technically advanced Martian machines or the more numerous Human forces.
  • Full 3D texture-mapped animated objects and realistic undulating terrain based on actual geography of Britain.
  • Fully light-sourced environments, with ambient and directional lighting.
  • Featuring the voices of Richard Burton and Nigel Hawthorne.

Platform : PC Windows 32 Bit
Format : CD ROM
Publisher : GT Interactive
Authors : Rage Software
Date : 1998
Product Code : 5029988001736

Other Software by GT Interactive:

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The Ultimate Doom - Thy Flesh Consumed GT Interactive Software PC Windows 32-bit CD ROM 1993
The Depths of Doom Trilogy GT Interactive PC CD ROM 28 Oct 1995
William's Arcade's Greatest hits GT Interactive Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1996
Mortal Kombat Trilogy GT Interactive PC Windows 32-bit/MS-DOS PC CD-ROM 1996
A.M.O.K. GT Interactive PC CD ROM 1996
Arcade's Greatest Hits The Atari Collection 1 GT Interactive Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1996
Final Doom GT Interactive PC CD ROM 17 Jun 1996
Mace: The Dark Age GT Interactive Nintendo 64 Cartridge 1997
Duke Nukem 64 (Sealed) GT Interactive Nintendo 64 Cartridge 1997
Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds GT Interactive PC Windows 32 Bit CD ROM 1998
Powerslide GT Interactive Windows CD ROM 1998
B-Movie GT Interactive Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM Nov 1998
Towers of Darkness GT Interactive Acorn RISC PC 3.5 Disk 1999
Oddworld Adventures 2 GT Interactive Nintendo Game Boy Color Cartridge 1999
The Wheel of Time GT Interactive PC CD ROM 1999
40 Winks GT Interactive Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM Nov 1999

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