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UFO Online: Fight for Earth – Open Beta Begins

By on May 8th, 2013 12:44 pm

UFO Online: Fight for Earth - Strategy layer

Some time ago we wrote about UFO Online: Fight for Earth, a sci-fi tactical browser-based MMO developed by Gamigo, where you’re supposed to develop a base, do research and fight an alien invasion in a turn-based tactical fashion.

By that time, when Xenonauts was still unknown, and XCOM:EU had yet to be announced, we included UFO Online on the “Can’t Miss Games in 2012 List“. But, the game seemed dormant for a good while. Eventually it entered in closed beta. This was by the end of 2012. Now, UFO Online has entered open beta, and Gamigo announced that is now available for all to play. It’s a free-to-play game with a micropayment system to generate revenue. There’s PvP but also PvE mechanics, so, maybe there’s something for solo players to look for.

With no word on when there will be new content produced for XCOM: Enemy Unknown; while Xenonauts is still in beta (with Steam early access hinted to be online soon); and while UFO2:Extrarrestrials gets even a new release date (Q4 2013 now); maybe you can extract some fun out of UFO Online: Fight for Earth, to satisfy your alien invasion tactical combat joy. If you don’t have a problem with free-to-play and browser-based games, that is.

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8 Comments


  1. Thanis says:

    Looks nice, but the beta is only in German for now ?

    • Adam Solo says:

      You can select English on the login menu. There’s some German text when you start the game, but once inside the game itself everything appears to be English.

  2. Jeff P says:

    Looks nice but I don’t like the free-to-play/micropayment scheme: ya gotta pay for the good stuff, and if enough folks don’t pay, the game goes away.

    I see this “model” is gaining popularity, which is a shame. I guess I’m old-fashioned: I’d rather pay a price for a game that I will own and can play years later even if the publisher is no longer in business (i.e. Microprose and Master of Orion 2).

  3. Evil Azrael says:

    Okay I am not interested in the game. But the music in the trailer is cool. Okay, quite generic, but i like this kind of music. Has anybody recognized it? Probably it’s from a movie.

  4. SYN says:

    I never did like “always online” games OR web based games. The issues here can be prety bad…e.g. look at sony and a few companies who have had infos stolen/hacked etc.

  5. DuncanIdah0 says:

    The review at RockPaperShotgun was quite bad I’m afraid…

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/05/09/an-hour-with-ufo-onlines-beta-choose-you-faction/

  6. lammaer says:

    I would give a chance for it, but it runs so sluggish on my rig… I just cant bear it :)

  7. Peter says:

    I like webbased games, they are misunderstood by most ppl. Its not bad. Kinda addictive if you like grinding games. Got a nice research tree and building upgrades stuff.

    I haven’t done PvP yet. Dont think its needed, you can play this game like a single player.

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