Starting off as a rookie officer in the Commonwealth Navy, the player is in charge of a corvette battleship in a war against the Indies, a bizarre group of political terrorists.
What really makes this game compelling is the stunning graphics, the most impressive of which can be seen in the intro, which is a mini sci- fi film in its own right. Within the game itself, beautifully rendered spaceships, utterly believable navigation and control panels, and realistic 3D co-pilots are just some of the visual delights on offer. Another pleasing aspect of the game is the wide variety of mission objectives you have to perform; the outcome of which will determine the overall shape of the war. Within each of these missions, the player assumes control of one of four different characters - the commander, navigator, weapons officer or engineer - each of which requires a very different set of skills.
There is only one problem with this game; it's incredibly complicated. Reading the manual is an absolute necessity and even just getting through the training session is tough. I-War will not give you instant satisfaction, but if you are prepared to persevere you will be handsomely rewarded.
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