First conceived by gaming industry vet Derek Smart in the late nineteen eighties with the first title, Battlecruiser 3000AD released in 1996 by Take 2 Interactive, then re-imagined in 2004 as Universal Combat – the long running Battlecruiser series comes to a close with the release of Universal Combat Collectors’ Edition.

This ultimate compendium spanning eleven years represents the evolution of hard core space combat sims. It also contains over one hundred scenarios from all the games in Battlecruiser and Universal Combat series running on improved versions of the Universal Combat Special Edition game engine.

As a bonus, the boxed retail DVD version also contains full copies of the three legacy Battlecruiser retail releases in their original state. It also includes a copy of DOSbox in order to run these legacy versions on modern operating systems.


Contains full versions and scenarios from the following titles:

* Original versions included on DVD ROM version.

Additional Info:

Minimum requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista (with all updates)
  • DirectX 9.0c (April 2006) or higher
  • Pentium IV 2.0 Ghz or equivalent AMD processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 128MB graphics card with pixel & vertex shader 1.1
    • nVidia chipsets: geForce FX, 6200, 6600
    • ATI chipsets: Radeon 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
  • DirectX 9 compatible sound card

Recommended requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista (with all updates)
  • Pentium IV 2.8 Ghz or equivalent AMD processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 256MB graphics card with pixel & vertex shader 2.0
    • nVidia chipsets: geForce 6800 or better
    • ATI chipsets: Radeon X800 or better
  • Joystick

Multiplayer requirements

  • LAN or broadband (cable/DSL) connection


Space & Planetary Combat Simulation

ESRB rating




Release date

Oct. 2007



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