Universal Combat brings together the greatest components of any war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth title in the long-running Battlecruiser series, it morphed into much more than a massive space simulation. As Universal Combat, the new action-based focus, direction and premise of the new incarnation caters to a wider audience of action and space sim fans alike. It contains several brand new engines, over fifty new features, several improvements and enhancements as well as an all new 3D model database.

The game is one of incomprehensible scale and gamers really can choose any aspect of combat they wish. Choices of combat styles and gameplay include:

  • Engage in compelling multi-player games against up to 63 other gamers
  • Take part in carefully designed campaign and instant action scenarios
  • Pilot more than 54 different air and space crafts, from basic multi-role combat fighters and low altitude multi-role gunships to massive carriers, cruisers and transporters
  • Control 22 land vehicles and 10 naval vessels including jeeps, tanks, SAMs, carriers, LCACs and even nuclear submarines
  • Go ballistic with 20 first person weapons and 28 characters with over 1500 animations
  • Explore over 250 planets with enormous planetary detail spanning more than 21,000 planet side mission zones containing various bases
  • Choose any of 9 careers as a heroic pilot, ship’s captain or lethal recon marine infiltrating a hostile base in a low altitude gunship or LCAC craft


  • NEW! Overhauled graphics engine with DirectX 9 support!
  • NEW! Graphics engine with various shader enhancements
  • NEW! PTE Spec III terrain engine
  • NEW! Flight dynamics engine with mouse flight controls
  • NEW! Space/planetary and vehicular dynamics engine
  • NEW! Revised and even more sophisticated AI kernel
  • NEW! Stereo soundfx and fourteen new song tracks
  • NEW! Interface and action focused control revisions
  • NEW! High polygon count 3D assets
  • NEW! Space stations & starbase classes
  • NEW! Recon, Assault, Engineer and Medic marine classes
  • NEW! 22 first weapon weapons plus other items
  • NEW! 28 character models + over 1500 animation frames
  • NEW! 04 new careers for a total of 09 playable careers
  • NEW! 22 driveable vehicles
  • NEW! 12 controllable threat (e.g. SAM) units
  • NEW! 10 controllable naval units (ships, subs, LCACs etc)
  • NEW! 05 flyable planetary gunships
  • NEW! 54 flyable space crafts (fighters, carriers, cruisers etc)
  • NEW! 64 player multiplay support
  • NEW! Advanced Campaign scenario
  • NEW! 15 Instant Action scenarios

Minimum Requirements

  • WIN 98SE/ME/2K/XP (with all service packs)
  • DirectX 9 or higher
  • Pentium III 1Ghz or equivalent AMD processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • 32MB DirectX 8.1 compliant graphics card with Vertex Shader 1.1 or higher
  • DirectX 8 compliant sound card
  • 1GB uncompressed hard drive disk space
  • Mouse

Recommended Requirements

  • WIN 2K/XP (with all service packs)
  • Pentium IV 1.7Ghz or equivalent AMD processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • 64MB DirectX 8.1 compliant graphics card with Vertex and Pixel shader 1.1 or higher
  • Joystick

Multiplayer Requirements

  • Client requires 56K or broadband modem
  • Server requires LAN or broadband (cable, DSL etc) connection


Space & Planetary Combat Simulation

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Release Date

May 2004



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