Choose to be a commander and you will play an in-depth RTS managing the stronghold, or choose to be a warrior and you will play an intense game of first person combat. With the creation of a new game play genre, RTSS (Real Time Strategy Shooter), Savage expertly redefines the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres by combining elements of both into one cohesive experience. As the commander in RTS mode, you will tackle resource management, develop a robust tech tree, plan your assault and lead real human players into battle. As a warrior in action mode, you will master many unique weapons, powerful units, and siege vehicles to fight a fast paced battle.

Set in a unique fantasy world eons from now where Humans and Beasts battle violently for their very existence. Savage transports PC gamers to the next level in multi-player gaming. Choose to fight on the side of HUMANITY, armed with science and technology, or take the side of the BEAST HORDE, masters of nature and magic. Each race has its own style of battle, its own leader, and its own way to victory. Which side are you on?

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juan11_87 May 31 2013 says:

it does not run, when I put launch or play it blicks something but nothing happends... from terminal it saiys that thereā€˜s a connot open shared object....:No such file in directory I downloaded it and paste it everywhere andit just does not find it... any suggestions? i am new at linux (ubuntu 12.04)

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H3027 Jun 1 2013 replied:

Hey juan11_87! You need to install the 32bit x86 libs. Check this thread in the newerth support forums:
Have fun and make sure to check out the in-game tutorial section before you start playing. Otherwise it's gonna be frustrating.

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Paningames May 14 2013 says:

Hello ! My name is sergey panin and i'm an indie game developer. At the moment i'm making my first indie game made on unity 3d game engine. Im looking for a partner to help me with the development of my (our) game. If you know a bit of unity and you want to help me please email we will share the profit in the ratio of 50% to 50%

Thank you !

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McJoe171 May 11 2013 says:

it wont let me download

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VJM148 May 12 2013 replied:

same here

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hemmel May 13 2013 replied:

works fine for me

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VJM148 May 10 2013 says:

can someone tell me the difference between this and savage 2

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hemmel May 10 2013 replied:

These are two entirely different games. The most relevant difference is probably that Savage XR is alive while Savage 2 is pretty much dead. ;-)

Savage XR - Savage 2
Originality: asymmetric gameplay - virtually idential races
Combat: unique, exciting movement based melee combat - uninspired "hit, hit, block" spam
RTS Mode: 4 different tech trees, full manual research - automated research, no options
Economy: redstone & gold gathered w/ AI-workers - only gold, automated gathering
Customization: huge weapon/item selection loadout - fixed classes
Base construction: advanced building placement - less buildings and limited placement
Servers: 128 player servers - 30 player servers (more players cause lags)
Performance: fast loading, 400+ fps anytime - long loading times, fps lags in large battles
Maps: 2000 maps - 20 maps (even less installed on the servers)
Content: 100% freeware, same content for everyone - runes that give unfair advantage
Communication: in game chat/clan panel/stats/messaging - chat only
eSport: active leagues/tournaments - no competition since years
Sustainability: active community development - in the hands of S2Games which doesn't care

Video comparation:

Although Savage 2 is unique for being an RTS/FPS hybrid game, it totally sucks compared to what Savage XR offers in terms of content, fun and depth of gameplay.

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ImmortalArcher Apr 26 2013 says:

Im not sure how this game is rated so high it really wasnt that spectacular. It wasnt terrible but it wasnt good.

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hemmel May 10 2013 replied:

Savage XR is usually as good as yourself :p

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DarixGoof May 9 2013 replied:

Savage was the one of the first games to incorporate a RTS play for the commander, and a FPS/TPS play for the soldiers. Savage still has a huge following, and is great fun. yeah the graphics havent dated well, but who cares the game is absolute fun!

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Highest Rated (18 agree) 10/10

I've been playing this game for about 18 months now and it's awesome. Each team has one commander, who plays the game like an RTS and coordinates team strategy. The rest of the team play on the field: mining, building, scouting and fighting (the combat is a combination of shooter and melee). I love the distinct teams (human and beast), the melee combat is the best I have experienced in an online game & the RTS commanding aspect is unique.

Feb 19 2012 by Brighty

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