Long ago, the galaxy had known peace. Paradise was ruled with the hand of science, and the hand was that of the galactic governing body known as the Core. Ironically, it was the Core's ultimate victory, the victory over death itself, that brought about the downfall of its paradise and started the war that would decimate a million worlds.

The immortality process, known as "patterning," involved the electronic duplication of brain matrices, allowing the transfer of consciousness into durable machines. Effectively it meant immortality, and the Core decreed the process mandatory for all citizens in order to ensure their safety.

However, there were many citizens unwilling to toss aside their bodies so casually, many indeed who regarded patterning as an atrocity. They fled to the outer edges of the galaxy, forming a resistance movement that became known as the Arm. War began, though it was never officially declared by either side.

The Arm developed high-powered combat suits for its armies, while the Core transferred the minds of its soldiers directly into similarly deadly machines. The Core duplicated its finest warriors thousands of times over. The Arm countered with a massive cloning program. The war raged on for more than 4,000 years, consuming the resources of an entire galaxy and leaving it a scorched wasteland.

Both sides lay in ruins. Their civilizations had long since vanished, their once vast military complexes were smashed. Their armies were reduced to a few scattered remnants that continued to battle on ravaged worlds. Their hatred fueled by millenia of conflict, they would fight to the death. For each, the only acceptable outcome was the complete and utter annihilation of the other.

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New version 7.06 with a bunch of new treats for you:

  • totally revamped GUI, better looking, no more separate "Orders" and "Build" menus for builders.
  • early-game economy big improvements!
  • new buildings: advanced storages, radar jammer towers, advanced armed geothermal generators, advanced armed tidal generators, dragon's eye sight towers.
  • shield generator buildings (see pics)!
  • new Tortoises (radar/sonar, radar jammer, kamikaze)!
  • new aircraft, new tanks too!
  • 25 new units added in total (including mobiles and buildings).
  • bugfixes, balance tweaks, and 3D model improvements to the look of a bunch of units.
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INSTRUCTIONS: If you haven't already, install Total Mayhem 6.92 first, this will include the new TA unofficial patch 3.9.02 with a bunch of new features (double-click units, CTRL_F, CTRL_B, mouse-wheel to a MEGAMAP, lots more). Then, unzip this download into your TOTALA\Total Mayhem folder.

If you are running Windows 8, or Windows 7 with NVidia graphics, and have trouble running the game, you will need this hotfix (just unzip to your Total Mayhem folder, overwriting existing files).

For more info or to join the discussion, visit this thread on TAUniverse.

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Total Annihilation Escalation

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2 years ago Total Annihilation: Escalation 11 comments

The latest version of Total Annihilation Escalation is here!

Total Mayhem 6.92 released!

Total Mayhem 6.92 released!

2 years ago Total Mayhem 6 comments

Total Mayhem 6.92 has been released - with a full installer! In conjunction with the new version of the TA Unofficial patch 3.9

Total Mayhem 6.8 released! Trajectory towards 7...

Total Mayhem 6.8 released! Trajectory towards 7...

2 years ago Total Mayhem 4 comments

Total Mayhem beta 6.8 is released! Not sure why I continue to have the beta tag, maybe I want to break gmail's record. Wait, I've already broken gmail's...

Desura modding support for Total Annihilation

Desura modding support for Total Annihilation

4 years ago News 7 comments

Total Annihilation now supported over our digital distribution service called Desura!

Long ago, the galaxy had known peace. Paradise was ruled with the hand of science, and the hand was that of the galactic governing body known as the Core. Ironically, it was the Core's ultimate victory, the victory over death itself, that brought about...
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Big GUI upgrade, improved starting economy and a bunch more units in this update. * NOTE you need to have 6.92 already installed before unzipping this...

The Secret Forces v0.7.4a (Preview)

The Secret Forces v0.7.4a (Preview)

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This is a Preview of version "0.7.4a" for people who want to play it early before it is done.

The Secret Forces v0.7.3a

The Secret Forces v0.7.3a

1 year ago The Secret Forces Full Version 0 comments

This version adds the level 2 vehicles and fixes the errors causing the factory nanospray to come the wrong place on all factories.

The Secret Forces v0.7.2a (Moved)

The Secret Forces v0.7.2a (Moved)

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This Version adds the Level 2 Tanks and Fixes some Bugs

The Secret Forces v0.7.1a

The Secret Forces v0.7.1a

1 year ago The Secret Forces Full Version 0 comments

Version "0.7.1a" adds the level 2 ships to the game.

The Secret Forces v0.7a

The Secret Forces v0.7a

1 year ago The Secret Forces Full Version 0 comments

The first release in the "0.7.x" series adding level 2 saucers.

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Forboding_Angel May 13 2011 says:

If you enjoy Total Annihilation (God knows I did... Played TA to death), make sure to check out Evolution RTS! It's not available on Desura yet, but it should be soon, and it's Free!


P.S. Also, who the heck grabbed these screenshots? Most of them are from mods, not OTA :-(

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Hisyam Apr 12 2011 buried:


can download game in this web, if not have, it's looser web or ilegal

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gundam911 Jan 21 2011 says:

what do i need to download to be abel to play this game

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TheRegisteredOne Mar 25 2011 replied:

You don't necessarily need to buy the game. TA is an old game that does not sport any sort of DRM or CD keys. So you cain simply find a copy of it somewhere. ;)

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis Mar 5 2011 replied:

Still pay for Mate. Your best chance is GoG

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis Mar 5 2011 replied:

And Impulse

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bobthedino Dec 27 2010 says:

I was thinking the same thing

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MorsTactica Feb 9 2011 replied:

You have to buy it for 10 dollars on Atari . com but you have to say you're in the UK and pay 5 euros (10 $)

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gamma_TA May 23 2010 says:

Can someone please replace the Total Annihilaton main image?

That image is a screenshot of some ugly third party units. It should be a screenshot of the units from the original game!

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RustyRat May 4 2010 says:

Hi, due to an unfortunate accident I have lost all my map tilesets, if anyone knows when I can get them again, please post a link for me or if you are really kind email any tilesets you have to icerva@rocketmail.com
Many thanks,

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This is only for those who can appreciate old games and look past the dated visuals. If you can't, go play something else because this game won't be for you. Plenty of unit variety, a thriving modding community, an excellent soundtrack and many more things make Total Annihilation a truly fantastic RTS of it's time. This game, in my personal opinion, is better than a lot of modern RTS games. You can purchase this game, complete with The Core Contingency and Battle Tactics expansion packs, via digital…

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