Battlezone is a critically acclaimed remake of 1980′s arcade game of the same name. It was released by Activision in 1998. Aside from the name and presence of tanks, this game bears little resemblance to the original. Activision remade it into a hybrid of a tank simulation game, a first-person shooter and a real-time strategy game. Battlezone is played like any other real time strategy.
The game has two campaigns, the American NSDF campaign (Stars and Stripes Missions) and the Russian CCA campaign (Red Brigade Missions). The game takes place in an alternate version of the 1960s in which the United States and the Soviet Union use alien technology to wage a secret war across the solar system, fighting for control of the rare resource bio-metal.
In 1952 a group of meteorites falls near the Bering Strait, which both the Americans and the Russians are able to recover. In these meteorites they find “bio-metal”, and discover that with it they can build vehicles with amazing features, such as the ability to hover. Both the Soviets and Americans send forces to the Moon. After a nasty encounter on the moon American and Soviet forces start a chase for relics that will uncover the history and knowledge of an ancient civilization called Cthonians that built the Bio-metal. Conflicts spreads throughout Solar system as Soviet and American forces fight on the surfaces of Mars, Venus, Io, Europa etc. Since whoever recover the relics first, will uncover the great knowledge and became ultimate superpower.
100% Microsoft Windows 95 compatible computer system (including compatible 32-bit drivers for CD-ROM drive, video card, sound card, and input devices), Pentium 120 MHz (Pentium 166 MHz recommended for 640×480 resolution with textures on), 16 MB RAM, U.S. version Microsoft Windows 95 operating system, Requires DirectX 5 (included) or later version, Requires 160 MB of uncompressed hard drive space for game files, 50 MB for the Windows swap file, and (optional) 25 MB for HEAT, Double-speed CD-ROM drive (300 K/second sustained transfer rate), 16-bit High Color video card with minimum 1 MB RAM, 100% Windows 95 compatible soundcard and drivers, 100% Windows 95 compatible mouse and driver, Modem play requires 100% Windows 95 compatible 28.8Kbps modem or faster, Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (IPX) play also supported, 100% Windows 95 compatible joystick optional.