Available on: PC; Publisher: Kalypso Media; Developer: Lesta Studios; Players: 1; Released: April 18, 2011; ESRB: Teen; Official Website
Elements of War is an RTS developed by Lesta Studio. Its story revolves around two characters: Captain Paul Wilson and General Derek Kirkker. It starts with unusual weather activity wreaking havoc on the populace and the player being tasked with maintaining control and order. Aside from the rather weak storyline, Elements of War is a game that seems to be absolutely riddled with problems and is, unfortunately, a game that should be avoided.
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