Total Annihilation: Kingdoms hits GOG

GOG, virtuous virtual vendor of vintage video games, today added Cavedog's spin-off RTS Total Annihilation: Kingdoms to its catalogue.

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As part of its ongoing mission to brighten your day by re-releasing games which make you think "Ooh! I remember that!" and whip out your coin purse, digital distributor Good Old today added Cavedog Entertainment's RTS Total Annihilation: Kingdoms to its catalogue.

The medieval fantasy spin-off of the much-loved Total Annihilation is priced at $5.99 and comes complete with the 'Iron Plague' expansion pack.

While Kingdoms wasn't as well-received as the original when it launched in 1999, it's perhaps as close as you'll get to TA designer Chris Taylor's Kings and Castles for now, as that project is currently on hold.

At the very least, with your shiny, super fast, modern-day PC you'll be able to see what Kingdoms' large battles look like when they're not grinding to a halt.

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    February 24, 2011 6:30 AM

    Comment on Total Annihilation: Kingdoms Hits GOG, by Alice O'Connor.

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      February 24, 2011 6:43 AM

      I feel ashamed to admit that I have never played this.

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        February 24, 2011 6:48 AM

        Don't be, It was widely regarded as a failure when compared to the original Total Annihilation.

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          February 24, 2011 6:52 AM

          It was pretty bad. It was a lot slower and there was no use for all of that beautiful physics and terrain changes that were in TA.

          The performance was awful as well. It just didn't do anything well compared to TA :(

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        February 24, 2011 6:49 AM

        Same here, trying to play it now would be strange I think.

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          February 24, 2011 6:50 AM

          Good to know then! Save myself a few bucks.

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            February 24, 2011 8:49 AM

            I dunno man. Did it fail because it ran like ass, or played like ass?

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        February 24, 2011 6:52 AM

        As far as I'm aware, the failure of this game is what doomed Cavedog and caused Amen to get canceled. :(

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          February 24, 2011 6:55 AM

          So true. I believe Chris Taylor had left Cavedog before this came out and it really had a terrible effect on the final product.

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            February 24, 2011 9:12 AM

            Although looking at Space Seige and Supreme Commander 2, it's hard to say how much of a positive influence he is. Honesly the Dungeon Siege games weren't great either.

            Really only TA and SupCom are great IMO.

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        February 24, 2011 7:00 AM

        I haven't either, and I'm ok with that.

        (Look at me posting in front page articles because they show up in the chatty, amazing!)

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      February 24, 2011 6:44 AM

      whoa.....

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      February 24, 2011 6:50 AM

      Yeah it ran like ass back in the day but on a modern computer of even slight power it runs like a bat outta hell. Although for the record I liked vanilla TA better.

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      February 24, 2011 6:51 AM

      ok this feature is cool

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        February 24, 2011 7:04 AM

        Yes, I like it

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        February 24, 2011 8:48 AM

        Yeah, it's the chatty-bitches get to comment on stories now without having to deal with the frontpage. Who knows, we may even talk more about games now 0_o

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          February 24, 2011 9:14 AM

          I don't like mixing trannies and games...

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        February 24, 2011 9:55 AM

        Seriously. Front page articles are going to get way more comments now.

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      February 24, 2011 7:19 AM

      I've found a bug: I clicked on the screenshots Alice included to the side of the story's text, and I came to a page that said "Total Annihilation: Kingdoms has no screenshots available." Just thought the Shack overlords should know!

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        February 24, 2011 9:46 AM

        Our system is still in the middle of refreshing. Those images appear now.

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      February 24, 2011 7:36 AM

      I'll probably buy this, I remember playing a demo and wishing I had money when I was a little kid.

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        February 24, 2011 8:50 AM

        Don't bother, it's a horrible game.

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        February 24, 2011 9:09 AM

        Save your money. It was nothing like the original Total Annihilation. It went down as one of the worst purchases I've ever made.

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      February 24, 2011 8:58 AM

      played this in 1999 after enjoying total annihilation. that's about all i have to say about it :?

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      February 24, 2011 9:19 AM

      Oh man, the game that killed Cavedog. I've tried to get through it so many times and just get sooooo bored. Is it wrong that I want to give it another shot?

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        February 24, 2011 9:22 AM

        The game that killed Cavedog was an RPG. Ron eventually made it, it was called Death Spank.

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          February 24, 2011 10:40 AM

          I was really looking forward to Amen.

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        February 24, 2011 9:23 AM

        Yes it is wrong. Very wrong. This is a bad game. This isn't some underrated gem that you missed out on, it's a depressing failure. Every moment you spend not playing it is a precious gift you should not squander.

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          February 24, 2011 10:39 AM

          I know, but deep down I want to believe that somewhere inside TA:K is a good game that just got misunderstood by everyone at the time. I want to believe that Cavedog wouldn't do that to us after the masterpiece that was Total Annihilation! Oh well.

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      February 24, 2011 9:22 AM

      that game sucked, compared to TA

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      February 24, 2011 12:19 PM

      God this game was such a disappointment after i woke up early and went to babbages before they opened to get it, only for it to not even have a fucking dragon in it :(

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        February 24, 2011 12:40 PM

        But it did have dragons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbu6e4IBuGQ
        Lots of dragons, that you could upgrade through kills
        I thought it was a fun game actually and played it for years - at some point my machine could even run it without stuttering

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          February 24, 2011 12:42 PM

          i wanna say that those were patched in later for some reason. i remember being disapointed by it though.

          maybe it was a specific one in a screenshot or something? i dont remember


          maybe im thinking of quake

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            February 24, 2011 12:51 PM

            nah ... plenty of dragons

            they were the TA:K equivalent of Kroggies.

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      February 24, 2011 12:44 PM

      wonder if there's a Spring version of TA: Kingdoms. Spring has a ton of Total Annihilation modes