- Gorgeous, though taxing, graphics
- High-concept sci-fi setting
- Innovative real-time strategy
- Real-time terraforming
- Challenging gameplay
With a plot that's equal parts Sliders and Solaris, you'll explore strange new dimensions where reality can take on different shapes. Your mission is to shepherd the remnants of humanity--living in giant floating cities known as frames--safely through these different dimensions. At the same time, you must battle rival frames, but the most dire threat comes from the scourge, a strange enemy that takes a different shape in each dimension. Perimeter is touted as the first real-time terraforming game, since the primary resource in the game is not some exotic mineral or ore, but rather land. The gorgeous voxel graphics engine renders beautiful, organic landscapes, and if the game has a weakness, it's that you'll need a powerful computer to see it running at maximum detail. But if you're looking for an original RTS game, and if you have a top-of-the-line system, then Perimeter is certainly worth checking out.