Unvanquished is a free and open-source game that can be considered a more evolved version of Tremulous. Unvanquished branches off Tremulous by bringing to the table improved gameplay and far better graphics.
Cross-platform action-packed multiplayer FPS
Moreover, Unvanquished is a FPS game with some RTS elements that takes place in a Sci-Fi context of a futuristic world. The game’s action revolves around the battle between the humans with their advanced technology against dangerous and adaptable insect-aliens.
The game doesn’t have a single player mode, therefore, in order to play, you must create a new local server and play with your friends, or connect to one of the many internet hosted ones and play with people from around the world.
Once connected to a server, you are given the choice to choose sides, by playing either as a human being or as an insect alien.
If you choose to play for the humans you can construct and maintain your base with a variety of useful building structures, or take the path of attacking the aliens head-on with support from your team.
Play as an alien or as a human, both with their own advantages and disadvantages
An interesting perspective is achieved when playing as an alien insect, as you can crawl on almost every structure, such as walls and ceilings, in order to prepare ambush attacks on the unwary humans.
While the aliens are equipped with crawling capabilities, pincers, poison gases, and ranged electrical attacks, the humans have at their disposal normal fire weapons for exterminating the alien forces, and some special structure building tools for defending the base.
The two teams spawn at default spawn points which can be moved later on, and both teams have structures that protect their bases, namely barricades for the alien forces and machine-gun turrets for the humans.
The game is won be either team that manages to kill all opposing forces, as well as to destroy all of their spawn points.
Interesting and thrilling atmosphere
All in all, Unvanquished proposes an interesting and entertaining action-packed gameplay, and,
coupled with the fact that it’s free and open source, it ticks all the right boxes towards becoming a valid alternative to other games in the genre.
- 2 GHz CPU or more
- 2 GB RAM or more
- OpenGL 2.1
- GPU Intel GMA3000 or better
- 600 MB of disk space for installation