Act of Aggression is a real-time strategy video game published by Focus Home Interactive and developed by Eugen Systems for Microsoft Windows platform. It was released on 2 September, 2015. Being a real time strategy game, Act of Aggression guide is needed to master the gameplay tactics.
Gameplay mechanics of Act of Aggression are similar to other RTS games like Command & Conquer. There are three basic functions in the game that represent three core strategies: one for attacking the enemy before they get their base established, one for quickly building defenses till you can wait for greater (although more costly) technology to overpower your enemies, and one which is a balance of the two. In simple words, these tasks are common in the game: gather resources, construct bases, train various units, and take control of a territory. However, what makes this game distinct, is its rhythm.
Each match starts with a core base and a single scouting unit. After that, the gameplay becomes a little struggling when you have to gather resources. Because there is no central location to find the resources you need. Then you have to build lightly armed troops because they are cheap and needed for initial defense. After that you need to secure your base with big guns and other long-term emplacements. Then you can train heavy units and assault your enemy’s base. As mentioned before, it has quite the similar gameplay as other real-time strategy games.
Act of Aggression can be a very complex game with its different factions, tiers, units and resources. Also the game doesn’t have any tutorial campaign. That’s why players new to strategy game may need to get help from walkthroughs. The walkthroughs can help you master all the gameplay tactics to make the game more enjoyable and fun. Walkthroughs for this game are divided into different strategies like base extension, healing and repair, structures guide, etc.
Act of Aggression is set during a near-future war, however the gameplay tactics are old and similar to the previous game: Act of War. There are three factions in the game including the US Army, the UN-sponsored Chimera, and an alliance of PMCs referred as ‘the Cartel’. All three factions battle against each other over large maps to secure resources and declare military dominance. There is a large variety of military units in the game ranging from basic infantry units to heavy tanks, anti-air vehicles, war helicopters, and jets, etc.
The campaign consists of two sets of missions, one for the Cartel, and another for Chimera – both missions are set in a homebrew Clancyverse. The story is not that impressive and the game uses news-report style graphical effects, photography, and stock footage instead of cutscenes. However, plot doesn’t matter in a game like this.
Gameplay trailer shows various RTS elements and battle situations. The game looks familiar to C&C games. There are a variety of units on display including ground troops, tanks, jets, helicopters, etc. Base building, defending supplies, mass-producing units, etc. are also shown in the trailer.
Teaser trailer of the game also shows off various ground and air units along with structure building and war explosions.
The game does not officially support cheats. However, there are two simple ways to apply cheats: Trainers and Cheat Engine.
Trainers provide quick access to various cheats including instant units, unlimited credits, instant upgrades, unlimited resources, heal units, damage system off, etc.
Cheat engine provides similar cheats. But it is not as efficient as a trainer.