14. Ground Control II
14 - Ground Control II
Ground Control 2 is an action-oriented game of tactics and warfare. As Captain Jacob Angelus of the Northern Star Alliance, you will command squads of infantry, artillery, and airpower against the might of the Empire of Terra. Base building and resource-collecting are replaced with unit control and combat tactics where your knowledge of the battlefield maneuvers will make the difference in your fight against a ruthless enemy. Position your troops on hilltops for better aim or inside buildings and forests for protection as you'll need to use every inch of terrain to your advantage. Call in air strikes or assault pods to bring the battle behind enemy lines. Send out scouts to locate the enemy and use spotters for your artillery with the 360° free-roaming camera. Experience the total immersion of futuristic warfare as you lead your forces to victory!
For our benchmarks we used the highest possible settings on the first mission of the single player game and moved around the camera to get an average framerate using fraps.
Ground Control II offers really impressive graphics without requiring much GPU power. Click on the picture above to view a screenshot from the game. Check out the excellent water effects!
For one more time, Gainward's 6800GT GLH comes up with excellent power in games. With sometimes more that 4X the performance of the X300 and X600XT cards, Gainward gave us exactly what it promised : " the best possible gaming experience!".
As we enabled all the quality options, the framerates drop the usual 30-50%. Even so, the fps are still at high levels no matter the resolution. The 40fps at 1600x1200 was a bit threatening but considering the stability in framerate throughout each game level, the result is very satisfactory.