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, moved around the camera and got 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!
The 33.6 fps we got at 800x600 make it the best setting to play this game along with 8x Anisotropic filtering enabled. Moving to 1024x768 is still possible but don't expect very smooth gameplay.
Enabling 4xAA and 8xAF in this game is out of the question with this card. You can see for yourself how low the results are.