Based on Scorched Earth, the DOS game which was once crowned the “Mother of all games,” Scorched 3D is an open source, turn based, artillery game that is available free of charge for all platforms. It is a simple real-time strategy game in which players can counter each others’ weapons with other creative accessories, shields and tactics. Learn skills in timing, aiming and judgment, move around on the landscape, or even out-smart your opponent economically.
Scorched 3D is really easy to play. All you need to do is just point the turret, adjust power and trajectory, select your weapon of choice and shoot. It’s that easy but also highly addictive. Learn the basic controls using the tutorial mode, or set up your own game by customizing dozens of economy and environmental conditions to your liking, or simply play online immediately at one of the various public servers.
You can play alone or with up to 24 players at a time, mixing computer players with humans on both randomly generated 3D landscapes and user designed maps. Scorched3D comes bundled with Apocalypse mod, which offers enhanced levels of weaponry and additional user designed maps and also offers an active online community of players making models, maps and mods for the game.
Scorched 3D also comes with a system that allows you to win medals displayed in the Scorched 3D forum. However, you would need to be a registered member of the forum and should have given your player ID through the user control panel. You gain medals by defeating as many opponents as possible without getting killed yourself. The game is available for download for Windows, Linux and Mac. Go on and add some fun to your busy schedule. But beware- this game is highly addictive.