X-Play reviewer writes:
I always felt that the Empire at War games were hampered in part by need to fit into the Star Wars mythos. But now that Petroglyph is free from the shackles of Lucasland, they have created a real-time strategy game based on an original setting. And by original, I mean it feels a lot like Starcraft.
Ok, that's not really fair. While Universe at War does contain some very familiar trapping (sci-fi setting, three unique factions, and a narrative told through talking heads in little boxes on the screen). There's a lot of really interesting stuff going on here.