Cortex Command

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Cortex Command has rich 2D pixel graphics coupled with an extremely detailed physics engine, which allows for highly replayable and emergent real-time action.
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About Cortex Command

About this game

A project over eleven years in the making, Cortex Command has rich 2D pixel graphics coupled with an extremely detailed physics engine, which allows for highly replayable and emergent real-time action. There is also a turn-based strategic campaign mode which ties the tactical fights together, featuring persistent terrains that will accumulate the battle scars, debris, and bunker ruins through your entire campaign.

Choose from several unique technology factions, each featuring their own sets of expendable soldier bodies, mechas, weapons, tools, and landing craft. Protect your brain, mine the gold, and destroy the enemy cortex in his bunker complex!

Key Features:

  • Fully destructible environments - The gold you need to excavate is sprinkled throughout the terrain of each scene. Use special digging tools to blast your way into the dirt and debris. All the pieces of bodies and ships from your struggles will fall to the ground and permanently add to the battlefield. Get more powerful (and expensive) diggers and you can even tunnel into your enemies' bunkers from below!

  • Strategic metagame campaign – The intense, real-time tactical battles are put in a greater strategic context in the Campaign mode, thus giving each battle meaning and consequence. The gold-rich terrains on the planet and the defensive bunkers you build to defend them are persistent from fight to fight. This means there will be layers of debris, bunker ruins, tunnels, and corpses piled up in layers, telling the history of each place throughout each campaign played.

  • In-game buying menu - At any time and place during the game, bring up a powerful menu to order new bodies and equipment, all delivered at the location and by the transport ship of your choosing. Rockets are cheaper but unreliable and harder to land. Drop ships are far more expensive but can quickly deploy entire groups of puppets onto difficult terrain. Ships and equipment returned to the TradeStar are refunded to your account.

  • Build your own bunker - At the start of most missions, you are able to take your time and build your own command bunker from scratch. Easily design twisting tunnels and place doors, traps, and turrets to thwart your enemies' intrusions! Pre-deploy and equip bodies in and around your installation to prepare yourself for your objectives. Don't spend too much though, or you won't have enough funds left when the mission starts!

  • Four-player cooperative and/or versus multiplayer - Gather your friends and plug in those game controllers! Play skirmish or campaign missions with or against up to three of your buddies. 2 vs 2, 1 vs. 3, 4 vs. the CPU - it's up to you! (rhyme intended). Flexible control settings allow you to use the keyboard, keyboard + mouse, or any generic game controller you can find and plug in.

  • Built-in editors and modding - Several in-game editors allow you to easily create your own stuff. The game's engine is built to make it very simple to modify and add your own content. Design your own missions, guys, ships, weapons, tools, bombs, and shields - and easily share them with your friends. Join and download some fantastic mods from the community at the Data Realms Fan Forums.

Game Details

Release Date:
September 28, 2012
Developer:
Data Realms
Publisher:
Data Realms LLC
Supported Languages:
English
Steam Deck Support:
Unsupported
Link:
Genres:
Strategy
Action

Sandbox

Platformer

RTS
Themes:
Pixel Graphics
Sci-fi

Difficult

Replay Value

Zombies
Play Styles:
2D
Physics

Moddable

Local Co-Op

Singleplayer

Local Multiplayer

Multiplayer

Split Screen

4 Player Local
Collections:
Multiplayer Zombie
2D Pixel

Sci-Fi Strategy

Pixel Zombie
Features:
SharedSplit Screen
Steam Achievements

Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Includes level editor

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 1GHz processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 150MB HDD space
  • Video Card: 640x480 (VGA) resolution monitor
  • Additional: Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years.

Recommended:

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 3GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 150MB HDD space
  • Video Card: 1920x1080 (full HD 1080p) resolution monitor
  • Additional: Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years.

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OSX:10.4 (OSX Tiger or Greater)
  • Processor:1.6 Ghz Core 2 Duo
  • RAM:1GB RAM
  • Graphics:Intel GMA X3100
  • Disk:300 mb

Cortex Command Statistics

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Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0%
Easy
13.04%
Just Right
60.87%
Tough
21.74%
Unforgiving
4.35%
Relax & enjoy! 60.87%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

Completion Statistics

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
40.82%
Played It
28.57%
Halfway
8.16%
Beat It
16.33%
Conquered It
6.12%
Completionist! 6.12%  of players have Conquered It

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~4 Hours
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~8 Hours
10%
~12 Hours
10%
~20 Hours
10%
~40 Hours
20%
~60 Hours
20%
>= 80 Hours
20%
Achievement Hunter?
20% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 13% of GameFAQs users said Cortex Command is Simple or Easy. 61% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 26% of GameFAQs users said Cortex Command is Tough or Unforgiving.
No, Cortex Command is not currently playable on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 1GHz processor
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 150MB HDD space
  • Video Card: 640x480 (VGA) resolution monitor
  • Additional: Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years.
Recommended:
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 3GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 150MB HDD space
  • Video Card: 1920x1080 (full HD 1080p) resolution monitor
  • Additional: Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years.
Minimum:
  • OSX:10.4 (OSX Tiger or Greater)
  • Processor:1.6 Ghz Core 2 Duo
  • RAM:1GB RAM
  • Graphics:Intel GMA X3100
  • Disk:300 mb
Cortex Command was released on September 28, 2012
Yes, Cortex Command supports MacOS.
Cortex Command is published by Data Realms LLC
Cortex Command was developed by Data Realms
Fanatical users tagged Cortex Command as Strategy, Action, Sandbox, and Platformer
Fanatical users tagged Cortex Command as Pixel Graphics, Sci-fi, Difficult, and Replay Value
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Cortex Command as having Local Co-Op
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Cortex Command as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Cortex Command as having Local Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Cortex Command as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Cortex Command as having Split Screen
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Cortex Command as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Cortex Command as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Cortex Command as Sandbox

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