What began as a conflict over the transfer of conciousness from flesh to machines escalated into a war that has decimated a million worlds...
Long ago, the galaxy
had known peace.
Paradise was ruled with the hand of science, and the hand was that of the galactic governing body known as the Core.
Ironically, it was the ultimate victory,
the victory over death itself, that brought about the downfall of its Paradise and started
the war that would decimate a million worlds. The process, which was called
"patterning," involved the electronic duplication of brain matrices and allowed
the transfer of consciousness into durable machines. Effectively it meant immortality, and
the Core decreed the process mandatory for all citizens in order to ensure their safety.
There were many who were unwilling to toss aside their bodies so casually, many indeed who regarded patterning as an atrocity. They fled to the outer edges of the galaxy, where they banded together to form a resistance that became known as the Arm. War began, though it was never officially declared by either side.
The Arm developed high-powered combat suits for its armies, while the Core transfered the minds of its soldiers directly into similarly deadly machines. The Core duplicated its finest warriors thousands of times over. The Arm countered using cloning. The war raged on for more than 4,000 years, consuming the resources of an entire galaxy and leaving it a scorched wasteland.
Both sides lay in ruins. Their civilizations had long since vanished, their once vast military complexes were smashed. Their armies were reduced to a few scattered remnants that continued to battle on ravaged worlds. Their hatred fueled by millenia of conflict, they would fight to the death. For each, the only acceptable outcome was the complete and utter annihilation of the other.
Long ago the galaxy had known peace,
and it would soon know peace again.
There are well over 150 units in Total Annihilation, the units below are pictures that I have found around the web, and the way they look in these jpg's is NOT the way they look in the game (these pictures are still really wicked though).
The Core Commander
Total Annihilation is easily the best Real Time Strategy game ever to be created. It's true 3D units, brilliant gameplay, and the best sound FX and music ever to be heard in a game of it's genre prove this. If you haven't already got it, then you have to try out the demo(no where near as good as the full) by clicking on the link below in "Downloadz".
There's only 1 link and that is to the ultimate T.A. site: