"Ground control is a real-time tactical series originally released in June 2000. The series includes "Dark Conspiracy", an expansion, and a Sequel: "Ground Control II: Operation Exodus". Instead of focusing on resource management and economy victory is achieved by tactical use of limited units.
Ground Control is set in the 25th century. Mankind emerged from the devastation of the Third World War (known in the game as "The Sixteen-minutes War", which almost wiped out the whole of humanity) and managed to colonize several planets across the galaxy. The Earth is ruled by a council called GCC (Global Central Command) that is formed by elected representatives and representatives of the mega corporations which rose to power after the fall of the Terran nations."
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