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3000AD's war game Universal Combat is now available to download for free, following word from the developer in December that such a plan was in the pipeline.

"Once again, our freeware game is released with no advertising, no nag screens, no expiration date, nothing. Just the full (and patched) single player game as was commercially released in Feb 2004, but with fewer music tracks (the game FAQ shows how players can add their own MP3 tracks) and no multiplayer", 3000AD has explained.

Universal Combat is technically an instalment in the long-running Battlecruiser series, but underwent a name change prior to release and was more action-focussed than previous entries in the franchise. You can download the free game here.