Listing taken from Original-war.com
CCM REVIEWS - 85/100
"Developer Altar Interactive has also implemented a cool 'line of sight' feature that is very detailed, even to the point of being able to hide behind trees."
EUROGAMER - 8/10
"For crying out loud, it's a real time strategy game that innovates."
"I want to know how good the game is inside the disk, and Original War is a good and very enjoyable game to play."
GAMEAXIS - 8.3/10
"While this may not be unique in the RTS genre, the game design is far from the typical RTS recipe book - collect resource, build base & forces then destroy the enemy forces. Instead the game's focus is more on resource management, storyline (for the single player portion) and the missions."
GAMEOVER - 80/100
"What helps with the aggravation is that Original War has an outstanding interface."
GAME RAIDERS - 85/100
"Compared to Starcraft and Red Alert I felt that this game could compete with the best of them."
GAMES ASYLUM - 8/10
"Original War is the most original real time strategy game for ages. It successfully combines RPG and RTS elements, with an involving story and the chance to witness apes run at you with barrels of explosives. Rather good then."
GAMESPAPER - 8/10
"Overall as a RTS title, Original War is pretty impressive - it's got unequalled levels of playability, and stacks of features which really should have been exploited years ago."
GAMESPOT UK - 8/10
"If you simply must have a strategy game on your shopping list for your next batch of games buying, make sure Original War is on it."
GAMESPY - 88/100
"A creative, innovative, fresh twist on real-time tactical gaming."
GAMESWEB - 83/100
"Gute Steuerung, funktionelle, wenn auch nicht überragende Grafik, eine wunderbare Hintergrundgeschichte um die sich das ganze Spiel regelrecht umwebt und einige interessante Neuerungen im doch angestaubten Genre, machen 'Original War' für mich zur echten Alternative zu 'Command & Conquer' und Co."
GAMEZONE ONLINE - 7/10
"The soldiers are animated very well, and the environmental elements are wonderful."
MONKEY REVIEW - 4.5/5
"If you don't have it, get it!"
PC GAMEPLAY - 8/10
"Original War may not be up there in terms of cutting-edge 3D engine real-time strategy technology, but what it does have is a mountainous abundance of gameplay to more than make up for it."
PC GAMER - 80/100
"On the surface, Original War appears to be your typical isometric C&C clone: build, advance, destroy, repeat. Yet to underestimate this lively RTS game would be a misstep for fans of the genre."
SPOnG, The Internet Games Database
"Allned they create what is evidently an excellent RTS game that is worth its weight in gold to fans of the genre."
STRATEGY PLAYER - 88/100
"A great mix of close-quarters RTS with lots of thinking, tactics and decision making required!"
THE ARMCHAIR EMPIRE - 7.1/10
"As the primordial soup starts to congeal around the edges of the bowl, I can safely say that Original War is a good buy."
TOTAL GAMES - 88/100
"The dedication you feel towards your team members is a lot closer to Baldur's Gate than an RTS and that attachment sees you approach all obstacles with more caution than might be good for the game."
"All things considered, anyone looking for a unique real time strategy game should definitely look into buying this one."