In Ashes of the Singularity Escalations you send your troops into mass slaughter. Conquer new areas or discover new worlds and build armies. Strategy is required in the game. In the game you have to rely on short-term tactics and many actions per minute. You plan your actions for the long term and think about the attack. The units don't move too fast. This allows you to think about your next steps. There is also a time acceleration function for the impatient.
The factions that are available to choose from are very similar. 15 units at a time are waiting in the hangar to be deployed. You invest the quantum dots produced in research or in expanding your troop capacities. You can also improve your special skills, such as orbital strikes. The characters remain quite colorless.
Your goal is to take over many resource points from a map. You build a base, collect metal and radioactivity as resources and conquer the sectors of a map. This way you increase your resource extraction and finance a larger army. If you win, you get victory points. You win if you wipe out the opponent, capture the opponent's Turinium generators, or fulfill the campaign's mission objectives. The units perform their service independently. For example, they automatically attack the most dangerous targets.
Ashes of Singularity is a nice strategy game that saves on too many points to be really "good". If you like to play strategy games in multiplayer, you should take a look at the game. The battles are gigantic and it's all about strategic planning. The AI plays very demanding, which doesn't make the game easy. It is therefore particularly recommended for strategists who prioritize multiplayer games.