The Gameplay Experience
The developers thankfully have made some repairs that the game needed over the years. In the original Warzone, especially by today's standards, AI was hardly Intelligent. Units easily got stuck on walls, and failed to show any interest in attacking you, their sworn enemy. With the countless hours of improvements and upgrades under the hood of this Open Source reconstruction, the AI has become much more hostile and tricky, making the game a greater challenge.
Losing is far from the average experience of failing an objective, or having your base destroyed. Instead, you will usually have a small chance of losing your base, but have a bigger problem of not meeting the time limits. The missions range from 5 to 60 minutes in time limit, giving you only so much time before you will be closed out of your game with the "Mission Failed" alert. It's an interesting approach, as you need to manage your resources, units, and time all at once: out of balance anywhere, and your plans fall apart.
The COMMAND units are a great addition to the game. These units, with special "Command" modules, control your forces and allow you to easily command attacks, manage retreating, recycling, repairs, and even production (new units drive directly to your command module). These, although having little offensive value themselves, organize battles greatly.
The Storyline, with vivid and detailed cutscenes, are all dated to its 1999 release. The only additions are minor pieces of art and texture upgrades. But for the most part, you will experience some grainyness especially with the larger screens. However, it is far from unenjoyable. Just... good luck reading all the little dots on your minimap.
I'd like to note we have, in this entire game, three songs. This game is not unfinished, it was just apparently not a priority to have a lot of music. If you get bored of it, as I did, I suggest you play some background music instead: some Nine inch Nails is always an interesting alternative to the similar music they put in the game.
Despite the slight grainyness and the poor variety in music. Warzone 2100 is a great game for 1999, and 2009!