If you choose to play a standard game in singleplayer or multiplayer, you can pick from a variety of game modes.
|Random Map||The basic mode. You can choose victory conditions and settings.|
|Terminate the Commander||Each player starts with a Commander unit. If this unit is killed, you loose. Your goal is to kill the other player’s Commander.|
|Death Match||All players begin with 20000 carbon, 20000 food, 10000 nova, and 5000 ore. This makes for a fast-paced game with many advanced units.|
|Scenario||Play a user-created scenario, such as ones downloaded from this site.|
|Commander of the Base||To win, you must control the Structure at the center of the map for a specified time-period. You control it when only your units occupy the space around the Structure.|
|Monument Race||The first player to build a monument wins the game.|
|Defend the Monument||One player starts with a Monument surrounded by walls, and the goal of the other players is to destroy it. Each player starts in Tech Level 4 with nearly 1000 of each resource and all technologies researched. If the Monument stands for long enough, that player wins.|