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Pro Integrates RTS elements on top of a shooter
The game has two completely different factions - the humans and an alien race called Kharaa. One player in each team can become a Commander, who then issues orders, RTS-style.
Pro In-depth choice of equipment
There is a wide range of weapons for each side that allows for plenty of choice for the player.
Pro Teamwork is essential
To really advance and do well in the game teamwork is essential.
Pro Developed to be heavily modifiable
By utilizing LUA files the game is highly moddable.
Pro Kharaa can evolve into 5, highly distinct classes
There are 5 different classes that the Kharaa can evolve into.
Pro Dynamic environments
During play levels will change and react, making for dynamic levels and environments.
Pro Linux support
Natural Selection 2 has full Linux support.
Pro Community driven development
From the very beginning NS2 has had a very passionate community - they've contributed maps, designs and even core features (such as the Spectator Mode). And since build 265, the game's development has been handed off completely to a 14-man community development team (with oversight from UWE).
Con Really long loading
10 minute loading times to join matches is way too long to wait.
Con Learning curve
The learning curve for Natural Selection 2 feels unapproachable at times.