In a battle for supremacy on earth, it is good vs. evil in its final showdown. Left Behind
is based on the novels written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Just as within the book series, Left Behind: Eternal Forces
begins after the second coming of Christ. All of the Christian believers on earth have disappeared without a trace, and have left this planet to be with God in Heaven. However, not everyone is taken, and those remaining are the Left Behind
. Among those still on earth, there are those who follow Satan, and those who were not true believers, but who now believe and want to right their wrongs with God in order to enter into Heaven when they pass on to the afterlife.
Since the books are based on the prophecies told in the Bible, the game thus loosely follows suit. As a believer, it is your job to recruit and build your army of Christians to counter the evils that possess the world. Left Behind: Eternal Forces is a mixed bag of genres, in a way. In one respect, and at its base and view, it is mostly an RTS. But when you take a deeper look, you may see other subtleties that point elsewhere. The base of the game has you not only building the Christian population, but also needing to build banks, training camps, and even food marts to help feed your followers.
As you progress, youíll be given instructions as to what to do next. Youíll also be able to see your objectives at any time, to try to plan ahead, although the game tends to be a bit linear, even with the secondary objectives present. But just like in the real world, the key to the game is in keeping your flockís spirits high. There are three levels of spirit, which are basically good, neutral, and evil. If your main charactersí spirits drop too low, the game is over. And if the spirit of any of your team members falls, they become neutral and are open to the evil that is around them, so youíll have to act quickly and recruit them once again.