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16th Aug '16 10:55:02 AM htuttle
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* Alien freighters in ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}: Interceptor'' are protected by automated drones.

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* Alien freighters in ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}: ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: Interceptor'' are protected by automated drones.



** In ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}} UFO Defense/Enemy Unknown'' you got Tanks (armed with light autocannon, missile launchers or laser cannon) and later Hovertanks (armed with plasma cannon or [[WaveMotionGun Blaster Launchers]]) which appeared so be drone vehicles controlled from HQ as they required no crew and would continue to operate after all human soldiers were out of action. ''Terror from the Deep'' had Coelacanths, basically underwater tanks (armed with a gas-propelled cannon, torpedo launcher or gauss cannon), and Displacers, drone submarines (armed with sonic cannon or Pulse Wave Torpedo launcher).

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** In ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}} UFO Defense/Enemy Unknown'' ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' you got Tanks (armed with light autocannon, missile launchers or laser cannon) and later Hovertanks (armed with plasma cannon or [[WaveMotionGun Blaster Launchers]]) which appeared so be drone vehicles controlled from HQ as they required no crew and would continue to operate after all human soldiers were out of action. ''Terror from the Deep'' had Coelacanths, basically underwater tanks (armed with a gas-propelled cannon, torpedo launcher or gauss cannon), and Displacers, drone submarines (armed with sonic cannon or Pulse Wave Torpedo launcher).
7th Aug '16 7:52:14 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Film/TheMatrix "Never send a human to do a machine's job."]]]]
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** The most prolific users are the Tau, who field entire squadrons of drones or attach them to to infantry or [[MiniMecha battlesuit]] units. Variants include combat drones armed with pulse carbines and grenade launchers designed to suppress infantry, drones with missile pod to assist the {{BFG}} wielding Broadside Battlesuit Teams, shield drones to absorb incoming fire, sniper models and the new shielded missile drones specifically designed to protect and assist the equally new [[HumongousMecha XV104 Riptide Battlesuit]]. They all kinda resemble large, heavily-armed frisbees (some fans even refer to them as "Frisbees of Death" or occasionally "Bin-Lids").

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** The most prolific users are the Tau, who field entire squadrons of drones or attach them to to infantry or [[MiniMecha battlesuit]] units. Variants include combat drones armed with pulse carbines and grenade launchers designed to suppress infantry, drones with missile pod pods to assist the {{BFG}} wielding {{BFG}}-wielding Broadside Battlesuit Teams, shield drones to absorb incoming fire, sniper models and the new shielded missile drones specifically designed to protect and assist the equally new [[HumongousMecha XV104 Riptide Battlesuit]]. They all kinda resemble large, heavily-armed frisbees (some fans even refer to them as "Frisbees of Death" or occasionally "Bin-Lids").
2nd Aug '16 4:35:43 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' backstory told in the terminals, this is taken to the extreme, with two ridiculously advanced Forerunner [=AIs=] duking it out with fleets of thousands of drone [[StandardSciFiFleet capital ships]] which are commandeered by the [=AIs=] after their crews die. Supplementary materials also reveal that some of the UNSC fighter-craft you see in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' are actually [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/F-99_Unmanned_Combat_Aerial_Vehicle unmanned drones]].
** Besides from the ones seen in the games, there are other types of attack drones mentioned in the ExpandedUniverse.

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** In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' backstory told in the terminals, this is taken to the extreme, with two ridiculously advanced Forerunner [=AIs=] duking it out with fleets of thousands of drone [[StandardSciFiFleet capital ships]] which are commandeered by the [=AIs=] after their crews die.
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Supplementary materials also reveal that some of the UNSC fighter-craft you see in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' are actually [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/F-99_Unmanned_Combat_Aerial_Vehicle [[http://www.halopedia.org/F-99_Wombat unmanned drones]].
** In one point in ''[[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} Spartan Ops]]'', MissionControl calls in a "suppressive fire" drone to launch an airstrike on the enemy leader's position.
** In ''Spartan Assault'' and ''Spartan Strike'', one armor ability allows you to summon an explosive homing drone.
** Besides from the ones seen in the games, there are other types of attack drones mentioned in the ExpandedUniverse.ExpandedUniverse, like the MAKO.
1st Aug '16 4:59:31 PM Willbyr
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has multiple versions of attack drones. The most prolific users are the Tau, who field entire squadrons of drones or attach them to to infantry or [[MiniMecha battlesuit]] units. Variants include combat drones armed with pulse carbines and grenade launchers designed to suppress infantry, drones with missile pod to assist the {{BFG}} wielding Broadside Battlesuit Teams, shield drones to absorb incoming fire, sniper models and the new shielded missile drones specifically designed to protect and assist the equally new [[HumongousMecha XV104 Riptide Battlesuit]]. They all kinda resemble large, heavily-armed frisbees (some fans even refer to them as "Frisbees of Death" or occasionally "Bin-Lids").

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has multiple versions of attack drones. drones.
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The most prolific users are the Tau, who field entire squadrons of drones or attach them to to infantry or [[MiniMecha battlesuit]] units. Variants include combat drones armed with pulse carbines and grenade launchers designed to suppress infantry, drones with missile pod to assist the {{BFG}} wielding Broadside Battlesuit Teams, shield drones to absorb incoming fire, sniper models and the new shielded missile drones specifically designed to protect and assist the equally new [[HumongousMecha XV104 Riptide Battlesuit]]. They all kinda resemble large, heavily-armed frisbees (some fans even refer to them as "Frisbees of Death" or occasionally "Bin-Lids").
1st Aug '16 4:55:50 PM Willbyr
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28th Jul '16 1:20:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* Since space combat takes place too fast for humans to make a difference, all warships in 'VideoGame/'MissionCritical'' deploy drones for attack and defense. The ships themselves are armed with [[PointDefenseless point-defense]] lasers, but they prove useless against fast-moving drones and are only good at taking out anti-ship missiles. One of the plot arcs in the game is the use of an experimental serum that allows you to take control over your ship's drones and destroy the enemy.

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* Since space combat takes place too fast for humans to make a difference, all warships in 'VideoGame/'MissionCritical'' ''VideoGame/MissionCritical'' deploy drones for attack and defense. The ships themselves are armed with [[PointDefenseless point-defense]] lasers, but they prove useless against fast-moving drones and are only good at taking out anti-ship missiles. One of the plot arcs in the game is the use of an experimental serum that allows you to take control over your ship's drones and destroy the enemy.
28th Jul '16 1:19:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* Since space combat takes place too fast for humans to make a difference, all warships in ''MissionCritical'' deploy drones for attack and defense. The ships themselves are armed with [[PointDefenseless point-defense]] lasers, but they prove useless against fast-moving drones and are only good at taking out anti-ship missiles. One of the plot arcs in the game is the use of an experimental serum that allows you to take control over your ship's drones and destroy the enemy.

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* Since space combat takes place too fast for humans to make a difference, all warships in ''MissionCritical'' 'VideoGame/'MissionCritical'' deploy drones for attack and defense. The ships themselves are armed with [[PointDefenseless point-defense]] lasers, but they prove useless against fast-moving drones and are only good at taking out anti-ship missiles. One of the plot arcs in the game is the use of an experimental serum that allows you to take control over your ship's drones and destroy the enemy.
12th Jul '16 1:36:01 AM jormis29
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* The squad sentry and recon drones in ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]''. The former is much more useful than the latter, as it needs a complicated lock-on to attack enemies.

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* The squad sentry and recon drones in ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]''.''VideoGame/Battlefield2142''. The former is much more useful than the latter, as it needs a complicated lock-on to attack enemies.
27th Jun '16 11:00:25 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has Manhacks, deployed by Combine soldiers, vicious little flying robots that consist of a camera eye and a buzzsaw. Manhacks are mainly used for riot control, and often fly about in swarms, shredding any hostile they encounter.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has Manhacks, deployed by Combine soldiers, vicious little flying robots that consist of a camera eye and a buzzsaw. Manhacks are mainly used for riot control, and often fly about in swarms, shredding any hostile they encounter. Gordon can use the Gravity Gun to catch them and send them flying into walls or into Combine soldiers themselves. They can also be used as floating buzz saws to limited effect.



** The RobotBuddy ED-E in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has this function, along with mobile storage and crafting tools. Ulysses, the boss of ''Lonesome Road'', is supported by a pair of respawning Eyebots, which also provide repair and healing services to him.

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** The RobotBuddy ED-E in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has this function, along with mobile storage and crafting tools. tools with more added in ''Lonesome Road'' provided the Couirer has found them. Ulysses, the final boss of ''Lonesome Road'', is supported by a pair of respawning Eyebots, which also provide repair and healing services to him.him. This is bad because he is the single toughest boss in game[[note]]He has 100 skill in Guns, Melee Weapons, and Explosives, and 880 minimum to 1030 maximum hit points[[/note]], and you have a horde of Marked Men trying to kill you at the same time.
27th Jun '16 10:17:37 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise has a few examples of attack drones. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', you encounter an enemy that throws out these two little balls that somehow turn into [[DoppelgangerAttack holographic clones]] of him that can kill you with their holographic guns and can take a lot more damage than he can, though the technology is never seen again (probably [[LostTechnology Forerunner tech]] the Covenant couldn't reverse-engineer). In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' backstory though, this is taken to the extreme, with two ridiculously advanced Forerunner AIs duking it out with fleets of thousands of drone [[StandardSciFiFleet capital ships]] which are commandeered by the AIs after their crews die. Supplementary materials also reveal that some of the UNSC fighter-craft you see in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' are actually [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/F-99_Unmanned_Combat_Aerial_Vehicle unmanned drones]]. Additionally, there are a number of other types of attack drones mentioned in the ExpandedUniverse.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise has a few examples of attack drones. drones:
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In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', you encounter an enemy that throws out these two little balls that somehow turn into [[DoppelgangerAttack holographic clones]] of him that can kill you with their holographic guns and can take a lot more damage than he can, though the technology is never seen again (probably [[LostTechnology Forerunner tech]] the Covenant couldn't reverse-engineer). reverse-engineer).
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In the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' backstory though, told in the terminals, this is taken to the extreme, with two ridiculously advanced Forerunner AIs [=AIs=] duking it out with fleets of thousands of drone [[StandardSciFiFleet capital ships]] which are commandeered by the AIs [=AIs=] after their crews die. Supplementary materials also reveal that some of the UNSC fighter-craft you see in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' are actually [[http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/F-99_Unmanned_Combat_Aerial_Vehicle unmanned drones]]. Additionally, drones]].
** Besides from the ones seen in the games,
there are a number of other types of attack drones mentioned in the ExpandedUniverse.
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