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Crimes of War (Windows)

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Description

In ÜberSoldier Karl Stolz destroyed the ZE1-Complex in which the ÜberMacht revived the dead and produced ÜberSoldiers. The opposition believed the war to be won, but soon they learned, much to their surprise, the location of the producer of T9, the substance that keeps the ÜberSoldiers under control. Even though the ZE1-Complex has been destroyed, the drug is still a serious threat and so Karl Stolz and Maria Schneider go in to end the war once and for all.

Along the way, Stoltz will depend on his ÜberSoldier powers to help him survive. Headshots power up his bullet shield, which temporarily makes him invincible to enemy fire. Slashing enemies in the head with his knife provides extra health. The gameplay is classic, no-frills shooting. You have five weapon slots for a pistol, rifle, machinegun, rocket launcher, and grenade but you can only carry one type of every gun at the same time.

The game features a multiplayer mode for up to 16 players featuring Deathmatch, Team Deatmatch and ÜberMesser Deathmatch. ÜberMesser Deathmatch pits the opponents against each other only armed with the knife.

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Crimes of War Windows Reloading in front of an enemy is fatal! When you get hit by enemy fire a red arc indicator shows the direction the shot came from
Crimes of War Windows Based on how many headshots or melee attacks you scored, you gain experience points which after completing levels you have to spend on improving your character on various aspects
Crimes of War Windows German soldiers were especially trained in car chases...
Crimes of War Windows Dietrich's squad executes a team of Nazi scientists. Dietrich is the big guy on the left with the red glowing eyes and the coolest uniform in the game :)

Alternate Titles

  • "Восточный Фронт: Крах Анненербе" -- Russian spelling
  • "ÜberSoldier II: The End of Hitler" -- Working title
  • "ÜberSoldier II" -- German title

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The Press Says

Shooterplanet Dec 19, 2007 79 out of 100 79
IGN Aug 22, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot Sep 29, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Vortex Sep, 2008 65 out of 100 65
gameZine (UK) Jun 27, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Dec 27, 2007 57 out of 100 57
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 07, 2007 55 out of 100 55
CanardPC Jun 01, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Yiya Mar 01, 2008 C 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 04, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

German version

There are a few changes in the German version:
  • All blood effects were removed.
  • Corpses can't be shot and ragdoll effects on them were removed.
  • Various scripted sequences during the game were removed, .e.g. a sequence with burning scientists in the T9 lab.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

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Sicarius (61028) added Crimes of War (Windows) on Dec 05, 2007