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Making History: The Calm & The Storm is a turn-based grand strategy World War 2 game. It places the player in the reins of a major power during the 1936-1945 era, and asks them to guide their country to survival and prosperity. Five scenarios are included, each with a different start date, and all with historically researched troop and resource levels.

Gameplay is divided into military, diplomatic, domestic, and economic areas, with each area affecting the others. Players must choose between improving industries or researching new technologies, controlling the air or controlling the seas, and ceding territories or declaring war, all while contending with over 80 independent AI countries.


Making History: The Calm & The Storm Windows Checking international relationships while heavy battles take place in Poland
Making History: The Calm & The Storm Windows Germany, as known as the 3rd Reich during that time
Making History: The Calm & The Storm Windows Now you are mine!
Making History: The Calm & The Storm Windows Sending bombers on a support mission

Alternate Titles

  • "Strategic War Command" -- German title
  • "Making History: Передел мира" -- Russian title

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Apr 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Out Of Eight Mar 29, 2007 6 out of 8 75
Absolute Games ( Apr 19, 2007 71 out of 99 72
IGN May 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Apr 06, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68
Armchair Empire, The May 11, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
1UP Apr 03, 2007 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2007 41 out of 100 41


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This game has an Education version, designed specifically for a high-school level history classroom setting. It was featured on CBS' The Early Show on March 28, 2007.

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yonger (32) added Making History: The Calm & The Storm (Windows) on Mar 27, 2007