Men of War (Windows)

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Men of War is a real-time World War II strategy game and the sequel to Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (2004) and Faces of War (2006). This tactical game focuses on micro management of different groups on various scenarios on the battlefield. It consists of three campaigns, for Russia, Germany and the United States. Missions are varied and consist of goals such as establishing a beach head, infiltrating an area, and more, mixing battles with gunfire with a more stealthy approach. Next to general scenarios there are also known ones such as the Omaha Beach landing. Many of the options delve deeper than other strategy games, down to equipping and retrieving fuel for vehicles, ammunition for soldiers, or hiding bodies to avoid getting spotted. Enemy weapons can also be captured and put to use.

The game is presented as a 3D world where almost any object can be realistically destroyed. The game mixes classic RTS gameplay with elements from such games as Commandos or Company of Heroes. Soldiers can take advantage of the terrain's vegetation and buildings to seek cover. Many missions are played with small groups of soldiers, but there are also large-scale battles with multiple vehicles and aircraft, allies, and reinforcements. Players can group units into squads, provide orders and have the computer AI assist in basic actions. For firing, this includes aimed shots, suppressive fire or melee attacks, while units can also heal, take different positions (stand, prone), hold positions, move or fire at will, sweep mines, inject morphine, disable artillery pieces, reload weapons or unload them to use different ammunition, and much more. There are different types of soldiers and they each have different proficiencies for the range of available guns, as well as a complete inventory just like RPG games. Because of the complexity, the game speed can be adapted so as not to lose control.

Through the direct control mode already present in the previous games, it is possible to dive into any unit to steer and fire from an arcade perspective, taking part in the battle directly. Multiplayer is available through LAN and internet games. Online games have ranked servers as the game keeps track of the player's overall performance.


Men of War Windows Title Screen
Men of War Windows Main Menu
Men of War Windows Closeup
Men of War Windows Tactical mission map

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Game Shark Apr 07, 2009 A- 91 (UK) Feb 25, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Cyber Stratege Feb 24, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Apr 15, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Mar 21, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN Mar 17, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Nov 17, 2004 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Mar 05, 2009 76 out of 100 76
Total PC Gaming Apr 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Cheat Code Central 2009 2.8 out of 5 56


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German version

In the German version all blood is coloured black.

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Sciere (319577) added Men of War (Windows) on Jul 24, 2009