Theatre of War (Windows)

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Theatre of War is a real-time strategy game that allows the player to experience the major conflicts of WWII. There are five campaigns from five different points of view: Germany, France, Russia, Poland, & Allies (U.S. and England). Controllable units include tanks and other vehicles, anti-tank guns, infantry squads and more.

The game models realistic ballistics for all projectiles, meaning that it calculates not only a realistic trajectory, but also considers terminal ballistics when calculating the effect on the target, including things like angle of incidence, velocity, and projectile properties. Things like armor thickness and slope are also included in the equation. Likewise, the player has detailed control over individual unit behavior, right down to the individual soldier.

The game can be played off-line in a single-player campaign that offers more than 40 missions or on-line in multiplayer mode against up to seven other players.


Theatre of War Windows Forces management screen: you current troops to the right, reserves and captured trophies to the left.
Theatre of War Windows IL-2 Sturmovik engine still can render nice views.
Theatre of War Windows Entrenchment
Theatre of War Windows Statistics screen. Here you can raise skills of your soldiers, give them new rank or award with decoration.

Alternate Titles

  • "Вторая мировая" -- Russian spelling
  • "WWII RTS" -- Working title
  • "Wartime Command: Battle for Europe 1939-1945" -- Working title
  • "Theatre of War: Pola Zagłady" -- Polish title
  • "Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939-1945" -- Working title

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TTGamer Apr 26, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target May 07, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2007 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 15, 2007 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot May 15, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
Entertainmentopia May 16, 2007 B 75
GameStar (Germany) May 30, 2007 70 out of 100 70 Nov 28, 2007 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games ( Nov 06, 2006 70 out of 100 70
1UP Jun 12, 2007 4 out of 10 40


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Development took five years(not that this meant the game had less bugs).

Game built on modified IL-2 Sturmovik engine.
Jason Cisarano (76) added Theatre of War (Windows) on May 17, 2007