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Theatre of War (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Theatre of War Windows IL-2 Sturmovik engine still can render nice views.
Theatre of War Windows Poland campaign map
Theatre of War Windows German armored car
Theatre of War Windows Entrenchment

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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The Press Says

Gaming Target May 07, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
PC 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
GameStar (Germany) May 30, 2007 70 out of 100 70
IGN May 16, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Playfuls May 15, 2007 6.3 out of 10 63
YouGamers Jun 20, 2007 60 out of 100 60
Giery.eu Aug 28, 2007 21 out of 40 52
1UP Jun 12, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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