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War Front: Turning Point (Windows)

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75
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Description

War Front: Turning Point takes place in an alternate universe where Hitler is assassinated during WWII during a phase of Russian expansion. The replacement German leader unites Germany with the Allies in an effort to defeat the Russians. The story is played out in cutscenes with a B-Movie feel in terms of delivery and dialogue.

This is your standard base building and resource collecting RTS like Command & Conquer and Warcraft. Building a plethora of units and ploughing them at the enemy is the main course of gameplay.

The game features most of the standard World War 2 units (Shermans, Me-262s, rocket launchers) and (like Command & Conquer: Generals) hero units with special abilities, such as extra damage or stronger armor). New weapons add a sci-fi element: The Allies have earthquake bombs and shield boosters; the Germans have armored Mechs and ultra-destructive Zeppelins; the Russians have ice bombs (which freezes everything in sight) and underground carriers for a stealth element. You can take control of specific units FPS-style, but be careful not to lose sight of the bigger picture.

The single player mission allows the player to play the Allied or German side. There are primary and secondary objectives; primary usually involves destroying a base, but secondary will often improve your situation in later missions. In multiplayer, the player will be allowed to play Allied, German and Russian.

Screenshots

War Front: Turning Point Windows The game's main menu screen. The background picture keeps changing while the game waits for player input
War Front: Turning Point Windows Primary mission achieved but, wouldn't you just know it, there's more to the mission than just reaching the old base.
War Front: Turning Point Windows New soldiers have been trained. In this game a rallying point can be placed so that all new soldiers go there automatically. Squads can be created and assigned to the numbered buttons in the top right
War Front: Turning Point Windows The game has a very good Tutorial Mode.

Alternate Titles

  • "War Front: Другая Мировая" -- Russian spelling
  • "War Front: Punkt Zwrotny" -- Polish title

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The Press Says

Gamesmania Feb 01, 2007 86 out of 100 86
PC Powerplay Feb, 2007 83 out of 100 83
Eurogamer.de Feb 13, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Mar 01, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamer 2.0 Feb 28, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
4Players.de Feb 05, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Armchair Empire, The Mar 14, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Mar 02, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GamersHell.com Apr 12, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Entertainment Depot, The Apr 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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Karthik KANE (460) added War Front: Turning Point (Windows) on Mar 19, 2007