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Men of War (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 3.4

The Press Says

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Game Shark
Ultimately, if it sounds like I'm biased towards this game simply because it has provided me with some awesome co-op play, it's because I am. I want developers to see that these kinds of games work brilliantly in a co-operative environment, and that we want to see more of them. It's not a perfect game by any accounts, but it's by far one of the better titles in my collection, and one I'm proud to recommend to fans of either action or strategy games. Do yourself a favor and ferry this game over to an impromptu LAN party the moment you pick it up - you won't regret it.
90 (UK)
It does its stunning storytelling on the hoof and on the battlefield. It writes its dramas in blood, and fire, and bullets. Buy this game and you're buying a thousand spontaneous war stories. Buy it and you are buying that rare thing - a military RTS that doesn't have to bow and scrape in the presence of the magnificent Company of Heroes.
L’esperienza single player di Man of War è lunga e intensa (difficilmente sarà possibile completare le tre campagne in meno di 30 ore di gioco) e il multiplayer ne raddoppia la già notevole longevità, con un’ampia possibilità di scelta fra le varie modalità di gioco e un numero di mappe elevato, destinato a crescere grazie all’aggiunta (gratuita) dell’editor ufficiale.
PC Format (UK)
It’s hard. Really hard. Even playing on the easy setting, the game still regularly hoofed my slovenly, non-military balls all across war-torn Europe. I never felt at any point like they were doing a Yoda and wanting the impossible, but still after playing through a mission for an hour only to fail right at the end tends to stop you wanting to go through that all again right away…
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Overall, I’d say I like Men of War. It’s not a stellar performer like I had hoped it would be, but the foundation is good, there’s a lot of game to play and the challenge should appeal to a minor cross-section of masochists out there looking to get “whupped on.” If you’re an RTS fan who wants a little more control over a game, you should probably pick this up.
Cyber Stratege
Voilà une bonne surprise dans un domaine où on se croyait blasé ! Moins spectaculaire que Company of Heroes, mais plus tactique, Men of War se rapproche du réalisme d’un Close Combat, le tout avec une réalisation moderne. Des campagnes bien pensées, un multi captivant et un petit souci d’originalité, que du bon !
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Diepgang en plezier troef in deze eigengereide game. De onvolmaaktheden nemen we er graag bij.
Lo peor de Men of War puede ser lo desbordante que resulta en algunas ocasiones, debido a la gran cantidad de unidades a controlar en intervalos cortos de tiempo, y la baja calidad de los vídeos que se muestran entre misión y misión. Por lo demás, nos encontramos ante un digno representante de los juegos de estrategia ambientados en la II Guerra Mundial, y de pleno derecho. Un título que vale la pena probar, e incluso jugar durante más de un par de misiones. Poco a poco se le va cogiendo el gusto, y seguro que te entra el gusanillo y acabas por terminar todas las campañas con cada uno de los bandos.
Vandal Online
Para acabar, cabe mencionar la música, bien escogida y los efectos de sonido entre los que destacan los gritos, en el idioma nativo del ejército, que se oyen durante la batalla. Un punto negativo del juego sería la inteligencia artificial, que en algunos momentos del juego brilla por su ausencia aunque en general el juego mantiene un buen ritmo y enseguida es capaz de enganchar al jugador.
PC Games (Germany)
Wer Missionen und Atmosphäre genießen will, sollte aber Erfahrung und Ausdauer mitbringen. Men of War ist für Anfänger eine der frustrierendsten Strategie-Erfahrungen der letzten Jahre. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist enorm hoch. Hinzu kommt, dass teilweise Missionsziele falsch angezeigt werden und die Wegfindung Ihrer Panzer bei Gruppenbewegungen oder Hindernissen aussetzt. Diese kleinen Bugs treten aber recht selten auf und behindern nicht den Spielfluss. Wer sich auf eine harte Nuss einstellt, der bekommt mit Men of War Futter für Monate!
Dejando de lado que tengas más o menos afinidad por dicha parafernalia o que estés hasta los santos barones de revivir una y otra vez la dichosa Segunda Guerra Mundial, Men of War consigue encumbrarse como un muy buen título de acción/estrategia táctica en tiempo real para PC , lo que finalmente le hace merecedor de una palmadita en la espalda.
Men of War is not for everyone. It's not even for every fan of real-time strategy. The high level of challenge and the more realistic handling of combat goes against many of the current conventions of the real-time strategy genre. Toss in some unreliable pathfinding and a surplus of micromanagement tasks, and even the hardcore crowd might balk at picking this one up. But there is a segment of the gaming public out there who is looking for exactly this kind of experience (well, maybe without the awful pathfinding) and for them, Men of War will be a revelation. It's like watching all your favorite war movies play out in front of your eyes. Is it tedious and hard as hell? You bet it is, but it offers a view of combat that's every bit as thrilling as the more accessible strategy games that dominate the sales charts.
Men of War è un titolo di strategia di nicchia, che sicuramente non raccoglierà un grande successo tra le masse, ma che per gli appassionati, specialmente i fanatici della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, rappresenterà un piccolo, appariscente diamante grezzo. Alcuni problemi di fondo vanno ad inficiare parecchio la giocabilità del titolo e porteranno i più a disinstallare questi titolo, ma per chi avrà la forza di insistere e di guardare oltre questi difetti, siamo sicuri troverà un titolo non solo dall'elevatissima rigiocabilità, ma anche in grado di mettere alla prova, realmente, le abilità del giocatore. Cosa che è, nell'attuale panorama dei videogiochi per PC, piuttosto rara.
Die Dschungel-Atmosphäre, die Men of Valor aufbaut, ist einzigartig. Und atmosphärisch dichte Spiele sind mir immer lieber als die technisch perfekten, bei denen aber der Funke nicht überspringt. Doch die Art und Weise, wie Men of Valor mich durch seine Rahmenhandlung schubst, ist zu viel des Guten. So freut man sich nicht mehr über die Story, sondern empfindet sie als Ärgernis. Was dann bleibt, ist ein zwar unterhaltsamer, aber spielerisch nur durchschnittlicher Shooter klassischer Machart.
GameStar (Germany)
Men Of War ist nichts für Einsteiger, soviel steht fest. Doch Profistrategen kommen dank des durchdachten Spielprinzips voll auf ihre Kosten: Sie verbeißen sich in die taktisch fordernden Solo- und Mehrspieler-Gefechte, feilen an der Ausrüstung ihrer Soldaten, rücken vorsichtig vor -- und stören sich auch nicht an der drögen Präsentation. Wer bislang wenig Taktikerfahrung hat, sollte erstmal einen Blick auf die Demo werfen.
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Van de direct control-feature tot de historisch accuraat gemodelleerde voertuigen, Men of War zal de RTS-fans die geboeid zijn door de Tweede Wereldoorlog zeker aanspreken. De steile leercurve zal voor velen al voor een stevige uitdaging zorgen, maar het is net die noodzakelijke volharding en het doorzettingsvermogen die Men of War uniek maken.
From the direct-control feature to the lovingly replicated historical vehicles, Men of War is full of well-crafted details that should make it especially appealing to history buffs. The steep learning curve alone will be enough to keep some players from enjoying everything that Men of War has to offer, but the reward for perseverance is a WWII campaign experience like no other game on the market.
Even hardcore RTS fans will be torn about this one, adopting a “take it or leave it” approach. Those that take it will be fighting an uphill battle, one that will reward the persistent tactical player above all others.
Aufgrund des enormen Schwierigkeitsgrads und der nicht mehr ganz aktuellen Grafik können wir Men of War eigentlich nur echten Hardcore-Strategen ans Herz legen. Die werden dafür wohl wirklich viel Freunde mit dem Titel haben, da er überdurchschnittlichen Tiefgang und einen anständigen Multiplayer-Modus bietet, in dem man sein taktisches Geschick dann noch monatelang mit anderen messen kann.
Total PC Gaming
Despite its shortcomings, Men Of War is still a quality strategic experience with many fine features, but you simply can’t help but wonder what might have been had Best Way expended as much effort on presentation and polish as it has on innovation and intensity.
Cheat Code Central
Men of War is not going to appeal to the casual gamer. Only hardcores will be willing to attempt to crack this nut – it almost cracked this nut.