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Order of War (Windows)

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Perspective
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72
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3.6
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Description

Order of War is a real-time strategy game set in World War II, more precisely the last phase in 1944. In two campaigns the player either takes the role of the Germany which try to stop the Russians at the Eastern Front or the Allies which progress from the west. There are overall 18 campaign missions and six individual ones.

There is no base building in the classical sense, the main focus lies on fast battles with a lot of units. Every map has several control points, e.g. bridges or intersections, which play an important part because every conquered control points gives more resources. These can be used to order reinforcements. A game is won if one side captures all control points or wipes all enemy troops out. Depending on the player's performance he receives points which can be reinvested into upgrades for armor, accuracy, range of sight and other categories. Because of the high body count surviving units don't carry over to the next mission and the upgrades automatically count for every unit.

The fast nature of gameplay gets supported by the lack of special tactics - the player has the usual range of tanks, infantry and artillery to his disposal. These have unlimited ammo which minimizes micromanagement. A unique feature is the optional cinematic camera: when activated it automatically jumps from one battle scene to another.

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Order of War Windows The town of Sainte Mere-Eglise has been secured
Order of War Windows In the main menu, different locations are shown on the map
Order of War Windows Awards are given for completed objectives.
Order of War Windows In-depth details about some of the units

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The Press Says

1UP Jun 10, 2009 B+ 83
GameZone Sep 21, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Play.tm Sep 25, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Gameswelt Sep 30, 2009 78 out of 100 78
Gamers.at Sep 25, 2009 76 out of 100 76
InsideGamer Oct 04, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Sep 18, 2009 74 out of 100 74
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 05, 2009 7.1 out of 10 71
AceGamez 2009 7 out of 10 70
HonestGamers Nov 02, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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Patrick Bregger (123787) added Order of War (Windows) on May 21, 2010