Order of War (Windows)

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Teen
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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 Introduction to the historical context of the chosen mission
Order of War Windows Tutorial complete! Now let's move on to serious business...
Order of War Windows Overview of the tutorial map
Order of War Windows Loading screen

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click click, drag and then click again then yawn. Thekwane Black (34) 2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Oct 06, 2009 8.25 out of 10 82
Game Captain Oct 07, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Fragland.net 2009 80 out of 100 80
Play.tm Sep 25, 2009 80 out of 100 80
InsideGamer Oct 04, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Digital Chumps Oct 10, 2009 7.4 out of 10 74
Eurogamer.es Oct 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Oct 11, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Game industry News (GiN) 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Gamer UK Oct 06, 2009 5 out of 10 50

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Patrick Bregger (133530) added Order of War (Windows) on May 21, 2010