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Order of War (Windows)

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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 A new campaign allows the player to choose between the Allied or Axis force.
Order of War Windows The town of Sainte Mere-Eglise has been secured
Order of War Windows Introduction to the historical context of the chosen mission
Order of War Windows Main menu

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The Press Says

1UP Jun 10, 2009 B+ 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 30, 2009 81 out of 100 81
Play.tm Sep 25, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 05, 2009 7.1 out of 10 71
Eurogamer.es Oct 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
AceGamez 2009 7 out of 10 70
Gamer.nl Nov 03, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Onlinewelten.de Oct 01, 2009 67 out of 100 67
games xtreme Oct 21, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Shark Sep 28, 2009 C+ 58

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Patrick Bregger (119837) added Order of War (Windows) on May 21, 2010