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Fight as British, Americans, Russians or Germans through more than 30 challenging missions across Europe in this tactical 3D isometric Real Time Strategy game. Although it might sound like a typical World War II RTS, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II has some features that makes it unique.

The most distinct feature is Direct Control that allows you to precisely command your units and vehicles (such as a tank or a jeep), with the arrow keys to move and mouse to aim with. This gives the the feel of an old time arcade action game. Note that this is not like other action-strategy games (i.e. Battlezone) that changes the perspective to an first person view, but keeps the isometric view throughout the game.

Other features that sets it apart from the RTS norm is the advanced physics engine that allows everything to be destroyed and a hit system where for example tanks take more damage from the rear than from the front (no energy bars like in other RTS games). This gives the game additional depth to the tactical mechanics of the game. Things like these in combination with the openness of each map makes sure that there is always several ways to complete each mission. The game also features an inventory system similar to RPGs, with a drag and drop interface. This allows you to pick up equipment from fallen enemy soldiers.

Screenshots

Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows After stopping but not destroying German Tiger tank, it may be a good idea to repair it and commandeer the vehicle as German tanks outdo Allied in so many ways
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Taking out the bridge with a little help of German Nebelwerfer rocket-firing gun
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Remember, only you can prevent forest fires!  This one was started with a tank's HE round.
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows An example of the destructible terrain, shot 1 of 3.  That is a Russian Katyusha MLRS (see its handiwork in another screenshot) on fire.

Alternate Titles

  • "战士:二战英雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "В тылу врага" -- Russian spelling
  • "Soldiers: Ludzie Honoru" -- Polish title
  • "Sõdurid: II Maailmasõja kangelased" -- Estonian title
  • "Outfront" -- Working title

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Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2004 91 out of 100 91
Fragland.net Jul 16, 2004 87.2 out of 100 87
Gamigo Jul 28, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Zone Benelux Aug, 2004 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2004 84 out of 100 84
games xtreme Aug 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Yahoo! Games Jul 02, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Jun 28, 2004 80 out of 100 80
GameElite.se Jul 28, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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Kabushi (156769) added Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (Windows) on Jan 16, 2005