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Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (Windows)

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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.


Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Artillery is a potent force, and the visual rewards due to big explosions in this game are spectacular.
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Sneaking behind the lighthouse, gotta find a way to steal that gunboat and put those torpedoes to a good use
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Two British soldiers hold out against an overwhelming German onslaught
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Checking at the mission objectives

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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Digital Entertainment News (den) Jul 04, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Aug 11, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamigo Jul 28, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Jun 28, 2004 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Jun 30, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Watcher Sep 10, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Next Level Gaming Jul 06, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Thunderbolt Games Sep 19, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Joystick (French) Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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Kabushi (133390) added Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (Windows) on Jan 16, 2005