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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 An example of the destructible terrain, shot 1 of 3.  That is a Russian Katyusha MLRS (see its handiwork in another screenshot) on fire.
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Checking at the mission objectives
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Stealing one of the Panzers to help you on your mission, though soon destroyed by bazookas
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Allied plane carrying paratroopers shot down by the German AA guns

Promo Images

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Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Screenshot
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Screenshot
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Screenshot

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
IGN Jun 28, 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
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 15, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Jul 19, 2005 82 out of 100 82
games xtreme Aug 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Génération 4 Sep, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Joystick (French) Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Kabushi (173000) added Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (Windows) on Jan 16, 2005