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 German campaign (there are four campaigns to choose from)
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Be prepared, when you start shooting around, enemy troops will come at you from all sides
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Two British soldiers hold out against an overwhelming German onslaught
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows A German night attack, with a Churchill tank that has been caught unawares, and paid the price.

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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Critic Reviews Jul 16, 2004 87.2 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) Aug 21, 2004 86 out of 100 86
IGN Jun 28, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Worth Playing Aug 11, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Zone Benelux Aug, 2004 84 out of 100 84 Jul 19, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Game Watcher Sep 10, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpy Jul 20, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Thunderbolt Games Sep 19, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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Kabushi (139007) added Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (Windows) on Jan 16, 2005