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Civilization as we know has been wiped out by a incurable genetically engineered virus. Political chaos and public panic forces countries to take drastic measures to control infected populations: Death counts take toll by the millions as countries launch nuclear warheads to their own virus-infected cities. The main plot revolves around a small group of soldiers and scientists that managed to survive in a military bunker. After ten years solitary confinement, depression and boredom, the group decide to take their chances in the real world.

Soldiers of Anarchy is a real-time squad-based strategy game set in the near future. The perspective is top-down with full rotating camera action and gameplay similar to Command & Conquer. The game uses a mission-based system supported by a full continuing plot (full voice-overs) of the surviving soldiers... and their mission to find out what the real world has turned into. Each mission has different objectives in accordance to the pre-set game plot. Optional (usually unmentioned) sub-quests may be found during each mission.

Characters have minor RPG attributes (not enough to qualify for the RPG genre) such as speciality skills improvements (ie. Heavy weapons, Explosives, Medical, etc.) including a paper-doll inventory sheet to equip weapons and items.

Starting with almost no equipment, your soldiers will loot weapons and vehicles as the game progresses. Progress in the game will enable your team to access more elements in the game. After the 2nd mission for example, the team gains access to basic military base facilities: buy and sell weapons and equipment; equip and upgrade your military vehicles; gear-up team members before the next mission.

Vehicles range from various land based APCs, tanks, helicopters and fighter planes. These vehicles however must be operated (driven/piloted) manually by your team members.


Soldiers of Anarchy Windows Stock - trade: meet up with the local Seeker (Trader) and trade weapons, ammo, vehicles and other gear!
Soldiers of Anarchy Windows Lab - medical care: heal soldiers wounded from the previous mission.
Soldiers of Anarchy Windows Tactic room - mission briefing: info on the objectives of the next mission.
Soldiers of Anarchy Windows Lab - hormone treatment: increase the heath stat of your soldiers. Upgraded health bars will show as a white bar in comparison to the standard green bar.

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Alternate Titles

  • "盟军最前线" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Солдаты анархии" -- Russian title
  • "SoA" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Resistance & Unborn" -- Working title
  • "Natural Freedom" -- Working Title

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Critic Reviews Jan 07, 2003 87 out of 100 87
PC Action Jan 13, 2003 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2002 81 out of 100 81 Dec 13, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Withingames Aug 08, 2003 4 out of 5 80
IGN Nov 13, 2002 8 out of 10 80
ActionTrip Oct 31, 2002 74 out of 100 74 Nov 28, 2002 14 out of 20 70 Jul 02, 2003 14 out of 20 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Early in the game, you might come across a crashed Hummer and a skeleton resting near it, with a mailbag full of rotted away letters. This is a reference to the post-apocalyptic novel "The Postman."

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Raymond Scott (40) added Soldiers of Anarchy (Windows) on Jan 12, 2003