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Talvisota: Icy Hell is an RTS re-enactment of the Winter War. Including campaigns for both Russian and the Finnish, you can partake in the faithfully re-enacted events of the Winter War.

Unlike usual RTSes, Talvisota: Icy Hell does not have any resource management but instead, it concentrates solely on the strategy aspect. The game is mouse-controlled with keyboard shortcuts like any other modern RTS. Realism has been taken into account as you can only take out enemy tanks with other tanks or specialized anti-tank units. Building units is out of the question, as you have to deal with what you're given in the beginning of the mission, but completing side-missions can rank you up and give you additional units to work with.

The missions are redrawn from real events and you are given historical lessons during missions as introductions to the missions. Talvisota: Icy Hell does not have multiplay support.


Talvisota: Icy Hell Windows Mission description
Talvisota: Icy Hell Windows Mission objectives
Talvisota: Icy Hell Windows Main menu
Talvisota: Icy Hell Windows Russian campaign

Promo Images

Talvisota: Icy Hell Screenshot Valtaamisryhmä lähestyy Mannerheimin linjan suurinta bunkkeria, "Miljoonalinnaketta" (Sj 5), Summa-Lähde
Talvisota: Icy Hell Screenshot RKKA:n (työläisten ja talonpoikien punainen armeija) joukkojen leiri Suurniemen lähettyvillä
Talvisota: Icy Hell Screenshot Suomalaiset sotilaat tarkastavat raskaan strategisen TB-3 pommikoneen jäännöksiä, Taipale
Talvisota: Icy Hell Screenshot Yleiskuva sotatapahtumista neuvostoliittolaiskampanjan ensimmäisen tehtävän (missionin) sektorilla.

Alternate Titles

  • "Talvisota: Ледяной ад" -- Russian title

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Absolute Games ( Dec 26, 2007 67 out of 100 67
Pelit Dec, 2008 66 out of 100 66


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- Talvisota: Icy Hell is based on Blitzkrieg by Nival Interactive.

- The game was in development since 2004 and ready in 2005, but due to problems finding a publisher it wasn't released until 2007.

- The full version of the game was released as a free download by the developer on November 30, 2005, the day when the war between the Soviet Union and Finland had started.

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Daedolon (5172) added Talvisota: Icy Hell (Windows) on Nov 21, 2008