War Front: Turning Point (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
75
Critic Score
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4.3
User Score
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Description

War Front: Turning Point takes place in an alternate universe where Hitler is assassinated during WWII during a phase of Russian expansion. The replacement German leader unites Germany with the Allies in an effort to defeat the Russians. The story is played out in cutscenes with a B-Movie feel in terms of delivery and dialogue.

This is your standard base building and resource collecting RTS like Command & Conquer and Warcraft. Building a plethora of units and ploughing them at the enemy is the main course of gameplay.

The game features most of the standard World War 2 units (Shermans, Me-262s, rocket launchers) and (like Command & Conquer: Generals) hero units with special abilities, such as extra damage or stronger armor). New weapons add a sci-fi element: The Allies have earthquake bombs and shield boosters; the Germans have armored Mechs and ultra-destructive Zeppelins; the Russians have ice bombs (which freezes everything in sight) and underground carriers for a stealth element. You can take control of specific units FPS-style, but be careful not to lose sight of the bigger picture.

The single player mission allows the player to play the Allied or German side. There are primary and secondary objectives; primary usually involves destroying a base, but secondary will often improve your situation in later missions. In multiplayer, the player will be allowed to play Allied, German and Russian.

Screenshots

War Front: Turning Point Windows V1 and V2 launch facilities.
War Front: Turning Point Windows The campaign mode starts with the 'Liberation of London'
War Front: Turning Point Windows There's a long animation at the start of the game that's quite well done. Lots of stirring music, detailed characters, planes and big tanks
War Front: Turning Point Windows Roland Hellmann, the hero of the German campaign, together with some Panther tanks.

Alternate Titles

  • "War Front: Другая Мировая" -- Russian spelling
  • "War Front: Punkt Zwrotny" -- Polish title

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Critic Reviews

Gamesmania.de Feb 01, 2007 86 out of 100 86
PC Guru Apr, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Eurogamer.de Feb 13, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Yahoo! Games Feb 20, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Action Mar 14, 2007 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2007 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Feb 17, 2007 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Mar 02, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GamePro (US) Feb 28, 2007 3.5 out of 5 70
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 13, 2007 14 out of 20 70

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Karthik KANE (460) added War Front: Turning Point (Windows) on Mar 19, 2007