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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 Planning to escape in a german plane (note how rooftops go transparent when you enter the structure with your soldiers)
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows An example of the destructible terrain, shot 2 of 3.  The vehicle explosion sets off a chain reaction.
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows An Alamo situation that three Russians have fought their way out of, leaving behind bodies and burned out vehicles.
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows German campaign (there are four campaigns to choose from)

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Alternate Titles

  • "战士:二战英雄" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "В тылу врага" -- Russian spelling
  • "Soldiers: Ludzie Honoru" -- Polish title
  • "Sõdurid: II Maailmasõja kangelased" -- Estonian title
  • "Outfront" -- Working title

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2404.org PC Gaming Nov 14, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN Jun 28, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Aug 11, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamesmania.de Jul 19, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Jun 28, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Génération 4 Sep, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Computer Bild Spiele Aug, 2004 2.07 out of 6 79
Next Level Gaming Jul 06, 2004 75 out of 100 75
GameSpy Jul 20, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Kabushi (257787) added Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (Windows) on Jan 16, 2005