Strategic War in Europe is a turn-based grand strategy game where the player can take command of one (or more) of 25 countries, taking part in the second World War. The countries are divided into three groups: Allies, Axis, and the communist USSR. The game has six scenarios spanning the time between 1939-1944, as well as 1945 where the Axis are defeated and the Allies are fighting against the Communists. The battleground is Europe and North Africa with a hexagonal map of 68 hexes wide and 47 hexes high. The player commands the troops such as infantry, vehicles, tanks, aircraft or fleet. Based on the country's economic growth, additional units can be bought. The game has fice difficulty settings for each country.