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Theatre of War is a real-time strategy game that allows the player to experience the major conflicts of WWII. There are five campaigns from five different points of view: Germany, France, Russia, Poland, & Allies (U.S. and England). Controllable units include tanks and other vehicles, anti-tank guns, infantry squads and more.

The game models realistic ballistics for all projectiles, meaning that it calculates not only a realistic trajectory, but also considers terminal ballistics when calculating the effect on the target, including things like angle of incidence, velocity, and projectile properties. Things like armor thickness and slope are also included in the equation. Likewise, the player has detailed control over individual unit behavior, right down to the individual soldier.

The game can be played off-line in a single-player campaign that offers more than 40 missions or on-line in multiplayer mode against up to seven other players.


Theatre of War Windows You can capture any technique on battlefield, even if it is malfunctioning.
Theatre of War Windows Forces management screen: you current troops to the right, reserves and captured trophies to the left.
Theatre of War Windows Tanks are very well detailed, what cannot be said about rest of the picture.
Theatre of War Windows Some big bird brought these drops on the heads of artillery crew.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Вторая мировая" -- Russian spelling
  • "WWII RTS" -- Working title
  • "Wartime Command: Battle for Europe 1939-1945" -- Working title
  • "Theatre of War: Pola Zagłady" -- Polish title
  • "Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939-1945" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Out Of Eight May 23, 2007 7 out of 8 88
Gaming Target May 07, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
TTGamer Apr 26, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) May 29, 2007 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 15, 2007 78 out of 100 78 Nov 28, 2007 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games ( Nov 06, 2006 70 out of 100 70
IGN May 16, 2007 7 out of 10 70
YouGamers Jun 20, 2007 60 out of 100 60 Aug 28, 2007 21 out of 40 52


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Development took five years(not that this meant the game had less bugs).

Game built on modified IL-2 Sturmovik engine.
Jason Cisarano (78) added Theatre of War (Windows) on May 17, 2007