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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 There are bombs you can throw, and there are BOMBS you can throw, the latter working extremely well against vehicles
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Windows Main Title (loading screen)
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 Looks like german tank shells aren't working on your tanks... but there's no reason why you shouldn't steal their tank if your runs out of ammo

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Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Screenshot
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Screenshot
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Screenshot
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews Jul 16, 2004 87.2 out of 100 87
Gamigo Jul 28, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jul 15, 2004 83 out of 100 83 Jun 28, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Génération 4 Sep, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Jun 30, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Watcher Sep 10, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75 Jun 29, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Thunderbolt Games Sep 19, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Joystick (French) Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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Kabushi (217933) added Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (Windows) on Jan 16, 2005