95 of 107 people (89%) found this review helpful 24 people found this review funny
41.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
Hmm... how should I put this? Imagine Arma, okay? Imagine all of the realism, immersion, tension that has Arma featured. Now, since Arma set in modern world, how about change them into WW2. Nice, isn't it? Alright, now change the FPS camera into isometric top down that can zoom in into your unit's scale.
This game is my favorite game ever! In the single player it makes you feel cunning and smart but is still tough! While in the multiplayer you get annihilated. But the biggest and best feature of this game is... the editor! It is very useable and powerful you could use it for a great mission or you can just have silly fun! (Most of the time I'm doing the second) My only complaint is the defence missions! No matter what you do you either win or lose it's a matter of luck! When you have a line of defence and a enemy army there is nothing to do besides watch and hope it does well! But really this is a great game I would recommend this any day.
105 of 149 people (70%) found this review helpful 87 people found this review funny
98.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
this game is amzaing, but the voice acting is....... IS THE BEST THING EVAR. I MEAN IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY HIRED REAL RUSSIANS AND GERMANS TO VOICE ACT THE TROOPS, AND IT TOTALLY DOSEN'T SOUND LIKE A CHEAP AMERICAN ACTOR TRYING TO SOUND RUSSIAN.
40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful 4 people found this review funny
209.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28, 2015
Men of War... well, what can I say!
What an outstanding release. Truely remodelling the idea of RTS, not only to the vanilla game itself, but to the endless mod list created by the community. GEM2 engine is a very good modding platform. Thank you Best Way Games for such a game engine marvel!
31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
52.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
Strangely this game is like a direct continuation from Faces of War. No tutorials or anything. just the same graphics, interface (simplified a bit) and even some of the music. Pick it up and off you go. If you didnt play Faces of War you will have a small learning curve ahead of you but no worries. The simplified UI is good and hints still work.
Game is nevertheless just as awesome as Faces of War. i have now completed the most entertaining and somewhat challenging Soviet campaign and i had a blast. Just try to ignore the laughable voice acting in cut-scene videos. It's the strategy and fun with a full physics engine that matters the most.
This is how RTS should be done. Buy it. Ignore the age of the title. It is as fresh as a daisy even in 2015.
If you can't decide which one to grab, this one or Faces of War i recommend Faces first as that one is heavily squad based. This game introduces reinforcements and multiple flashpoints you need to keep tabs on (pause key is more important than ever) and you have entire companies at your disposal. There is also the biggest negative about this game. In Faces of War your AI allies did the fighting and your men assisted in the flanks mostly. now you manage it all. Including reinforcement calling and placement.
I find Men of War to be the best in the series, I find it a big step up from faces of war, and I actually feel it's better than the newer Assault Squad games. it has a story albeit its read by someone who sounds like a history teacher, and some of the voice acting is pretty laughable, but this game has realistic physics, and a great ballistic system making tank, and gun duels to be very exciting, and stressful! Watching your tank rounds pinging off of a Panzer's armor is pretty scary, and Angles and armor thickness play a part in it too. I love that♥♥♥♥♥♥ The difficulty, well...this series is known for it's difficulty and long missions, and I can easily say this is one of the hardest strategy games of the Real Time non base building type, the AI is exciting to play agaisnt. The graphics are not the best, but with some of the newer features on graphics cards, this game can be forced to look very nice, very advanced controls (you can even control your units like a shooter) and a fast (but scalable) pace
An incredibly underrated game, from an awesome series. Many compare it to COH but Men of War deserves some credit in the fact that they cover a wide range of weapons, units, and vehicles, with a much more advanced ballistic system, and a much more advanced control scheme, they also cover missions and scenarios not seen in other game along with it's varied objectives that bounce you back and forth across the map it makes for a pretty exciting game. Much more than your average skirmish the computer war game
22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
48.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Men of War is a strategy game taking place in WW2, where the player can fight for the Soviets, Germans or Allies. Players command infantry and tanks to win the battle at hand and progress through the campaign of each faction.
This game is really good and fun, though as players progress through the campaigns the battles become increasingly difficult to achieve without stuffing up either one thing or getting everyone killed, often fighting against uneven odds to outright one-sided battles. Never the less, this game was really enjoyable and is one that I am fond of remembering.
Concepts (out of 10):
Graphics = 8; the graphics are quite good, from the enviroment to individual soldiers.
Music = 6; while not memorable, the theme whenever a battle is about to/currently happening makes the battle flow nicely.
Cinematics = 6; aside from introductions to campaigns (the Soviet campaign in particular), they don't appear that often to make any significance. The art used is the same for the graphics.
Story = 7; aside from the Soviet campaign, the story is derived mainly from historical-ish settings (probably).
Content= 8; for a total of 19 missions altogether and the difficulty of such missions, this game should at least last players for a day (assuming the player has the time to play this for the day).
Controls = 9; other than the short-cut keys, the controls for this strategy game is pretty easy.
Gameplay = 9; the main attraction to this game. Featuring realistic accuracy, items and damage. Players may face overwhelming enemies and are placed with only a few infantry available.
Overall = 7.6;
while there's not much of a story to follow, the battles are engaging and fun on EASY alone. Experience this game yourself to enjoy this epic game.
27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful 1 person found this review funny
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2013
This is just the best strategy game I have ever played, maybe even the best game i have ever played. For those of you who dont know men of war is a real time strategy game where you can take direct controll over one of your units and play as him (works like a twin stick shooter). The whole series is just genious it has fun missions epic battles and even a little element of story. The missions are like a pazzle and you are basicly free to do the mission how ever you like for exemple: if you need to infiltrate a base you could try tom look for a hole on the fance,you could make a hole yourslef using an AT grenade,you could wait for enemy patrol try to steal theyr tank, you could try to snipe everyone in the base from far away or just try to just walk in from the main door.
this review applies not only on the original men of war but on all the series.
if you havent played it yet u should, no u MUST try it!