Reviews for Uprising44: The Silent Shadows
No french partisans here, this is the forgotten resistance.Tholdor | Sept. 24, 2012 | See all Tholdor's reviews »
WW2 resistance movements were worldwide in occupied zones. However, the French took the trophy for being the most recognized partisans, and even the words used here come from their prominence (like resistance and partisan themselves). On this game however, you'll play as the eastern version of those guys and gals who fought the Nazis: The Polish partisans who organized the Warsaw Uprising. The uprising ended with the destruction of the city, but the Polish (including some British and Soviets) gave a big jab to German morale.
A big backstory, eh? Well, the game by itself is pretty good and justifies the backstory. You play as a squad of partisans trying to do just that: Kill Nazis. There's a cover system (obligatory these days for this kind of game), realistic scenarios, dozens of different weapons, and 2 different modes o playing: either the standard action mode where you can aim, fire, take cover, give orders and all that, and the RTS one, where the game plays on a bird's eye view and you control your partisans with point and click, like in Dawn of War.
A good game overall, detailing the forgotten history of the biggest rebellion in WW2.