Reviews for Men of War: Assault Squad Cap

85

Awesome Strategy Game.

YYS1995 | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all YYS1995's reviews »

RTS of WW2. You get beautifully crafted RTS maps, with troops and units. [The developers gave attention to the design and details of the units and troops, I liked it] Fluid control of units given to players, with on-screen instructions if you get stuck. Awesome RTS, but a hard one. You need good map control, micromanagement of almost EVERYTHING on the map, if not you are likely to lose. A very good RTS game for you to spend time on, it is not easy to complete this game, i took weeks, but it was really stimulating and rewarding process. Great game, definitely recommended.

85

Best of the MoW series.

YYS1995 | Sept. 9, 2013 | See all YYS1995's reviews »

RTS of WW2. You get beautifully crafted RTS maps, with troops and units. [The developers gave attention to the design and details of the units and troops, I liked it] Fluid control of units given to players, with on-screen instructions if you get stuck. Awesome RTS, but a hard one. You need good map control, micromanagement of almost EVERYTHING on the map, if not you are likely to lose. A very good RTS game for you to spend time on, it is not easy to complete this game, i took weeks, but it was really stimulating and rewarding process. Great game, definitely recommended.

85

Lets win world war II people

suvojit91 | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all suvojit91's reviews »

Publisher 1C Company Type RTS DESCRIPTION: Men of War:Assault Squad is the new title in the "Men of War" series. Assault Squad takes place across the globe during the height of World War II and features a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations (Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth and – for the first time ever in the Men of War series – Japan) as well as increased realism and accessibility.It is a standalone expansion pack for the 2009 game Men of War.The expansion pack will deliver fans and newcomers an intense new WW2 spectacle with almost limitless replayability.People who have played COH will understand...

Awesome gameplay,nice story. It adds 15 new missions, improved graphics, Great Britain and Japan as new factions, and a few new units.

PC Generals can get behind the controls of a tank to smash through obstacles, crush soldiers under its tracks and fire armor-piercing shells at enemy emplacements, or take control of individual soldiers as they fight. Theres 7 DLC's of this game.

Ratings: Gamespot: 8/10 PC GAMER: 81% Metacritic: 77%

so if you have some time to spare & you love RTS games then it's a must buy.time would just fly away..

happy gaming people...

80

Pretty Decent

DanielZo0 | June 12, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »

For me the game is just nice. Although there is not many improvements comparing with previous parts of Men Of War indeed, the game has nicer graphics, runs much more smoothly than even the first part of MoW, and gives us some more options to use in fight. However, some new options could be added (eg. digging trenches, different camouflages, some better interface (if we have over 30 units in the battle, including artillery and tanks, we need really some seconds to discover where our unit is and to control it using it's picture in the interface. Pros: Nice feeling of II WW Nice graphics Nice sounds The best tactical RTS now

Contras: Nothing new Some more options could be added Not the best interface Only few maps in Frontline mode

78

Skirmish Mode for Men of War

mutsuriini | June 7, 2013 | See all mutsuriini's reviews »

Assault Squad offers what the previous games in the series lacked: a skirmish mode. The game is heavily geared towards multiplayer modes. As far as singleplayer is concerned, Assault Squad does not offer a linear, narrative-driven campaign like its predecessors. Instead the singleplayer campaign consists of a series of flag-capture skirmish modes. The goal on each map is to capture all the checkpoints on the map, with each checkpoint granting you access to additional units, while the AI-controlled enemy keeps throwing waves of increasingly powerful units at you.

Assault Squad may not sound like much of a singleplayer game compared to the earlier games in the series, but if you've been missing a skirmish mode in Men of War this game delivers just that. It also features upgraded tech and improved visuals.

87

Best WW2 RTS

Xibalba | Sept. 3, 2012 | See all Xibalba's reviews »

best rts on WW2. very nice maps all the elements on the map are completly destructible, units are detailed very nice, particularly the vehicles. nice micromanagements of the troops liks formation and position also you can direct fire all the units. this stand alone "expansion" its suggested to play only for the multiplayer

76

A good RTS game

simonsix | June 18, 2012 | See all simonsix's reviews »

A good game. Maps are polished, units are detailed, core gameplay is very nice, especially on assault zones. It's a game that has a lot of unwritten concepts and a steep initial learning curve, but once the micromanagement of sandbags and grenades is mastered, cerebrally rewarding gameplay unfolds.

85

Give it a try

85n3k | April 29, 2012 | See all 85n3k's reviews »

This game takes us back to the period of the WW2 in a similar way to MOW, with its similar strong points and drawbacks. We can find some glitches along the single player and it can be difficult at times, but the variety of units, factions and gameplay modes make the game worth consideration. If having to choice between this game and the original, I would still choose this one.

70

Men of War Multiplayer

pharaoh13 | Jan. 18, 2012 | See all pharaoh13's reviews »

I think the title of this review would make a better title for this game. First, let me say that i am a big fan of the Men of War series. This game features most of the nice details and graphics from the earlier games, and does add a lot of new items as well as the Japanese. However, what it doesn't have at all is any kind of campaign for playing on your own. All of the 16 games are essentially the same battle played out with different maps and different match-ups of Axis vs. Allies. Gets boring very quickly, plus it has turned into the type of real-time strategy I don't care for, namely cranking out new reinforcements as fast as you can and throwing them blindly at your enemies. Gone is all the story-driven appeal of the earlier titles, where you get to know the characters and try to keep them well equipped and focused on their goals. Everything is just cannon-fodder now. Anyway, I still give the game a decent score because if you play it multiplayer and like that sort of thing it is well done. Just not my style.

85

Multiplayer Focused Expansion

faraany3k | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »

Men of War: Assault Squad is basically a stand alone MoW expansion pack with more focus on multiplayer this time around. Assault Squad support both online and Lan coop this time around. The biggest complaints about MoW was its lack of challenging AI. There were many ways were we can exploit the dumb AI. Men of War: Assault Squad has managed to address most of the issues quite well and now AI is much smarter and reacts to our actions in a more aggressive manner. Game is made on the same engine as the previous title so it is largely the same but still looks remarkably impressive. No. of playable factions or nations have also been increased this time around introducing the Japanese for the first time. All in all it is a huge improvement over the prequel and becomes even more challenging to play this time around, due to improved gameplay balances which provide a more even experience throughout. With a number of friends at your side, Men of War: Assault Squad provides hours and hours of fun and great replay value.

95

Wonderful multiplayer

wengart | July 28, 2011 | See all wengart's reviews »

Although lacking a full campaign the addition of skirmish mode (a series of maps where you must capture AI control points and defend against their counter-attacks) makes up for it to a point. If you ever just want to play some Men of War without going online it's a good choice, but as a full campaign replacement it falls short.

Where Assault Squad shines is in multiplayer, a multitude of maps and new focus on infantry makes for a more balanced game, less dominated by big tanks, that rewards real-world tactics.

79

Stand Alone Expansion of a Great Game

IganX | July 21, 2011 | See all IganX's reviews »

MOW: Assault Squad takes us back to the period of the WW2 in a similar way to MOW, with its similar strong points and drawbacks. We can find some glitches along the single player and it can be difficult at times, but the variety of units, factions and gameplay modes make the game worth consideration. If having to choice between this game and the original, I would still choose this one.

80

Like MOW?

hotmando1 | July 14, 2011 | See all hotmando1's reviews »

The game this time focuses more on infantry. I agree that it should have too because the infantry in the game were not as well designed as the tanks. They had pretty bad shooting animations and reacted badly in shootouts/cover. Graphics and gameplay have not changed a whole lot too! But the AI has totally changed. It's no longer dumb, really. In MOW, it just sent troops to their deaths. Now it really thinks it out. No more push over AIs. Assault Squad is a good game, get it only if you really loved MOW though. Also, it's stand-alone. Even better!

92

Men Of War: Assault Squad

thekman | April 19, 2011 | See all thekman's reviews »

Men of War: Assault Squad is a big-scale RTS, allowing you to "buy" your army with points earned by your actions on each map. Playable from zoomed out on-high or over the shoulder close-up of each individual person, you can directly control any of your men, vehicles or guns at any point for finer aiming or path-finding. Each person under your control has their own inventory and you can plunder any dead troops for better weapons, kit and ammo. You can be the Japanese, the Americans, the Germans, the Japanese or the British, many troop types, tanks, guns and special units are included as well as "Hero" units which are nice additions.

Graphics: Intricate, detailed and hugely atmospheric doesnt even begin to describe them...

Sound: Sounds are well done, conveying the chaos of a battlefield, crank it up.

Multiplayer: Essentially why this game exists, playable on LAN or Online, this is where the game really shines. Several modes of play, some great, some middling, but all playable with lots of people.

Singleplayer: A great single-player experience, even though the campaign is only the 16 skirmish maps from multiplayer. One that you will keep coming back to, the AI is great, even on the lowest of the 5 difficulty levels.

Co-Op: Again, a mode where this game comes into it's own. The best co-op game of the year so far. You can team up on the Skirmish maps and fight against the AI, sharing resources.

Problems: A few crashes to desktop, but generally very stable. More maps would be nice. Could be accused of getting a bit samey sometimes.

Summary: My favourite game of the year so far, by a long way... Imagine having a huge box of soldiers and vehicles from when you were a child, remember the fun of playing with them, using your imagination to fill in the sounds and movement etc...? Well, times that by a 1000 and you'll still not be close to this.