Uprising44: The Silent Shadows
Uprising44: The Silent Shadows combines third-person action play with real-time strategy. It is a unique combination of the two modes of play, and has an in-depth and interesting story-line which has not yet been used in WWII computer games – the greatest civilian against Nazi occupying forces – the Warsaw Uprising. It is a story of the Silent Shadows - forerunners of modern day special forces - paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines to organize resistance and use diversionary tactics in the fight against the forces of the Third Reich. An appropriate audio-visual setting combined with cover system (an excellent, proven method of game play), the story-line, and diverse settings ensure a dynamic and enjoyable game not only for players familiar with this type of theme, but also those merely wanting casual entertainment.
Play through an over-the-shoulder perspective gives a sense of reality to small groups of soldiers fighting in the tight confines of a city. You venture through buildings, cellars, streets, ruins and underground canals and take part in seemingly real skirmishes. You have available to use 16 types of weapons, depending on the tactics you choose. You can take cover, give orders to comrades, fight at close quarters, or at a distance - to get advantage over a superior number of the enemy.
You lead groups of uprisers that take part in heavy fighting on the streets of Warsaw. You as a leader will have to think strategically and improvise in quick changing situations of battle.
First independent computer game that is based on the Warsaw Uprising
An in-depth, inspiring story-line based on the greatest civilian uprising of WW II
A unique combination of game play and real-time strategy.
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.