Wargame: Airland Battle
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
2 SIDES, 12 NATIONS, 750 UNITS
THE STRATEGY GAME REFERENCE IS BACK!
Richer, more beautiful and more accessible, Wargame AirLand Battle is the sequel to the explosive real-time strategy game Wargame European Escalation!
After several months of tension between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, an incident in the North Sea suddenly sets the world on fire, starting an all-out war.
Command the entire military resources of the period, and plunge into the heart of a new dynamic campaign! With the arrival of air forces, select from a phenomenal array of 750 units (including tanks, planes, helicopters, and infantry) to build your army. Engage in spectacular battles with unmatched strategic depth, on huge battlefields as large as 150km², powered by a new graphics engine.
Impressive in solo play, Wargame AirLand Battle is even more engaging online. The game features ultra-complete multiplayer modes, where up to 20 players do battle simultaneously!
An extreme strategic dimensionXGpredator | Dec. 31, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »
Despite a somewhat disappointing campaign and unbalanced AI, Wargame: AirLand Battle looks like the deep strategy game and hardcore which should easily attract fans of the genre. With 828 units of varying characteristics and planes set aside intense multiplayer battles for those who try it. if you're a fan of strategy games, then go get this.
the closest thing to real warfaretravelbug | Dec. 27, 2013 | See all travelbug's reviews »
the least 'gamey' rts/rtt ive ever played. more than 800 units that do not follow your usual rock, paper, scissors formula. there are no real 'cheese' or insta-win strategies in this game. just like irl, a balanced, fluid, well executed strategy is best, rather than cookie cutter decks or tactics.
if you really want to test your tactical mettle, this is the game you need to get.
Strategy very well madeblofeld | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all blofeld's reviews »
First of, this game is hard. But very rewarding, once you understand how the game works, and that it is not a standard RTS game.
I read a newbie guide that stated that you need to un-learn all you know about RTS games in order to be able to win at Wargame: Airland battle. This is very true and after 29 hours of game time I can say this with certainty.
What is needed is a military interest beyond the normal "tanks are cool". You need to know almost all NATO and PACT units because when the game starts there is no room for guessing.
If you are familiar with a board game called Tac-Air, and you liked that then this is the game for you.
Some things they could have done better is implementing a save feature when you are running a battle. Not being able to save is sometimes annoying, especially with little kids :) Also, a larger single player campaign would be fun.
There is currently one DLC, offered for free which is nice. Another one is in the making to be released anytime now. This second DLC will also be free. Something that is very nice considering how other companies make us pay for content that should already be in the game.
If you are a serious strategy buff, and like RTS then get this game. If you are unsure, watch some videos on youtube first.
Great strategy gameDemilisz | Nov. 11, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
Wargame: European Escalation was very good. Airland Battle is even better - it has a more enjoyable campaign and war are now also on the sky with fighters engaged in dogfights. And this time ruling over the skies gives a huge advantage. As previously, game is constantly supported by patches and free content. All fans of previous game must buy it and the new gamers may give it a try - there is no better modern real time war game on the market now - huge maps, unit with many different statistics that really matter, very good army building system: you choose a side, NATO or Warsaw Pact, and build a deck from available units. If you want a strategy game where thinking and making right decision is more important than your APM ratio: this is for you.
Really cool and complex gameOxymore | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all Oxymore's reviews »
This is mainly a multiplayer game, you'll have to get acquainted with the "rough" community, the "rough" UI, but after all that, the game is just pure pleasure. Technically clean, on the simulation side of things, everything is right, ammunition simulation, vehicle speed, vehicle mechanical problems etc.
What's new in comparison with the original Wargame is that you can use the Air Force of each faction to perform raids on the enemies positions, the plane are coming from off map airfields, doing their bombarding/air supperiotity stuff, then back to the airfield. If one of your jet is destroyed it's not automagically regenerated, so even if they are relatively safe because of the off map component, you better not send them to suicide!