World in Conflict®: Complete Edition
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Includes the original World In Conflict plus The new World In Conflict Soviet Assault Expansion
World War III rages and a Soviet-led army has launched a surprise attack on the U.S.A. Command your troops into fast-paced battles fought on a fully destructible battle-field. Strategy meets intense action in this epic clash of Super Powers!
Chillingly plausible single-player campaign with frontlines based on real-life towns, suburbs and cities in America, Europe and USSR.
Attain full command of four different roles Air, Armor, Infantry & Support in the ultimate online team-based multiplayer.
Level entire battlefields with powerful artillery, scorching napalm, nukes and other tactical aid weapons.
The most intense RTS ever.Smashbuttons | Feb. 11, 2014 | See all Smashbuttons's reviews »
As an RTS enthusiast, fan, and experienced gamer, I can choose this game over all the ones I've played (pretty much all of the main titles and quite some of the not-so-much known).
Story: It's an RTS set in a "What if?" context. The story develops on Europe and America, when in 1989, the Soviet Union decides to launch an attack on Germany, and Europe, and after months of conflict, invades Seattle and Northwestern US. It has an amazing production, with voices such as Alec Baldwin, and it's not a mainstream "Bad guys vs good guys" story. It's amazingly human, very touching, and it shows what war really is, a tragedy.
Gameplay: It is an Action-RTS, probably the first one to exist, and it's a masterpiece. It's a fast paced game, and it really needs every bit of your concentration on it, because not giving orders for 8 or 9 seconds can cost you your whole company. It doesn't have micromanagement of resources as other games do, but instead it has Reinforcement Points that are awarded over time passively, and Action Points that are rewarded for making your units do positive stuff during the game. The first ones give you the possibility to call in reinforcements, and the second one to use tactical aid such as Artillery or Airstrikes. Graphics: For an 2007 game, it has mind-blowing graphics, superior to a lot of strategy games of today (2014), and excellent destruction system, terrific effects and beautiful maps and landscape, wich, I may say, are HUGE maps.
Music and Sountracks: The music is sublime, the theme "Bannon's Sacrifice" it's gorgeous, and the rest of the tracks make you feel the action of battle or the waiting times, depending on the situation. The sound it's really good, specially the jet blast sound of Airplanes entering and exiting the battlefield, the explosions and the demolitions.
Multiplayer: The multiplayer system has the ability to enter on a fray that has already started and it may even be close to end. It's really hard to master and you have to pay attention really good and always be ready to help the team. You can never win a battle on your own, the restriction that is having to choose between air, infantry, support or armored makes you to focus on your role and always depend and relay on your teammates.
Innovation: It shows a fictional war, but in a way that COULD really have occured, with terrible things going on, and inmersed on a world in conflict and tragedy. The option to drop in in the middle of a Match on multiplayer it is amazing on an RTS, and the exclusion of micromanagement but giving you both Action and Reinforcements points instead, it's simply brilliant.
Difficulty: The single player campaign it's a tough one, getting tougher every time, with an aggresive and unforgiving AI, making it always a challenge, specially if you want to do the secondary objectives as well.
Overall: It's a MUST BUY for everyone, because it's noob-friendly, and hardcore RTS player as well. It's a masterpiece of the gaming industry, a jewel indeed.