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Men of War: Assault Squad





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Men of War: Assault Squad





Men of War: Assault Squad is the new title in the "Men of War" series.

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"this is one of the most immersive and fun strategy experiences around, so dig in." - StrategyInformer.com

"I can only think of three decent reasons not to buy Assault Squad. (1) You fancy a break from the series. (2) You are a sucker for a story... (3) Between you and your local games shop is an emplaced MG 42, two PaK 40s, and a dug-in Tiger tank." - PCGamer.com

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. The expansion pack will deliver fans and newcomers an intense new WW2 spectacle with almost limitless replayability.

Like previous games in the series, Men of War: Assault Squad includes the unique "direct control" feature which enables players to maneuver units using the directional keys, rather than pointing and clicking. 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.

What makes the new skirmish game mode so unique?

  • Different historical settings and battlegrounds for every nation will ensure that each time players will face a different variety of enemies and tactics.

  • Unique hero units for every nation with powerful abilities such as increasing units' firepower, boosting morale or providing other advantages to defeat the enemy against all odds.

  • Fantastic bonus abilities such as remote controlled bombs that can flatten entire residential blocks, airstrikes able to destroy incoming tank columns, special "For the Motherland!" charge attacks and many more.

  • Improved and dynamic AI ensures that no two games will play out the same way, making each battle a new experience against an AI that really fights back.

  • Improved and dynamic AI ensures that no two games will play out the same way, making each battle a new experience against an AI that really fights back.

  • Choose from a variety of scenario locations ranging from Western Europe, to Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Pacific.

  • The ability to play this impressive game mode with up to four friends in LAN or cooperative online play.

More new features:

New multiplayer maps and game settings.

  • Improved multiplayer balancing to provide a more authentic use of equipment and vehicles.

  • Overhauled infantry squads and the ability to buy individual soldiers to suit players' needs.

  • More realistic weapon behavior and penetration values.

  • A reworked artillery system that provides innovative assault and defense strategies.

  • New types of ammunition that increase the depth of tank combat.

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1C Company
IMG Publishing Ltd.
1C Company
Friday, February 25, 2011
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • Memory: XP – 1 GB RAM, Vista/Windows 7 – 2 GB RAM
  • Video card: Shader Model 3.0 compatible graphics card with 128 MB Video Memory
  • Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard disc: 6.5 GB + 1 GB Swap File
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz or AMD Athlon 4400+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Video card: Shader Model 3.0 compatible graphics card with 256 MB
  • Sound card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard disc: 6.5 GB + 1 GB Swap File

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A generic strategy game with some flaws


Men of War: Assault Squad isn't bad, but it isn't good either. The graphics are good, the enemy AI is good, and the level layouts are good. However, your squad is horribly stupid and the overall gameplay and story is generic and felt like I had played this game several times already. Telling your squad to advance and to take cover behind a big pile of rocks will cause them to run over to the rocks where 1/3 of the men will take cover, another 3rd will stand to the sides of the cover and be shot dead, and the other 3rd will actually go out in front of the cover and die. This happened over and over again, even if I sent just 1 guy to a large piece of cover. Your squad also will sometimes not shoot at the enemy until they reach a point you told them to go to, so they will get massacred if they run into enemies while advancing. I had 2 enemy soldiers with no cover wipe out 14 of my guys once. So if you don't mind programming flaws like that and you don't care about the game being generic, then you might like this game. I however did not.

Slaughter cows with High Explosive shells


Assault Squad is a great RTS with deep tactical possibilities, many units and interesting system of reinforcements. You capture strategic points and are granted reinforcement points for which you can purchase units, ranging from infantry, through tanks, mortars and various self propelled guns, to air strikes. Game features also a single player skirmish. However every mission is exactly the same in concept. You start with just one team of infantry, and have to eliminate enemy forces, while capturing strategic points(which grants you access to more advanced units you can spawn). I've played Assault Squad in multiplayer, and it's there that the game shines. Playing agains a live opponent you can unleash, and expect, many witty tactical moves. Using mortars to cover your infantry's approach. Setting up heavy machineguns in forests to ambush your enemy. Laying down mines and building trenches. It is a real battlefield. And a cherry on top of the cake? At any time, with just a press of a single button, you can take DIRECT control of any unit on the battlefield. From a single trooper to a tank. Drive, aim, reload, repair, refuel and rearm. Every unit is fully autonomous, carries ammo(and fuel if it's a vehicle). You can even loot enemy soldiers to grab grenades/ammo, or even use enemy's own weapons against them(for example by killing a crew manning... a tank! and then repairing said tank). Blitzkrieg!

You can drive tanks here.


That's one of the features that got me in this game. You can actually drive and shoot with tanks. And not only tanks. Jeeps, APCs, mortars, heavy machine guns. You can take direct control over anything here. Men of War has other features that make it great - for one it's unforgiving. If you try attacking only with armored forces, you'll get obliterated. You need to combine infantry and armor, provide covering fire with heavy machine guns and mortars to advance without losing 3/4 of your troops. What else? You can destroy things! Bunkers on your way? No problem! Load high explosive shells on your tanks, or use such for your mortars. Problem solved. That's another great feature - Every unit has its inventory which, of course, runs out over time. You have to resupply. And consider what ammo to use against what is thrown at you. No use shooting infantry squads with armor piercing rounds. This game's demanding and punishing. It will take time to learn and master, but in the end will provide much satisfaction. Fights arent waged on great scale, you focus on few units and have to use them skillfuly to complete assigned tasts. When you learn what you're doing it's possible to win a battle without losing more than few infantrymen. And with a bit of luck and lots of tactical skill you'll win without losses.

Good RTS with skirmish


Men of War was a good game , but It lacked a skirmish mode. And with Assault squad , we have skirmish mode now. In my opinion , this is the best game in series. Also , It still has got direct control so you can play your soldiers like a action game. And you can manage your soldiers inventory. Exciting graphics make the game even better. The game is really challenging (but enjoyable ,especially for RTS fans) and sometimes you will fail at easy mode. This game is a good choice for RTS players and a must buy for fans of Men of War series.

Great WW2 RTS


Men of War was good, but Men of War: Assault Squad is probably the best game in the series. It's more interesting and less monotoneous than Vietnam, and focused more on small forces and their actions. It is very enjoyable as a multiplayer game, so if you wanted a good multiplayer RTS it is the best Men of War game for this purpose. In this game it's very important to put the right person in the right place for the right task. Just as with other Men of War games, it takes some experience and practice before you are good at it, but if you like wargaming, you will surely enjoy mastering the game and find yourself disappointed with other less demanding games after playing this one.

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