In the summer of 1944, the Second World War entered its end-game when the Allies launched two major operations that would drive back German forces on both the Western and Eastern Fronts at once.Read full description
"it makes me, someone who's not a whiz at the genre, feel like I actually accomplish something during a battle" - 1UP.com
"Square Enix is certainly taking a risk by branching out into the real-time strategy genre, and it's difficult to say if this experiment will be successful financially. However, I can happily report that it pulled off a stunning game." - GameInformer.com
In the summer of 1944, the Second World War entered its end-game when the Allies launched two major operations that would drive back German forces on both the Western and Eastern Fronts at once.
Their names were Overlord and Bagration. Overlord famously commenced with the D-Day landings in Normandy and ended in the Liberation of Paris, while Bagration - a far less well-known but far larger Russian operation - crushed the invading German forces in the east, leading to their complete withdrawal from Soviet territory. Had either operation been unsuccessful, history could have been very different.
In the ultimate test of military strategy, Order of War will challenge you not only to lead America's finest to victory in the west, but also place you in command of the German forces charged with repelling the Red Army's seemingly unstoppable offensive in the east. Even the keenest military minds will find that it's one thing to make history, but quite another to change it.
...Do you have what it takes to command?
Experience WWII warfare on an epic, cinematic stage; that truly captures the intensity and scale of the battlefield.
Take Command of an entire armoured force consisting of up to 1000 soldiers, tank divisions, armoured vehicles, heavy artillery and air force.
Players can choose between two different campaign modes offering completely different storyline, missions, objectives and environments.
Experience the unique dynamic camera that allows players to command troops over huge geographical scale whilst maintaining movie-like vistas and detail.
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My only complaint is the lack of skirmish maps, for me the best part of the game, though the campaigns are very good as well. They should have allowed modding which just isn't possible. I wish they would make an Order of War 2. The ability to watch your battle unfold in a real time like a close up cut scene is very cool and innovative. The battles are large scale and beautiful, the interface simple and intuitive.
This is basically Square Enix's attempt to capitalize on the war simulator craze of the late 2000's. unfortunately, all it did was copy and paste the formula from better games. It literally does nothing new or different outside of the name, which is also very uninspired. At its current price tag, it's a decent deal, but there are much better options out there for slightly more.
Order of the war is a good RTS that takes us once again to the heart of this war. Finally, it is a kind of version of World in Conflict set in World War II through two campaigns. The gameplay is like in other str, you must capture points to gain control of resources and deploy reinforcements. The music is a good soundtrack made by Jeremy Soule. The sound effects are not left out and are successful too. The graphics are really beautiful, the details are astounding and everything is realistic (except soldiers animations ). Length is quite good and multiplayer is still active (war challenge, which is free on Steam if you own the original order of war). Negatives points are the only ten missions for both campaigns and AI which sometimes is a little weird.
Those condemning this game as simply throwing more tanks at the opponent haven't played the campaigns. Order of War is a great test of your tactical fighting skills on the battle field. You play a colonel given orders from a general to invade Normandy, hold a line in the battle of the bulge, stop the German exodus and so on. In some scenarios, tanks are the answer, in others, artillery, some paratroopers, still others a combo. In the campaigns, you are given limited resources to meet your objectives. You don't have an unlimited supply of anything. The strategy portion comes in deciding whether to flank, drop paratroopers from behind, etc. You'll be tested and you'll enjoy the process' Only have 15-30min to play? The skirmish mode is a lot of fun and helps builds your tactical fighting skills. I highly recommend Order of War. If you're a newb, it's a great game to get started on. If you're a veteran, you enjoy the tactical fighting aspect of the game.
This is the first effort by Square Enix to launch a Strategy game for the PC market. And it is a mixed bag. Order of War is game inspired heavily from another game 'World in Conflict'. While World in conflict features modern setting, Order of War is set in WW2. Game let us control massive battalions of armies to take out enemy forces in a large battlefield reminiscent of Total War games. There is no base building or resource gathering involved and we basically have pre-determined forces given at the start of mission to complete the objective. There are two separate campaigns involving the Allies and the Axis. There is fair amount of strategy and tactics invloved in the game, but eventually it all comes down to the brute force. Graphics are although superb and really capture the feel of a battlefield but at times it is difficult to spot our forces. Controls are great and feel polished. Game presentation is top notch with a great sound design. Unfortunately there isn't enough innovation here and all the fine details are genre standard. Game feels a little shallow. But it is still a decent RTS game with some solid mechanics. If you are new to the genre and still don't fancy complex strategy games, Order of War is the perfect start for you.
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