World War 1 Centennial Edition is the latest and improved edition of 2008’s release World War One, the ambitious game covering all of the Great War 1914 to 1918.
Game has a new look showing the elevations and trees better.
All leaders portraits recreated in colour from historical picture
All units portraits have been redone
New 1917 scenario, all theaters included.
More accurate OOBs
New Intro Video
New Engine Improvements:
Much faster engine (x5), compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 7
Dynamic display of weathers (rain and snow)
- Enlarged screen resolution to accommodate latest PC standards
Better handling of sprites and description of moves
More AI improvements making the game much more challenging
All fixes as received from players since 2008, to improve game play and experience, and previous changes since game launch included in both versions
And Always … Key Features:
The game is played in alternating phases of giving orders followed by simultaneous execution, with an original three-modes turn-base resolution
A large selection of Scenarios (10) and Campaigns (6)
8 playable major nations, dozens of different troops, planes and ships, hundreds of military, economic, political and technological events, over 200 historical leaders with unique abilities
An original diplomatic system, with your ambassadors to send all over the world to alter the balance of power between the Entente (i.e. Allies) and the Central Powers
Organize armies, manage supply, produce munitions, recruits and new weapons, use sea and rail moves, and put the best leaders in command (if politics allows), take care of your nation’s will to fight!
Break the trench warfare deadlock by pursuing technological research or fighting the economic blockade
Play secret stratagems to influence the course of events with famous characters like Lawrence of Arabia, Mata Hari, Lenin or the Red Baron
Fight for victory: it can be military or political, as national will, population morale and parliament all play a crucial role.
Playable via LAN or over the Internet in multiplayer mode
I'm not normally a fan of grand Strategy games, I'm more a tactical war gamer. However this is easy my favourite Grand Strategy war game on the PC. It's the only digital WWI war game that models the War extremely well for both maneuverer warfare and when it changes to static trench warfare. No other WWI war game has managed to get this right yet, usually struggling when it comes to static warfare. The interface is a bit clunky but overall if your looking for a WWI Grand Strategy game this is the one to go for. If you fancy something a bit less complex than Battlefronts Strategic Command The Great War is the other I'd recommend.
I'm not a big fan of strategy games. I've just played a few, but I'm so interested in world war I that I decided to give this a try. What I found was a good game when it comes to history concerns. You can revive well known parts of the world war I thanks to all its campaigns and scenarios: trench warfare, lots of figures from the war, different nations... Talking about game itself, it is not that good. AI is weird, and interface is way more improvable. I have to admit I was expecting something deeper than what I found in this game, but the fact is there are lots of units/factions but not gameplay variations regarding that. A good game, but you got to love history to make it really worth it.
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