• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 66
  2. Negative: 5 out of 66
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  1. JowU.
    Sep 17, 2006
    5
    Faces of Wars graphic reminds me of Counterstrike 1.x Graphics are very rough (MX440 style). I give it a 5 overall.
  2. RuneG.
    Sep 20, 2006
    7
    This game is a RTS game similar to Company of Heroes. What really seperates these two games is that FOW is far more complicated and difficult. You can take direct control of the soldiers and mount nearly all vehicles on the map,You can change from different types of ammo such as AP and HE, conbtrol different turrets on tanks and stationary weapons. Pick up objects from fallen soldiers and This game is a RTS game similar to Company of Heroes. What really seperates these two games is that FOW is far more complicated and difficult. You can take direct control of the soldiers and mount nearly all vehicles on the map,You can change from different types of ammo such as AP and HE, conbtrol different turrets on tanks and stationary weapons. Pick up objects from fallen soldiers and destroyed veichles. You cand (and must) even refuel and resupply ammo on the veichles you use. This all together sounds pretty impressive and cool doesn't it? Well, it may seem nice at first, but thios all together gets pretty too much when the battle begin. It's just too much and too chaotic and it gest terrible frustrating at times. The game is also a bit buggy witch unpolished control options and characters getting stuck outside the vehicles. Visually the game looks great witch nice physics and sharp textures, the draw distance could have been better, but the game is really system demanding som it's probably best to have it thisd way. Sound is great, but the tutorial guy gets a bit "too much". + Fancy gameplay. + Good AI. + Great graphics. - Byggy control system. - Irritating tutorial. - System demanding. - Chaotic at times. A great game for hardcore RTS fans, too complex for some folks. Could have been more polished an round on the edges. Expand
  3. RobS.
    Oct 9, 2006
    5
    Well, this game is just same as soldiers, heroes of WW II...unfortunately, I can't find the trainer for this game...this game needs a lot of concentration and full strategic...graphic of this game is outstanding, sound is great...just need a trainer...
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. In most ways the game feels like so many European developed RTS titles that fail to connect with gamers that it's only the Direct Control function (and the well known logo of Ubisoft) that lifts it ever so slightly out of the crowd of other strategy games developed across mainland Europe.
  2. Faces of War proves that even something as formulaic as a World War II real-time strategy game can still go awry.
  3. Faces of War wins on several fronts with its attractive destructible environments and solid multiplayer options; unfortunately, it falls short of total victory with frustrating AI and extensive micro-management duties, especially in single-player.