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  • Summary: Gary Grigsby's World At War gives you the chance to really run a world war. History is yours to write and things may turn out differently. The Western Allies may be conquered by Germany, or Japan may defeat China. With you at the controls, leading the fates of nations and alliances. Take command in this dynamic turn-based game and test strategies that long-past generals and world leaders could only dream of. Now anything is possible in this new strategic offering from Matrix Games and 2 by 3 Games. [Matrix Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 85
    The actual movement of troops is the most accessible and obviously enjoyable part of the game but the rewards of managing your supply chains and setting production priorities are absolutely undeniable.
  2. Provides a very rewarding way to relive WWII from the perspective of its top leaders.
  3. Much deeper than "Axis & Allies," but just as accessible. A new strategy addiction. [June 2005, p.70]
  4. The most comprehensive and detailed replication of the Second World War to date and we can't see anyone topping this in the foreseeable future.
  5. World at War is at once easy to play and challenging, making it a perfect game for those looking to refight World War II without getting bogged down in the details.
  6. Tragically, we lost a man. Attempting to play World at War, very sadly, he died of the most painful kind of boredom. [Nov 2005, p.100]
  7. 50
    Perhaps if Grigsby makes a sequel, it'll be smarter and more manageable. As it is now, World at War is the work of an ambitious developer whose ideas are bigger than the capabilities of his game.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Apr 17, 2014
    This is really an outstanding game for those who enjoy a turn based strategy game that is primarily military but also has economic and technological decisions that greatly impact the game. The historical accuracy achieved through random events and timing of nations into the game is also very pleasing. The game accomodates for varying levels of AI competitiveness although it is definitely below human level and needs additional resources to complete for more advanced players. I'm yet to try the multi-player which is facilitated via the matrix website. Graphics reflect the age of the game but are servicable.
    Really outstanding game overall that has the best balance of strategic, tactical and economic/technological aspects for WW2 without extreme complexity.

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