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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 52
  2. Negative: 4 out of 52

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  1. KenN.
    Mar 19, 2007
    3
    Very much like a risk game and lacks a lot of true strategy elements of the game. Not to mention over priced. Also, the game has a date limit, which is no fun at all for those of us who wants to conquer the world. Seems to me its more like whoever amasses the biggest army wins. If you are a big Total war fan and but hate micro managing, this game is not for you. Those who don't like Very much like a risk game and lacks a lot of true strategy elements of the game. Not to mention over priced. Also, the game has a date limit, which is no fun at all for those of us who wants to conquer the world. Seems to me its more like whoever amasses the biggest army wins. If you are a big Total war fan and but hate micro managing, this game is not for you. Those who don't like the fighting and prefer a micro-managing game, this is for you. I for one judged the game by its cover and title, definitely not a good war game. Expand
  2. PhilM.
    Mar 25, 2007
    0
    This game should be, more correctly, called "Making UP History" ... it is really WW2 Risk. The economic system ... doesn't work. The diplomatic system ... doesn't work. The military system ... is broken. It might as well be set in Slobbovia, for the level of reality it displays.
  3. Inar
    Mar 25, 2007
    3
    This game manages to appear like a good, well-thought out game at first. In the very early stages you really feel like you're making your country. It feels unique. However, once a large war breaks out (which WILL happen, they scripted the AI so Germany and Britain will always fight), the game quickly degenerates. When the scale of combat goes up, it becomes a mind-numbingly boring This game manages to appear like a good, well-thought out game at first. In the very early stages you really feel like you're making your country. It feels unique. However, once a large war breaks out (which WILL happen, they scripted the AI so Germany and Britain will always fight), the game quickly degenerates. When the scale of combat goes up, it becomes a mind-numbingly boring game of "build the bigger army." It doesn't seem to matter what units you use, what tactics you have, what tech level each unit is, every battle boils down to one point: Which side has more pointsin strength. However, it appears that the game sometimes randomly decides to change that up, as once I had a 200 point army against an 80 point army, and the 80 point army won without A SINGLE CASUALTY. The game doesn't give you any reason to work your way up in tech. It also doesn't seem to care if you run out of resources, you just get a minor production penalty. Although I'm sure people would be likely to do more than slow work down if they were STARVING TO DEATH. As for diplomacy, it's basically nonexistant. You start with certain countries liking or disliking you or being indifferent. However, you don't seem to have any way to change that. I tried giving aide, no luck. I tried giving them military access. No luck. Finally, I gave them a province under my control This actually brought the diplomacy level DOWN, as if they disliked me because I gave them land. Units sometimes seem to magically appear, as there is no significant alert towards unguarded areas being captured. This puts larger countries such as the USSR at a large disadvantage. If you are focused on fighting in one area, you may turn around only to realize that half your country has been seized by enemy forces. I would reccomend this game to people who either enjoy clicking the "turn" button repeatedly with no significant reward, or people that enjoy staring at maps for lengthy periods of time. Collapse
  4. JamesF.
    Jun 19, 2007
    3
    Game is supposedly a WWII game and has absolutely nothing dedicated to WWII.
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. This game could help give people a better understanding of just how fragile the eco system of war is, giving them a sense of realism that is not found in most other strategy games. Unfortunately it's that same level of realism that might make this game unplayable for other gamers.
  2. The gameplay and graphics plus the historical accuracy of the game make this game a good choice for the right kind of gamer.
  3. 60
    Trouble is, your computer opponents verge on comatose.