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  • Summary: Men of War: Assault Squad 2 features new single player style skirmish modes that take players from extreme tank combat to deadly sniper stealth missions.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jun 12, 2014
    89
    Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is just about the best multiplayer experience the World War II games have to offer. [June 2014]
  2. May 21, 2014
    75
    The newest expansion to Men of War demands tons of patience and some knowledge about military equipment. It's one of the biggest strengths of this product, but at the same time its biggest flaw (nobody likes a boring game, no matter the theme). The developers put lots of work into a strictly military aspect (weapons, ammo, multitasking, various difficulties) and it paid off - it is the essence of Assault Squad 2, you just have to like it very much.
  3. May 21, 2014
    70
    At 29 Euros, Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is a big bang for the bucks for those who didn’t buy the original game. Fans of the series, though, have all the reasons to complain for what’s more of a DLC than a truly new installment in the franchise.
  4. May 27, 2014
    70
    Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is a rich and compelling experience flawed by lack of real gameplay improvements.
  5. Aug 6, 2014
    70
    A great entry point to the series for those who have not played it before and also makes a solid addition to the collections of all longtime fans as long as they have even the faintest interest in playing with other humans rather than only the Artificial Intelligence.
  6. Jun 24, 2014
    60
    If you are a fan of the WW2 strategy game genre then I would highly recommend this game as the multiplayer holds many hours of entertainment. The biggest let down for the game is the single player. However, I found myself glued to the seat with such a strong multiplayer, and I can see many people enjoying it.
  7. Jul 25, 2014
    45
    Isn’t it high time to stop resurrecting this stale series? [07/2014, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 13 out of 24
  1. Jun 5, 2014
    10
    While in it's graphical form, there hasn't been * a lot* of chance. The engine has been mostly reworked to improve the quality gameplay it has to offer.
    When looking at SP. You're doing it wrong. Multi Player is one of the better things out there. And you'll find it a tonne more amusing.
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  2. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    I love this series, I'll agree there is not a lot of change from AS 1 but regardless it is still an enjoyable game. The Single player campaign is small but having the ability to add mods is a huge positive. I did finish the game a while ago but found Sir Hinkels mod and a realistic mod that completely change the game dynamics and I am hooked again.

    If you are a fan of strategy games where you have to think how you do battle this is a must. Using cover and concealment is a must when attacking dug in troops, keeping you army filled with munitions so they are always prepared and utilising tanks and artillery support are just small parts of many this game has to offer.

    If they ever released a sequel I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase it.
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  3. Oct 14, 2014
    8
    I have thus far enjoyed playing Men of War: Assault Squad 2 to an alarming degree. Most of my fun however, is with the various well-made modifications and addon's for the original game, as well as the editor, which is absolutely superb. This is no Company of Heroes but it is an amazing platform for grown men like myself, to get away with playing a sort of virtual 'army men'. You can take control of all the forces of Eisenhower's US, Hitler's Reich, Churchill's Commonwealth, Stalin's Russia, and 'Yes' you can play the French. These units are well detailed and simply pitting the AI against itself in a simulation of your own creation is part of the games main appeal. Think of this as a creative engine. If you desire, you can even speed it up 70 years and play as modern day forces. The possibilities and low price point, along with graphics that aren't too hard on the eyes, make this a fun experience with a large amount of replay value. Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2014
    2
    This game feels like a rehash of Assault Squad. Not worth the money when you can get 1 for cheaper (when its basically the same) in my honest opinion stick to the 1st one Expand
  5. May 20, 2014
    2
    i loved the men of war francise i really do but this time they have gone too far this game is the same as the last one down to every mission the difference is only at unit texture and other small thing. gameplay is the same, mission is the same, map is the same.what the hell there is no different beetwen this and the latest men of war assault squad update Expand
  6. May 26, 2014
    1
    This game deserve to be called Assault Squad 1.5. The voice acting is still horrible, the AI, the explosions are the same as in AS1, which are bad. Graphics are the same, the performance is garbage too. This is so embarrassing, i dont even know how the developers can sleep after releasing such a piece of *** and they are asking $30 for it. They have no talent for videogames. Expand
  7. Aug 20, 2014
    0
    This is probably the most broken game I have ever played. I have been following and playing multi-player in this game since it first released to the public almost 8 months ago, constantly waiting for it to be fixed, but now I have given up. I loved the first assault squad, but this game is just too broken to play, despite its awesome gameplay.

    First of all, the game has experienced basically no fixes since the first assault squad. Known problems such as path finding, annoying resupply system, and unbalanced units were not fixed. Even worse, maps that the entire MP community agreed were unbalanced were ported into as2 completely unchanged, even though it only takes a few minutes in the editor to fix them.

    As far as new content there basically isn't any. There is 3 or 4 new playable MP maps, and a couple new units. Graphics were very slightly improved at the cost of a HUGE increase in system resource demand. The graphic changes are incredibly unoptimized! The hosting also changed from gamespy to steam which should be an improvement. Unfortunately the new netcode is really bad and this change has caused MP to verge on being unplayably laggy.

    Two of the biggest advertised changes were matchmaking and a new 8v8 game mode. 4 months after release now, and NEITHER OF THESE ADDITIONS WORK. Due to poor netcode and optimization the game only allows 4v4 to be played, even though there is 5v5-8v8 maps in the game. Meanwhile matchmaking is ruined by exploits, an idiotic and unbalanced new unit locking system, and unbalanced maps. Average wait times to find a matchmaking game are 30min+ because nobody uses the broken system.

    This game is also now way behind other games. Standard features for years in other RTS games are missing in this game. There is no AI skirmish mode, No lobby chat (removed since AS1), and there is textures from 2006 still in the game! A supposed main selling points of this game (first thing on steam store page) is multicore support, which its competition (COH) has been offering since 2006! The devs are still only talking about adding in dx10 support and 64 bit support. Even worse there is no dedicated servers! The game in 2014 still runs on peer to peer! This means the game only runs as fast as the slowest computer in the game. With poor optimization, high system resource demands, and bad netcode this means a huge portion of all mp games are incredibly laggy and usually unplayable.

    The MP gameplay in this game is the best in any RTS without a doubt. However, the game itself is so incredibly unpolished, lacking proper balance and standard features that it is one of the least enjoyable gaming experiences I have ever had. The MP community is a ghost town with a huge portion of the vet community having left the game months ago, average wait times to find a usually incredibly laggy game are 20min+.

    Meanwhile the devs are just awful. Since release they have been censoring negative opinions on their forums while denying they do so. They have basically stated they do not care about the veteran community. They constantly promise fixes, which never come (over 1 month since last patch, even though key features of the game are still broken). They also release patches that either make the game more laggy or do not fix what they are suppose to fix, and then do not roll-back the patch.

    Worst sequel I have ever seen and worst devs i have ever interacted with. Stay away.
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