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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: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 16 out of 29
  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 hasWhile 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 campaignI 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. Nov 10, 2014
    8
    Playing a fully patched up version of MoW:AS2 is a joy compared to many other offerings in this genre. Action is good and fun. Missions are onPlaying a fully patched up version of MoW:AS2 is a joy compared to many other offerings in this genre. Action is good and fun. Missions are on the whole are well designed, although pretty samey with each nation.

    Played it through twice in single player, which shows it has some re-playability. Some great Steam Workshop additions and missions to.

    Is it ground breaking or revolutionary? No. Graphically amazing? No. Still, its gameplay is fun and the range of units is good. Also the detail for units actions and resources like ammo, fuel, weapons make it the most interesting for me. Being able to battlefield scavenge anything from new weapons and ammo to repairing partially damaged tanks/artillery/APC etc make it really fun.

    Not played multiplayer, which is where a lot of people say the game shines even more so can't comment on that.
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  4. Jun 20, 2014
    3
    A mediocre patch for Assault Squad labelled as a sequel. It was quite obvious from the start given how little change there was announced. NoA mediocre patch for Assault Squad labelled as a sequel. It was quite obvious from the start given how little change there was announced. No improvements to skirmish at all, most of the updates are geared towards pvp and leaderboards.

    If you are looking for a game against AI, don't bother all they did was rehash the old maps and game modes and and nothing meaningful to the game at all, the same pathetically limited set of units in player versus AI mode.

    This game has the biggest unit selection of any RTS and they are all locked behind badly design game modes and the "realism" excuse, no sandbox.
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  5. May 17, 2014
    2
    no real improvement from the last game at all.

    the graphics are okay but their way below 2014 standards. in fact their around the same as
    no real improvement from the last game at all.

    the graphics are okay but their way below 2014 standards. in fact their around the same as the last games, only with a tiny bit of improvement.

    i do like the multiple campaigns, which is the only reason i'm not giving the game a flat out Zero.

    is crashes like crazy, and runs poorly on my rig (which is a really good rig) it also stops and goes when things are happening on screen, and when you move the camera around the map. kinda like a scratched DVD.

    the game play elements are extremely identical. actually i can't find much of a change or improvement at all.

    i don't recommend people buy this game unless their die hard fans of the men of war franchise. and even then you may be disappointed by the lack of innovation and improvement.
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  6. Aug 15, 2014
    2
    Just as others have mentioned, MoW: Assault Squad 2 does not feel like a full sequel to the previous Assault Squad title, but ratherJust as others have mentioned, MoW: Assault Squad 2 does not feel like a full sequel to the previous Assault Squad title, but rather MoW:Assault Squad 1.5, but I'd be hard pressed to even call it that.
    The differences between this game and the first Assault Squad are minuscule - the same maps, the same models, mostly the same audio, and many of the same glitches. There are a few changes, like small visual improvements and changes, but they aren't much.

    Even with the small changes, the game runs poorly on my pc, which can run most games very well (even Men of War's competitor, Company of Heroes 2). I'm also really disappointed with the unit unlock system that keeps units locked from use until a higher player ranking is achieved. This means I am playing virtually the same game from a few years ago, but with less units at my disposal at the beginning...

    Admittedly, the first Men of War: Assault Squad was the first Men of War game I played, but I loved it. And I know MoW:AS2 is still a good game because it's almost exactly the same as the first.

    (There is some debate about whether this is a better game that the games in the Company of Heroes franchise. I think they are both great. Company of Heroes is much more polished, and gives a much greater authentic/cinematic presence of the war than Men of War. Company of Heroes is also much more visually engaging as units move more realistically and the camera is zoomed in more so the combat is right in your face. I also think the suppression fire is done perfectly in CoH.

    Men of War, even with all of it's faults, can outshine CoH, especially in multiplayer. The frailty of all of your units and their flexibility in combat means small lapses of judgement can cost you the game. The tank combat in MoW is also much more realistic in their firing range and armor protection/penetration.)
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  7. Jun 4, 2014
    0
    I thing i have to say for this game "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ" its really boring and its not even a improvement except the graphics over the originalI thing i have to say for this game "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ" its really boring and its not even a improvement except the graphics over the original mowas3. The multiplayer simply SUCKS! And if you buy this buy it for only the campaings! Expand

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