• Publisher: 1C
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2011
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 82
  2. Negative: 8 out of 82

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  1. Jan 11, 2014
    10
    Simply the best rts game I've ever played. So much deeper than anything on the market. The community might be small but it's very friendly once you get to know people. Get this game or wait for AS2 I implore you.
  2. May 30, 2013
    9
    Far better game than company of casuals mostly realistic great with friends .
    Direct control is brilliant maps are good gameplay is fun tho AI sucks sometimes and your infantry starts to airhump
  3. May 24, 2013
    10
    One of my favorite games of all time. The replayability of single player is second to none. The AI is not too shabby on heroic mode and it provides quite the challenge. I highly recommend this game if you enjoy slow paced realistic strategy games. The way your units can take cover is probably the coolest part of the game.
  4. Mar 3, 2013
    10
    Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Great game. Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2012
    10
    The game is amazing, the best strategy game set in world war 2. The game highlights by its realism, bullet penetration mechanics, damageable vehicle components, letal weapons, and much more. Also graphics and sound are excelent. The hours of fun the game provides are absolutly large.
  6. Jun 24, 2012
    10
    This game will punch you right in the mouth starting with the introduction. Get used to it because it's just warming up. If you are an RTS fan and love old skewl C&C this is for you. It is playing army and the AI is relentless.
  7. Jun 3, 2012
    9
    Men of War: Assault Squad builds upon several excellent games, bringing you one of the finest real time strategic combat experiences there exists. Several balanced factions to play with and a multitude of units available combined with the depth in the ballistic system and the destructible environment provides the players with a playground that enables some truly unique combat experiences. The skirmish single-player is very lacklustre, previous titles in the series provide much better campaigns on that front, but on the multi-player side the game is truly unmatched. Even years after the release, the community is still as active as the developers are - new content and balancing patches are still being released to expand upon the MoW:AS experience. Expand
  8. Jun 1, 2012
    10
    Very good game. Maps are polished, units are detailed, core gameplay is very nice, especially on assault zones. It's a game that has a lot of unwritten concepts and a steep initial learning curve, but once the micromanagement of sandbags and grenades is mastered, cerebrally rewarding gameplay unfolds.
  9. Apr 16, 2012
    9
    MOW-AS GOTY version

    Outstanding game. More of a thinking RTS vs. COH. The only issues I see: a) Poor overview map; b) Micromanaging OK until you have 50+ INF, Support, Vehicles on the field; c) Interface a bit clunky; d) Co-Op experience is no where near as refined as COH; d) Voices are a bit silly at times. I sometimes hear a Gestapo-sounding voice bark out encouragements to US troops!


    The great: a) Much more realistic than COH. b) There is no such thing as "fire-up" ability, or getting suppressed by an MG - your guys die. c) There is no retreat button! d) It doesn't take eight+ squads of engineers to take out one INF squad.; e) Sound effects, f) scenery and visuals are wonderful; g) GOTY version has 25 Skirmish & 50 MP maps! h) So much more unit, support and vehicle variety than COH; i) No base-building; j) No population cap; k) Can form and split of INF into squads at will; l) Each "Mission" map is huge, and will take many hours to play, per; especially if you are new to the game. And, so on...

    John
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  10. Mar 19, 2012
    10
    This is really starting to develop in the spirit of Close Combat 5, although the scale is altered and we see some less realistic operational inclusions like on-map artillery, battlefield repair. From a gameplay perspective, however, these work very well. Like CC5, it is all about real-life tactics. No tank rushes, no infantry spamming. Instead it is an immensely complex competition of the minds. Predict your opponents, surprise him, trick him. Learn to use terrain, suppression, flanking, armour differences, numerical superiority, quality. Advance or dig in. Push or reinforce. Infiltrate, mine the roads, ambush. Bleed of his infantry to expose his tanks or assault under smoke cover. Coordinate your attacks with your allies. Tactics is everything. And it is a lot of fun! Expand
  11. Feb 13, 2012
    10
    Men of War: Assault Squad is one of the best RTSs out there. It allows the player to control up to 100 troops at a time or use one man to wreck havoc behind enemy lines. Assault Squad fixed most of the AI flaws from MOW and with constant updates it seems to get better and better. This game is easily the most realistic RTS I've ever played.
  12. Feb 10, 2012
    10
    Men of War: Assault Squad is one of the best RTSs out there. It allows the player to control up to 100 troops at a time or use one man to wreck havoc behind enemy lines. Assault Squad fixed most of the AI flaws from MOW and with constant updates it seems to get better and better. This game is easily the most realistic RTS I've ever played. The only problem is because not many people play this game, the servers can be a little less populated than what you want. Expand
  13. Feb 6, 2012
    10
    First of all, let's clarify one major issue. This is NOT an expansion for MOW, this is entirely new game! New detailed models, new maps, new AI, new controls, new almost everything...

    Second â
  14. Sep 25, 2011
    10
    Mein apsoluter lieblings Teil der Men of War Reihe und auch mein apsolutes lieblings Spiel im 2ten Weltkrieg Bereich.

    Spiele wie Company of Heroes oder RUSE kommen an die Men of War Reihe nicht mal ansatzsweise ran.
  15. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    For me the game is just nice. Although there is not many improvements comparing with previous parts of Men Of War indeed, the game has nicer graphics, runs much more smoothly than even the first part of MoW, and gives us some more options to use in fight. However, some new options could be added (eg. digging trenches, different camouflages, some better interface (if we have over 30 units in the battle, including artillery and tanks, we need really some seconds to discover where our unit is and to control it using it's picture in the interface. Pros:
    Nice feeling of II WW
    Nice graphics
    Nice sounds
    The best tactical RTS now

    Contras:
    Nothing new
    Some more options could be added
    Not the best interface
    Only few maps in Frontline mode
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  16. Jun 4, 2011
    10
    probably my favourite game ever. but only once you have gotten used to all the different units because not only is this punishing as hell its also incredibly detailed in every way. the only downside i can really find is its not very obvious online if a game is ranked or not and the campaign (skirmish mode basically) is very linear, its mostly however to train you for the online mode which is excellent and far superior to the prevois in the series where heavy tanks just ruled the map and now a skilled commander can beat a tiger tank with a single guy if he is smart but if the tiger is used well it can defeat armies. truly the most in depth tactical game ever! Expand
  17. Apr 19, 2011
    10
    Greatest RTS of all time! Fun combat, great direct control ability, numerous chances to pull of ingenious strategies... or fail miserably, yet still have fun doing so! The best series noone has ever heard of, which is quite sad really. A must have for strategy fans everywhere!
  18. Mar 27, 2011
    10
    Men of war was already the best WWII RTS game in my mind, and now 1C made Assault Squad even better, with better graphic, the unique hero units and some new maps let me really enjoy the game play.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 70
    In no way an easy game, and probably an overwhelming experience for most people, but also the closest thing we'll get to the battles of WWII without a time machine.
  2. 70
    Interesting, although limited development of good RTS towards multiplayer. This game is not a groundbreaker but if you like playing cooperative military action games it has a great potential to entertain you. [Issue#203]
  3. May 19, 2011
    70
    A well rounded multiplayer extension of the classic Men of War formula, hurt most by technical issues and a steep learning curve. Worth a look for fans of the series.