Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. May 4, 2012
    80
    Men of War Condemned Heroes tells the story of the penal battalions during World War II. The single player is really difficult, but fun and deep. A good game for all lovers of good strategy!
  2. Apr 21, 2012
    75
    Men of War: Condemned Heroes is an intuitive, challenging and spectacular RTS that allows the player to control one unit on the battlefield. But it's getting old and the complete lack of evolution is a big flaw.
  3. Jul 2, 2012
    67
    This realtime tactic is as inviting as an Ukrainian dugout. But strangely enough, if you finally got yourself immersed in the partially unfair skirmishes, all of a sudden you want to continue.
  4. May 10, 2012
    65
    A good game. The question is; do you have the patience to play it? Newcomers to the genre probably won't, and even veterans might get easily annoyed at the feeling of helplessness the game can give you when there are so many units but such little control.
  5. 60
    Every old advantage and mistake is present in this new installment in the Men of War series. Fans won't be disappointed but newcomers might be confused. [June 2012]
  6. May 11, 2012
    60
    The MoW formula still satisfies, but familiar units and a stale setting leave this swansong feeling superfluous. [June 2012, p.94]
  7. May 10, 2012
    55
    One of the most undercooked Men of War games. Ukrainian studio rests on its laurels and needs a rival that would force it to do something new or at least let the World War II go. [June 2012, p.86]
  8. May 8, 2012
    50
    The developers have cut corners and offer us only new missions with some minor flaws. But Condemned Heroes still can be fun. The problem is this: 1C have created a game for the most hardcore fans of the series only - those who have completed previous installments and want more. The rest should stay with basic Men of War and the Assault Squad expansion.
  9. Apr 23, 2012
    50
    Fans of the Men of War series have already had their fill of World War II long before Condemned Heroes, and newcomers will get stuck on the very first mission. There's no life left in this concept.
  10. Apr 20, 2012
    50
    Condemned Heroes isn't a bad addition to the series, but it is limited and predictable, which might be a tough sell to those who have seen all of this before. Additionally, the intensely frustrating difficulty makes the game an even dicier proposition for casual gamers or series newbies looking to get into some WWII squad combat. So venture into this one only if you're looking for a lot of repetitive reasons to pull out your hair.
  11. May 1, 2012
    40
    This game is worth neither your money nor your time.
  12. May 20, 2012
    30
    Men of War: Condemned Heroes does fail in everything that matters. Missions are stereotypical, AI is weak, its technical execution is miserable with plenty of bugs, the game design is left to chance and the missions are hard enough to satisfy a sadist.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jun 21, 2012
    4
    The entire Men of War series is an unrealized diamond in the rough. The premise is great, but the execution is severely flawed. Controls andThe entire Men of War series is an unrealized diamond in the rough. The premise is great, but the execution is severely flawed. Controls and User Interface is most wanting, and anything more than two squads and the gamer is basically swamped. Line of Sight, while a very interesting proposition is poorly implemented due to the typical atrocious AI.

    This could have been one of the better or best ww2 squad based action rts out there, but it fails fairly miserably due to poorly implemented basics.
    Veterans of the game may say otherwise, but if you're a newbie to the genre, there are better offerings out there like Relic's Company of Heroes. If you're a sucker for punishment, then try one of the many Men of War iterations. However, stay clear away from Men of War Vietnam, as that is the worst of the entire franchise.
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  2. Apr 23, 2012
    9
    Very hard, but if you're willing to dedicate time to it then it's a great game. And they also included multiplayer, but even if it is only 4Very hard, but if you're willing to dedicate time to it then it's a great game. And they also included multiplayer, but even if it is only 4 maps and 2 gamemodes I don't care, because I played AS for the single player so I don't find that a sad loss. But the singleplayer is great, and it will take you a while. Overall, good for fans of the series but newcomers should try out AS first. If the single player is difficult on easy for you, then STAY AWAY from the singleplayer. It is very hard! Also, the game states that the men must not be called 'cannon fodder', GAMESPOT, as it is insulting those men who were killed in battle. Full Review »
  3. May 24, 2013
    1
    Not even comparable to Men of War: Assault Squad. Just plays like a broken record of bad boring small team missions. I stopped playing thisNot even comparable to Men of War: Assault Squad. Just plays like a broken record of bad boring small team missions. I stopped playing this after a few hours of realizing I just wasted my money. I'll give it a one rating since there were no technical issues. I recommend Assault Squad if you are looking for a Men of War game. Full Review »