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  • Summary: Men of War: Red Tide is a sequel to the critically acclaimed RTS Men of War. Red Tide introduces a new story driven campaign based on the writings of Soviet scribe Alexander Zorich, it also includes dozens of new or upgraded units and weapons. Men of War: Red Tide is a stunning mixture of RTS and a third-person action that introduces a new fighting force known for its brutal efficiency during the height of World War II. Played out across more than 20 missions, Men of War: Red Tide allows to take command of the feared “Black Coats,” the nickname given to Soviet Marines, an elite combat group specializing in engagements near the shoreline. The player has direct control of new game units including the Black Coats, tanks, self-propelled guns, armored trains, landing craft, artillery and new enemy emplaced weapons to capture and use. New air support options include fighters, bombers, hydroplanes; cruisers, destroyers and gun boats which provide naval fire support. Fighting during the Black Sea Campaigns of WWII, history buffs and WWII aficionados will recognize theaters of battle such as Odessa, Sevastopol, Theodosia, Eltingen, Nikolaev and Constanta. [1C Company] Expand
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  1. A pretty good add-on for a great game, except for missing multiplayer. Adventures of USSR Marines are far more interesting than eg. Normandy. [Jan 2010]
  2. Although it still posses many of the same problems, and it's difficulty spikes range from mildly difficult to insanely impossible, with a strict attention to historical detail and missions designed to test you strategic skills to their maximum, Red Tide can be an immensely rewarding game, but one that does require a great deal of patients and discipline.
  3. Red Tide rewards patience and planning with immense satisfaction. [Nov 2010, p.62]
  4. It's World War II once again, but this time it's not D-Day again, it's the 22th of September, 1941 and we are Black Jackets, Russian marines fighting Romanian infantry or fighting on virtually every other Russian frontline up until August 1945 against Japan in the Pacific. But it's a hardcore game with no tutorial at all. You will need patience. But this game is a rough diamond.
  5. Brilliant, unthinking and unfair in equal measure. [Jan 2010, p.110]
  6. If the recent overabundance of WWII-themed RTS games and the lack of multiplayer do not bother you, pick up this game. A good single-player campaign is a rarity these days.
  7. The solo game is decent enough but without the ability to play this game with friends it simply loses its edge.

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  1. Igor
    Dec 30, 2009
    Genius continuation of Men of War! Very nice new units and missions.
  2. Feb 13, 2012
    Best game!!!A nice continuation of Men Of War, without multiplayer though. If you are bored with big formations, and would like to take part in some sercet, silent operations of Russian special forces, this game is a perfect choice. Expand
  3. GoldFinger
    Jan 1, 2010
    Excellent game! For real RTS fans!
  4. Sep 11, 2011
    A nice continuation of Men Of War, without multiplayer though. If you are bored with big formations, and would like to take part in some sercet, silent operations of Russian special forces, this game is a perfect choice. Lack of multi is a bit disappointing, but anyway the singleplayer still rocks. Good game! Expand
  5. Oct 23, 2010
    I was a big fan of the first game but this expansion leaves a bit to be desired. The A.I. pathfinding is awful, you lose about 25% of your men because they run right out in front of machine gun nests, fail to toss grenades over walls etc... There are very few opportunities to capture enemy vehicles, not that it really matters because the enemy hit ratio on your tanks is like 5 to 1. Lots of bugs, freeze ups and the like.

    Some missions are cool but you make it to the end with a few guys only to find out you have to defend against a tank attack or knock out artillery. Every machine gun nest is backed up by a flanking nest or sub machine gunners. The challenge that was maddeningly addictive in the first MoW has now become ridiculous.