- Summary: ORDER OF WAR features massive-scale battles brought to life with a cinematic intensity never seen before in a WWII strategy game. Players take command of an entire army including ground troops, artillery, tank divisions and aircraft in all-out strategic assaults. The single-player mode can be played out in two campaigns - American versus German forces on the western front and German versus Russian on the eastern front. Missions will be based on key historic events and operations from 1944. In the summer of 1944, the Second World War entered its end-game when the Allies launched two major operations that would drive back German forces on both the Western and Eastern Fronts at once. In the ultimate test of military strategy, ORDER OF WAR challenges you not only to lead America's finest to victory in the west, but also place you in command of German forces charged with repelling the Red Army’s seemingly unstoppable offensive in the east. Even the keenest military minds will find that it's one thing to make history, but quite another to change it. Do you have what it takes to command? Experience WWII warfare on an epic, cinematic stage; that truly captures the intensity and scale of the battlefield. Command of an entire armed force consisting of up to 1,000 soldiers, tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and air planes. Players can choose between two different campaign modes offering completely different storylines, missions, objectives and environments. Experience the unique dynamic camera that allows players to command troops over huge geographical scale whilst maintaining movie-like vistas and detail. In-depth gameplay mode: two different campaign modes, multi-player, Deathmatch and Skirmish. [Square Enix]… Expand
BrianL.9To tell you the truth I have never expected such a thrill from another WWII game. Don't take me wrong, I love WWII games, but I was already a bit tired of the topic and didn't play that kind of games much. Nevertheless, Order of War really made me spend hours and hours in front of my PC. The multiplayer is a real thing! Very many moments reminded me of Total War and Company of Heroes, but also, I have noticed many enhancements in comparison with these older games. The camera they have in the game is very nice to look into, especially, when you know you will win. My respect to the developers. I would play one more WWII if that would be of the same level of quality.… Expand
Dolphin_EUV.8Quite a decent WWII RTS with ample mp opportunities. Some minor balance issues (US paratroopers for instance) that will be hopefully!!! fixed with the next patch keep me from giving Order of War a 9.… Expand
AaronP5In a nutshell it is World in Conflict with different textures. The concept is the same, the unit recruitment is the same, I think they even did the artillery the exact same. Those vertical lines with the pathetic exposions... Good realistic artillery effects can be seen with Company of Heroes. That game was the first I was impressed with the level of detail in the explosion effects and the authentic sound of artillery coming in. Coming from an infantryman himself, epic fail on Order of War's part on realistic sounds and effects. Outgoing artillery is one of the most pleasing sounds to a soldier who has seen battle. AI is not intelligent, will sit and let your artillery destroy masses of units. Its problem solving skills are atrocious. I had a bridge pinned with 1 unit of panthers, and 1 unit of tigers. Computer kept sending light tanks one at a time. At no time did the AI even attempt to use any air or artillery assets to dislodge my fortification. Same thing covering access routes with anti-tank guns. Just infantry and small vehicles... no artillery to dislodge my units. This isn't a strategy game, it is an action at best. However it drops the ball on realism, sound, and visual effects. Therefor I will reclassify it even further into an arcade game. The multiplayer is a bit better negating the incompetent AI.… Expand
4This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Banlance not good enough, GER units too expensive and its abilities really not good enough, especially compared with USA and USSR units(tanks much cheaper and still powerful). It's the most serious point.
So in multi games,ppl almost choose USA or USSR,not GER,because its really much easier to get win,even the same one with the same skill. People who like to choose USA or USSR may give the game higher grades,because it's easy to win and the game with good graphic performance, but ppl who like to choose GER would be very dissapointed to the balance, and finally left. At least many friends i know left the game for the major reason.… Expand