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  • 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. A stunning game. Whether you're a hardened RTS veteran, an anxious newcomer looking for a fun entry point to the genre, or just someone who loves colossal action in a World War II setting, you owe it to yourself to give Order of War a shot.
  2. 80
    Order of War is a good game. Not a great game, but a good one. It doesn’t bring anything revolutionary to the table, but it still offers a fun, quick and friendly romp into war-torn Europe.
  3. Maybe is not the deepest RTS in the market, but Order of War is definitely capable of performing great graphics and a nice gameplay.
  4. Order of War is like a popcorn war: fast and tasty, a nice little snack, but not a full meal. It's too easy for veterans and not impressive enough for casual gamers. But if you are looking for occasional fast battles, it's a good choice. It won't get less complicated than this.
  5. Order of War offers enough challenge to satisfy the purists, but it’s also surprisingly inviting for newcomers. The World War II-setting is used very well and the cinematic perspective makes for a great addition. The graphics are disappointing though, and there are tons of little nags that start to irritate after some time.
  6. 65
    Order of War does little to justify a purchase above the likes of the truly great recent RTS efforts out there, giving gamers a short distraction before returning to the big guns of the genre.
  7. Order of war is irrefutable proof pretty Panzers are no longer enough. [Dec 2009, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. Porkibus1
    Dec 25, 2009
    Fun game! Fills a gap between Company of Heroes and Total War series.
  2. VolfD
    Dec 3, 2009
    Well-balanced RTS, decent campaigns and the juciest multiplayer I've ever seen.
  3. DementorD.
    Jan 26, 2010
    Just wanted to share my opinion about this game. I found it rather attractive and nice-looking. The SP sucked me in from the first mission. I tried it on hard level and that made me sweat. Multiplayer is real fun. I enjoyed the graphics. Everything looks so real when on high settings. Definitely wants an add-on or sequel Expand
  4. Dolphin_EUV.
    Jan 26, 2010
    Quite 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
  5. May 9, 2011
    This 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.
  6. DannyK
    Dec 3, 2009
    lack of tactical gameplay, Most of the time you will be right clicking to attack the enemy. graphics are cheesy, the videos appear as though they lag. The AI is un responsive. the Units have horrible stats. tanks cant take out buildings. this game is horrible, stay away from it. Expand
  7. gininnay
    Dec 15, 2009
    i bought this game for my boyfriend and thought he would like it cause he is into war games but OMG why does it take so long to download? im on a wireless connection and it runs pretty fast but i cant wait 18 hours for it to download without him finding out. this game is not worth the money... Expand

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