Theatre of War PC

User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21

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  1. MikeW.
    Oct 1, 2007
    10
    It took me a bit of time & effort to get this baby to run smoothly, but if your a serious wargamer and enjoy realistic wargames such as the Close Combat series of games then this is the one for you. Having tried Sqad Assault, Combat mission and all the other WW2 games out there, finding them all lacking in some way or another this is the first title to satisfy me since playing ladder It took me a bit of time & effort to get this baby to run smoothly, but if your a serious wargamer and enjoy realistic wargames such as the Close Combat series of games then this is the one for you. Having tried Sqad Assault, Combat mission and all the other WW2 games out there, finding them all lacking in some way or another this is the first title to satisfy me since playing ladder games on cc3! Collapse
  2. Jan 2, 2011
    4
    i don't know what everyone else is saying about great graphics and all. The characters and tanks on my screen look almost god awful. I am glad i got the game on sale because i am going to delete it. The AI behaves funky, not following orders, or wandering. Polish antitank guns take my tanks out from miles away it seems before my guys can even fire on them. The 20 mm cannons on thei don't know what everyone else is saying about great graphics and all. The characters and tanks on my screen look almost god awful. I am glad i got the game on sale because i am going to delete it. The AI behaves funky, not following orders, or wandering. Polish antitank guns take my tanks out from miles away it seems before my guys can even fire on them. The 20 mm cannons on the Panzers really didnt do much. The artillery, is just god awful. I called on it on more then several occasions and i realized it was just a wasted effort. kudos for realism, but garbage for the game play. Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2011
    0
    Seriously one of the worst combat sims ever made. Horrible AI, enemy units that never miss even though they have no line of sight, and allied troops that run right up to enemy troops to get shot even though you are clicking attack and they have a machine gun. So glad this was on sale and part of a bundle....I should have read more reviews before buying. :(
  4. Jul 29, 2013
    6
    I game that has a lot of potential and looks great suffers from some repetitive game play as well as some weird AI. However worth pushing through as a decent RTS leaning stronger to the sim side than action.
  5. Nov 18, 2015
    7
    A good game, but with very low replayability. It will take some hours to master the basics but after that you don't really do anything else. It's still fun, especially the battle of Kursk or defending in Normandy, or the Polish missions, but it could have used more missions with more variability, more nations, more weapons and so on. The game offers something good and realistic, just notA good game, but with very low replayability. It will take some hours to master the basics but after that you don't really do anything else. It's still fun, especially the battle of Kursk or defending in Normandy, or the Polish missions, but it could have used more missions with more variability, more nations, more weapons and so on. The game offers something good and realistic, just not enough of it to make it a great game. Imagine if it offered all of the nations involved in World War 2, or at least those in Europe, and scenarios for every one of them. A campaign similar to that of World in Conflict might have also work. As stated before, a good game, regardless of the things it lacks. Expand
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Its tactical focus and total absence of resource gathering or base building make the learning curve a little twisty for tank-rush types. However, the authenticity and atmosphere bring the Second World War to life in impressive fashion.
  2. Thinking gamers will appreciate the fact that Theatre of War presents them with a series of tactical problems rather than simply a chance to rack up the body counts. And anyone who's been jaded by the ease of other mainstream RTS franchises will enjoy the fact that this is a game that doesn't coddle its players.
  3. 70
    The environments, repetitive though they are, are simply stunning.