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  • Summary: 2011 - 2014. The world enjoys an unprecedented era of peace as enhanced defense technology eliminates the threat of nuclear war. But can it last? 2020. Constant depletion of resources has international tensions at a breaking point. One spark will ignite what no one thought could happen...a third and final world war. Strategy for the next generation: Led by creative director Michael de Plater (Rome Total War), EndWar promises to redefine strategy gaming. Designed for next-gen consoles EndWar creates a theatre of war, immersing you in the drama of World War III in a way you never thought possible. Fight For Your Nation: Pick a side US, Europe, Russia - the fate of the world is in your hands. If you don't step in to save your homeland, who will? Command Your Army: Grow your army into the most powerful force on the planet. Your army is completely customizable, and experience breeds strength - your units grow more powerful with every campaign you fight. Light Up The City of Lights: Tom Clancy's World War III won't be won by capturing remote deserts or grasslands but by striking countries in the heart. Paris, Moscow, Washington D.C. will all erupt in flames as you battle your way through the fully destructive playground. A Whole New Kind of Massive: EndWar is an online multiplayer experience unlike anything you've ever encountered. 16 player matchups? Try hundreds. 30 minute battles? Try persistent matchups lasting for months at a time. This isn't a skirmish, it's World War III. Talk Your Way to Victory: Put the controller aside and start shouting commands. EndWar can be played almost entirely via voice command. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Tom Clancy's Endwar is an innovative RTS, suitable both for the genre-fan and the newbie. The gameplay is slightly more action than usual, and the closer look to the battlefield could disappoint the strategy purists, but vocal commands and great visuals make this game a must-try.
  2. Tom Clancy's Endwar is a very good strategy game, a experience that no genre fan should let escape, because the sensation of having under our command such a number of troops who obey our orders is just fantastic. Its biggest problem, though, is its shallowness in strategic options in comparison with what we are used to seeing on PC.
  3. EndWar was a very hopeful beginning for the first strategic franchise of Ubisoft in consoles, but on PC its just a solid RTS. The lack of depth prevents the game from being a great title, but its powerful online mode is a really interesting option for those who like fresh games.
  4. 70
    For PC gamers accustomed to faster, deeper, and more exciting RTS games, EndWar will seem like a voice in the wilderness.
  5. EndWar's a little too repetitive and you'll probably end up using the same basic strategy in every battle. [June 2009, p.69]
  6. It's going to be a hard struggle for EndWar to keep itself afloat in an overcrowded genre. With a pretty decent voice command system, the game does its best to bring something new to the table, but it won't be enough to win the war. Take away the controls and you'll find an RTS that offers to little to hold your attention.
  7. 50
    While the voice command feature is interesting, games like World in Conflict, Empire: Total War, and Company of Heroes offer far more depth and are ultimately easier to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. May 31, 2012
    10
    EndWar is a new breed of RTS, what other RTS games used voice command before EndWar? None. Then we have the people whining about camera controls, IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE REALISTIC! Expand
  2. veracek
    Mar 12, 2009
    10
    This game is an actual rts, most real time strategies consist of running in and seeing who has more forces, endwar shows that if you use tactics, it's possible to take out waves of tanks with something as simple as one unit of riflemen. I give it a 10 because of the amazing storyline depicting world war 3, the graphics it has considering it is an rts, and the playability and gameplay. It's possibly the best game I've ever played. Expand
  3. Apr 13, 2011
    10
    Endwar, first off is the only RTS ive seen that shows true realism and strategy. other RTSs ive seen is merely who has the most forces, now with Endwar its not how many you have but how you use them. and true history has shown us that numbers dont mean anything. think about the US forces in Iraq, or Afghanistan. when Desert Storm happend we has maybe 20,000 soldiers there against 500,000-1,000,000 enemies. but because of tactics they prevaled. and thats what this RTS is about. its about how efficently you can think as a General. and how smart you are when it comes to commanding troops. simply charging all your troops at once would be foolish as one well placed artillery strike would end it.
    i rate this game a 10 because thios is the only RTS in exsistance that brings in true realism and Strategy in to the gaming world. plus i think the game was really fun.
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  4. Feb 27, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I got this game on Steam simply to see how bad it really was, like I did with Ace of Spades. The graphics, sound, etc. are simply jaw-dropping. For a game made in 2009, I was expecting Age of Empires III-style graphics, but NO, they just had to be EPIC. The gameplay leaves something to be desired, though. The campaign is mediocre and does not really retain any lasting value once you finish it. I found that I had to restart levels several times to get out of sticky situations. The story itself was disappointing (SPOILER HERE): Russians versus everybody else, but I guess that's to be expected from Tom Clancy. The multiplayer, on the other hand, was great. Playing against others online was a refreshing experience with the good graphics. The complaints I have, though, are pretty big. ONE: Although the voice-activated UI is an interesting idea, it never picks up steam (okay, bad pun). Even with the calibration, you have to speak slowly and precisely several times for the Siri-thingy to catch on. This could be a problem just with me, because I'm an American, and Americans tend to slur and talk fast, but this really dampened the experience for me. The other complaint I have is that you don't have an independent camera to move around the entire battlefield instead, you are stuck with the unit your camera is on. Sometimes I just want to enjoy the wanton destruction, but when I have to survey the entire battlefield to make game-changing decisions, the frozen camera just doesn't cut it. Aside from those, however, this is a game that is solid. Patience is needed, but the reward is great. Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2014
    5
    No long comments, just point forms

    Pros: 1) graphics-love the details of every units, infantry, tanks, and their actions)
    2) voice
    command? Nice Job! can identify English with various slangs

    Cons: 1) gameplay-i dont even know the first time i play. just commands unit. no base defence,
    constructing buildings etc. the gameplay is mainly just capture uplink points WTF!!!
    2) No real game progress. i mean, if you upgrade your army, the enemy would do the same,
    you can never overwhelm the enemy with superior tech advances, the enemy will pickup
    at least two ranks behind you, so if you upgrade your army in anyway, it doesnt help that much
    3) voice command. not much, but if you made mistake using this feature, it can give u setback.
    imagine giving orders of airstrike or wmd to ur own units or uplinks. dang!
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  6. AhmadH
    Mar 8, 2009
    4
    If you are an experienced RTS gamer, avoid Endwar. This game has bare minimum content and bad graphics, The voice command system is flawed (I had to mess with too many settings to get it to work, and if you don't speak in a monotone voice then the game will not recognize your commands). Little effort was put into this game, while comparing it to World in Conflict. It is as many others have put it, a non-stop rock-paper-scissors match. Save your money. Expand
  7. BajarajaS
    Mar 29, 2009
    1
    This game was disappointing, but I should probably expect this by now from a Tom Clancy game. The management features are horrible, the graphics are crappy, the and the camera controls suck!! The one redeemable quality WOULD be the voice commands but even that's poorly implemented. I swear, no tactics or thought was put in this game. I'm going back to a real RTT, WiC, or CoH! All in all, Ubisoft has completely destroyed the once proud Tom Clancy title. Hell, even he doesn't want to be recognized for this crap anymore. Expand

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