- Summary: Could you imagine what would have happened if WWII was won by the Axis? ...What would have happened if the US didn't ally with France and UK, or if Italy and Japan didn't join Germany? ...What if Germany didn't invade Poland in 1939 or Russia in 1941?... or if Japan developed the nuclearCould you imagine what would have happened if WWII was won by the Axis? ...What would have happened if the US didn't ally with France and UK, or if Italy and Japan didn't join Germany? ...What if Germany didn't invade Poland in 1939 or Russia in 1941?... or if Japan developed the nuclear bomb before the Americans? ... Could you imagine having the power of ruling a nation and all its military, diplomatic and economic strengths? ...of going to important battlefronts like Pearl Harbour or Normandy, manage thousands of troops, meet historical Heroes and Generals, and change the course of History or even write one of your own? Could you imagine being Winston Churchill, or Stalin? ...to deal with Roosevelt or Hitler? ...to win the war? ...or even to go beyond and conquer the World? In War Leaders, gamers will assume the role of historical commanders, in an attempt to lead their nations to victory in World War II through economic, diplomatic and military means. Players must lead their nations both on and off the battlefield, negotiating with allies while crushing those who dare oppose them. [Enigma]… Expand
PC Zone UKLengthy load times, dated visuals, and obtuse interface and an unnecessarily decentralized recruitment system. [Dec 2009, p.73]
DarrenBDec 15, 2009The game is the same as Civilization. The only difference is that it is about WWII. You could play according to historical accuracy or play a The game is the same as Civilization. The only difference is that it is about WWII. You could play according to historical accuracy or play a random free for all type strategy game through configuring the settings for the game. The RTS added in this game when it comes to battle makes the game even better. The problem with this game is that it can be unstable at times, but check your computer to make sure you have the required specifications for this game so it functions properly.… Expand
Mar 3, 2015This technical nightmare that I only successfully got operating on windows vista without some sort of crash or error on launch was a miracleThis technical nightmare that I only successfully got operating on windows vista without some sort of crash or error on launch was a miracle that made me dread that this game was so unstable during its release. I was left wondering if the game was ever going to load up the main campaign, as I played Japan, Russia, America and Germany with the most horrid incomplete UI I had ever seen in what was suppose to be a total war version of WWII. Sure I figured out what all the buttons did eventually and conquered all of Africa with Panzer IV tanks, I eventually got fed up with the frequent crashes that made the super long annoying loading screens that took five minutes for every time you wanted to due it out in Real Time Total War Style combat. I swear that a memory leak bug kept making the game slower and slower eventually made the game unplayable in a save state. After all the fun I had with all the cool units made me want to give this game a seven just for the sight of it. I would call **** for any critic who praises gives this a positive and a negative review, because the fact is very few people got this game in fully functional and that the reviewers who complained about graphics should have told us how fuzzy the UI is and how smooth the actual combat went.
Managing fuel levels and ammunition made for a interesting twist in the game kept me wanting more of this game regardless of the 20 crashes I encountered in a single campaign. I would also grab something to do while the loading screens came up and eventually got so deep into the campaign I probably got more game time than any human being that I know of. You can order your units to crouch and go on one knee, however the lack of control groups really made managing a larger force more complicated than necessary. The AI was barely competent, as airstrikes and the air force in game are totally the most overpowered units in the game that allowed me to win with only one squad of elite infantry.
The in game economics can get hard to manage, unless you purposely hollow out the core of the empire like you would in a proper game of risk and expand fast and wide as quickly as possible. There are so many resources in the game that I had my head spinning around what exactly I needed them for, till I didn't have Tungsten for a specific unit I wanted badly. The Historical Accuracy settings just makes a campaign that follows history, which means the game falls in favor with the victors of the real life in WWII. The tech tree on top of all this made me realize how much work it took to make this somewhat broken and ultra buggy thing that barely qualifies as function.
Any of you interested in this game MUST HAVE THESE FOLLOWING THINGS
-Windows Vista (Won't function on others despite hours of trying it on Windows 7 and windows XP)
-Medium/high range graphics card that you won't care if it bugs out or break (Due to memory leak)
-Something on the side like a second computer when you are waiting out the loading screens
-20 Gigs of sacrificial memory that you may never recover due to memory leak issues.
-Patience (A single campaign resulted in 20+ crashes)
This game is a 0/10 if you don't have a vista or you don't want your PC to be slightly damaged.… Expand
Nov 3, 2010I bought the first German release.. there was no support... and still is none.. game crashes all the time... loading times are an horror.. ifI bought the first German release.. there was no support... and still is none.. game crashes all the time... loading times are an horror.. if they had streamlined it a bit better.. then it could have been a fun game... for now the game .. even the english version who got an update more is still a no go.. would not recommend it even if it was laying in a bargain bin.. too bad.. because if they could have eliminated the crashes left all the other bugs in then it could have become something..… Expand