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  • Summary: A real-time strategy for PC rigs in a realistic present day setting. The controls are intuitive, the game rules are simple and transparent. The game focuses on strategy and the use of ones brain to complete the scenarios. The map is a spherical version of earth.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Aug 6, 2014
    80
    War, the Game is a title that all strategy lovers should try out at least once in order to see how smaller teams can innovate by taking the classic concepts of the genre and turning them into something new.
  2. May 29, 2014
    80
    A simple to play but hard to master strategy game at an absolute bargain price. A must-have for strategy fans.
  3. Jul 17, 2014
    80
    War, the Game has stripped away the deep complexity typical of the real-time strategy game and left the player with a simple-to-learn, hard-to-master global dominance game that allows the armchair general to concentrate far more on the actual strategic planning and implementation of battle than on the logistics that support them.
  4. Jan 13, 2015
    70
    A successful halfway house between a Command & Conquer style button-masher and a thoroughbred strategy game, with tense, fast-paced, but pleasingly tactical battles.
  5. Jan 29, 2015
    70
    Going beyond the minimalist technical sector, this is an absolute deep wargame despite the extremely simple gameplay. It's all about the ideas that underlie it, that as in the best milestones pass over all the rest to give a deep and original product like few others.
  6. Feb 18, 2015
    60
    If you want more story, higher production quality and more layers of control that is fine, but try looking elsewhere. If you are like me and not the greatest strategy player in the world but still want to feel the thrill of managing an army to victory, then this game is for you.
  7. Jun 25, 2014
    40
    Its low price tag is not enough to overshadow the fact that War, the Game delivers minimum content. Although it is natural to raise objections to its strategical aspect, a small number of scenarios and no multiplayer game are the things that are fatally snapping its neck.

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  1. Nov 26, 2014
    8
    Boils the RTS genre down to great simplicity, and does it very well. Thats not to say that any strategy is missing, you must think hard aboutBoils the RTS genre down to great simplicity, and does it very well. Thats not to say that any strategy is missing, you must think hard about tactics and maneuvers you wish to use and it can become very challenging. The current price tag warrants the content, however its releasing on Steam very soon (will probably be on there whilst you read this) and with its steam release comes Multiplayer and delicious new content (not sure if the price will go up at all), which will add hours and hours to an already great experience. Really had fun with it. The only gripe I have with is the flag graphics could be cleaned up a lot. Expand