World in Conflict PC

World in Conflict Image
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 309 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: War is Coming Home. West Germany, 1989. To avoid certain collapse, the Soviet army boldly advances into Europe. NATO responds only to be met on a second front -- a diversionary attack on the American homeland. You are a field commander, leading the era’s most powerful military machines inWar is Coming Home. West Germany, 1989. To avoid certain collapse, the Soviet army boldly advances into Europe. NATO responds only to be met on a second front -- a diversionary attack on the American homeland. You are a field commander, leading the era’s most powerful military machines in the campaign to retake America’s cities and suburbs. Superpowered Warfare - Unleash the arsenals of the great military superpowers in the gripping single-player story created by best-selling author and Cold War authority, Larry Bond. MassTech Engine - The latest version of Massive’s proprietary engine allows for a full 360° range of camera control, allowing you to get right down into the midst of battle. Demolish Everything - Destroy every object in the game – crush cars, destroy buildings, burn forests! Drop-in Multiplayer - Join on-going games and immediately help your team take control of the map. [Sierra] Expand
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. 100
    A triumph for Massive Entertainment. The developers have managed to take a quirky "action game" take on the real-time strategy genre and wrap it in an instantly appealing, accessible and highly polished package.
  2. It’s a fun, addictive, fast paced, and fresh take on a very stale genre. This is not only one of the PC’s best this year, it’s one of the best games in the genre, period; and we’re talking in the infinite sense.
  3. With the graphics, the online play, and the engrossing singleplayer campaign, this game is definitely worth your gaming dollar.
  4. World in Conflict might have the facade of an all-out action game but there’s clearly a well-thought strategy game in there.
  5. For strategy fans, World In Conflict is an absolute must. It delivers pure action, but on a level that forces players to make intelligent decisions on the go.
  6. World in Conflict's single-player campaign has plenty of polish, but it won't tax most players' tactical abilities or attention spans: its fourteen missions can be completed in well under an hour each.
  7. Overall, World in Conflict is not bad, but if you've been keeping up to with other RTS titles, it will not come across as much other than a well-written single-player experience.

See all 44 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 72
  2. Negative: 13 out of 72
  1. Aug 9, 2014
    10
    Corny but once you start carpet bombing, you'll never lookCorny but once you start carpet bombing, you'll never look back........................................................................................ Expand
  2. AlterC.
    Sep 17, 2007
    10
    World in Conflict, the name of one strategy game, but this is the one...say good bye to food and wood gathering, say good bye to factory World in Conflict, the name of one strategy game, but this is the one...say good bye to food and wood gathering, say good bye to factory building, cause WiC is nothing about those things. Here you get the chance to put to test since the very first second you play it all the mighty power of 3 factions, USA, NATO and USSR. The very instance you start the game you are put directly into the battlefield that quite frankly is our own backyard. Yes all the maps you're gonna fight into are all areas from our own cities, our own towns and neighborhoods. The visuals are fantastic. Massive has elaborated the graphics at such a great detail that you might even see the rebelious graphitis on the walls of some neighborhood building, to the flying newspapers in the hollow space left in a deserted town. The units you fight with are detailed to the maximum way possible known today, very high rendering gives us a really great view to play in. Then again it doesn't stop here, if you have a cutting-edge graphics card then you can pop the game up to DirectX 10 rendering, giving you visuals you won't ever forget. From ground deformation, cloud shadows, high-processed physics, volumetric light, HDR...and the list does not stop. The campain is limited to 2 factions. You can play only as USA or/and Nato vs. the invading USSR. It takes place on year 1989...yeah right when the Cold War was supposed to end...but the russians didn't think of so...You have to defend you own backyard, and repel the russian invasion from Europe. Unfortunately, they are releasing it only with 2 factions available on SP, due to not post pone the date, but you can really easily play the USSR faction on the MP. And to mention it the multiplayer is a bomb, and there have been several ways to show it. First the fortunate one to play the Alpha Test and as an Alpha Tester it did a very good impression on me. Second Massive released a Beta Test but Closed MP, only a few keys were released and they did a lot of changes in there from the Alpha but it was a great adventure playing it. Massive then having the reports releases the Wide Open MP Beta that was a fully integrated MP where most of the players (by the ending date i counted 216000) had a great time with the game, then demo comes with the final touches and a SP mission. On MP you can create clans with your friends and match other clans to earn points and reputation worldwide, or you can be the solitare wolf and kick***. Massgate grants the good players with ranks and medals, and they already have a ladderboard going on since demo. Personally, the fun i had and will have with this game, is immense...so i'd get it at any cost. In short terms like the leader of massgate told to all of us expecting this great game: World in Conflict The Most Intense Strategy Game Ever Crated...and I STAND BY IT. Expand
  3. SamM.
    Jun 29, 2009
    10
    Great game with very well detailed models, and the coolest part is the wire physics when they get cut. But the best part world in conflict is Great game with very well detailed models, and the coolest part is the wire physics when they get cut. But the best part world in conflict is i don't have to "Money Farm" anymore. Aka... i don't have to wait around 10 minutes to build up a base to just have it annihilated in the end, instead in wic, i pick a drop zone and get right into the action, get my ass kicked, then do it over again. Sure it has great graphics but the first time i played was on low detail on my older computer. So those no goes that say graphics make a game great (Which in most cases it dose) it doesn't in wic, So go shove it. Expand
  4. A.C.
    Dec 10, 2007
    9
    This game is intense, althoguh its not like most rts games, such as command and conquer. its all about team word, tactics, and strategy, This game is intense, althoguh its not like most rts games, such as command and conquer. its all about team word, tactics, and strategy, which takes alot more skill then C&C becuase each player has to work togethor, althoguh it does have its flaws, it is an awesome game, and an expansion pack is due. WW2 ganmes are getting old,a s well as futureistic games, its about time someone came out with something more modern. anyone who doesnt like this game probably sucks at it and is unable to use proper tactics, such as flanking and cutting off and surrounding the enemy. this game is realistic and not ment for amatuers. Expand
  5. RobertD.
    Nov 7, 2007
    7
    Standard. Games need to have balance but this doesn't. base building would have been good but they didn't want it. four or five Standard. Games need to have balance but this doesn't. base building would have been good but they didn't want it. four or five humvees will not, i repeat, will not take out any type of heavy tank. the health bars are so simple and frustrating, damage to vehicles doesn't affect manouverability or accuracy at all. none of the new features they were bragging about (pree release) were well done except the drop in/out multi-player. no complaints with the graphics but i think this game struggles to decide wether it's small, or large scale. sup comm or COH make up your damn mind! Expand
  6. TonyF.
    Oct 3, 2007
    6
    This game is not what everyone is making it out to be. It has great graphics which require a great computer or will lag horribly. The games This game is not what everyone is making it out to be. It has great graphics which require a great computer or will lag horribly. The games multi player gets OLD! It's the same boring thing. Even though the graphics are great, they still seem bland. How do you do that... honestly. There story is interesting but does not make up for the fact that the gameplay is so one demensional. save your money Expand
  7. JakeK.
    Jan 19, 2008
    0
    A triumph in symmetry and genericism. Remove the graphics from this game and you have nothing more than a generic strategy game with very bad A triumph in symmetry and genericism. Remove the graphics from this game and you have nothing more than a generic strategy game with very bad controls, even C&C 3 is better than WIC and that's not saying much. Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT buy this stinker. Try the demo first as the press reviews are based purely on graphics and not game-play. Expand

See all 72 User Reviews