Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Voice commands make it worthwhile but it does have its share of flaws.
  2. 90
    As a real-time strategy game, EndWar is an intimate and deeply nuanced experience.
  3. 90
    With its slick voice-command system, depth of strategy and frenetic action, EndWar is one game I'll still be playing after its evaluation. [Dec 2008, p.96]
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. kevint
    Jan 6, 2010
    6
    the voice command aspect of the game is great, but way too much micro-management on screen it takes away from some of the experience. The the voice command aspect of the game is great, but way too much micro-management on screen it takes away from some of the experience. The game is lacking in some areas that make it a little less intersting as you play the game in its entirety Full Review »
  2. Oct 28, 2012
    7
    A pretty big learning curve, lots of micro-management make for a hard-to-get-into game, but stick with it; it'll grow on you. Voice commandsA pretty big learning curve, lots of micro-management make for a hard-to-get-into game, but stick with it; it'll grow on you. Voice commands are a neat gimmick, but overall, that's commenalistic. Overall, looks good, plays- well, it functions unlike some other titles *cough*Sonic Free Riders*unconvincing cough*, and after you get into it, it'll hook you in. Full Review »
  3. Feb 10, 2011
    8
    Tom Clancy's EndWar from UbiSoft Shanghai is a nice addition to the RTS (Real Time Strategy) genre which takes place in the future. TheTom Clancy's EndWar from UbiSoft Shanghai is a nice addition to the RTS (Real Time Strategy) genre which takes place in the future. The graphics are decent and some vast environments to battle in but the detail of these environments are a little to flat and dull. The game play is a typical RTS where you command a bunch of units and issue orders to them to attack the enemy on a battlefield. There are a few types of units that you can deploy and use like riflemen, gunners, tanks, artillery and choppers. All of these units have their strong points and weak points in combat. Despite having fewer buttons than a PC, the controls of this game while playing on a PS3 are not complex to get to grips with. It's pretty simple to command your units to go where you want them to go with a push of a button. The combat and encounters with the enemy plays out like a "rock, paper scissors" gimmick where one unit will defeat another but will be vulnerable to another. Basically, as I said before, the units that you can deploy all have their weak points and strengths like riflemen aren"t very good with dispatching heavily armoured tanks but are good for securing uplinks and shooting down gunners, tanks are vulnerable to artillery fire but are strong against transports and choppers are not good against transports but are great for dispatching tanks. Choose wisely on what type of unit you send to fight an enemy group of units. The combat is simple but the "rock, paper scissors" approach to the way battles between your group of units and the enemy's group of units works well in a game like this. The perspective of how you view the battlefield and command your units make it easy to see what you're doing and with one press of the square button, you can warp to any unit and issue new orders easily. The camera can be rotated 360 degrees helpfully but annoyingly, you aren't able to freely move the camera around the landscape. The single player is quite enjoyable to play and it will take you a while to beat. The sound effects are nothing special to shout about but they are decent with some nice radio chatter and weapon effects. There's a good selection of modes to play like conquest, assault, raid and siege. My personal favourite is conquest where you have to secure uplinks (it's like a domination type of game mode) and defend them from the enemy. There's a really cool way of commanding your troops using your voice instead of using the control. By saying commands through a microphone, you can issue orders to your units and tell them what to do. I say this is a really cool touch and it makes you feel like an actual commander giving orders to your army. It can get a little bit too much when you have to continuously switch between loads of units to issue new orders but I say that this RTS is a great game for the casual gamer. This is still an RTS you have to continuously change your plans and how you encounter the enemy but I'd say this is a fun, simple little RTS game that people who want to command an army should get! Full Review »