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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
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  1. Positive: 45 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. Put very simply, EndWar is a must buy for any console owner that has been waiting for a console war game done right.
  2. This decision by the developers, to focus on action over boredom, will help EndWar interest a more broad type of gamer.
  3. Thanks to the good implementation of voice commands, EndWar manages to tackle one of the most problematic aspects of strategy games on consoles and enter the club of good games.
  4. 80
    The online multiplayer is addictive and fun too, thanks to the context provided by the evolving world, and although the game is marred by weak singleplayer narrative and lacklustre AI, the lasting impression is still well within the positive.
  5. Console players interested in seeing what all the fuss about RTS is about are probably best served here rather than with the other mediocre efforts to date.
  6. So, Endwar has a novelty feature that works really well and is fun to use. It’s just a shame that there are some small issues, because this really could be the next step in console warfare.
  7. 50
    The voice command system in EndWar is terrific, and hopefully, future games will take advantage of a similar control scheme. It just isn't enough by itself to raise the game beyond "mediocre RTS." It's definitely worth checking out to see voice command done right, but overall, it lacks the depth and substance to bring anyone over from superior PC alternatives.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. May 2, 2013
    9
    Wow, quite the experience. RTS games alone retain that certain quality of "I am commanding an army, feel my wrath," but with the addition of vocal support, I was blown away. The entertainment is top-tier, providing tens of hours of gameplay either defending, attacking, securing, or just plain destroying objectives in RTS open world map variants. As aforementioned with the addition of vocal support, you may simple utter the command "Unit 1 attack hostile 3," or "Unit 3 secure Alpha," to which the game understands with perfect clarity. Highly recommended to those who wish to expand their gaming horizons. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2013
    7
    A fairly average strategy game for x-box. The controls don't get in the way and there is an upgrade system, however for the most part it is fairly linear. It also has very good graphics. Other than that there is not much else to raise it above average other than it's voice control system. The game is good to take out and play a few levels every once in a while. Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2011
    6
    Although you quickly realize that there isn't that much variety to the game-play it is incredibly satisfying barking orders to your troops.......when it understands you. It does get a little tedious when you have to repeat a command 5 or 6 times. Overall it is probably better as a rental since there is not enough replay value to keep you coming back. Expand

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