• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
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  • Summary: Faces of War combines real-time strategy with advanced tactics and the ability to control a single unit in battle. This game is being developed by the same team that created the original title, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. Faces of War immerses players right in the heat of WWII action.Faces of War combines real-time strategy with advanced tactics and the ability to control a single unit in battle. This game is being developed by the same team that created the original title, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. Faces of War immerses players right in the heat of WWII action. The game includes all the highlights of the original and provides even better physics and unit models, complex team AI and new tactical opportunities. New unit commands such as move to cover and charge position help team survival while new personal moves like climbing over fences and aimed-shots keep individual soldiers fighting. Four new campaigns give players an opportunity to command American, English, Soviet and German troops during world-renowned battles that include D-Day and the storming of Berlin. On top of all that players will also have a chance to fight through new winter missions that give them a whole new experience. Faces of War demonstrates a completely new level of AI that allows players to gain full control of units on one hand and to concentrate on more strategic aspects on the other. AI controlled soldiers don’t simply execute any order given by a player, they think how to do it the most efficient and safe way. From now on all human units in the game possess a new characteristic - morale, which is influenced by many in-game events. [1C Company] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    90
    Multiplayer mode needs some redesigning, too, but otherwise the package is pretty darn impressive. [Oct 2006]
  2. PC Gamer UK
    81
    For all the action, for all the explosions, for all the adamantium-spined squad members, it's really not for the impatient - but if you don't mind fighting the control system as much as the Krauts, it's a refreshingly different take on what was rapidly becoming a tired setting. [Nov 2006, p.74]
  3. When it comes to cutting-edge WW2 strategy there are other worthy options besides the highly-decorated "Company of Heroes."
  4. Faces of War has its moments ... some good ones and plenty of frustrating ones.
  5. Faces of War wins on several fronts with its attractive destructible environments and solid multiplayer options; unfortunately, it falls short of total victory with frustrating AI and extensive micro-management duties, especially in single-player.
  6. The stability problems really detract from the experience.
  7. PC Gamer
    46
    If I'm ever drafted for another tour of duty like this, I'm gonna shoot myself in the foot. [Holiday 2006, p.78]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. NikS.
    Sep 14, 2006
    10
    Awesome, lives up to the original and adds so much more. Buy it now you won't be dissapointed.
  2. TeppoK.
    May 2, 2007
    10
    Very nice game indeed. It takes a while to learn the gameplay, but after you learn it you cant stop.
  3. LenH.
    Sep 17, 2006
    9
    If you want a serious challenge that takes far more strategy and consideration before deploying your troops, play this one on the higher If you want a serious challenge that takes far more strategy and consideration before deploying your troops, play this one on the higher difficulty levels. For a serious veteran of war games like this, the gameplay at these levels is incredible. Deep and immersive without being overbearing, but with PLENTY of strategizing to do. For those who want a lighter yet still cerebral experience, the lower difficulty levels are perfect and still very rich in game play. This is a hit with me. Well made! Expand
  4. EmilD.
    Apr 29, 2007
    9
    Exceptionally realistic physics, spectacular explosions, total control over units and the feature to manually take control of them: this game Exceptionally realistic physics, spectacular explosions, total control over units and the feature to manually take control of them: this game is the perfect meet between tactical/strategical deep and movie like action. Expand
  5. ArtA
    Sep 18, 2006
    8
    These graphics are some of the best I've seen in a while. Thank you Ubisoft for continuously making such ground breaking games.
  6. Feb 29, 2016
    8
    Very decent war game with astonishing by the time way of leading the companions. AI that has no match considering all isometric-kind games andVery decent war game with astonishing by the time way of leading the companions. AI that has no match considering all isometric-kind games and pretty graphic makes this worth a playthrough. Expand
  7. RobertReeks
    Jul 22, 2006
    1
    That havent even bothered to check the use of english for the in game instructions, mission descriptions etc.
    The beautiful scenery blocks
    That havent even bothered to check the use of english for the in game instructions, mission descriptions etc.
    The beautiful scenery blocks your view of almost all the action.
    was never really sure if an action I had clicked on was goung to occur or where it was going to affect.
    The mision I played, which the first part was to blow up the radar dish, seemed to get completed despite the fact I had no idea what was going on.
    I've seen reviews on this game elsewhere on the web say how wondewrful this game is. They did not play the same game I did.
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