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  • Summary: Men of War: Assault Squad 2 features new single player style skirmish modes that take players from extreme tank combat to deadly sniper stealth missions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Jun 12, 2014
    89
    Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is just about the best multiplayer experience the World War II games have to offer. [June 2014]
  2. May 21, 2014
    75
    The newest expansion to Men of War demands tons of patience and some knowledge about military equipment. It's one of the biggest strengths of this product, but at the same time its biggest flaw (nobody likes a boring game, no matter the theme). The developers put lots of work into a strictly military aspect (weapons, ammo, multitasking, various difficulties) and it paid off - it is the essence of Assault Squad 2, you just have to like it very much.
  3. May 21, 2014
    70
    At 29 Euros, Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is a big bang for the bucks for those who didn’t buy the original game. Fans of the series, though, have all the reasons to complain for what’s more of a DLC than a truly new installment in the franchise.
  4. May 27, 2014
    70
    Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is a rich and compelling experience flawed by lack of real gameplay improvements.
  5. Aug 6, 2014
    70
    A great entry point to the series for those who have not played it before and also makes a solid addition to the collections of all longtime fans as long as they have even the faintest interest in playing with other humans rather than only the Artificial Intelligence.
  6. Jun 24, 2014
    60
    If you are a fan of the WW2 strategy game genre then I would highly recommend this game as the multiplayer holds many hours of entertainment. The biggest let down for the game is the single player. However, I found myself glued to the seat with such a strong multiplayer, and I can see many people enjoying it.
  7. CD-Action
    Jul 25, 2014
    45
    Isn’t it high time to stop resurrecting this stale series? [07/2014, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 40
  2. Negative: 21 out of 40
  1. Jun 5, 2014
    10
    While in it's graphical form, there hasn't been * a lot* of chance. The engine has been mostly reworked to improve the quality gameplay it hasWhile in it's graphical form, there hasn't been * a lot* of chance. The engine has been mostly reworked to improve the quality gameplay it has to offer.
    When looking at SP. You're doing it wrong. Multi Player is one of the better things out there. And you'll find it a tonne more amusing.
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  2. Feb 4, 2016
    10
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  3. Jul 7, 2014
    8
    First off, this game is best described as a simulation RTS. The gameplay is so detailed you can edit individual soldier's inventories and pickFirst off, this game is best described as a simulation RTS. The gameplay is so detailed you can edit individual soldier's inventories and pick up ammo/supplies from fallen friends of foes. Tanks have fuel, and they can get stuck. You can shoot the tracks off a tank, or you can shoot right through it with a Pak anti-tank gun. The realism is really what separates this game from other RTS's, such as Company of Heroes. In COH, it takes about 5-6 shots to kill a single guys at point-blank range. In MOW, it takes 1-2 shots.

    However, this game requires CONSTANT micro-management. You cannot send your troops to a position then forget about them. You need to manually put them in prone, crouched, and standing position. You manually must tell them to throw a grenade. With all the mm, it is very hard to manage multiple units.

    As a WW2 simulation, this is the closest to reality you can get right now. As an RTS, it is painstakingly tedious to manage every one of your units, it truly is a burden. If you want to truly experience commanding war in a game, this is a great game, But if you want to send about a squad and forget about them, they will die and you will lose. Your units have no AI on their own and can't really do anything for themselves. It is really up to you everything they do.

    The micro-management is the worst part about this game, but it's realistic features still make it an amazing RTS that I recommend to hardcore strategy and war game fans.
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  4. Dec 2, 2014
    4
    Since I like realistic game play ... This game is not realistic enough. Soldiers have a health bar .. which is not real. In real life, he canSince I like realistic game play ... This game is not realistic enough. Soldiers have a health bar .. which is not real. In real life, he can be alive, Injured or dead ... nothing else. It would be great this game was like the close combat series in terms of realism.
    These are the new features needed for the next release:
    1) Soldiers do not have a health bar.
    2) Ammunition are counted (Soldiers and guns should not be able to shoot for ever)
    3) Soldiers have morale (can surrender, become heroic, get pinned)
    4) Soldiers gain experience if they survive a battle
    5) Soldiers seek cover by themselves in the surrounding area

    And please .. add a tutorial ...
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  5. Jun 28, 2014
    2
    I have been extremely disappointed in the unprofessional and, in my opinion, very underhanded treatment of the purchasers of Digital MindI have been extremely disappointed in the unprofessional and, in my opinion, very underhanded treatment of the purchasers of Digital Mind Soft's (DMS) Assault Squad 2 (AS2). The game had been advertised as a pre-order for a sequel to their first Assault Squad game with a lot of promised features. Myself and many other players purchased this pre-order under the assumption that DMS intended to meet this expectation. In order to be brief, DMS has fallen very short of their advertisement. They even went as far to change their game type from pre-order to "Early Access" when they failed to meet their release date twice. Suffice to say, we the customers are very upset and wish to share our disgust. The developers at DMS have chosen to bring on a community manager who makes it his business to completely remove any/all comments posted which even hints at disappointment in their decision to change the game to being "Early Access" at the last second. They have even began censoring all comments, reviews, or chat, that expresses any dissatisfaction in their product at all! Please take an administrative interest in the AS2 Steam forum. Like I said, many customers like myself feel that it is completely unethical for DMS to exercise this level of censorship. We are justified in being dissatisfied and have an obligation to voice this dissatisfaction to deter DMS from completely ostracizing the AS2 community. DMS is clearly showing a complete lack in ability to plan and execute the launch of their new product, including proper risk mitigation. It's a wonder that 1C can continue to support their fly-by-night software development practices. This game barely has all the features that the first game had and is extremely glitchy and unplayable. Stay away, you've been warned. Expand
  6. Jul 21, 2014
    1
    I have been playing the Men of War series since before it was MOW. I started with Soldiers, Heroes of World War 2.

    I much prefer the
    I have been playing the Men of War series since before it was MOW. I started with Soldiers, Heroes of World War 2.

    I much prefer the small squad missions where you have to keep the single group of 10 men or less alive for the duration of the mission or campaign. Scavenging weapons and creating havoc on the battle field. This is NOT Assault Squad 2.

    Assault Squad 2 is just more of the same from Assault Squad 1. It is basically 'select this squad throw them into battle.. select that squad throw them into battle.. select this tank, micro manage it so the damn thing doesn't drive out and sit in front of an AT gun rinse repeat *yawn*'

    The Voice acting is attrocious. The Japanese appear to all have American accents!.. They didn't even TRY to FAKE an accent!.

    Very disappointed.

    Am goign to reload one of the older games I think
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  7. Jul 8, 2015
    0
    The game has been transformed in some kind of test ape for DMS future product: Call of Arms. Features, which have little or no benefit forThe game has been transformed in some kind of test ape for DMS future product: Call of Arms. Features, which have little or no benefit for MOW, are rushed in a pre-alpha status and they have completely broken the game. Many people can not start the game, most of the people are suffering frequently crashes. Finishing a 2v2+ game is impossible because of an apparantly unfixable out of sync error.

    After one year from release the game fundamentals, like stability and lag, are still broken and nothing let us think they will be fixed. I waited one year in the hope that items for which the game was sold would be fixed. But this is the status today:

    - steam integration (to start the game you have to deactivate steam overlay)
    - improved graphics ( maybe a little on some machine)
    - steam multiplayer (lags as hell)
    - matchmaking (does not connect and if it does it does not match)

    Half of the veteran community has been life banned on the forum for reporting problems. In the meantime DMS has abandoned the game, without fixing any issue and is focusing on Call to Arms.
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