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  • Summary: Steel Division 2 is a historically-accurate WW2 real-time strategy game set on the Eastern Front. Features 1:1-scale turn-based army management and real-time tactical battles with thousands of men at your order.

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jun 24, 2019
    87
    Steel Division 2 succeeds in its challenge of being more complete, epic and tedious. The Army General mode is the biggest addition, and is challenging enough that it should keep strategists on their toes for a while. The available arsenal is colossal, and can be modified in depth so that players can have fun in Skirmish mode on its 28 maps — some of which are gigantic. It's a beautiful, well-finished game, with its only downsides being the poor pathing of the AI and cruel lack of a tutorial for newcomers.
  2. Jun 25, 2019
    80
    Steel Division 2 improves every aspect of the previous Normandy '44, but there isn't a tutorial and this could scare many new players.
  3. Jul 11, 2019
    80
    Compared to its predecessor, Steel Division 2 is even more complex – mainly because of the new campaign mode. Although everything in the game is great for fans of real time strategy, it lacks of a real tutorial. That’s a shame, because without any help the game is much too complicated for beginners.
  4. Jul 18, 2019
    76
    Steel Division is still the best at its best. The addition of the Eastern Front is a very appetizing content for it's community. However, the rest of the novelties are either expendable or do not work. That makes it difficult to justify this second installment as such. It would have been more appropriate to launch it as a great DLC, thus avoiding further fracturing of the player community.
  5. Jul 1, 2019
    73
    Steel division 2 steps on a solid ground above its predecessor. General Mode is a brilliant idea, but it is barely playable due to some serious bugs.
  6. Jun 27, 2019
    69
    Steel Division 2 does almost everything Normandy 44 did as well or better, but just about everything new it tries gets bogged down in the mud.
  7. Jun 26, 2019
    50
    Steel Division 2 suffers from tons of issues, but if you somehow manage to get past them, you'll realize the potential behind it and how Eugan can make it a lot better if they are committed enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. Jun 24, 2019
    10
    Closest to WWII “Total War” as we can get currently.
    Graphics: very nice
    Gameplay: cool and fast
    Balance: ok
  2. Jul 9, 2019
    10
    More Eugen Systems Artwork! I am a veteran in RTS games (or wargames, whatever). Unfortunately very little excites me in this segment of gamesMore Eugen Systems Artwork! I am a veteran in RTS games (or wargames, whatever). Unfortunately very little excites me in this segment of games already almost extinct. SD 2 made me happy again. Thank you guys! We hope now for SD 3, 4, 5 ... And of course, Wargame 4, 5, 6 ... Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    This is a love letter to the "beautiful game" of RTS. This is everything that gaming should be. It's an ode to real time strategy and militaryThis is a love letter to the "beautiful game" of RTS. This is everything that gaming should be. It's an ode to real time strategy and military simulation that respects your intelligence as a gamer. It feels like a labour of love, like how people used to make games before. You can feel that for these guys, the game they made is not only a career, but also something special, something that will leave its mark, something that will be remembered, something that they would have loved to see on the market and play it themselves.

    I honestly think this is the best, optimal concession that can ever be made between realism and fun, more realistic than that and it wouldn't be fun, and more arcady than this and it wouldn't be a wargame simulator. I think there is no other RTS game like this one. This is as close as you'll ever get to the historical authenticy and source material while still having an actual fun and deep tactical strategy game.

    Even the "arcady" elements the game has, such as the "signature" Eugen deck-building (which is even better now with phase-selection) mechanic where you build your own division, customized to what strategy you have in mind and yet limited and balanced by the historical limitations of the division you're using, is itself a "realistic" abstraction, and is super fun. It appeals to my desire of creativity. I love coming up with crazy builds such as having an opening with veteran Luchs german light tanks and being rewarded with an early lead in the game.

    Does it have flaws? Yes. I think it takes a little bit of time to get used to for sure. You should play a few games vs Easy AI. But, at the same time, with the amount of experience they have in the genre now, with the experience they have from past games, it is clear that this one has achieved something special as it has probably the best UI of all of them (which isn't a feat since all past games had terrible UI lol), and is probably the easiest out of them all to get into and to start playing.

    At least you should try playing it, not to mention that it's one of these games that is super fun even on PvE especially if you play with friends.

    This is a reference, the "Total War" of WWII strategy games, a pillar of gaming that we will look back to in the future (and play) with fond memories.

    Thanks Eugen. Keep them coming please (also, "Wargame 4: Gulf Wars" when? xD)
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  4. Jul 2, 2019
    9
    Best RTS of 2019. Really good and fun in multiplayer. I need a tutorial for the new solo mod but it seems to be very interesting.
  5. Jul 4, 2019
    4
    This time they are really laid up. Broken mechanics, only 3~4 maps' tons of bug. If you realy wana play smart ass game buy RED DRAGON andThis time they are really laid up. Broken mechanics, only 3~4 maps' tons of bug. If you realy wana play smart ass game buy RED DRAGON and enjoy yourself with a quality game product. Steel Division 2 is just low qualaty game which parasitism on the famous of previous games. And you will not find bad coment in steam forum the agressory banned any bad or netrual review there, Expand
  6. Apr 2, 2020
    0
    Avoid at all costs. Devs are scum that shut down online servers for previous titles to force people to buy this piece of crap. Even EA did notAvoid at all costs. Devs are scum that shut down online servers for previous titles to force people to buy this piece of crap. Even EA did not fall that low. Expand
  7. Aug 24, 2019
    0
    Eastern front of WW2 was where the real fighting took place yet its implementation was too bad. When you play multiplayer you can understandEastern front of WW2 was where the real fighting took place yet its implementation was too bad. When you play multiplayer you can understand why there is an escalation mechanic but why would they put it into campaign where forces already exist on the map? Even if Red Dragon was an old game , it had far better graphics and effects than this one. I hate projetiles like it was a cartoon. Campaign missions were just grinding same battles over and over. This is not the way to go EUGEN. Expand

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