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  • Summary: Steel Division: Normandy is a tactical real-time strategy (RTS) game that pits players against AI enemies in a single-player campaign -- or against several opponents in massive 10-on-10 multiplayer battles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Aug 7, 2017
    90
    One of the best war strategies I have ever played is a great compromise between fidelity to reality and pure entertainment. Besides the monotony of the environment and the small flaws in the user interface, you can’t complain to anything.
  2. May 25, 2017
    87
    Steel Division: Normandy '44 succeeds both at being an entertaining real-time tactics game and a compelling simulation of historical combat, which is a remarkable combination. Not to get ahead of things, but playing this excellent World War II game makes it hard not to get excited about the potential of Steel Division: Stalingrad '42 or Rome '43. Future games or expansions might even smooth out Normandy ‘44’s small drawbacks, specifically its occasionally overwhelming amount of detail and lack of context to its huge number of options, but its successes wildly outweigh its failures.
  3. Jun 6, 2017
    85
    It’s hard to remember the last time an RTS game gave me both the challenge of careful planning and the thrill of execution at the same time. Those only interested in a single-player affair might come away a little disappointed, but the package itself is very well-rounded and breathes some much-needed life into the genre.
  4. May 25, 2017
    80
    Steel Division: Normandy 44 stole dozens of hours from my life and this trend will continue. It's a pretty good strategy game. The entry threshold is high, difficulty level is even higher and all these frustrations... But you forget about all that because online matches are so damn exciting that you want to play another and another, and another! Eugen Systems succeeded in creating a very good tactical RTS aimed at online gampelay.
  5. Feb 21, 2018
    80
    While the gameplay can feel rushed sometimes, Steel Division nevertheless is a great game that authentically recreates the World War II conflict and brings some new ideas to the RTS genre.
  6. Jun 12, 2017
    80
    Steel Division: Normandy ‘44 is a deep and complex wargame, enriched with many details and set in some of the most beautiful maps ever seen in an RTS.
  7. May 23, 2017
    75
    A solidly enjoyable title that has balance issues that need patching but otherwise a good investment for fans of the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. May 26, 2017
    10
    The 10vs10 games were an instant sell arguement for me. I bought the game in beta and the development team really is working on balancing theThe 10vs10 games were an instant sell arguement for me. I bought the game in beta and the development team really is working on balancing the game out. There are some stronger/weaker units, but their isn't a bias to allies or axis forces.

    In a decade where quality rts are rare, this game really stands out. Be it the glorieus fields of normandy, the fluid frontline mechanic...

    I really dont like 1v1's or 2v2's, I dont like the competiveness in them. I rather prefer 10vs10, Some will call me noob, but I like to play with decs build around arty, air, or infantry. It lets you play the way u like it. The big collective games also take away a bit off indivudual skill, so their is less pressure to perform well.

    10vs10 games really feel big and can get fun, but messy at times. 1 big chaos.
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  2. May 26, 2017
    10
    Excellent Wargame style strategy game which requires planning and decision making. includes nice and challenging singleplayer and multiplayer.Excellent Wargame style strategy game which requires planning and decision making. includes nice and challenging singleplayer and multiplayer. I can recommend this for all who are interested in WW2. Expand
  3. May 27, 2017
    10
    Single player reminds me of old Close Combat games in a good way! Eugen systems have always given free updates with new units so I am sureSingle player reminds me of old Close Combat games in a good way! Eugen systems have always given free updates with new units so I am sure skirmish games will get even better. Next is eastern front?! Expand
  4. Jul 25, 2017
    9
    The best WW2 RTS since COH, and well worth the price. Its deep, graphically beautiful, and plays like a chess game. Building your ownThe best WW2 RTS since COH, and well worth the price. Its deep, graphically beautiful, and plays like a chess game. Building your own divisions is fun, within the set parameters. People who complain about balance issues just don't realize that some divisions just aren't as good as others- you can pick between about ten divisions on either Axis or Allied side and the balance is actually beautiful. I like to pick weaker divisions to challenge myself and spice up the multiplayer matches. Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2017
    9
    Very good RTS with historical accuracy and authentic feei. Feels quite realistic, though not as deep and complex as the legendary Close CombatVery good RTS with historical accuracy and authentic feei. Feels quite realistic, though not as deep and complex as the legendary Close Combat series. Nice graphics and fun multiplayer. Definitely recommended! Expand
  6. May 25, 2017
    9
    Overall, it is a good game with only minor difficulties, like movement speed, balance issues, and also arty that destroys stuff in one shot.Overall, it is a good game with only minor difficulties, like movement speed, balance issues, and also arty that destroys stuff in one shot. Its not War game, Its better, the movement speed is realllllly bad, its the only thing keepin' this from a 10/10, but still, BUY IT. Expand
  7. Jan 25, 2018
    0
    False advertisement on realist data,units and gameplay ,there aren't any respect on real Normandy other than very few instance such as beuteFalse advertisement on realist data,units and gameplay ,there aren't any respect on real Normandy other than very few instance such as beute firefly which is a historical fact. jumbo has better armor than King tiger and about 3 time the armor piecing damage increment from maximum firing range.

    Aside from their marketing,the game itself is a mess,demanding load out yet pathetic graphic output not even in 2015 can be tolerable. Network issue every 10 games in US is quite common, music are very repetitive and the game can barely go beyond 50 hours for the price aside for very short campaign with total of 12 extreme similar objective.

    Beside false advertisement,this game also has to do with paradox who notorious in dlc ,expensive dlc for very minor game patching,pity that they abandon their generous dlc policy before this BS.the devs put shame on wargame series and might be the final nail on the coffin after AOA debacle.

    Some people think it could be wargame:ww2 but this is not wargame nor ww2, only some ww2 theme cosplayers fighting on Normandy.

    I won't suggest this to my worst enemy,that will be PUBG or something.
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