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  • Summary: Unity of Command II is the sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed strategy games of all time; a game critics called 'the perfect gateway' into computer war games.
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  1. Dec 10, 2019
    100
    A classic is born. This World War II strategy game is basically perfect and every turn-based general simply must try its comfortable armchair.
  2. Nov 12, 2019
    100
    The basic controls are simple that this still serves as an excellent gateway experience to more complex wargames, but it also contains within it deep mechanics that require mastering and that can transform the game into a more complex experience. If you were a fan of the first game, you'll definitely like this one.
  3. Jan 3, 2020
    95
    Simple controls and tactical complexity merge to achieve the year’s best wargame in Unity of Command II. It’s a game that forces you to optimize each one of your moves, like a classic board game in the style of Risk, but without the randomness. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this game, either to novices or veterans of the genre.
  4. Nov 12, 2019
    90
    Unity of Command 2 is an excellent evolution of the series that retains, improves, and builds upon the already high quality of its predecessor.
  5. Nov 14, 2019
    85
    Like the prequel, also Unity of Command II is a great example of what a modern wargame must be.
  6. Nov 22, 2019
    80
    Competent turn based strategy with relevant provisioning, some cool specials via the headquarter, challenging AI and a hint of card tactics.
  7. Jan 17, 2020
    80
    Unity of Command 2 is an overall excellent wargame. The early going can be tough as it takes time to acclimatise to some idiosyncratic terms and learn to interpret the raft of poorly-explained icons. Persistence--not to mention some handy community-written guides--does pay off, though. Stick with it, and you'll be rewarded with one of the finest strategy games in recent times.

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  1. Mar 25, 2020
    10
    I played through the campaign of Unity of Command II and had a blast. Excellent strategy game as you fight through WWII as the Allies.I played through the campaign of Unity of Command II and had a blast. Excellent strategy game as you fight through WWII as the Allies.

    Game(s) like: Panzer Corps, Fantasy General II

    Pros:
    - The supply line was a lot of fun to manage and cut off
    - Unique turn based combat using steps as units
    - Nice long campaign - took me about 30+ hours

    Cons:
    - The game could be a little obtuse on special units, steps - but they have added more tooltips with details
    - I still never understood your percentage to hit on air strikes and the special attacks - suppression and others. Either I missed it or they should add a better UI display.
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  2. Jan 25, 2020
    10
    In 40 years of playing strategy and war games, this is in the top 5 wargames ever. Incredibly deep and engaging gameplay, and scenario designIn 40 years of playing strategy and war games, this is in the top 5 wargames ever. Incredibly deep and engaging gameplay, and scenario design is first-rate. There is a great deal of diversity and interest in the individual battles - everything from set-piece slogs in the mountains of Italy, to frantic pursuit scenarios across France, to intricately planned river crossings in Germany. It's great fun by a dedicated and dogged development team, who continue to refine and release additional content. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2019
    10
    I loved the first one and this looks even better, I love the visual design as well.
    The controls are easy to learn but hard to master. Great
    I loved the first one and this looks even better, I love the visual design as well.
    The controls are easy to learn but hard to master. Great Job guys!
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  4. Feb 3, 2020
    10
    Excellent strategy game with the added layer of logistic supply, which is so critical in real war. Very approachable yet very deep as youExcellent strategy game with the added layer of logistic supply, which is so critical in real war. Very approachable yet very deep as you play and learn more. Very fun and challenging to play, which can be toned down based on the level you choose to play. Play this challenging, approachable fun strategy game, we need more games like this. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2019
    9
    A great evolution from the first game.

    + Deeper logistics and HQ mechanics; + Same great visual style, only better. Great map! +
    A great evolution from the first game.

    + Deeper logistics and HQ mechanics;

    + Same great visual style, only better. Great map!

    + Excellent overall look and feel.

    + The field manoeuver tutorial is an excellent idea.

    + Cloud save, yay! Lunch breaks gaming here I come!

    + Comes with an editor! Can't wait to see people's content with this, I haven't looked at it, I *think*, for now, we can create only single battles but hopefully, we'll get to create full campaigns.

    + Dunno if people will be able to visually mod the game, would be great, especially to get more variety on motorized/mechanized units.

    + The more I play, the more I find that there's a lot to love in the way some aspects of operational warfare are being abstracted, from stragglers being reintroduced as spare steps to the expense of HQ command points to the flexibility provided with re-assigning steps.

    + The HQ actions and upgrades are really interesting and quite useful. They provide a surprisingly deep set of options to run your battle.

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    - There are some mechanics that are a bit harder to figure out, would be great to have access to the manual from the game.

    - Somehow I find navigating the map not entirely intuitive (I often select a unit when I actually want to pan the camera, for example. No big deal, easy to get used to, just a note).

    - I find the AI to be overly cautious at time. I realize this is likely the ultimate challenge to pull off in making a strategy game, but there are gains to be made on this count IMHO.

    - I would add some tooltips on the unit data card. Some of that stuff is unclear.

    - Some of the scenario progression is slightly odd. For example, once you complete the first leg of mainland Italy's invasion and choose the historical path for the second one, the frontline and the objectives assigned to you are moved back according to the historical timeline. I understand why it is so, but in terms of overall game progress, it's somewhat puzzling. The game actually cares for this, as it offers an option to make an alternate-history earlier run for the Apennines, presumably factoring in my previous success. I think this could be articulated better so that I understand the frontline rollback implication. It wouldn't be a huge issue if I could simply go back and select a different course of action, but with the Conference system, but the game doesn't allow this.

    I eagerly recommend this game!
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  6. Dec 14, 2019
    8
    I like to control other people and better when i can hurt people so i love this game alot. The blood visuals of permanent injuries delightsI like to control other people and better when i can hurt people so i love this game alot. The blood visuals of permanent injuries delights me. Usually I'm high when i play. Its not better than sex though Expand
  7. Nov 1, 2021
    6
    Not realistic enough for me; to have my panzer troop wiped out by a enemy cavalry troop seems impossible, and the same when I try to invade aNot realistic enough for me; to have my panzer troop wiped out by a enemy cavalry troop seems impossible, and the same when I try to invade a city and that the score is 5:0 because I use tanks in place of infantry. So in real life, to invade a occupied city with tanks makes no casualties for the resistance, really ? Expand

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