Days of Wonder’s best-selling World War II board game is now available as a turn-based multiplayer online game on Steam!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (146 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 12, 2011

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The first 2 scenarios, Pegasus Bridge and Juno Beach, are entirely free. Other scenarios require the use of Gold Ingots (Memoir '44 in-game currency). You receive an initial 50 Free Gold Ingots to try these out. Play beyond that limit requires the purchase of additional Gold Ingots.

About This Game

Days of Wonder’s best-selling World War II board game is now available as a turn-based multiplayer online game on Steam!

This fun, easy-to-learn, wargame lets you relive all the greatest battles of World War II in quick, one-on-one multiplayer confrontations. The scenarios are short and varied, forcing you to adapt your skills to the troops and cards at hand, and your command style for the Nations you play. Countless achievements and new medals can be gained as you progress through the ranks. An active community with tens of thousands of Online fans awaits you, 24/7!

Download and try the game out for free! When you first enroll and download the game, your account will be automatically credited with 50 Free Gold Ingots (Memoir ’44 in-game currency). That is enough for hours upon hours of free play in dozens of hard-fought battles. Once you start progressing through the ranks (typically by around the time you make it to First Lieutenant), you will be offered the opportunity to purchase a variety of Gold Ingot packages that fit all play styles and budgets, with some starting as low as $5, using your Steam Wallet.

Key Features

  • Over 40 historical WWII scenarios (new ones added regularly)
  • Turn-based, card-driven war game with various units and nations skills
  • Easy-to-learn but rich, thoughtful tactical gameplay
  • Quick to play: each battle takes between 15 to 20 minutes
  • Extensive video tutorial and in-game help
  • Advanced A.I. for solo training
  • Comprehensive Officer Ranking and Achievements system
  • Multiplayer gaming without the wait – you will always find an opponent, 24/7
  • Friendly community of players, made of fans of strategy games and History buffs
  • Accurately reproduces the fun of the best-selling Memoir ’44 board game
  • Free-to-try download, affordable pay-to-play model using your Steam Wallet once you run out of Free Gold Ingots
  • Seamlessly integrated with Steam: no sign-up, use your Steam ID directly

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1GB (XP), 2GB (Vista), 2GB (Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 270 MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 1.4 or higher
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
In short, sorry to say this but I don't reccomend it. To sum it up:

1) The outcome of the battle tends to depend far too much on luck with dice rather than tactics, using terrain etc. The game tends at times to eb so random as to seem a glorified game of craps with toy soldiers in the background.
2) Units are generic, you get almost no ww2 "chrome" in this game. Maries and Japanese infantry are the only exceptions that stand out.
3) The business model is costly and player-unfriendly. Its not so much a F2P game, It feels more like a free extended demo.

IN DETAIL:

I played this with a friend - we are both old time wargamers (Advanced Third Reich, Squad Leader, Steel Panthers). We came to this expecting a beer&pretzels sort of "Baby's first Squad Leader" game. I don't mean it in a derogatory manner - in my opinion there is nothing wrong in making a simple or fast-play game on a popular topic, in this case tactical WW2 combat.

Memoir 44 failed to deliver though. Yes, it is simple and fast. However it also lacks historical "chrome" and all the unit types feel far too generic (german tanks in Normandy have same stats as allied tanks etc).

The worst thing about it is that it is VERY random in combat outcomes. 9 out of 10 games both me and my friend walked away with the mutual conclusion that it was luck that was the decisive factor. In this game, your decisions, combat errors or tactical mistakes feel to have very little impact on the outcome - luck means much more.

We've had situations when infantry charged madly into the open field and shot to pieces an opposing infantry squad (same stats) that was defending a bunker. And no, this was not a point-blank assault on the bunker, we were shooting from many hexes away. I'm ok with such situations happening "once in a blue moon", but in memoir 44 this happens all the time. Much more so than in most ww2 combat games we've seen - here everything depends on how the dice rolls - terrain and equipment don't seem to matter all that much. For me this is an absolute joykill.

Let's get one last thing straight - calling this F2P is somewhat an exaggeration. The free part is more of an extended demo - you have a limited amount of gold that allows you to play the game a limited amount of times except for several small free scenarios. After you run out of gold, you will need to pay money for each scenario you play - multiplayer, single player, doesn't matter each time you will have to pay. This does become a probem as each scenario is small and these play fast. IMHO this is not a fun business model for me as a player.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
really fun, really great game. not recommended only because you are basically paying a subscription to play it. not worth it for that.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
A lot of fun to play. Shame about the pay to play mechanic once you run out of complimentary tokens. WIsh you could buy the game, I certainly would. The devs could price it at $20 and it would be worth it.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
The actual board game is amazing and has so many expansions that you will never need another game again.
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47 of 55 people (85%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
"Pay to play" requires constant purchase of in-game currency in order to continue playing on any but the free maps.
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
Love the game. Own a copy myself. But I aint gonna pay money in order to get maps that I gotta pay for again. It's why I don't play that many free to play games in the first place. Money eaters.
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2014
A free to play game that literally cost money to play? No thanks.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
Terrible game!
F2P that requires gold to be purchased constantly.

Make the game cost $10 and I would buy it. I refuse to throw money into a game where each match costs 2-4 gold bars PER match.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
355.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
Best light war game around. The online version needs some improvements --allowing to use the planes, for exemple-- but it's ok for a M44 fan.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2014
I have the physical game, this is good digital replacement for when no one is around to battle. Board game is great also, highly recommended.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2013
I have the boardgame version of this game, and it's really fun to play but when you don't have anyone to play with it's great to play against your computer.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
61.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
It is one of the best broadgames that I have played!!!!! The only issue I have is that not all of the Achievements on my Day of Wonder account show up as Steam achievements, and DoW does not provide a way to "sync up" on the Steam side :(
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2011
VERY luck-dependent, but a decent adaptation of the board game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
84.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2011
Very good online game, but free 50 Gold is not enough
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
good game, certainly if you are into ww2 games, this is one of the best top-view strategy games
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
Good game, but it stops working properly if you share it with family members, and both family members have it installed. It then sees the game as only other members game and doesn't let you play it together anymore. It's not possible to "re-buy" it or re-install it, it just stops working.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2012
its fun and free
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2011
Straight adaptation of the boardgame, a light wargame for 2 players with a WW2 theme. Scenarios are loosely based on actual battles across all major theatres of war. The game plays quickly, usually not longer than 30 min per match. The only slightly negative aspect is that the game works as pay-per-play. The game (and 2 of the scenarios) are free, but if you want to play other scenarios you have to expend points which you have to buy in advance (but you do get some points for free at the beginning). However, even with the smallest point bundle it only costs you a few cents per game. So I'd like to think you get pretty good value for your money. So if you like the boardgame or enjoy turn-based strategy games this game is probably for you :)
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
Superb version of a classic boardgame although, as usual, "free to play" means "limited demo" unless you want to pay extra. Games only take about 15 minutes, it's easy to learn, the manual's only a few pages, but gameplay's excellent... the sign of a great game. All you need to know about is movement, terrain restrictions and range modifiers and you're away. The visuals may put some people off (it's hexey, same as the boxed real-life version) but behind that it's a gem. Roll the dice, get symbols that match your target type to hit, destroy units or capture a location to get a victory point medal. Simple but effective.
The only trouble is the pay to play model, imo one of the nastiest money leaching and off-putting things to happen to gaming in the last 20 years. Once the 50 free gold runs out you're stuck with only 2 free maps. It may only work out as pennies to play a match but if they'd sell it as a complete game, drop the "free" tag and the extra payments, it would've been great (and maybe had a larger number of long term players). It's happened with other boardgame conversions such as Ticket to Ride, Smallworld, Catan, Space Hulk, Talisman, so why not this too?
Use the free bits then buy the boardgame until they come to their senses and release it as a full game where you can play to your heart's content without paying extra for the pleasure.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
I have the real board game with all the extensions. The legit game is way better and I feel like the dice rolls are unfair and usually favor one side. Just get the board game.
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