9th Company Roots of Terror is an action-oriented real-time strategy game based on actual events that took place during the Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan. 9th Company follows the story of a ragged band of young recruits undergoing brutal training in Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley and culminates with a bloody stand against the...
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Release Date: Dec 3, 2009
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9th Company Roots of Terror is an action-oriented real-time strategy game based on actual events that took place during the Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan.
9th Company follows the story of a ragged band of young recruits undergoing brutal training in Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley and culminates with a bloody stand against the Mujahideen warriors on a nameless mountain top in Afghanistan. It’s the Battle of Thermopylae all over again: one Russian fighter against 10 Afghanis!
9th Company recreates in detail the events that took place during the last large-scale Soviet military operation. Few know the history: the 9th Company of the 345th Guards Airborne Regiment came under heavy fire on “Hill 3234” on January 7th, 1988. They managed to stop several attacks by an estimated 400 Mujahideen and Pakistani mercenaries and held their position for two gory days. The company lost 6 men, and the remaining 28 of the total 39 were wounded. Two 9th Company soldiers were posthumously awarded the Golden Star medal and the title of Soviet Hero.
  • Warfare on two tactical levels: use the area operations map to choose your mission or explore 12 unique and highly detailed tactical maps of Afghanistan.
  • Stunning 3D graphics and a spectacular physics engine guarantee a one-of-a-kind experience in destroying any mechanized unit or building.
  • Merit reward and in-combat morale system for every character and advanced hit location system for mechanized units make tactical battles even more realistic.
  • A complex system of tactical behavior and firepower control for mechanized infantry, assault, reconnaissance and special operations units. More than 80 different unit types.
  • Nonlinear mission structure.
  • System of experience gain the crew now become more and more experienced with every battle. A possibility of forming an elite military unit is available in requisition screen.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2400 MHz and higher
    • Memory: 1024 Mb (2048 Mb for Windows Vista)
    • Graphics: 3D accelerator with 128Mb video memory (NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon 9800 Rro and higher)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher
    • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
The only game about the Soviet-Afghan war that I know of.
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47 of 78 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Drunk purchases are always regrettable
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
I just wish this game is a bit more polished with less bugs.

There are a whole bunch that you will meet when you playing though the story and if it happens you have to load from preivous saves.

The graphics for this game is actually pretty good with movie clips in it too.
The music is fine but not super.
The control is a bit wacked but manageble.
The fight is actually really fun. You have to fight enemy of over whelming numbers.
IT's a RTS that in will keep you pretty busy.

I guess for a low budget game it's pretty fine in it's own right but if the game company had more money i am sure this game can be improved much further.

7/10 for scoring.

I don't recommend people to buy this game unless it's in a discount or in a package.
IF you already own it.. give it a chance and try it out. ignore the low rating.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Its a great game, a little difficult but very fun. I wish there was there was a new version with multiplayer
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
The most absurd game I have ever played in my entire life.

Wonky controls, unpredictably dumb AI.

So bad that it becomes comedy gold
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