Men of War: Condemned Heroes tells the story of one of the infamous Soviet penal battalions during the WWII.
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Mixed (168 reviews) - 62% of the 168 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 12, 2012

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Buy Men of War: Collector Pack

Includes 11 items: Men of War: Assault Squad, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Alpha, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Bravo, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Charlie, Men of War: Assault Squad - Skirmish Pack, Men of War: Assault Squad - Skirmish Pack 2, Men of War: Condemned Heroes, Men of War: Red Tide, Men of War: Vietnam, Men of War: Vietnam Special Edition Upgrade Pack, Men of War™

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Includes 16 items: Faces of War, Men of War: Assault Squad, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Alpha, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Bravo, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Charlie, Men of War: Assault Squad - Skirmish Pack, Men of War: Assault Squad - Skirmish Pack 2, Men of War: Condemned Heroes, Men of War: Red Tide, Men of War™, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Theatre of War, Theatre of War 2 - Battle for Caen, Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, Theatre of War 2: Centauro, Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943

 

About This Game

Men of War: Condemned Heroes tells the story of one of the infamous Soviet penal battalions during the WWII. These battalions are famous for being formed under Stalin’s "No step back!" order #227. They consisted of court-martialed officers that were given a chance to redeem their crimes, or incompetence, in blood by serving as the lowest enlisted rank in a battalion that was assigned the most dangerous tasks. These battalions’ images are surrounded by many myths, and this game tells the truth about these regiments based on real evidence from their former members.
Take command of one of these notorious companies and lead it to victory against all odds through most of the war on the Eastern front. Fight from desperate battles in 1942 in the area of Volyn in the Ukraine, to the massive operation “Bagration” in the Brest area, Magnush bridgehead and Warsaw area in Poland and finally to attacks on the German Altdam and Stettin near the end of the war.

Key Features:

  • Ultimate single player experience – 4 campaigns telling the story of the penal company from crucial 1942 to victorious 1945
  • Truth about Soviet penal battalions from their former members
  • New ultra-detailed photorealistic human models, faces and uniforms
  • Bonus single player missions focusing on other non-penal army units

Men of War: Condemned Heroes is affected by the GameSpy shutdown on the 31st of May. You can continue to play the game through LAN, DirectIP and GameRanger.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:P4 2.6GHz (Athlon 3000+)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce FX 8800 (Radeon HD3850) 256Mb
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz (Athlon X2 5000+)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce FX 8800 (Radeon HD3850) 256Mb
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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Overall:
Mixed (168 reviews)
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j0ny_brav0
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
A Good Game.
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Ben Dover
( 25.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Okay,so let me get this straight,this game has mixed reviews because it is difficult?
Played through the whole campagain without experiencing any bugs,maybe other's were not so fortunate.
It is,bear in mind it's very difficult at times if not near impossible but portraits well with the challenges penal comapany soldiers had in the second world war.If you like and are capable of finishing heroic missions in MoW:As 1 or 2,then you are well suited for this type of game.The campagain is moderate in its length(about 24 hours)

Here are some tips:
>Save spam.
>Use rifleman if they are availible because of their high accuracy and capability of killing an enemy with 1 shot within 25m.
>Use stealth when you can,entire enemy entrenchments can be eliminated without firing a shot if you go behind the enemy and melee them.
>When encountering tanks,shoot at it with any weapon,retreat to a covered position and use your AT granades.If the tank is out of range flank it with another soldier.
>Special weapons such as Panzershrecks and K98 snipers can be found on some enemy soldiers.Take these and use them to your advantage.
>Loot often,loot wisely.80% of the time your unit will encounter entrenched enemies clustered togather,take them out by lobbing in some granades,granades in this game have an extended range when compared to Mow:As.
>Enemy is in a building and you cant kill him? use an AT granade and aim it under him to collapse the building.
>Rockets(such as ones found on planes)and other explosive material can be used to make a trap and concecuantly,a big boom.
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Wittgen
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
a game without reinforcements. well you might like it if you like Soldiers Heroes oww2
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[SPMC-SPF]Caelan.Miller
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I liked the part where my one remaining infantry unit ran infront of a quad barreled 20mm AA gun to say hi to all the enemy.
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NatIsrael972
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Penal Battalion... I like this! It tells the player what the PB had to go through - they were literally used as guinea pigs or simply sacrifices to see how the strategy would work out but not in Mow: CH!
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Lewd
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
WTF
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Turtle
( 32.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
okay here's one squad now go and take the enemy position that has 200 men and multiple tanks
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sgt. mosin
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
one of best games ever for history buffs
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RedCom
( 58.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
So, what we got here...
That game, it's actually a mission pack for MoW:Red Tide. You can say that because it uses Red Tide modified engine. Looks like the game was developed in great hurry, the signs of it are everywhere. Missions are hard and interesting, but buggy. Info from in-game encyclopedia is interesting also. Overall, there's a ton of bugs, game often crashes just for using main menu. But despite all flaws, the game was a fun challenge, so I can't regret buying it.
6.5/10
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TheRichHam
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
Not as good as MOW and MOW Assualt squad . Graphics and detail good but hav ing already played this game 4 or5 times and have no urge to again .
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lazy_riveN
( 38.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
I made it! Maybe the most hardest Men of War game.
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ImperatorCaesar
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 11
1. little campaign
2. Bug - I failed second mission but achievement that only recieved if I complete second mission. It is bug!

It is not worth to buying.
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Ragnar Lothbrok
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
Great one.
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Angry_Slavaboo
( 20.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
A good game with an actual campaign unlike the newer Assualt Squad games that just have the generic missions on different maps. That being said don't buy this game if you like having tanks, there are few that you actually get to use/control. Furthermore this game seems to have the worst AI of any of the Men of War Games, infantry often times derp out and end up getting themselves killed. Again an overall good game, just not for someone who is new to this type of RTS .
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CaptainMacTavish
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
Boring, extremely difficult and repetitive. Infantry missions only. Do not purchase
Edit: The last few missions have serious freezing and graphical glitching problems, and they are hard as hell
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MoshedZ
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 20, 2015
Ignore the hours/achievements; I was offline and then deleted content.

I actually can't review this as a game, but a bunch of skirmishes from the editor of MoW:AS. I don't understand what the bloody hell is going on; for there is no story.
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REIMENTAL
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 8, 2015
beautifull graphics and plot BUT !!! i cant even finish the second mission at easy the enemy has 5 times stronger army than you i tried condemned heroess same ♥♥♥♥ there its imposible to finish the missions with the troops given to you
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Ghost Division
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: November 30, 2015
All lies posted on the official description for the game as a story about the Penal batallions. The way it is described it is made to sound like it will be on par with Men of War or Red Tide but instead the "campaigns" are just disjointed loosely linked skirmishes. Oh and its the buggest of all MoW's by far.

No voice acting,briefings, no cutscenes, no story arc. I was expecting an epic story of a criminal batallion trying to redeem their ways in the service of their nation complete with commisars shooting those running away. But instead it is just skirmishes and a paragraph of written dialogue with no reason to care for whats happening.

Very disappointed in this game. No where near the quality of Men of War and Red Tide(which were fantastic and story linked with references to missions in both games). It should not be sold as a a multiple campaign story spanning from 1942-1945 standalone game. I gave it to mission 3 and uninstalled a long time ago. Now sitting in my "Junk" category of my library. A shame because the other MoW games are great. It also turns out there is only 8 missions in the game.

2/10 because the engine is still amazing. Everything else is utter lies and lazy design. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. I got it as part of the collection pack so my money was well spent on the other games instead.

Faces of War,MoW,Red Tide and Assault Squad are superior in every way.
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Züge sind mein Hobby.™
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 21, 2015
I own 2 copies of MOWCH. The disk copy the FPS is terrible and unplayable with all settings on lowest and the latest patches installed and still can’t play it. I had some money so I got the game and this one is playable and the FPS is fixed and now playable and now I can really enjoy the game even with settings on max. I recommend the Steam version and not so much of the disk version.
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Naxitrall
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: November 20, 2015
This is worse than The Slaughtering Grounds, not because of the graphics ofcourse but because of the AI.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Okay,so let me get this straight,this game has mixed reviews because it is difficult?
Played through the whole campagain without experiencing any bugs,maybe other's were not so fortunate.
It is,bear in mind it's very difficult at times if not near impossible but portraits well with the challenges penal comapany soldiers had in the second world war.If you like and are capable of finishing heroic missions in MoW:As 1 or 2,then you are well suited for this type of game.The campagain is moderate in its length(about 24 hours)

Here are some tips:
>Save spam.
>Use rifleman if they are availible because of their high accuracy and capability of killing an enemy with 1 shot within 25m.
>Use stealth when you can,entire enemy entrenchments can be eliminated without firing a shot if you go behind the enemy and melee them.
>When encountering tanks,shoot at it with any weapon,retreat to a covered position and use your AT granades.If the tank is out of range flank it with another soldier.
>Special weapons such as Panzershrecks and K98 snipers can be found on some enemy soldiers.Take these and use them to your advantage.
>Loot often,loot wisely.80% of the time your unit will encounter entrenched enemies clustered togather,take them out by lobbing in some granades,granades in this game have an extended range when compared to Mow:As.
>Enemy is in a building and you cant kill him? use an AT granade and aim it under him to collapse the building.
>Rockets(such as ones found on planes)and other explosive material can be used to make a trap and concecuantly,a big boom.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
I liked the part where my one remaining infantry unit ran infront of a quad barreled 20mm AA gun to say hi to all the enemy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
okay here's one squad now go and take the enemy position that has 200 men and multiple tanks
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
A good game with an actual campaign unlike the newer Assualt Squad games that just have the generic missions on different maps. That being said don't buy this game if you like having tanks, there are few that you actually get to use/control. Furthermore this game seems to have the worst AI of any of the Men of War Games, infantry often times derp out and end up getting themselves killed. Again an overall good game, just not for someone who is new to this type of RTS .
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
I made it! Maybe the most hardest Men of War game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2014
Cool Real Time Strategy game. Not much of a play-again game, because no matter what you do you have the same outcome usually.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2015
Personally one of my favourites in the series.

This is the hardest of the game, packing a variety of missions that put you in the shoes of the Penal Units of the Red Army who have to earn redemption for their crimes through enemy blood.
The missions are essentially suicide - you get a handful of people against vastly outnumbering positions of your enemies, clearing the field for the main army, doing sabotage and reconaissance.

The game uses well the advanced possibilities of the upgraded Men of War engine looking somewhat better than the original.


I personally love this game particularly because it doesn't give you that much of a story. Men of War typically has bad narrative, so I like to picture it for myself as "just another moment from the front".

People who enjoy a good challenge in strategies will appreciate this titles.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2014
I guess that not everyone would be able to enjoy it due to its extreme difficulty level (even on easy), but for hardcore Men of War fans like me, this is a must own.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
One of the best Men of War games there is it is quite hard but that is part of the fun a bit repeditive at times like you feel like you have just done something just like the last objective in the last mission but what ever a big like is the new graphics and textures like the new and cool looking faces and uniforms and guns and that sort of stuff but the Men of War games is still my number one Strategy game of all time

9/10
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22 of 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
I very like this game, there are not so interesting missions, but you need to think about every step because this game is hard like i dont know what.


1.-There is a bit similar levels -+
2.-This game is interesting for hardcore gamers. +
3.-I Think many people do not like graphic in game,but i think its cool, even for 2014.+
4.- Those who like games about WW2, can try this game.
5.- All models are almost similar. -
6.- YOU CAN KILL CHICKEN!!!!111 10/10 BEST GAME EVER!!!! GREENPEACE AGREES!

I recommend this game, but not to all people. Better check youtube.
my score is 7/10!
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
Not sure why there are so many bad reviews for this game. Ok its not a step up for the series more of a step backwards but it's still a decent title if you like Men of War. I haven't found any errors or bad progrmming yet and Ive nearly completed the game.
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26 of 43 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
This game is good...After the first 3 missions at least and i never seen a bug in it soo.....
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2012
Quite good game for hardcore RTS fans bearing few bugs but still better than most of recent releases. Some gaming magazines/sites rated this game poorly, mainly because of AI flaws, physics error or "copy & paste" graphics from previous instances, but it's still good game for MoW fans.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2012
тупо набор миссий с энциклопедией о истории Штрафбата
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
A decent (at best) entry into the Men of War series. EXTREMELY challenging levels. It is rare to start with more than 16 men in any given level and even more rare to receive reinforcement at all. The game chronicles the exploits of the penal battalions, assigned to fight the hardest points and positions as punishment. The game make you FEEL the punishment these men endured. It can be tedious and very frustrating, but the gameplay is as good as any MoW game and the levels are rewarding when you take an entire position with 8 men and your wits.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
It's almost exclusively for MoW series fans and even those could have a hard time. If youre new to the series dont even bother to play
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2014
great game i love the editor also it has amazaing gameplay.the game is very pretty graphics.
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21 of 40 people (53%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Bugs, bugs made this game unplayable. I played all the other men of war games, but I didn't meet so many bugs I did in this one. I stopped playing until I came to a misson the bugs ruined it all.
This game needs an uptade! THIS IS AN UNFINISHED PRODUCT
And what's even more annoying is that the deafult control setting is diffrent from the other men of war games, so either you have to take the time to learn the new control settings or change the settings.
In the other hand, I would highly recommend the other games in the Men of War series.
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29 of 56 people (52%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
accurately reproduces the misery of soviet soldiers by being repetitive, frustrating, and ultimately impossible
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