World War III rages and a Soviet-led army has launched a surprise attack on the U.S.A. Command your troops into fast-paced battles fought on a fully destructible battle-field. Strategy meets intense action in this epic clash of Super Powers!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (367 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 18, 2007

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About This Game

World War III rages and a Soviet-led army has launched a surprise attack on the U.S.A. Command your troops into fast-paced battles fought on a fully destructible battle-field. Strategy meets intense action in this epic clash of Super Powers!
  • Chillingly plausible single-player campaign with frontlines based on real-life towns, suburbs and cities in America, Europe and USSR.
  • Attain full command of four different roles — Air, Armor, Infantry & Support — in the ultimate online team-based multiplayer.
  • Level entire battlefields with powerful artillery, scorching napalm, nukes and other tactical aid weapons.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista™
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB (1.5 GB for Windows Vista™)
    • Graphics: 256 MB video RAM, DirectX® 9.0c-compatible
    • DirectX Version: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB or more available hard drive space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
141 of 160 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
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Graphics:
+ fantastic effects
+ detailed units
+ pretty vegetation
+ sharp textures
+ directx10

Atmosphere:
+ great battle atmosphere
+ excellent cutscenes
+ small humor
- maps a little bit lifeless

Sound:
+ good weapon sounds
+ excellent voice output
+ good music
- no 5.1 sound

Balance:
+ very well balanced
+ three levels of difficulty
- steep learning curve

Campaign:
+ exciting from the beginning
+ successful characters
+ dramatically staged
- final is a litte bit... boring

Units:
+ good rock-scissors-paper-principle
+ each character class useful
+ useful super weapons

Game Size:
+ many maps
- only 1 campaign
- solo playtime is to short

Assaulted Just a reminder, come World In Conflict during the Cold War, in which, instead of devotion, a Russian army of the United States on civilian freighter surprised and set the whole country. This counter-attack by the Russians, America has taken so suddenly, forcing them to retreat several times, until they finally climb together a defense.

This is not a game of gathering resources and long-term fortification, but a game of control points, reinforcements and work with what is given to you.
You need not worry about facilities, tech trees and harvest, but you need to take care of quickly from one place to another and with them as efficiently as possible about getting troops. Most importantly, this is a game about following orders and profit targets.
They do not care about the destruction of the enemy base or maintain tactical dominance of the wider map. You have to do jobs, and you'd better ♥♥♥♥ing do it.
Single player campaigns are broken up into seven or more primary objectives, with optional secondary objectives cropping up as you move through them.
Taking, fortifying and holding strategic command points is the meat of the game, but the circumstances of each objective vary enough that the task never feels repetitive.
While a campaign may take an hour or more, it'll be broken down into smaller engagements where simply crossing a river or destroying one building requires careful planning.

Everything about multiplayer was designed to help you quickly in a game and keep you there for hours.
Which is rapidly balanced and wonderful. Set the first-person multiplayer action game Battlefield 2 reborn as a real-time strategy game, and you have an idea of how World in Conflict unfolds online. This is an insanely fun multiplayer game that lets you be in a team of eight, as you try to destroy the enemy with teamwork and tactical weapon in any book can.

Action packed, adrenalised and undeniably spectacular. This game is unlike most real-time war-games for its tactical nature and reliance on teamwork. Because of this, the multiplayer is a great multiplayer experience.

Score: 87 / 100
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53 of 63 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Best RTS ever, unfortunately very underrated.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
A true classic - one of my favorite war stradegy games of this era.. Picks up where RED Alerts and others leave off. Many late nights can be attributed to this game.
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
World in Conflict is probably one of the most underrated games I have ever seen.
The graphics are absolutely superb but the sound is kinda meh.
The game has a very good tutorial and explains the features very well.

Singleplayer:
The story is very well done, although US vs Soviet Union is not very original, it's still one of the best things of the game.
But the missions are repetitive and not really interesting, you always need to attack an objective, then capture it, and then hold it, while huge amounts of enemies are attacking you.

Multiplayer:
Haven't played it :(

Final verdict:
Good graphics and a good story, but gameplay is a bit repetitive.
7/10

EDIT: This is not my real playtime, I have launched the game via Soviet Assault so if you want to see my playtime you need to go check that. (5 hours at the time I'm writing this)
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
One of the best RTS games I have every played. I'm a a fan of the age of empires and red alert series and was hoping there would be another game out there that would be as good! World in Conflict is GREAT!
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
One of the best strategy games ever made.
Simple as that.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
81.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Imagine if the worst fear actually came to reality. That is pretty much what this game is all about. The Soviet Union attempting to accomplish world domination by invading both the United States and Western Europe. It is really cool how you control your forces in attempting to wipe your enemy. The story is great and fun, and the multiplayer is even better. Really gives you the idea if World War III actually would have happened at the final years of the Cold War. Graphics and effects are mind-blowing and exciting, you can call in reinforcements by having them airdropped onto the field and call in a variety of support attacks. You will never feel more rewarded when you drop a tactical nuke on an incoming wave of enemy forces, or use a tank-buster strafing run that wipes out a long line of enemy vehicles like dominos. You might even find yourself laughing like a mad-scientist if this were to happen. 8.1 out of 10. Very well made and deserves a lot of credit (and gameplay). Also very addicting.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
this game is a great , and well worth the money ,, i did however notice the same problem as other players
soon as i instaled the game i played it ( we all do that ) but , soon as i started a battle ( campain ) i had black screen or battle zone with no units or anything just a blank game , this is how i fixed my issue very easly ,, right click the game go into propertys select the tab verifyall files .. it basicly re instals the game , but with the isses fixed give it a go if u have that issue
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Very fun game, simple and easy to understand. ok storyline. But the game does needs to be updated.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Wow...I am blown away by this game. This is one of those games where you say "It may be a school night, and I have to get up before 10, but I'll just play for 10 minutes or so..." yeah, that ten minutes later..."Oh crap, it's been 2 hours, I need some sleep...ok, 30 more minutes" *Alarm goes off* "♥♥♥♥ 10:30 AM" Well, it was fun while it lasted...but I get to play after school so YAY" Get home from school and go straight to this. Yeah, this game is THAT good.

Now for the actuall review type suff:

Graphics: Not that great, but does it matter with a game like this? Plus the special effects like fire and explosions are quite satisfying to see.

Gameplay: It is quite easy to get the hang of it after about 10 or so minutes. Solid, fun, eaasy to understand.

Awesomeness: 100/10. Need I say more?

Features: This is awesome. Now I have only played like 2 other RTS games ever, so I don't know if this is a common RTS feature, but you can literally level the environment. Bring every building to the ground.

SPOILER BEYOND HERE:

Other Features: You can call in airstrikes, control tanks, humvees, different types of infantry, anit-air vehicles, and much more. And in that airstrike section, you can also call in napalm strikes, precise bombs (for specific targets) and much more.

Story: I'm not gonna lie, the story gave me chills seeing what it would actually look like when the Russians storm our coasts and invade Seatle. Civilians dying, hospitals, super markets, office buildings, coming to the ground with bombs. It was so real it literally gave me chills. That's saying something. The cutscenes are pretty cool to watch. Realistic movement and voice acting, great audio quality, and overall exciting and thrilling to watch.

OVERALL SUMMARY: Great game, worth the price, tons of fun to come. And I haven't even tried the multiplayer yet. So I would recommend this to any fan of CoD and RTS. Totally satisfied with this purchase.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
You like RTS's?
You like feeling like a true commander in a battlefield?
You like kicking commie ♥♥♥?
Well this game is for you!

For a 7 year old game it was beautiful graphics and the campaing is just fun all around!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
89.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
This is a great RTS game for those who love stragety games, The unit control is great and the diffrent roles for Infantry, Armor, Support and Air is also great, I strongly suggest that if you get this game then go download the Modern Warfare mod for this game, it changes the game and for the better, It updates the units to what the military is using today, There is modernized rocket artillery, the Air role is given Jets, although you cannot control the Jets you can order fire missions on enemy units. All I have left to say is if you like real-time stragety games, then GET THIS GAME
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
The game Crashed right when one of the main Chracters got shot by a sniper
10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
I'll try to keep it short:

by the way, I did not play the multiplayer.

Pro's:

- Very good looking Strategy Game
- Interesting Story
- Innovative camera
- Play on both sides (USSR+ USA) which diminishes the good/bad cliche a bit.

Con's:

- unfortunately no Building, just calling reinforcements (you have to use a points system, the reinforcements get dropped in via airplane)
- gets a bit repetitive after a while (In every mission you either have to conquer a spot or hold it, or both^^)
- Story-ending to open for my taste
- Normal mode is too easy
- in some parts the story is too cliche. (I don't want to spoil, but you will see it when you play the game)

Conclusion:

Can recommend it for strategy fans who do not need a serieus challenge and are ok with not being able to build a base!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
A game that is a serious contender for the best game ever made, World in Conflict should be played by anyone with even the slightest interest in the Cold War.
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11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
If you have a modern machine game is not very stable. Look at the forums and do some research before purchasing the game.
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174 of 189 people (92%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 4, 2013
From the developer of Ground Control and Ground Control 2, I really shouldn't have to say anything more than that.

Though now defunct, this real time strategy features one of the most unique multiplayer systems. Each player on a team assumes controle of a different branch: Infantry, Armor, Air, or Support. This makes for a more cooperational multiplayer experience that you can't get in any other real time strategy, perfect for a LAN party. Much like the Ground Control series, this game has no base building and relies entirely on dropping units into supply zones and maximizing their utility.

The single player campagin is very scripted allowing for spectacular showcases of destruction. I play through it every few years. The graphical fidelity of this game crushed computers upon release and they still hold up to this day.

Sure to please any fan of the real time strategy genre, as a fairly hidden gem, this title would make a wonderful gift.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_in_Conflict
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135 of 143 people (94%) found this review helpful
901.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
I have played World in Conflict for about 6 years now and I strongly recommend it. It is one of the best games I have ever played. The graphics are still fantastic years later. The mechanics have a property of "emergent difficulty"--they are simple at first, allowing the player to be engaged, but over time the complexity of the game reveals itself and even now, 6 years later, I am learning new tactics and ways to play. After playing WiC, other strategy games are simply not as satisfying.

Common questions answered:

Why does the game crash after loading?

This issue arises on Windows 7. The developers never resolved it as support was mostly cut after Massive was acquired by Ubisoft, but the crash is easily fixable. Go to your "My Documents" folder in Windows and find the "World in Conflict" folder. Then, scroll to the "Game Options" text file. Be careful not to edit anything unintentionally. Scroll to the "MyDX10Flag" and change the number next to it to zero. The game should run without problems. Visit massgate.net and post in General Discussion if you still have issues, we will try to help.

Is the game still active online?

There are always 2 servers full with a variety of maps in their rotation. There are many experienced players around, especially on the forums, who can help you learn the game mechanics and ideal tactics. The activity level started falling in 2009 but has remained steady at about 2000-3000 players active since 2012. This is not a lot, but it is plenty to be able to enjoy all that WiC has to offer for new players. Visit the forums at massgate.net to talk to experienced players.

Is the campaign good?

The campaign has an intriguing story but it is not as tactically engaging as the multiplayer portion. I recommend playing the campaign to familiarize yourself with the game functions and then to dive into the multiplayer. Many players are agressive to new players, but these people are often bad, so you should simply ignore them and try your best.

Any tips for gameplay?

1. Don't move your units in a blob. Try to separate them.
2. As a beginner, don't use artillery units. If you do use them, use only one. Your team will appreciate it.
3. Don't be discouraged! As you play more, you will get a lot better and soon you'll be laughing at the noobs who play like you used to.
4. Use the chat and the "Q" button commands to communicate with the other players on your team.

I hope you will try out WiC. If you don't want to pay, you can easily pirate the game on ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.se or your favorite torrent site, but you'll need a game key to play online. Message me or go online to massgate.net/forums.php if you have any questions.

Overall: 10/10
Gameplay/Mechanics: 10/10
Story: 8/10
Graphics: 10/10
Sound effects, voice acting, and music: 10/10
Community: 5/10 unless you find experienced players
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89 of 101 people (88%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Here is my Review of World in Conflict

I remember picking up this game when it first came out like 4-5 years ago, I really wanted this game because this was the first modern military RTS I saw and it was actually very graphically pleasing so I knew I had to pick it up. Im glad I did, I loved this game, it was the only game I played for a number of months when I originally bought it. But I bought it again it over the Black Friday sale, I got the original game "World in Conflict" and the second installment "Soviet Assault" (Which I haven't played yet as I am writing this, but I will!). It was really one of a kind when it came out because Wargame didn't release yet and neither did Endwar so it really was a new step in RTS gaming in my opinion.

The game is set in 1989 during the fall of the Soviet Union. The game starts off with the Russians Invading American from the northwest coast and overwhelming the national guard forces and you have to push them back off the mainland, you also play in Europe and Russia which prequel the Soviet Invasion on America. You play as Captain/First Lieutenant Parker, it's one of those games where your face is never shown and you don't talk. You can command US and Nato forces in the Campaign but you can also play the Russians in Multiplayer (You can play as the Russians in Campaign with the "Soviet Assault" add on) The campagin is excellent and scripted very well.

I would say this game is a cross between Endwar, Joint Task Force and Wargame, I would say it's more like Joint Task Force and Endwar even though individual soldiers and vehicles are stock threw out the game and you cannot be upgraded but how the camera works its similar to the Endwar mechanic as well as telling units where to go, but it is actual military vehicles like JTF and Wargame but the maps are not as massive and the game is definitely less chaotic. The game is quite story based it's not really open world do whatever you want, you are kinda told what to do but the way you do an objective can vary. The Multiplayer at least in my experience is quite sparse, there is usually only 1 lobby with people and that's about it, but each lobby can have up to 16 people.

My final verdict is this game is excellent, it is definitely one of the best Military RTS's on the market if not the best, you should definitely pick this game up again if you like Wargame, Joint Task Force and Endwar.
Cheers \m/

P.S. I recommend trying this mod out, it makes all the vehicles modern, it improves the graphics and a lot more, but it does still have a few things that can be fixed but I have hope that the mod will get better. http://www.moddb.com/mods/wicmw
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76 of 87 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
Most unheard of/ underated game I've ever played. Brilliant campaign and even better multiplayer and although the servers are quiet nowadays theres still a small fan base playing. Definatly worth picking up in the sale.
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