Unity of Command is an innovative and refreshing operational-level wargame that covers the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front.
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“Wargames this fresh and friendly tend to inspire deep loyalty.”
86/100 – PC Gamer

“A traditional hex-based wargame of unusual elegance, one that is perfect for genre newcomers but equally satisfying to veterans."
9/10 – PC Power Play

“Accessible yet deep, attractive and with an AI which teaches you the core of the game by beating you around the head.”
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Unity of Command is an innovative and refreshing operational-level wargame that covers the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front. Playable from both the Axis and Soviet perspective, it strives to recreate the strategy, the forces involved and the general tension of that crucial period in World War II.

Experience the highly fluid, enormously large battles of maneuver in a turn-based strategy setting. Take command in this mobile, back-and-forth sort of war where logistics and poor weather are often the decider, and defeat and victory are sometimes just a mile, or a day, apart.

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    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
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33 з 34 людей (97%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
35.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 5 листопада 2014 р.
If you've never played a turn-based, operational-level strategy game before, this is the best starting point. The intuitive UI and the kind of cartoony art assets make for a game that feels very inviting. However, this game is hard, but in a good way. Your onus as the player is to be clever, to examine the situation and find weak points in your enemy's defenses and assess risk and reward. You end up thinking like a World War 2 general after you play a little bit, and that's really cool.
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22 з 24 людей (92%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
6.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 7 березня
Best Suited For Casual Strategists

+ Minimalist, aesthetically pleasing design and visuals; keeps the game from appearing to be daunting or intimidating
+ Soundtrack, while limited, helps one to focus adequately
+ User interface is both clean and intuitive
+ The challenge, and subsequent feeling of reward, is increased by many subtle factors; namely, these include: supply lines, weather, and terrain
+ The added features of partisans, bridge demolition, air support, and reinforcements all lend to a feeling of depth and a vital need to remain calculating
+ Much of the strategic nuances are carefully understated, making the gameplay appear simpler and more inviting
+ Reinforcements are only available from a limited pool, forcing you to utilize your existing resources carefully

- Learning curve, while not readily apparent, can prove to be somewhat steep
- Ultimately, there are fewer available campaigns that one would like
- Dramatically underwhelming tutorial
- Crippling lack of display options
- Multiplayer is direct-connect only, and has some functionality issues (although it is quite fun if you can get it working correctly)

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35 з 48 людей (73%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
18.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 28 грудня 2014 р.
The good:
I like the simplistic gameplay, and the focus on keeping your supply lines intact while pushing forwards. That´s what this game is about. Capturing objectives while keeping your units in supply so they don´t run out of juice on the front lines. All within a tight turn limit.
It´s an intriguing and (to me) novel concept.

The bad:
It´s frustrating beyond belief. Not because it´s hard (it is) but because it´s to damn random.
+Pushing an enemy off a tile is random.
+Getting "Overrun" results, which allow you to attack again in the same turn, is random.
+A battle can randomly turn out to not go as predicted and you don´t defeat a unit that you needed gone.
+Bad weather which heavily favours the defender (you are never the defender) may randomly show up and completely screw over your push for the objective.
+Specialists (expensive and often crucial) within your units may or may not be among the casualties when the unit fights.

The problem with that is, the game does not give you the time for this kind of randomness. The turn limits are so tight that any one of these events can screw you over. Sure you might still beat the mission but the game differentiates between normal, decisive and brilliant victories. Many follow up missions are barred behind decisive victories and some even behind brilliant victories.
So you try over and over again, without any change in strategy (once you got it down) and hope that you get enough "Overrun" results with your armoured units and you hope that your push doesn´t get stuck in bad weather until you finally beat it in time.

Due to this, I can´t really recommend it as much as I like the concept of the game.
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12 з 14 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
38.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 листопада 2014 р.
I was really missing Panzer General series and its operational level simulation. This game delivered but also gave me something new. The main innovation, suppy lines, has a big effect. One must think about encirclement and weak points instead of wiping out every unit in one's path. It's also important not to leave your supply lines exposed as having them disrupted even once can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

The mechanics are fairly easy to master and the game can tell you how many units you can expect to destroy/lose in any given encounter. There are many interactions to consider (terrain, weather, entrenchment) and since its an operational level game you can be winning individual shootouts yet lose the big battle because you are acting too carefully. The game takes about 20 hours to fully master but provides replay value as you can try to win every battle with a brilliant victory or just try a slightly different approach.

Unlike PG you can finish each scenario in one sitting. The size of the maps is pretty manageable. There's no such diversity of units as in that game but I didn't really miss it. Ultimately the most interesting thing about the game is making decisions of how many units to commit, where and for how long and doing it all without outrunning your supply lines, often this requires coordination between units.

My two complaints are: the AI is a little weak, enough to provide a challenge but not enough to really surprise you and often committing foolish errors; the other is that battles can only be played in a pretty strict sequence. So if you finish a campaign and want to replay a battle from near the beginning, the later battles will become inaccessible.

I loved the game enough to buy all the expansions and play them through several times.

My wish for the game would be that units carried over somehow. It was great to see my units in PG progress from green to elite and encouraged me to be careful and avoid throwing units into meatgrinders. Although bashing at a city while suffereing bad losses in order to achieve your objective is often needed in UoC and is an interesting part of the game since it forces you to take risks.

I'm still looking for a game that would combine this kind of battle simulation with an economic simulation since as they say WWII was won in the factories.
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8 з 9 людей (89%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
85.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 лютого
Unity of Command is like no other game I've played. Attractive design and wonderful UI make me wish all other strategy games I play looked this good. Having 25+ years of PC gaming xp that started with a Commodore 64, this game is on my very short list of best ever! I keep comming back to it and never know why I left.

The user interface is perfection and does not take up 40% of the screen like other strategy games. I love that you can see the risk involved in your attack moves beforehand so your can approach conflicts in your own way. Really like the combined arms play and excellent balance. Love the theater of war moves, the complexity of logistics, and sharp background music. Replayabilty is very satisfying. Greatly detailed manual as well. Highly recommend!
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7 з 8 людей (88%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
12.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 2 грудня 2014 р.
Though it has quite a bit of a learning curve, Unity of Command is an excellent turn-based strategy game, and is very realistic in the sense that spamming infantry simply won't work if you opponent is well set-up. The Supply Line feature is also very realistic. While it allows you to potentially thrust deep into enemy territory along the railroads, any enemy presence on those lines will cut off supply.

The game is good for both a defensive and offensive strategy, where units can entrench themselves, making a line of them near-impenetrable even with tanks, or by equiping your units with "specialists," or specific units, such as StuGs, T-34s, or Engineers, you can give them a huge advantage on the frontline. But above all, my favorite feature is the one that urges you to minimize loss of life. If a unit is destroyed, the overall morale will drop, and your troops will be less inclined to stand their ground.

Overall, this is a strong choice if you want a turn-based strategy game.
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6 з 7 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
192.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 26 лютого
Love this game. I've played through each of the campaigns at least twice and still get the urge to go back and have another go. Easy to learn, hard to master is a bit of a cliche but it is certainly true for this game, which is a breeze to get into but rewards experienced players for months afterwards.
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6 з 7 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 21 березня
The best wargame you'll have time to play, and even that's selling the game short as its supply and "unit losses" mechanics are actually quite good and above average.

So, I guess a more accurate review is: its one of the best wargames out there, and surprisingly easy to pickup, play and enjoy without having to put a week aside for turn 1.

(Note: Just got the game on a sale, but have played it a lot on initial release, before it was up on Steam)
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7 з 9 людей (78%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
32.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 25 грудня 2014 р.
Awesome wargame. Well worth the purchase. The DLC's actually add substantial content to the game in the form of many extra scenarios and unit types, so i can recommend them aswell. Get it while it's super cheap in the Christmas sales and you won't regret it.
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8 з 13 людей (62%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
2.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 30 листопада 2014 р.
Broke through the Soviet lines, out ran my supplies, Russians counter attacked, quit before losing. 9/10


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4 з 6 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
4.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 січня
I was looking for a beginner-level turn based strategy game to ease myself back into the genre and Unity of Command ticks all the boxes. Simple to learn but surprisingly complex, like an up to date version of the old Panzer Generals games but with added depth.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
15.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 квітня
Good strategy game
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
38.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 квітня
A nice tbs game, a lot like panzer general.
Differences:
- there's unit supply to take into account
- there are less unit types, however there are attachments to units
- the campaigns and scenarios are all on the eastern front
- air support is mission based, there are no aircraft units
The interface is simple and the game looks simple enough, but it's quite challenging.
You must not let the enemy cut you your supplies, you must keep your units supplied and you must advance fast!
Against:
- there are to few campaigns - only 4 (with the dlcs)
- the game doesn't integrate well with steam, you can't access steam within the game nor take screenshots.
- you can't play more than one campaign at the same time
All in all it's an interesting game despite its limitations.
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2 з 3 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
13.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 листопада 2014 р.
Not a bad game for the price tag. Standard hex based game that I remember in my childhood playing on the PS1. Though it is limited in the campaign there is the option to play user made maps.
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2 з 3 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
234.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 26 грудня 2014 р.
Has the best mix of complexity and simplicity I've ever stumbled upon in the Turn-Based-Strategy crowd.
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2 з 3 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
18.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 березня
I typically enjoy much more detailed wargames like Steel Panthers, but UoC has me hooked thanks to its near-perfect distillation of wargaming to something that is easily approachable, yet extremely rewarding for even the most grognardy of grognards.
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3 з 5 людей (60%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
42.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 26 жовтня 2014 р.
A wintry beauty of a strategy game; intricate and maddening like a strange puzzlebox, yet pleasing, making you want to click every button and perform every action just to watch how it unfolds. Only marred by the obtuse campaign system (often requires repetition of old missions to progress) and luck-based weather system. Artistically and strategically wonderful, overall; be prepared for an arduous but fun learning curve.
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6 з 11 людей (55%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 24 січня
I honestly did not enjoy this game

I was expecting a fairly casual turn based strategy game where i could sit down with a cup of coffee and spent hours taking my enemies apart piece by piece, if like me thats what you want from a game, this is the wrong game.

To start with the AI is pretty ruthless, while there are people out there that hark on about "the good old days" of hard games as stardard, these days an option of 'Easy - Normal - Hard' is just common common courtesy and aids in enjoyment of the game for a wider audience, additionally there are (pretty restricting) time limits place on all objectives, so you're just getting into the scenario and then it ends - and you've lost, frustrating. these things combine to mean there is only 1 strategy to complete each scenario and thats just boring, I personally wanted to play with history, not follow it precisely or be slapped the the wrist!

So I cannot recommend this game, which is a shame, because I wanted to like it.
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 грудня 2014 р.
Well I must admit I couldn't get into this game. But it's mainly because of my low patience, not because the game is bad. Unity of Command has very nice cartoon-like graphics and thought-out gameplay mechanics. It should be enjoyable for any player who likes turn-based tactical games.

Maybe I didn't like the distinct puzzle-like nature of the game. Maybe I was driven away by the supply mechanics adding (rather unnecessary in my opinion) complexity to the game. Or maybe I'm just not one of this kind of players, who knows :)
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89.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 грудня 2014 р.
I LOVE THIS GAME AND THEY ARE MAKING A SEQUEL

That is my entire review.
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