Dogs Of War Online is a multiplayer tactical game, based on the classic board game "Confrontation". Build your own company of mercenaries from the wide range of units available and challenge thousands of players in intense battles.
User reviews: Mixed (602 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 4, 2014

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Reviews

“Dogs of War is a great looking online turn based strategy game that offers deep tactical gameplay”
Alpha Beta Gamer

“Dogs of War Online is a brilliantly strong tactical title, offering some great fun as you work your way through, getting victory from another by the skin of your teeth but overall chalking it down to sheer tactical finesse”
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“if you’re the type of person who is interested in turn-based strategy games, particularly if you like the tabletop/pen and pencil types, you might want to give this one a shot”
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About This Game

Deploy your troops, unleash your champion, dominate the battlefield !



The world of Aarklash is at war, into the jaws of incessant conflicts between the forces of Light, Dark and Destiny. In each of these alliances, some free companies are forming and traveling across the continent in search of glory. Veterans with heavy past, greedy bandits and other disreputable guys group together in spite of their differences.

Based on the famous miniature board game “Confrontation”, Dogs of War Online is a free, turn based, tactical game where your will build your own team of mercenaries and lead them to victory against other players or the AI.

The whole game is truly available for free. Play to unlock 54 units with unique set of skills and abilities and 9 Champions to lead your armies. Progressively learn how to master the dozens of skills and abilities available and how to maximize the synergies between your units.

Wether you choose to play with the mighty Wolfen warriors, the brave soldiers of Alahan or the undead of Acheron, remember that only your tactical skills can lead you to victory on the battlefield.

Key features :
  • Balance and game rules based on the miniature tactical game Confrontation.
  • 3 factions with different play style : Light, Darkness and Destiny.
  • 9 Champions to lead your companies.
  • 54 unique units to unlock, thousands of company combinations available.
  • Innovative game mode with multiple objectives.
  • Monthly tournament.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: x86 or x64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Win8
    • Processor: AMD/Intel dual-core 1.8 GHz. AMD Athlon II and Intel Core2Duo at least
    • Memory: 1.5GB for MS Windows XP, 2GB MS Windows Vista, 7 and 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/nVidia 256MB VRAM, DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 4.0 support. ATI/AMD Radeon 3800 series and above and NVIDIA GeForce 8600 series at least.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Meh . 6/10

Was fun at the start. Building your troop learning the different skills sets and factions was great fun add that with what was when I played a helpful fun community and it’s a no brainer.
But unfortunately the game quickly takes a turn for the worse were you will start to see people using the same units and strategy over and over on the same few maps and the battles tend to play out the same way every game.

At this point you will have to throw some money at the game to be able to contend with the more powerful costly units and troop meta. And I am ok with spending money on a good product but I just didn’t see the Varity of maps units and the ability to change up your troop composition I was looking for.

On the positive side the graphics, interface, unit movement and skills were all done well and its for sure a game I will keep my eye on and perhaps come back to if they add more content.
Posted: May 16
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
34.8 hrs on record
Too fresh to be released.

If you read the game discussion topics, you will notice that most players aren't staying in the game for more than 10 days, and because of that the game has gone through changes. Still, the game should have waited more for public release.

I've experienced sudden fps decrease with a good system, the matchmaking system takes TOO long to find a game, which has only one mode, the troops balancing still needs a lot of work. Wolfen units(one of the 3 factions available) are either too OP or too nerfed. They are "heavier" than other units which can have a similar, if not better potential, but are "lighter" when considering troop management.

The balancing is still not good, the game has going through a lot of transformations, so I can't really say what the real face of the game is. The game still has potential to be good, but you should wait a lot more time to try this game out. Or if you do decide to play the game now, don't feel disappointed. Specially if you play with the Wolfen.
Posted: August 14
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
No innovation.
Still fun as heck.

That's rare.
Posted: August 23
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
32.5 hrs on record
I can't believe this is free to play. It's an awesome, easy to learn, but hard to master strategy game. All the store items, units can be purchased through gameplay instead of cash which is nice. It takes a while to get used to all of the different units, strategies and combos. Once you do you figure out how to counter and it's pretty fun. After about 4-5 hours worth of matches I've been able to unlock enough units to play the "max army" size games and win. It's comparable to Wizard's Chess with a hexagonal board.
Posted: April 30
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
nice move, reducing from 3 gamemodes to fricking 1 game modes. No offense, other than the fact that you will get bored quickly with the gamemodes, I have no other problem. Play this if you like to play tactical game with 1 gamemodes. I really hope they return the previous gamemodes
Posted: July 7
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322 of 368 people (88%) found this review helpful
88.1 hrs on record
Very strategy-rich game, has lots of potential. Units have their own skill/spell tree, different combat interactions like parrying counterattacks dodging riposte, many atrributes and active or passive effects you have to all take into account throughout battle. Lots more classes/units planned as far as I saw on their wiki. Recommend to turn-based/strategy fans. It is not pay-to-win, since you get matched based on your army level - have a stronger army, then you face stronger armies. Don't have many criticisms, its already pretty complex and its only in closed beta stage.

EDIT (02/06/14): Now that it is in open beta, they have changed a few things. Some positives, like more missions/training modes, balancing buffs/nerfs, unit customization such as color and naming.
However, there are a lot of negative changes they have made. Particularly in regards to making the grind for in-game currency much, much slower. They've made missions restore only after 24hrs, and reduced success rate. They allow higher-leveled units to be only purchasable by real money, other than having to level them up manually. Experience gain is slower, and they increased prices for units. All in all, it isn't pay to win, but its very much free-to-grind. Like they say, you pay real money to be able to advance easier without as much grind. But the grind is very slow in this game.

Will update review if they make any major changes to the gameplay/grind. Everything in-game is still unlockable through in-game currency, you can play entirely free. It is exactly how F2P models should be, but much slower grind. You have been warned, its still very fun :-) GL HF
Posted: December 8, 2013
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