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 (603 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 4, 2014

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“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”
MMO Games

“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”

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

    • 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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Bad balance, Horible tutorial, different units have same model, only one game mode, HORIBLE match maker (no fun being stomped by units you canot buy). Avoid like plague.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Useless games in the steam. this game is not played easily. But the tutorial is best to play the game.
but the game is not to play
Posted: October 18
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4.8 hrs on record
Feels like playing chess. It is slow and buggy but enjoyable for people that likes strategy.
Posted: September 29
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16.3 hrs on record
Was a Great game possibility they just needed more content: such as unit types and a PvE co-op vs AI. Too bad they are concentrating on another game that is really going no where. In a multiplayer community single player is the least selling idea. DEVs are no longer developing the game...need I say more?
Posted: October 12
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3.7 hrs on record
Best summerized as a game that will only be played because we currently dont really have a good lineup of f2p turn based stat. games. its badly balanced, on a garbage engine so bad you wouldn't even believe the number of glitches it has, with a very weak stategy component, and i mean weak. though in theory you have a variety of ways to play, due to the balance, most of the units are straight up worthless, and are better left unused rather then getting essentially a cannon folder unit.

Beyond this, the game is also rediclously complicated beyond my understanding (or it may very well be possible i understand it perfectly, yet the game is so buggy that i just can't even begin to understand whats intended and whats not) have a very very silly system of fighting. there are such awesome components to this game such as:

Calculations that lie about you having a 100% chance to hit, and you scoring a miss
Better chance of hitting your real target, by targeting the guy next to him, because reason
tons of skills saying they do one thing, and doing another
calculations telling you the wrong damage amount
sometimes not being able to activate the special warcall things (like defensive stance) doing your turn after movement, but then the other 50% of the time, you can.

within the last 7 or 8 months, the game has shown no signs of improvement, and actually seems to be doing quite the opposite, and getting progressively worse with each major update. i can't really recommend this game in anyway shape or form, but i can instead tell you this:

Go play fire emblem, even if its the gba version on an emulator, its still far superior to the experience you'll have here
Posted: October 3
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24 of 31 people (77%) 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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10 of 15 people (67%) 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 4 people (75%) 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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4 of 7 people (57%) 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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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
I'm not normally one to diss a developer simply because they chose to make an authentication scheme outside of Steam.

However, if you ask your customers to sign up using their emails, and then send them an activation link, THEN MAKE SURE THE DAMN ACTIVATION SERVICE IS RUNNING ON YOUR END!

Posted: May 17
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Crap engine, cliché story and a generic combat system.
Posted: July 4
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
too slow paced for me, graphics and sound are OK
Posted: July 14
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Very misleading, not a Shakespeare simulator at all. 0/10 until name is changed.
Posted: May 26
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
218.0 hrs on record
The game is fairly good, but lots of work is to be done. For now there are 3 available factions and balancing changes from week to week.
Posted: June 28
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
At first I enjoyed the game, the customization otpions made for interesting and meaningful choices in squad building and the modes of play were varied and interesting to keep things fresh.

Then the devs decided to gut the game and remove the depth in order to accomplish some, as of yet mysteriously unknown, goals that seem to have become even more illusive since then. The months of work in building my forces wasted and some of the ones I'd been most proud of reduced to canonfodder.

The Devs are out of touch with the longer term players and have seemingly taken the blitzkreig approach of getting a few bucks from players before they realize it was a waste of their hard earned cash. Don't waste the time on this game...
Posted: August 19
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Its a very good game Its almost like taking a card game and making it 3-D with more tactical choices.
Posted: June 15
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
this sucks big ding dongs
Posted: May 2
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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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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
37.8 hrs on record
I take back every good thing I said about this game. Clearly, the people in charge of it have no idea what they're doing.
Posted: June 23
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Peice of crap.. Skip this game.
Posted: May 10
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