2 SIDES, 12 NATIONS, 750 UNITS: THE STRATEGY GAME REFERENCE IS BACK! Richer, more beautiful and more accessible, Wargame AirLand Battle is the sequel to the explosive real-time strategy game Wargame European Escalation! 1985.
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Release Date: May 29, 2013

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“AirLand Battle is a deep, rewarding endeavor worthy of any strategy nut's time”
8,4/10 – http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/06/05/wargame-airland-battle-review

“One of the year's best”
9,0/10 – http://www.rtsguru.com/game/492/article/5969/WarGame-AirLand-Battle-One-of-the-Years-Best.html

About This Game

2 SIDES, 12 NATIONS, 750 UNITS: THE STRATEGY GAME REFERENCE IS BACK!

Richer, more beautiful and more accessible, Wargame AirLand Battle is the sequel to the explosive real-time strategy game Wargame European Escalation!

1985. After several months of tension between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, an incident in the North Sea suddenly sets the world on fire, starting an all-out war.
Command the entire military resources of the period, and plunge into the heart of a new dynamic campaign! With the arrival of air forces, select from a phenomenal array of 750 units (including tanks, planes, helicopters, and infantry) to build your army. Engage in spectacular battles with unmatched strategic depth, on huge battlefields as large as 150km², powered by a new graphics engine.

Impressive in solo play, Wargame AirLand Battle is even more engaging online. The game features ultra-complete multiplayer modes, where up to 20 players do battle simultaneously!

System Requirements

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SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor:AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON X1800 GTO/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600 GT/INTEL HD 3000 OR HIGHER
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAMING
    Recommended:
    • Additional:INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAMING
    Minimum:
    • OS:MAC OS X 10.6.8
    • Processor:INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB
    • Graphics:256 MB ATI RADEON HD 4670/NVIDIA GEFORCE GT120/320M OR HIGHER
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAMING
    Minimum:
    • OS:UBUNTU 12.04 LTS/UBUNTU 12.10
    • Processor:AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB
    • Graphics:256 MB SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE. ATI RADEON X1800 GTO/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600 GT/INTEL HD 3000 OR HIGHER
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ACTIVATION AND ONLINE GAMING
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Reverend Schneider
13.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
Absolutely amazing!!! Gameplay is addictive, the AI is difficult, Comand and conquer on crack
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CaptainJalapeno
10.5 hrs
Posted: September 22
Yeah tough. This game is tough. It's a lot of fun and a good intro for wargame (better than European escalation in my opinion) . Actions per minute won't win this war. This takes brains and eventually you'll find your own solution to whatever your up against. Theres so many ways to play and win you can really htink outside the box and just experiment. A real off the lines kind of experiance in my opinion. I recommend if you love rts, or are intrested in moving past something as APM hungry as Starcraft.
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GottMitUns
5.0 hrs
Posted: September 11
Difficult but rewarding, this is the game to get if you want to get the feeling of managing a faction in total war minus the complexities of grand strategy games. Be prepared for a steep learnig curve tho.

9/10 would invade Scandinavia and wipe out NATO again.
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Root
326.9 hrs
Posted: September 11
Virtually unplayable. No multiplayer games available. In solo mode the enemy AI moves so fast that you have no chance to make decisions. If you group your forces together so you can issue commands expect the enemy AI to hit you with artillery or air strikes destroying most of your force. This was supposed to be easy mode.

The developers fix most of these mistakes in their sequel, Red Dragon.
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schotchi
21.7 hrs
Posted: September 11
Nice strategy game to play. I enjoyed playing it
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Juicydrapsag
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 10
This felt too much like spectating someone else play. A bit overly simplified.
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NikWarlord
15.5 hrs
Posted: September 9
Normally i post a positive review because i am always a giddy, joyful natured person, but with a game like this... NO. For starters the devs probably know this game is crap because all they gave us for the game was 3D model in desc no gameplay. I have seen so many people request things but the devs couldn't care less. The camera is bad, infantry and sometimes vehicles just go through walls. And out of all the time i have played it just doesn't have that, FUN feel. I highly recommend you do NOT buy the game. The only reason you should buy it (if you are crazy enough) is because it is the only quarter-decent military RTS out there.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
This game is hard, every mistake is deadly. You must learn or be destoryed. It's time to get into your big boys shoes. Not a game for the light hearted.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
This game has taught me one thing, Wargame gets so intense it can destory Friendships and take over countries.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Would Highly recommend this game to anyone.

The game mechanics are great and the little details that they have make the game so much more immersive.
Those little details that people love to see, tanks hiding in the brush, buildings falling, planes crashing.. It just drag's you into the game.

There are a few things that let it down but it makes up for those in the sheer depth of the game.
The one aspect i have always liked about this game, is it is one of the only games that i have seen a co-op mode on.. I loved playing co-op games back in the day.

Not to mention, you can create skirmishs which can go up to 4v4 games or you can fight it out against bot's with your friends. Also included is the online mode which was amazing although since red dragon has kinda died down, either way this game is a great buy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
How to play Wargame Airland battle
>buy game
>play tutorial
>go into multiplayer and play as the USA
>Spam M1A1 Abrahams tanks
>Lose in minutes
>Write a negative review on steam saying the game is broken

If you buy this, prepare to spend a lot of time in the community hub, it takes a great deal of learning to master all 850~ units.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
60.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
The warsaw pact units are very repetitive, other than that the game is great!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Can somebody explain to me how I accidently bombed my own units with my own bomber jets? I thought I told those planes to go home!
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446 of 480 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
490.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Yes. Buy this is you like proper strategy games. Multiplayer centric, don't play this for the SP experience. Worth every penny, more if you have friends to play with.

Do not treat this like Star Craft or C&C - it is more like SupCom, minus base building and "super unit rush" - you need to think about what you are doing.

Graphics work on nearly any machine conceivable and cross platform.

10/10

For those going "How can it run on nearly any machine?" please check this screenshot of minimum settings.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=231506644
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272 of 282 people (96%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
328.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2015
I want to give all you good people of Steam a candid review of this game, since most of the top reviews, which while funny and informative IF you've already played the game, don't really give you a good idea of what you're getting yourself into. Doesn't that circumvent the whole point of a review, which is to inform people who haven't bought the game? If you are considering buying this game, please read this review in its entirety.

This game is hard. Its brutally unforgiving. The tutorial is, like those found in many difficult games, worthless. The learning curve is a vertical wall that you must scale, and, for the most part, the only assistance the community is going to provide you is brutal death, game after game. Its a logistical nightmare to keep all of your units refuled, repaired, and rearmed, especially on the front lines where supply vehicles are particularly vulnerable. Forgot a couple key units when reinforcing an objective? Too bad, the enemy reconed your weakness, and you just got steamrolled. Now your teammate is having to divert assests to his flank because your lackluster defense left it exposed. Your teammate is mad because he is now working twice as hard with half the points. You're mad because, despite your best efforts, you got annihilated. Your team loses the game.

Such is life for most of your matches when you start playing. You will want to stop playing. You will have played 14 matches, and your opponent will have played 1283 (and presumably will be having way more fun than you are at that point). Things will happen more quickly than you can react. You are going to lose a lot.

But please, I urge you, do not stop. Because, at some point, you will have breakthough. You will begin understand why you were getting wrecked. You will begin to understand how to fix it. You will begin to grasp how to function on the battlefield. Then and there, you will be hooked. Granted, the time it takes to this point may vary for you, dependent on your aptitude for games of this nature. But it will come. And at that point, you will be able to enjoy the depth and complexity of the game, as opposed to just being confused and frustrated by it.

Since the amount of units and consequently wide variety of tactics are available, you will find yourself for hours thinking, "Hmm, what if I did this instead..." and then going to battle to see if it works. Its a nearly infinite loop of trial and error, and in this game, achieving success is so immensely gratifying that, even after decimating an opponent, you will still want to go back to the drawing board to see if you can improve your tactics even further.

-The graphics are wonderful, and even aren't terrible on a laptop.
-The unit selection is more deep and broad than you should ever need it to be, but its there for you anyway.
-The bang for your buck for this game (especially if it is on sale) is unparalleled.
-The game is superbly realistic, and all the unit models are built to near photo accuracy.

In conclusion, I want to recommend this game to everyone, but I just can't. It takes a lot of time and a lot of patience to get proficient. Personally, I love the game. I love games that make you think and that don't give you any help along the way. Its a game that says, "Here's the problem: solve it or you die" and, while you may have 50 solutions to choose from, you're going to have to figure them all out yourself. If that sounds appealing to you, then please, whether its on sale or not, buy the game. You will not be disappointed.
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289 of 315 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,136.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Best GLORIOUS VICTORY simulator ever created.

This multiplayer real-time strategy game centers itself on the scenario of the cold war going hot. With authentic representation of units from NATO and Warsaw PACT.

Before going into a game you can build your own decks. In these you can put a variety of units to choose from a pool of 800+ ranging from infantry men to air superiority fighters. This deck has a limited amount of points for "cards" depending on the faction or nation you choose. Also it allows for specializations such armored or paratrooper decks
The game lacks base building and instead it is focused on the control of zones in the map with Command Vehicles, depending on the game type, these areas provide income to buy units or victory points.

The game has a pretty steep learning curve, but it is really adictive.
Highly recommended
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310 of 354 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
768.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2013
Im always in the search of realistc high end graphics modern military warfare Real Time Strategy (RTS) games and hybrids.Its one of those games.My rating 9.5/10
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