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.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,503 reviews)
Release Date: May 29, 2013

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"If your a RTS Lover here is a game for you. It is not for the light hearted this game will test your mental fortitude. Great game if you love RTS's."

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July 1

New version (v1621)

Patchlog:
  • Fix rare crash after loading a save game in campaign.
  • Fix OpenGL VRAM detection for GPU with more than 3GB of memory.

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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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    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
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
I love this game i give it 10/10, i know people dont like it for single player but muiltiplayer is where it is.
Posted: October 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Great game, Tough learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it's a blast.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Welp to start off with the game looks and sounds quite good. Massive battle(well large depending) look good due to the camera placement allowing the player to survey the entire battlefield and get to witness columns of tanks advancing, artillery shelling targets kilometeres away(BM-21 looks extra awsome) and of course jets firing their combat runs. Lots of units to pick from that are interesting to see used in combat and infantry that er........yeah skip them. Now the game does have resource managment of a sort, every unit has finite fuel, ammo etc. and can be re-equipped at an FOB or a handy truck. Now multipayer is good but what falls completely flat is the "campaign" and to an extent the skirmish mode. This can be sort of fixed by playing with friends but is still painful due to AI oddities. They almost never attack so you constantly have to make the first move and can be crushed due to the moral system which dictates how many units you can use from that army and can leave you with say......1/20 of what your opponent can use. To its credit it makes you not waste any units and think more tacically. So to rap it up sort of fun game that is better with people(as most things are) but falls flat on other modes due to AI difficulties i dunno maybe i am just terrible but that has been my experiance.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
286.9 hrs on record
Realistic, immersive, diverse and simply so much fun.
There are so many ways that you can play this game and so many different kinds of units for you to master in controlling. Playing with or against friends in multiplayer is especially fun, with endless possiblities and intense combat. if you know how to use your units wisely you can destroy your opponents without losing a piece, if you don't you lose everything without killing anything.

Requires time investment in studying units but once you get into it, you will be amazed
Posted: October 12
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
You can shoot down a bunch of helicopters from 18 kilometers with long range artillery... 10/10, Best game for cowards.
Posted: September 28
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
44.4 hrs on record
If you get this game, be prepared to do a lot of Google searches to figure out how anything works, because there is no in-game help whatsoever. No tutorial (the so-called tutorial is just an easy mission with literally no explanation of anything), no tooltips, not even a list of controls. You have to use Google just to learn the controls! And when you do, you will find that there are some commands that, after 2 years, no one knows what they do. The game is THAT opaque.

PROS: Incredible-looking modern combat simulation. You can zoom from a mile up, viewing the whole battlefield, all the way down to ground level, seeing it from the eyes of the soldiers, which is very useful for determining lines of sight. If you've been looking for a modern successor to Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far or Close Combat 3: The Russian Front, this is it.

CONS: Total disrespect toward new players, not just from other players but from the company itself. If your idea of a challenge is taking hours to figure out something they could have told you in 5 seconds, this game's for you.
Posted: October 19
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Very difficult to learn. Poor usability. Not what the videos were showing by any means, this is a turn based strategy game like risk. bummer.
Posted: September 28
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60.8 hrs on record
A game that starts quickly, plays smoothly and looks stunning doing it.
Posted: September 24
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29.6 hrs on record
Extremely well put together game, not to many glitches or bugs, and an AMAZING erray of units to choose from. Much more dynamic display when crafting dects than European Escalation and this game will deffinaely put the strategic side of your gaming to the test.
Posted: September 25
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19.3 hrs on record
the french surrender to the east germany

10/10
Posted: September 26
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8.3 hrs on record
Wargame: Airland Battle isn't like your typical RTS and I think that's why I like it. Logistics and reconnaissance are given the attention and respect they deserve since battles aren't just about blowing ♥♥♥♥ up and capturing territory, even if that's the ultimate goal. The only problem is finding like-minded individuals to give the game a crack due to it potentially being seen as too fiddly when compared to its mainstream competitors. Armchair generals should feel straight at home when playing this though and I can't wait to see the next Eugen Systems release after 2014's Wargame: Red Dragon.
Posted: September 27
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25.3 hrs on record
Great game with awesome replay value, only thing done better would be a larger solo campaign and more variety with maps...
Posted: October 19
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17.5 hrs on record
This game does a great job of being practical, authentic and extremely difficult.

If you're into military sim and RTS this is the one. If you're into Guy Fieri, this probably isn't for you.
Posted: October 18
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77.9 hrs on record
Coming from being a console gamer with a obsession with RTS, this game blew my mind. Best strategy game ive ever played, super realistic, I always love improving my decks and strategies. Gotta love Stealth Bombers.

The only con I have is that is crashes suprisingly often if you do anything else. Alt-TAB? Crash, somone disconnected from the game due to sudden loss of connection? Crash. And the thing that annoys me most is most of these crashes arent just crashes, they force you to restart your computer, task manager will not shut the game down to allow you to relaunch it. Even after months of these same crashes, its still not fixed.

again, not too common, but when it happens its very frustrating. Even with the issue its not even close enough to prevent me from playing the game often and enjoying it.
Posted: October 18
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142.5 hrs on record
The game looks somewhat complex, however practicing a while before playing multiplayer is really recommended. Good graphics and commands for RTS' games. I really recommend it.
Posted: October 21
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25.9 hrs on record
Watched an entire unit of Soviet made T-34-85s modernized get butchered apart by a basic AI armed with French main battle tanks in basic configuration after charging down a central road on the map, then returned the favor by calling in enough air support to make the Luffwaffe envious on their units, and the matche ended with both sides in smoldering ruins.

10/10, Would employ Soviet tactics again.
Posted: October 21
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38.7 hrs on record
Nice looking game but annoying controls and camera views. Very frustrating on single player as the computer is too hard to beat. Definitely not developed for solo play as the AI is cheating. Seems like the programming is not thorough enough to make it fair for human player in a fog of war aspect, as the AI knows where all your units are and can deploy counter measures way too quickly. Recon unit stealth is a joke. Multiplayer is fun if you can find gamers online. Realism is average. Only buy this game on sale to get most value.
Posted: October 14
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37.8 hrs on record
Super fantastic! Love it to bits!
Posted: October 14
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4.4 hrs on record
hard as ♥♥♥♥ but fun as hell
Posted: October 15
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72.9 hrs on record
great game for modern combat it has it all
Posted: October 20
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