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

Windows
Mac OS X
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
Helpful customer reviews
51 of 56 people (91%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Even if the the family look is there, Wargame: AirLand Battle isn't just Wargame: European Escalation with planes. The games are easier to handle and the campaign changes its format. All this without damaging the strategic content that made the studio's lust. The wannabe soldier will be happy to find hundreds of available units, and it will be time consuming before you can master everything during online games. The players really fond of change might regret the seriousness of the graphics and interface.Hard to learn and tough to play well, this game will attract only the hardest-core RTS player, the kind who cares about realistic combat and deep strategy. This is a game that will repay effort with success, but many will find it too much effort for not enough payoff.Wargame: AirLand Battle is a great game for those that enjoy realism in the planning and execution of skirmishes and battles. It will certainly present a challenge to those used to diving straight in and getting to grips with the nuances of the games with little effort. This is definitely a game that requires your full attention from the get-go and will provide lasting fun through the campaigns and into the multiplayer component.The RTS genre will be alive and kicking until the day they stop making games like this one.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
90.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Before reeding, please accepte that i have bad Englsih :)
90 hourse online and 300 offline game time.

Short: This game are taking the RTS in a new lvl and twist. Cause the game have made it massive and "smal" in the same time. I feel the developer have made it realistic and smoth. And I feel like i have the countroll over whats happening while playing.

Long: I go after 6 thing i going to rank. GIGS-CO

Gameplay:
I find it realy great. It is many thing that bring it easy to play, but in same time funny to countrol. One eks: can give many comands; move fast, move, attack, spread, regroup, split. This is very importan when it comes to winning or losing. (You can say witch direction thay gonne stay at if you are holding in left mouse butten).

The zoom out and in fuction are working so well, and so smoth. Thats make it easy to play and fun. The redring is being well done. When both of this is working very well, It vil make the game play both funny and "easy".

Unit countrol is Good and Realistic. It is easy to control them when you have many ordes to control them with. And it realistic cause of many resons, eks. tank. fuel, accrresy, experience, ammo, speed on road and off road, optic, range, camuflage.
All this are making the game realistic.

Tha combat system are very good. It is like in real life. Sitting in a tank. Does you see the enemy. shoot them or hold.
Units does have moral and experience. That make them better or worse.

This Game does also have a very good AI. I have played likly 50 RTS. And many of them is very sad story. Couse of a bad AI, but a good game is ruind.
Score 6/6

Interface:
When you have played it a few hours. It will feel much better than the first hour. From my opinon, it was hard to know how thing work and wich unti and unittype tag was hard to learn. But after a few hours game time, It was much more easy to "use".

The tutorial is easy to step 3. Inantry. From here a person must use his brain in a very diffrent way. It took my 12 hours of skrimish and online to complete the last one.

The interface is a little hard to "accept" new players. Witch making it hard and boring the first hours. But when you have gone in to the system and gain some experience. Fun as *****. (sory for bad use of words :( ).
Score 4/6

Grafic:
The job is done well. Looking good on best grafic. The zoom in and out sn redring while playing is making the experience soo good. The terreng is flat. (mostly for making the gameplay better and more fun). If you zoom close in. The detail is HUGE! Everything from a soldier to a tank to houses, bringdes, houses, trees, grass and so on.
Score 6/6

System Requirements:
Find it a little high. Can be boring to have a bad Pc and playing and lagging so on... But for what of details and redring. I find it well optimased.
Score 5/6

Campaign:
Find it funny, and both easy and hard. It is alot of fun while playing. Both part is fun playing and alot of experience that helps to play online. I have read and fund out that people are complaining since it is a tima limmits on 20 min. I find it fine. Couse playing one match against the AI in 90min. Than I have likly 20 match agan... It is a good move from my opinon.
4.5/6

Online:
Was funny to play, before the release of Red Dragon.
But I fund the multiplayer funny and "hard". It is a little problem here and there. (mostly caused by players). But online is like offline = FUNNY! And the community, never try to join. Never going to either.
4/6

Total: 5/6 or 6/6
PS. Funny and challenging game!
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
79.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Wargame: Airland Battle is easily the most detail-oriented, intricate RTS game I've played to date. The game excels in textures, dynamic effects,unit diversity, and multiplayer options. Where it struggles in, however, is the learning curve. While the game, once mastered becomes an absolute blast to play, it IS ruthless and unforgiving to new players. And expect to be a new player for a while.

But if you can oversee the learning curve, there is nothing else that hampers this game. It is smart enough to automatically assign the ideal graphic settings for your computer, intense enough to offer 10 vs. 10 player skirmishes on a variety of enormous maps, and open enough to make almost every action on the battlefield your call.

In short, this game is a must-have for any RTS fans, hands down. If you aren't one, though, I strongly urge you to consider the learning curve, as it the steepest in any game I've ever played.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
74.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
When troops run out of ammo they charge with knifes.
When knifes break they fight with bare hands.
When arms are broken you are allowed to leave the field.

When tank runs out of ammo you charge the enemy and ram them.
When tank treads break you pursue on foot.
Only when the tank is on fire may the tankers leave the field.

When plane run out of ammo it rams.
When plane is severly damaged it preforms Hirro-Kari and commits a kamikaze.
Only when wings are gone is when the pilot may leave his plane.

This is the code of honor for all PACT troops.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
338.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
81.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Warfare plain and simple.
For the more serious RTS player.
No base building.
Limited Ammo, Supplies, and Units.
Attrition is as much a part of the game as Attack and Defence.
Wonderful detail and views when you zoom in.
None of the strange time/distance dilation that you get when you play RUSE,
where the units appear to travel too fast and be of unusual scale compared to landscape when you zoom in.
Watch from above or zoom right down to ground level, it's all scaled well!
Zooming in on units is quick; swing the cam around from one you're zoomed in on and simply zoom to another unit with ease
TONS of units, many nations, all available to put in your deck from the get go,
none of the "unit unlocking" required from earlier Wargame version.
Great Multiplayer. Co-ordination is key. Enough unit and map space to play a specific roll for your team if you wish.

One of the few RTS's I've played where Air units behave like Air units. Limtied time in the air, they cover large areas when flying in a holding pattern, and need to be used wisely. Breaking off and getting them out of combat is just as important as getting them in. You'll find your self cheering when a small group of fighters makes a great little sortie over enemy space just barely making it outalive as your cluster bombs and napalm lay waste to an enemy line. And tense when you watch an air-to-air battle take place over the front line and it gets down to the wire.

There is a good chance at first you will lose a lot. It can be very tough while learning the details.
RECON is key. Keep your eyes hidden everywhere on the field, and destroy thier RECON as much as possible.
Blind your enemy and you have them.

This is not a game of just "swarming" with units. You'll need to use the terrain, overlap your defence and attack units. And figure out where to hide all the recon you'll need. This RTS feels far more like a good warfare sim, instead of just another generic RTS. Definately for the serious RTS'er who's looking for a good modern warfare based game.
If you know that some losses are part of winning then this will be for you. If you like to zoom in and watch the action, this is for you. If you like to see action in RTS's not just "representations" of it, this is for you.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I love this game i give it 10/10, i know people dont like it for single player but muiltiplayer is where it is.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Great game, Tough learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it's a blast.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
You know you tried to win your senpai's heart and senpai just ignores everything until you strategicly win her/his heart?

This is the game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
59.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Excellent RTS, Excellent multiplayer, awesome fun for my friends and I.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
146.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Very good game, especially for strategic geeks. It's complex game with tons of cold war equipment. Icing on the cake is multiplayer mode with pretty live community - I stronglly recommended that piece of art !!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
93.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
I played sc2, supcom, and c&c, and this ranks up with the big players on rts. One of the best rts games out there on steam. However if you like single player, dont get it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
93.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
This game is really fun and I would recommend it to every strategy and modern warfare fan out there!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Alright, let's get on with the fact that this game is AWESOME!!! This game is almost an exact replica of RUSE, except for a few mechanics that are overall different with the game. Wargame: Airland Battle is a sequel to the huge-hit of a strategy game called Wargame: European Escalation, which sets you on a collision course with the Warsaw Pact, an alliance of communist nations including Russia. You can play as either the PACT or NATO in an epic campaign to blow up your enemies before they destroy you. It has more units, WAY better graphics, and the new addition of jets. Anyway, let's get to the pros and the cons.

Pros:
- It is easy to run this game on any computer. You can even run this on a laptop with decent graphics.
- There is a HUGE unit variety. Each unit in every faction serves a purpose, and sometimes you will actually lose a battle because you don't have a specific unit.
- There are 12 countries, all spread out through 2 factions.
- There is a decent amount of gamemodes at your disposal.
- The graphics are BEAUTIFUL if you have a computer able to handle ultra-high graphics.
- There is no damage bar or health bar for your units. Instead, there is morale, which can be crushed by artillery and prolonged suppressive fire. And if your units are armored, like the M1A1 Abrams, it will be a tough time to even penetrate it's armor.
- The strategy and tactics in this game are absolutely CRUCIAL to even get far into this game. You need to maintain a stable economy of supplies while at the same time sending more units out to kick some more ♥♥♥.
- The sounds in this game are pretty good. The explosions sound like explosions, and the whistling of artillery shells and tank cannon shells wizzing by is extremely satisfying.
- There is an enormous amount of effort for the units, as they look really good.
- There is a suppressing mechanic, which if you fire artillery or something else at an enemy unit, they will be supressed, meaning they won't be able to move for a short time.
- The best mechanic is probably the fact that once you lose a unit, you can't get it back for the rest of the game, so tactics to minimize your losses and maximize your kills is crucial for survival.
- There is an actual fog of war mechanic, as every unit has a sight range. You will NEED scouts and recon units to scope out enemy units and to know what is happening most of the time.

Cons: (no game is without its defects)
- This game is brutal to new players, as even the AI can catch you off guard if you aren't paying attention.
- The Hud is a huge cluster♥♥♥♥ in large battles, you will be spending precious time trying to find your tank group in the middle of an apparently huge staging area for your allies while your forces get destroyed one by one.
- The fact that there is no way to get back your units after they are destroyed.
- The 'maintaining an economy' factor is more often than not overwhelming for noobs.
- The fact that a group of weaker tanks are almost no match for a stronger tank. Armor is a factor, but eventually the armor has to give, right?

Overall, this is a complex but very fun strategy game. it's like RUSE, but with better graphics and a WAY bigger unit variety. Not to mention the fact that each country has it's own strengths and weaknesses. For instance, America seems to be the most balanced between maneuverability and firepower while being expensive, whereas the Russians are cheap, but pack a big punch. This game is the perfect game if you are a fan of RUSE or any other strategy game like this one.

I will rate this a 9/10. Only missing 10 because of the HUD and some other factors that are in question.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
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11/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
No questions, just buy it.

It's right when it says that is THE RTS REFERENCE.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This game is so fun to watch. All I do is get a trainer for infinite points and just like, call in hundreds of rocket artillery and set them loose, just watching all like "haha yeah that's a lot of rockets"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
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.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Find a friend, or friends to play this game with. Find someone to play the campaign with, it's really fun. Planning, strategy, reaction, and the feel of a hypothetical World War III. It really makes one cringe at the possibility of there ever being a war of this magnitude, scale, and technology. The ultimate culmination of man's niche for war and the machines of war.
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