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 (2,829 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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“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
122 of 155 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
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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76 of 89 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
109.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
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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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
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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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
102.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Like killing Commies?
Like being a Commie?
Like Freedom?
Like RTS?
Like large scale warfare?
Like Canada?

Get this game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
162.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Great RTS with modern military units and equipment. Game is similar to ruse but a lot different. This isnt just your average rts game where you buy units and go head on head with enemies, Doing this with make you lose. It takes a lot of ambushing the enemies and approching them from the front and side. You can have units from foot, ground, and air. The maps are really big. Dont forget your troops can run out of fuel, break engine parts, and run out of ammo. I highly recommend the series of wargame!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
382.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Learned how to say "Please help me, I'm on fire and I blame you, commander" in several European languages.

11/10 would accidentally napalm my own troops again.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
I highly reccomend the game, but not the community. War Game seems to have attracted the absolute dregs of the internet to circle jerk about min-max tank strategies and MiG-17 strafing runs
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Sent 30 tanks, every one of them got annihilated by one apache.


10/10 would do again
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
You are under fire by angry russians, who wanna take you're jobs. What do i do? Call in 1 ton of freedom ( napalm )


good game/10 ign
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
80.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Great game.....good for multi players with the right people....
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
423.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
It's ok.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
420/10 would blaze again
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
"Wargame: Airland Battle" is not one of it's kind only becouse it now has both - prequel and sequel. But in all other aspects I don't recall game like this. While on first sight it seems to be another Real Time Wargame it has something that makes it different. In ways that matters. It has genuine feel of actuall battlefield, putting weight on planning and executing strategy, right choice of troops, combined arms and maintaining your troops supplied instead of inhuman reflex and micro management. Really big list of available units equipped with things that matters (for example there is a difference between various types of guided missiles) gives players a lot of flexibility while constructing their own "deck". And the looks. Today a bit outdated, still has its appeal. I must confess that I constantly switch between zooms. Looking from far away I have a clear sight of what's going on, with nice icons marking location and troop type. And when looking at close it's hell of a fun to see how your tanks move along the road, escorted by choppers above them...
If I were to give one reason why niot to buy and play "Wargame: Airland Battle" I would say it's becouse you can buy and play "Wargame: Red Dragon".
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
detroit simulator
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
my buddy who convinced me to buy this beat me over 100 times at it... one time I beat him he cries and says im cheap...

12/10 because the enjoyment i felt from his tears,, Suck it Manuel and EAT MY FLEET OF HELICOPTERS
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I really enjoyed this game, but it takes a whilte to get use to. If you're a slow learner then this game won't be very good for you. The online matchmaking could be better, the campaign could be better too, either I'm stupid or I sat on the campaign map for 20 minutes trying to figure it out. But over all the game is pretty fun when you know what you're doing, if you want a modern military strategy game, either for campaign or Multiplayer against other people then get this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
47.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Briliant Game.
Very in depth Warfare simulator, simultaneously complex and simple with a wonderful deck building mechanic that I personally can just spend hours in, and have.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
well im not gunna lie i've played rts games sincei was a kid and after finally getting a decent pc i've got this. My god its like any rts i have ever played. Despite it being hard whn you first play it as i had no idea what the heck i was doing, after a few hours starting to get the jist.

Pro's: massive maps
4v4 games ( can be with or without ai)
a ♥♥♥♥ ton of vehcles which are all real units with real specs!
several game modes, ( destructin is a favourite)
highlty detailed
each game is completly different so it won't get dull
explosions everywhere!!

Cons:
the only main one is not having infite units which is good and bad. Good so you don't spam op units bad side is once there dead, they are dead and you may have a few spare.
needs more explosions!

I am still amazed at how this game is its just amazing and mind blowing. If you are wiling to learn how to play it decent then i highly recommend it!!

(9.0/10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
A must have strategy
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Invaded Ukraine. 'Nuff said.
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