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
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DinoMerlin
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
You need spend plenty of time to get the main ideas and tactics during the battles.
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azgoodaz
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
The Wargame series is actually the few RTS games that I will actually play (I'm not a big fan of Starcraft).

Wargame: AirLand Battle is a modern take on RTS. The vehicles ranges from recon Humvees to recon helicopters, M1 Abrams tank for heavy lifting, Black Hawk helicopters to bring in troops on the ground and much more. With over 10 factions that you can choose from and each one ranging with different variants of vehicles in that faction. Plus the 13 maps (some include 2v2 and 3v3 maps). The game and strategy of the factions is endless.

If you play against the AI via the solo skirmish match, and if you don't know what you are going. You are going to get destroyed by the AI. They will just cause rain of fire on you with long ranged missiles basically trapping you inside your base. Pick the right faction and you can be victorious.

Tip: As of 7/19/16, you can download/get the free DLC called "Wargame: AirLand Battle - Magna Carta DLC."
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James Kim
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Great strategy game! Awesome grapics and lot of famous units, based on the time of Cold War. Hope more and more new serizes of Wargame will arrive online! (I better be the first guy who buys the new Wargame serizes game!)
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SKRL "Adam" the Salmon Senpai
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
great game overall for those who like to put time and thought into the game, but be warned you will love the game chat for eternity
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Lintong
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
is like the ARMA of RTS games
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Awka Liwen
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
I'm not really into modern military strategy games, I got this as a present.

But for what I played it is really good. If you're into these types of games buy it, you can't go wrong.
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Trolling_ #Rolling_
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Rest In Peace Command And Conquer.

Rest In Peace EA.
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Crimson King
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
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Stop Hillary 2k16
( 60.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
This is a fun game, but it's sad that people don't play this much anymore.
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ryansaurusrex
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
-Begin NATO campaign
-Sneaky Soviets mount conventional-weapons surprise attack on Scandinavia because of course they do
-Soviet troops and equipment massed on two fronts
-NATO troops in region are plentiful, but somehow woefully unprepared for rapid deployment (WTF Sweden!)
-Order every single NATO battlegroup under my command to "R&R" for 3 straight turns
-NATO SPECOPs slashes the tires of approaching Warsaw Pact forces, delaying their attack for several days
-NATO naval/air forces prevent enemy reinforcements by sea/air for several days
-NATO air recon locates and identifies enemy forces
-NATO fighters keep enemy bombers far away from squishy ground troops
-NATO air strikes render enemy-controlled airports and docks temporarily unusable
-NATO naval bombardments leave enemy forces in shock and disarray
-NATO ground response forces are now fully spun-up after several days of dedicated preparation
-NATO Ground forces sweep north and south across the peninsula, visiting total devastation on shell-shocked WP forces
-Somehow the USSR forgets they have nuclear weapons, apparently

-10/10 would cripple the entire Eastern Bloc's military machine over 8 days in Scandinavia


Seriously, this game is unbelievably good. Recon is done better in this game than in any other game I have ever played. Air support, close and otherwise, is done better in this game than in any other game I have ever played. Tactical-level logistics are done better than in any other game I have ever played: e.g. every weapons syste has an exact amount of ammunition, which is matched exactly to the real-world loadout of that piece of equipment. Your tanks will absolutely run out of shells and require resupply at some point. Your jeep-mounted recon team will get stuck in the mud. Your fully-loaded attack helicopter *WILL* suffer an internal ammo explosion from infantry rifle fire. Your heavy armor will get shanked at close range by 6 infantry because enemy mortar fire has kicked up so much dirt that your tank can't see the infantry anymore and yeah of course they have a ♥♥♥♥ing LAW. This is not an exaggeration, btw. Artillery fire and bombs kick up dirt and smoke that are fully visible to the player and obscure LOS to exactly the degree you would expect. I cannot recommend this game highly enough.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
-Begin NATO campaign
-Sneaky Soviets mount conventional-weapons surprise attack on Scandinavia because of course they do
-Soviet troops and equipment massed on two fronts
-NATO troops in region are plentiful, but somehow woefully unprepared for rapid deployment (WTF Sweden!)
-Order every single NATO battlegroup under my command to "R&R" for 3 straight turns
-NATO SPECOPs slashes the tires of approaching Warsaw Pact forces, delaying their attack for several days
-NATO naval/air forces prevent enemy reinforcements by sea/air for several days
-NATO air recon locates and identifies enemy forces
-NATO fighters keep enemy bombers far away from squishy ground troops
-NATO air strikes render enemy-controlled airports and docks temporarily unusable
-NATO naval bombardments leave enemy forces in shock and disarray
-NATO ground response forces are now fully spun-up after several days of dedicated preparation
-NATO Ground forces sweep north and south across the peninsula, visiting total devastation on shell-shocked WP forces
-Somehow the USSR forgets they have nuclear weapons, apparently

-10/10 would cripple the entire Eastern Bloc's military machine over 8 days in Scandinavia


Seriously, this game is unbelievably good. Recon is done better in this game than in any other game I have ever played. Air support, close and otherwise, is done better in this game than in any other game I have ever played. Tactical-level logistics are done better than in any other game I have ever played: e.g. every weapons syste has an exact amount of ammunition, which is matched exactly to the real-world loadout of that piece of equipment. Your tanks will absolutely run out of shells and require resupply at some point. Your jeep-mounted recon team will get stuck in the mud. Your fully-loaded attack helicopter *WILL* suffer an internal ammo explosion from infantry rifle fire. Your heavy armor will get shanked at close range by 6 infantry because enemy mortar fire has kicked up so much dirt that your tank can't see the infantry anymore and yeah of course they have a ♥♥♥♥ing LAW. This is not an exaggeration, btw. Artillery fire and bombs kick up dirt and smoke that are fully visible to the player and obscure LOS to exactly the degree you would expect. I cannot recommend this game highly enough.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Great strategy game! Awesome grapics and lot of famous units, based on the time of Cold War. Hope more and more new serizes of Wargame will arrive online! (I better be the first guy who buys the new Wargame serizes game!)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
is like the ARMA of RTS games
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Rest In Peace Command And Conquer.

Rest In Peace EA.
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437 of 471 people (93%) found this review helpful
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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253 of 262 people (97%) 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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286 of 312 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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307 of 351 people (87%) 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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378 of 469 people (81%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
Contact a doctor if this game has not given you an erection after 30 minutes of gameplay
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163 of 199 people (82%) found this review helpful
250 people found this review funny
Recommended
462.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2015
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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