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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Mostly Positive (21 reviews) - 71% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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mr watermelon
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
great game and i mean a great game !! 10/10

[could add more units thought mainly artillery]
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sconzo44
( 125.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
It is a really good game but for some reason it says i have not purchased
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{KOG} PaNTheR
( 50.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great game.
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jidi
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
I want to see this features in the next Wargame series.

I wish that they have a features in multiplayer like; player can able to "choose role" function if the player wish to command units like:

Infantry role infantry with combat transport vehicles, recon vehicles & squad of course (for the players who wish to command infantry soldiers in multiplayer)

Armor role (for the players who wish to command tanks and recon vehicles)

Support role (for the players who wish to command Artillery vehicles, and Anti Air cover & recon vehicles)

Air role (for the players who wish to command Attack helicopter, Recon Attack helicopter and Fighter aircraft)

Not confusing isn't? this is what you called: Tactical Team Strategy game, World in Conflict style in Multiplayer.
(anyway RIP world in conflict online)

The purpose of this is that; if your teammates commanding tanks or Infantry and they busy on killing the enemy hostile, capturing command points in the battle ground, As teammate, your job is to protect or support them with Artillery, Attack helicopter and Fighter Aircraft for air strike fire support.

player able to used "symbol communication" (Requests Menu)

The Requests Menu contains a number of requests that can be sent to your teammates.
Many of the requests require the player to select a location, for example; select the position where the artillery should be placed. The other players will then see an icon on that specific location.

Requests Menu is an extremely powerful and effective way of communicating with other teammates.

TO:
Developer: Eugen Systems
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

please include this features next time you make a new series of wargame.

It's up to you, if you listen to my suggestion or not.
But I wish that you read my suggestion.
That's all thanks.
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The Legendary Khan
( 24.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great. Nothing like i've ever played before :D
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Trevorak
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
It's fun, in fact I would go as far to say it's one of the best RTS games I have ever played, just be ready to get bashed by all the Vets, both in game and in the chat. The community is pretty toxic so I tend to make a server and just call it Noobs are Welcome.
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Amarillon
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Get one thing straight from the start; if you go blazing into enemy territory with your entire force in any of the Wargame series, you're going to get hurt. Probably fatally.

The Wargame series has a very steep learning curve, for which the tutorials are less help than perhaps they could be, but of the three, I think AirLand Battle is my favourite. The ability to zoom from a massive overview, controlling the entire map, down to watching every infantryman or tank fighting their own little battle is really good and the whole thing simply looks excellent.

It took me ages of hating it before I learned to love it, but now I'd definitely recommend any of the series to fans of RTS games... Just expect to learn it the hard way.
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MegaEliteshadow
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Wargame is definitly one of my most fvorite RTS's right now. I'm still new to the game but it's pretty fun and enjoyable!
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airrider225
( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
the only reason to get this one insted of the other 2 for learning the basics


good:
um....
graphics
maps
dlc free


bad:
cheating ai:unlimited reasources, can see ur units, either super easy or unfair.
multiplayer(was good dead now)
basicly everything

overall opion:
no one playes european escalation, around 60 people play this one on a lucky day usually 35-40 where im at, an apperntly "this game just add planes" from the last one, an people say red dragon has boats an is newest so.. ill be geting that one today an probly NEVER playing this one again.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
***Edit: According to experts, the game is in fact plausible. I am a fool and a monster. Please down-vote my heretical review. It is offensive propaganda.***

Short version: Great for people who love wargames that can (and want to) keep up with the blinding speed. Not so great for everyone else.

***

I’ve tried so hard to like this game. I really like the idea of the game, but after three separate goes of it, I give up. Despite the old-school vibe of awesome military minutia and an interesting and believable historical setting, the gameplay is closer to Starcraft than it is to Close Combat.

The game looks and feels like it should have deep tactical gameplay, and frankly it probably does if you can keep up with the constant micromanagement demands of moving, supplying, mounting/dismounting troops, calling in airstrikes and watching every corner of your line while also purchasing and placing reinforcements for your losses. Before I played, I assume this was a slower and higher-echelon game in the Company of Heroes mold. Nope. Higher echelon yes, but the speed makes Company of Heroes look like Steel Panthers.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think this is a bad game. For a small subset of gamers who love military minutia and breakneck RTS pace, I’m sure it’s heaven. Everyone else is either going to be overwhelmed by the detail or the speed. For me, it’s the latter. I love all the detail. I just wish everything didn’t move so fast that I couldn’t possibly keep up with it.
If the game had a “pause for orders” option, or maybe even a speed setting, I suspect I’d really enjoy it. As it stands, the game is simply overwhelming, and I think I’ve just uninstalled it for good.

If you love nitty-gritty, realistic military sims and have an ample supply of amphetamines to keep up with all the clicking, this game is absolutely worth your time. If not, I’d pass.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
I want to see this features in the next Wargame series.

I wish that they have a features in multiplayer like; player can able to "choose role" function if the player wish to command units like:

Infantry role infantry with combat transport vehicles, recon vehicles & squad of course (for the players who wish to command infantry soldiers in multiplayer)

Armor role (for the players who wish to command tanks and recon vehicles)

Support role (for the players who wish to command Artillery vehicles, and Anti Air cover & recon vehicles)

Air role (for the players who wish to command Attack helicopter, Recon Attack helicopter and Fighter aircraft)

Not confusing isn't? this is what you called: Tactical Team Strategy game, World in Conflict style in Multiplayer.
(anyway RIP world in conflict online)

The purpose of this is that; if your teammates commanding tanks or Infantry and they busy on killing the enemy hostile, capturing command points in the battle ground, As teammate, your job is to protect or support them with Artillery, Attack helicopter and Fighter Aircraft for air strike fire support.

player able to used "symbol communication" (Requests Menu)

The Requests Menu contains a number of requests that can be sent to your teammates.
Many of the requests require the player to select a location, for example; select the position where the artillery should be placed. The other players will then see an icon on that specific location.

Requests Menu is an extremely powerful and effective way of communicating with other teammates.

TO:
Developer: Eugen Systems
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

please include this features next time you make a new series of wargame.

It's up to you, if you listen to my suggestion or not.
But I wish that you read my suggestion.
That's all thanks.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
It's fun, in fact I would go as far to say it's one of the best RTS games I have ever played, just be ready to get bashed by all the Vets, both in game and in the chat. The community is pretty toxic so I tend to make a server and just call it Noobs are Welcome.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
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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246 of 255 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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284 of 310 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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306 of 350 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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377 of 468 people (81%) found this review helpful
25 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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162 of 198 people (82%) found this review helpful
248 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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144 of 173 people (83%) found this review helpful
143 people found this review funny
Recommended
200.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2015
Like killing Commies?
Like being a Commie?
Like Freedom?
Like RTS?
Like large scale warfare?
Like Canada?

Get this game.
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