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 (2,547 reviews)
Release Date: May 29, 2013

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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

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
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
89.5 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
145.9 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
74.2 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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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
96.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Is rlly gud 10/10 IGN
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Amazing multiplayer if you love RTS/Wargames
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
197.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Best. The best.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Its good.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
85.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
DONT BUY EVER :p
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Civ 5 in a nutshell
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Compared to the original wargame title, this game is not as good to play with. No in depth story like to original, where you felt you were on a mission. With this title, I don't feel part of the game.

Boring storyline vs original game
Game interface redisgned is worse
Can't choose all your units, they come pre-assemble which is bad cause I have my unique fighting style.

Would not recommend
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1 of 18 people (6%) found this review helpful
266.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Great job with the antipiracy, I can almost complete 50 percent of LAN games before online disconnect. Makes multiplayer pointless. It’s a very good game that is unusable because of this
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3 of 25 people (12%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
AUTISM AWARENESS
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184.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
this game is not something you can easily pick up and play. Its hard to learn, and harder to master. But I love it. I lose every fight I get into, and I'm not very good at it. But I love it. I love this game because of the history, because of the music and the detailed maps and the many strategys and just being able to watch the battle happen. The replays bring out the art of the game, and let you expirience your own war story. I suck at it. I cant play it for my life. But I love this game for the storys I make in it.
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56.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Complexity: this game has it in spades. The learning curve is brutal, and the included tutorials are more or less useless. I'd recommend you read the comprehensive Wargame Guide here on Steam, sections Combined Arms through Types of Move Orders at minimum, but I know you'll do the same thing I did. Namely, get immediately annhilated fighting the Easy AI.

Anyway, after a few disastrous adventures on the Highway to Oslo map, one comes to realize this game has more than meets the eye. And what meets the eye is impressive in itself: sprawling maps teeming with bridges, towns, ports, highways, rivers, hills, forests, farms, all of which you can examine from ground level and, after a seamless mouse-wheel swoop, from a few thousand feet up. I can watch my jet fighters ducking through AA tracer fire again and again (in slow motion, no less, courtesy of the game saving a replay of every single match).

I like this game. I look forward to some online matches, and buying Red Dragon next time it's on sale.
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7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Incredibly Complex RTS Game. Great Fun once you get into it, but this can take some time. Not really for the new RTS players.
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53.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
If you've played R.U.S.E. and liked it, you'll love this game. Although it does need a slightly more powerful computer than R.U.S.E, it is still just as good. For those who haven't played R.U.S.E, this game is a real-time strategy using Cold war era units. It doesn't have any buildings except for a supply depot so your units that you call in arrive from a road somewhere on an edge of the map, depending on which sectors you own and where you place the units. On what it is missing compared to R.U.S.E, it makes up for with helicopters, more advanced commands and many more units. 9.99999999999/10. The only thing this game is missing is naval units, that are in the sequel which i am yet to purchase.
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55.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Not sure why peeps are saying it's hard to learn... I found it very easy to learn.. but definately hard to master. Great RTS with modern military units and equipment.. For those who love to fantasise how a conventional World War 3 would have looked.. this is for you!
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13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Good game, very hard to get to grips with, if you're looking to pick up a Wargame i would recommend the newest one Wargame: Red Dragon, it has better features and overall more of a solid, finished game .
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16.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I cant say but it is the game of my dreams :D

I didnt play the latest version of it (cuz i dont have 401$ :D ) but i hope it is better than this version :)
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5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Innovative, fun, hard, interesting and acurate (in term of units)
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