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 (2,847 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
47 of 50 people (94%) 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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57 of 66 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
131.4 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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16 of 18 people (89%) 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
67.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
it feels like a massive upgrade from Ruse! Developers have done well with this game wiill be looking forward to what next they will bring out
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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Sole tutorial among all series
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Listed at $19.99, this Military RTS game might just be the best of its kind. The Wargame series is the best, RTS series out there. Wargame: Airland Battle is the best in the series, may not be as recent as Red Dragon, but still makes Red Dragon look like a game for 3 year olds.
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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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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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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
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
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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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
detroit simulator
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11 of 22 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
145.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Aswesome game! 10/10!
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432 of 465 people (93%) found this review helpful
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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281 of 306 people (92%) found this review helpful
1,110.2 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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303 of 346 people (88%) found this review helpful
743.8 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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364 of 452 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
58.0 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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