Lead your forces onto the battlefield in this competitive turn-based strategy game. Choose one of six unique factions, build your army from a diverse range of weaponry, and rise through the ranks as you fight for world domination. Join the online war!
User reviews: Mixed (1,740 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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About This Game

The year is 1947. The world lies ravaged by war. Align yourself with one of six warring factions and fight for global domination in a world where borders rapidly shift as battles are won and lost.

This is March of War. An online turn-based strategy game set in a dieselpunk world where strategy and firepower rule the day. Take command and lead your army into 3D battlefields that allow you to assess the war-zone from every angle. Deploy a wide range of vehicles, infantry and artillery where their specific weapons can be most effective.

Destroy your enemies and capture their territory to advance through the ranks of your faction. Rise high enough and you’ll have the honour of joining your faction’s High Command, or perhaps even be voted Faction Leader. Achieving High Command or Faction Leader status expands the game into an intricate web of political allegiances and betrayals, where your decisions directly influence the course of the war as you strive to lead your faction to global domination.

    Key Features Include

  • Tactical warfare - Play smart and dirty to conquer this war-torn dieselpunk world.
  • Choose what you fight for - The six factions are very distinct. Who will you be loyal to?
  • Multiplayer gameplay - Players are waiting worldwide. Join a co-op or PvP and march on.
  • Start your own fights – Skirmish lets you set up custom battles for a new challenge or just for fun.
  • Realistic 3D battlefields – Watch the fireworks as your forces clash with the enemy across landscapes ranging from jungles to deserts.
  • A mix of classic and exotic units - Will a Sherman tank stand up to a Warbeast?
  • Between battles – Build up your army, form battle groups, and research new weapons and abilities.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 GHz
      AMD Athlon 64 X2 Duel Core 5200+
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 7 series or ATI Radeon HD 2000
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
    • Additional:Internet connection required
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 SP-1 64-Bit
    • Processor:Mid to High Range Dual-Core 2.5GHz CPU
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 or AMD Radeon HD 5830
    • DirectX®:10
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.7
    • Processor:2.6 GHz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
    • Additional:Internet connection required
    Recommended:
    • OS:OS X 10.8+
    • Processor:2.6 GHz dual-core Intel i5
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB GDDR5)
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I have played this for long enough to come to a judgement if this game is a good or bad F2P, to be honest, the game is a great F2P experience but with the odd glitch or two and rubbish matchmaking that ruins the flow of gameplay.
This F2P has to be one of the few on steam that isn't P2W and a community that isn't a bunch of 8 year olds screaming at you in the chat. The game is an alternate 1940's with a dieselpunk theme with 6 unique factions both with strengths and weaknesses so no faction is overpowered and no faction is underpowered. The six factions are.
United Republic - North America, take a look at America in WW2 and some canadian units
Latin Junta - South America, Viva la revoultion, Che Guereva styled
African Warlords - Africa and Middle East - Outdated tech but strong with animals/beasts
Soviet Union - Self Explanatory
European Alliance - Self Explanatory again
Shogun Empire - Asia - Samurai and Japan in WW2
Also the game gets regular updates and the devs are very active, there is also a certain group of people who monitor the chat and will help if you ask something (This Game has an heavy moderation system on chat) and the community is nice and friendilly and treat new players with respect.
If your into turnbased strategy and want an online focus with an interactive map that can change with your contributions for your faction and if you ignore the glitches and the crappy matchmaking this is great.
Game gets an 8 from Hen.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
406.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Not Recommand.
If you want a profound turn based Hex game, go for other games. If you want good mmo experience, go for whatever others.reasons below.

Pros (in sum, its real F2P )
+ can unlock all units and skill without spending a dollar. Real F2P.
+ can unlock all units and skill in 20 hours.
+ Devs are active.(however they can't fix the core problems of the game.)

Cons( in sum: unbalanced, lack of community mechanics, no goal of playing)
- Unbalanced.
units between factions unbalanced, causing players numbers between factions ridiculous unbalanced.game mechanics make player who got first move ALWAYS win in PvP and Devs do nothing to fix it.instead of competeing each other, all players do is Grinding PvE against suck AI.
- Poor community experience.
bad community interface. lack of interaction with player inside or ouside the faction. I joined a battlegroup (guid), then that's all. guild don't have any function, either. Faction Leader and Battlegroup leader can't organize or moblize or lead their members, either can't do nothing to the rogue players. All he can do is text with players.
- No Goal, No Reward. No Purpose.
It has a real world map.The faction I joined wipe out entire enemy faction except one province(due to game rule, you can not wipe out other fatctions totally), then we got nothing. Even you conquer whole world map, it WON'T change your game experience.vice versa. all we can do is wait enemy retake their land and play endless PvE. it DOES have some objective to achieve for each faction in each few days, but reward is tiny.
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23 of 41 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Great graphics, great sound quality, lots of customization and great gameplay . Though it is repetitive and a little buggy-ish, I don't mind them as long as this is playable and fun to play and has WW2 warfare-like theme. 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
264.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Amazing game, i have 240+ hours on it i love the graphics, only problem is how often we get updates! i would reccomend this to anyone that like turn-based strategy games!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,117.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Awesome free to play game!! Of course there is an option to buy your army instead of earn them through ranks if you're in a hurry. Also there is awesome skins available for your armies and things for your avatar! Those are the only things that cannot be earned but are very cool to have and affordable. Very community based with bi weekly community events created BY the community! Its very interesting to see where everything goes. I have been a Faction Leader in this game for nearly a year and it is always changing to make sure theres never a dull moment. In short very fun game, community is very noob friendly, can be very challenging, awesome diplomatic take on a game with High Commnd and each factions Faction Leader (president), and to close a great teamwork based game.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Pre-Release Review
As much as I like the Dieselpunk, Red Alert style asthetic, the game's a bit stale. Takes too long to get anything cool, and the combat, while fun is repetitive.

Would be better served as an RTS title in the same universe, honestly.

It's worth a bit of your time, but not that much.

(And yes, you can buy your way to the top units and stuff, but it's not like you can't grind to them anyway. It's pay to get good stuff now, not pay2win.)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Deutsch:
gutes Runden-basiertes-RTS!

English:
A good round-based-RTS game!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
March of War is a miniatures wargaming style MMOTBS. You build an army of pieces that you take in between games and choose fronts to fight on for your government. Your goal is to push back the enemy governments and take their lands through TBS battles. PvP and PvE is avaible for play. Give it a try if you like miniature wargaming or other collectables games.

Edit: They've released a "sister game" now. It's the exact same universe except cards instead of miniatures. I've uninstalled because this is a really ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and tiny ♥♥♥ company and if they're splitting focus between one of the few miniatures style games out there for another ♥♥♥♥♥♥ TCG, then it's not worth my time.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
128.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
generaly good game idea horble execution unbalanced pvp
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
644.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
From Great to bad, to bad and bad again, it just keeps getting worse! Play and hate it :)
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
This game is OK and has a potential, but there are severl things that screw everything up. First, is its total dependance on grinding. Lots and LOTS of grinding. Then comes Disbalance of units. Yes, developers and some gamers say that there is balance, but there is not, I can write lots of examples. Graphics is too heavy for the picture, animations are bad (like infantry shooting everywhere except targets) and PVP matchmaking. putting new players against old hardcore players is not quite fair. Anyway, this game needs lots to work on. Territories could give bonuses, low players playing against low players only, less grinding. Fun poilitical system though.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
This game was fun at first. Just another freemium game: pay to win but still possible to play for free for some fun. After learning to play against the AI I decided to play against another player. I was level 9, and the game paired me against a level 25. You can guess what happened! March of War is impossible to play, unless of course, you are rich and buy all the research and units you can, or you were playing it from the very beginning. I have just lost all faith and hope in free strategy games.
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279 of 320 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
403.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
I've played every faction and was very involved from the start. The game had a huge potential to be a great strategy, but it was never fully realized.

I would like to clarify, the game is COMPLETELY FREE! You get better stuff as you play with in-game currency. As in every other normal game. It is NOT a p2w. If you want to get stuff right away you can use real cash, but it is very unnecessary.

I've noticed that the community can vary depending on what faction you play, but they're mostly friendly. Also, you can make two characters of different nations, and once you complete the research tree on one character (fully level him up) you are rewarded with extra character slot so you can explore more of the game. And i have, as you can see by the hours i've put into it.

I've loved the game and the politics and the fanatics and the smart, intelligent conversations alongside the trolls, the spies, the traitors, the jingos and the crybabies. You play long enough, pay attention to world and faction chats and you get to see it all. I've laughed and cried with this game.

Now, you're probably wondering why I don't recommend the game? Let's see:

+Diverse 6 factions with a variety of units and playstyles.
+Responsive and helpful dev staff.
+Politics could sometimes be fun, if you're into that kinda stuff.
+A true f2p, you don't need to spend a penny to enjoy it.
+Beautiful icons with oil-painting feel to them.

But then:

-3D models are very basic and cube-y (you know how in Company of Heroes you can zoom in and see details like the soldier's shoelaces or facial expressions? Well, in MoW they look like minecraft faces.)
-Buggy, glitchy and annoying, the numerous issues are well known and they have still not been addressed.
-The game is very ugly even on ultra settings, which would have been something i can overlook for the gameplay - this game would've looked good maybe ten years ago.
-The gameplay gets boring and repetitive to the point of becoming an endless grindfest.
-No events or story line or anything to keep you coming back. There were some, but no more.
-No reason to hold territories whatsoever, no bonus or anything. (Soviet Australia, anyone?)
-Poorly matched pvp, being second is a serious handicap. so you lose.
-Master battles are screwed by the latest update (Oct 14, 2014) - The computer spams its best units early game, so you lose.
-Boring, monotonous battles - once you learn the layout of the few maps, every battle goes the exact same way.
-All the animations are very poorly done - an attacking unit gets side-skewed for attack, while the victim takes it stoically - he is undeserving of animation.
-The lack of money when developing this game becomes painfully evident when you hear the 2-3 tracks that pass for music and the absolutely horrendous voice acting.
-Most units have 1 rather unimaginative skill.
-No player skill tree, no customization, no upgrades of anything, no retainment of units, no unit experience.

Unless all these numerous issues have been dealt with, I wouldn't strongly recommend it. If you like war games try Company of Heroes. If you like the turn-based strategy get X-COM.

You can deffinitely try it and have some free fun, just don't say I didn't warn you!
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182 of 214 people (85%) found this review helpful
113.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2014
Pre-Release Review
March of War is indeed a game worth your time if you are into turn-based action games. It's a well paced game, with a interesting approach on WWII theme. Quallity wise I shall bow down and say that I can't professionaly asses it, but from a consumer stand-point:

-Well designed maps, that span various type of regions of wold, such as: tropical forest that hide within forgotten temples, dry deserts that were once home of african tribes, as only theyr houses remain as proof, cities destroyed by war, military bases, and many more.

-Resemblence to Company of Heroes's resource points, that must be captured: The game has 3 resource types: Infantry, Mechanical and Command wich are neede in various numbers and combination to bring in troops, tanks, and use Command Cards.

-Various game modes.

-Interesting approach on the faction's unit: A flying Goliath of a plane called the Flying Fortress for the UR( the 1947's USA), The African Warlods focus more on salvaged vehicles and go as far as strapping a canon on a elephant, The Shogunate bring mighty infratry units as The Immortal or the evasive Shadow Warriors, The Junta will rip your infrantry appart by use of massive tanks, drug-infused Hulks, Snipers, chemicals and dangerous wild-life, The Union comes in numbers and with the mighty power of propaganda and bullet-storms with a side of molotovs, The Alliance will always roll out only the best tanks, with huge rocket platforms, The Churchill tank and it's Croc variation and Stormtrooper infantry.

- One-time use Command cards: Call in a Zero Strike( Japan's Zero Planes), a fear inducing rocket, sneaky insurgents, an air strafe and many more with the power of Commands Cards.

-The game presents itself with 6 factions: The United Republic, The Latina Junta, The European Alliance, The Soviet Union, The Shogunate Empire and The African Warlords, each fighting for peace or world domination.

-Full community driven political experience: All 6 factions has a faction leader and a group formed from the top 10 players, in the current faction, called the High Command. Faction leaders are voted by the memebers of the faction and they will solve any political disputes or even peace/war to your nation. The High Command will vote and assign for it's faction the current war zone. So in this game it is important to be aware of what your faction whats to do, and how the other faction-leaders see your faction.

Now as in any game, every great addition comes with it's pair of bad, so as Cons:

-Maps can be repetitive, annoying to play on or somewhat imbalanced for play of any type as it may bring a strategic advantage for the other combatant. There is no option of map selection pre-game, they are randomly chosen from the pool. You can end up picking a war Siberia's tundra but the map may place you in the african desert, but that's just a thing regardin immersion and logical map picking.

-Variation of units brings variation of builds and may lead to over powered combinations. There is a constant feel in the first phew playthroughs that the other faction is op or has un infair advantage over you, but as soon as you get the feel of the game it becomes clear that tactics and good deployment in the early game wins the battle.

-A player with enough in game currency or paid-currency(we will get there shortly) that has enough Command Points can bring a lot of hurt on his enemy. This is not much of a con as the counter-benefit for doing so it losing a lot of money for just one won round, so it becomes more of a: Is it worth all that money to win just this game?

-Faction may be over or under populated. They all have great approches and pro's and con's but striking a balance between the faction's player population wich may lead to a faction getting stomped and forced to fight for it's life although there is no such thing as faction wipe(the will always be rebels for a cause, as the australian soviet rebelion)

-Being a strong community game, High Command members may leave the game for too long and lead to rogue votes, Faction Leaders may go rogue, and wage war to the detriment of it's faction, but they can be changed after two weeks. We are in the end talkin about playin with other people and chosing them to lead us to war.

-This is not a con but is worthy of mentioning. The game has 2 currencies:
-A in game currency that you get by playing battles
-A paid currency, wich is self-explanatory
Now the in game currency will buy you anything related to army composition, daily army bundles while the paid one has these capabilities to wich we add: cosmetics for your portrait, and some paid currency only army bundles. It's not Pay To Win but it's still very close to it.

As a matter of devs, they seem to keep an eye on how the factions play, if the maps are ok, and if the units are not over-powered. There are MECHs(admins) for every faction and there is a constant MECH in the world chat ready to help any player.


So to wrap it all up: March of War is a good turn based WWI strategy game, with a nice approach on the theme with it's factions although some factions may feel weak due to low number of players, it has a great map design but you can't chose wich one to play on and some may be poorly made in terms of balance but they will be resolved, a lot of units to choose from, a rich and fun political component that may even be the sole reason to play the game, but we are talking about letting others rule us and they might not be the best suited in the end. I highly advise giving it a try, see it for yourself and in the end you got nothing to lose. It's a free game!
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154 of 197 people (78%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
I was really excited with this game at first but I'm not recommending it game for several reasons.

First, it has no balance, a single advanced unit like a Hulk can totally wipe half a dozen of common units, which brings out another point, regarding PvP, there's currently no fair matchmaking system implemented, which means you will get queued with any random player. So imagine someone who just started the game, with no advanced units researched and no combat experience at all getting queued with someone with 50+ PvP victories and with all units unlocked... Nasty.

Second, there's no logical purpose to hold territories other than a few useless 5% or 10% tech/gold bonus from the faction objectives, which brings out another point, tech/gold becomes obsolete once you unlock every unit and research, which will happen quite fast. After that you just hoard massive amounts of gold/tech for no purpose at all.

Third, the game just fells awfully slow. You take about 25 to 40min to finish a game of 6 to 10 turns at most, some animations take too long to complete, and there's no option to turn them off. Also, the game lags a lot, I don't know if it's a server-side or programming issue with the game code, but as the game develops the computer takes so long to complete their turns that makes you yawn. And regarding PvP, each side has 5min to complete their turns, so in most cases the opponent will just go afk when they are losing in hope that you disconnect or just to ♥♥♥♥ you off, and there's currently no consequences implemented to take care of afkers.

Fourth, to finish with a golden key, you can't speak another language other than english in the game channels, or you will get muted. So I couldn't speak portuguese/spanish with my fellow south american friends, not even in our faction channel, and there's always a Merc (some kind of admin) lurking around with a banhammer.

But hey, the game is free, and it's receiving constant updates, so I hope it gets better as time goes on. :)
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103 of 135 people (76%) found this review helpful
1,133.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2014
Having seen this game develop over almost a year I'd say this for it. Its great, constantly being refined and updated and it offers a wide range of units and gameplay styles to keep you entertained. If you like TBT games this is for you, it echoes of the great table top games. If you don't like TBT, well why not give it a shot its free and you can get all of the units in-game for in game currency, no IRL money needed. Either way, its a great way to kill a few lazy afternoons.
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83 of 113 people (73%) found this review helpful
429.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Early Access Review
I think this game is great. Its a turn-based strategy game set in the 1940's on an alternate history. World War 2 style weapons with a little more than what was actually in the war. You can play as one of six factions(or more if you buy gems) and fight others in a conquest of lands. The game has different episodes that usually last about a month and new units are always added. You can become a leader of your faction if you work hard enough and you can also fight other players around the world.
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83 of 114 people (73%) found this review helpful
140.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
definately a good game, I see a lot of people complaining about the game being p2w (funnily enough these players usually have an hour or less played meaning they know pretty much nothing about the game) but i've never found it to be p2w at all, if you want to it is possibly to buy the units with real money, but you can also get them all for in game cash without that much of a grind, again I see a lot of people complain about a terrible grind and taking forever to get units, again these people have maybe an horu played meaning they havn't unlocked the higher difficultys, as you lvl up you get higher difficulty settings that allow you to grind out the gold for untis pretty quickly.
buying all the units also doesn't help much as a player with maybe half the reserach tree unlocked that is good can still beat him fairly easily.
The game has some glitches and issues here and there but overall it runs well enough, i've had a lot of fun playing it, the developers are active within the community, easy to talk to, and actually listen to their playerbase. the factions are pretty well balanced and the world map is a cool concept.
some of the issues I have with it are some pvp problems, some exploits exist for players to use and a player can go AFK for 10 minutes before auto-losing which can be annoying, and taking provinces on the world map doesn't feel very rewarding especially at a high lvl because it doesn't do much other than change the color, other than these relativly minor complaints i've definately enjoyed it however.
the game isn't for everyone but if you enjoy turn based stratagy games you should definatly at least give it a look.
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51 of 67 people (76%) found this review helpful
156.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2013
Early Access Review
Though still a work in progress this is by far one of the best free to play games I have had the pleasure of playing. The setting is innovative for this genre of game and offers a unique experience where cooperation, planning and skill across your faction are vital to victory. Each faction is unique in its own way and presents more options than the staple Protoss, Terran, Zerg formula (good though it is) that dominates many modern strategy titles. Even if turned based strategy isnt your thing, this game deserves more than a passing glance. (4/5)
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83 of 120 people (69%) found this review helpful
97.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 4, 2014
Early Access Review
Great turn based strategy game. technology tree makes you want to keep playing and unlock fun new units. Single player is great for short term playing as it can easily be paused and resumed anywhere.
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