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 (1,800 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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"A convincing good dieselpunk alternate-WW2 pits 6 broad factions with varied and unique units each against each other on a global map in classic TBS."

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July 1

Content Update: Data Transfer -- StormSiege mission 2

Today, we're releasing a content update. It fixes several bugs that have been plaguing the community, and implements a few things behind the scenes to allow us to make a better game in the future. It also prepares your client for the second StormSiege mission.

For the past month, you've been storming the beaches and laying waste to commandos and critters alike. Now that you've firmly established a beachhead, your forces have time to sort through the documents that the commandos left behind. The data that you discover could turn the tide of the war, but you need to get transmit it back to HQ first. Unfortunately, it appears the commandos are anything but beaten.

At 6pm (18:00) UTC, Data Transfer -- the second StormSiege mission -- will be enabled, and you can try to survive the Vaskr assault.

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June 23

Having trouble? Read the guide!

Are you having trouble in StormSiege? Perhaps a guide would help? Good news. We just published a detailed guide to the first two missions. Yes, I said two. You can get an idea what's in the second mission before it's even released!
Check out the Official StormSiege Mission Guide

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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:8 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:8 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:8 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:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:Generic Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
88 of 116 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1,381.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Short version: MoW is pay-or-grind TBS game with severely unbalanced PvP, boring and repetitive PvE without real endgame objective and rewards, bad map design, long list of gamebreaking bugs, poor social features and no new major content after 1 year of release. It has good art and rare diesel-punk setting (6 unique factions). It was promising game during beta, but incompetent development killed it.

Amount of racial and political slur you get here is immense. Game promotes racial and national hatred because every faction represents some sort of totalitarian real history state (fascist Europe, communist Russia, militaristic Japan etc). Some players are pure megalomaniacs believing they are ruling real empires.

For people who relentlessly spamming “not helpful” on complex reviews like this (while promoting positive “reviews” like “wow!” and “cool!” from someone with only MoW on Steam account): I know your agenda, I know people behind this and I know they are connected with devs. Thank you for your attention but your efforts won’t save this game.

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I am experienced MoW player, I have 6 lvl 30 + characters and played 400-800 games each (mostly pvp with 77-84 % winloss ratio). I am doing long breaks (for 3-4 months) and return to see if anything changed. Few old friends, beta participation and hopes for improvement kept me playing but MoW has reached point of no return. User reviews are for a long time mixed and it’s pretty obvious warning sign for anybody who wants to invest time in MoW.

Keep in mind MoW consumes too much time. You will spend a LOT of time passively (alt-tab) - waiting for someone to join PvP queue for 30 mins, waiting for AFK players or playing against slow opponent (4 mins each turn). Without real money you will spend HUGE amount of time building your army (hundreds of hours per char).

I will address balance, quality of development, community and support issues.

1). Balance (PvP and PvE). Well described issue, you will feel it right after few games starting second. On absolute majority of maps (after 2 years in development!) player who starts first have great advantage. On small assault maps player who starts first will not only capture nodes on his side of map but contest nodes on your side. So on second turn it will be already 3-4 nodes (which allow to field more troops) of player who starts first against 2 or even 1 node of player who started second without any chances of comeback for him.

Few bigger maps are more balanced in this way but first turn is still major advantage because even with equal numbers of nodes starter will always have more troops at the start of each new 2 turns cycle (unless he is completely bad and tend to sacrifice everything). In addition, on bigger maps faction balance became an issue: it is much easier to control flanks with long-range sieges of EA or cannon walkers of SU compared to other nations.

Blitz pvp mode looks more balanced but first turn player can attack your deployment zone or use powerful AOE damage command card before you can even move.

There is no matchmarking system in game – too few people playing; you already can wait for pvp match for 20-30 minutes. So expect meet lvl 30’s if you are level 1. Also expect to meet equal levels with much bigger and better army (bought for real money).

There are few units that needed to be nerfed long ago (spies, cossacks, assault bus to name a few) or buffed but compared to first turn advantage and bad map design this is non-issue really.
If you are good you will quickly end in situation where 1st turn win gives you no satisfaction and 2nd turn predetermined loss leads only to further frustration.

AI in PvE is non-existent. To make it harder, devs made PC cheat like there is no tomorrow – it spawns hordes of units regardless of any nodes controlled which just move at your side of map without any tactics involved. In siege mode waves of AI units march into your command structure not firing at your troops unless you block their path. PvE doesn't even have a some sort of endgame objective, global map just changes colors after all these grindy 1000's of battles.You conquer nation only to see it revolted and expanded back in no time.

2). Quality of development and bugs.
First of all, developers are amateurs, they have only some mods, one browser tactical game and primitive 3d shooter-tower defense in their resume. March of War started as browser game too so don’t expect good graphics, powerful engine or any extraordinary features. At least several of developers are ungraduated students (Damion etc). This fact defines their life experience and level of professionalism.

Development of this rather small game is incredibly slow. Every major patch brings game breaking bugs (new ones or restores some old). MoW was released almost one year ago (+ 1 year of beta). Since then THREE new units were added, some maps where changed and we have witnessed also few minor unit balance patches. They released so called expansion in the form of DLC. Right now it contains ONE PvE map with 2 more coming in distant future.

On a few occasions fellow players wrote a code for free to cover specific bugs for developers because they couldn’t do it themselves. Every iteration of MoW had major gamebreaking bugs. Right now we can list bugs such this (not fixed for months):

A). Instant captures of contested nodes on around 5 maps (at least). Most likely on all maps starting nodes can be instantly capped/contested (but match usually ends before you can see it).
B). Return of good old turn skipping bug. On some maps with NPC animals game skips turn of player who starts first (it looks like animals turn stuck and then jump to a second player turn).
C). Visual bugs. If your unit is killed sometimes you can see it survived on low health only to find on next turn that it was destroyed indeed (and node captured because instant capture bug exist). If you field troops in last seconds of your turn, your opponent will see them.
D). Command cards doesn’t work in last 10-30 seconds of match (but game still consumes them). Even one 4-5 command points card can cost you a game, not even talking about tactical nuke (12 points).
E) Some units are bugged. For example, EA engineer give free AoE heal for friendly armor (2 years old bug, extremelly annoying), pathfinding works strange sometimes etc.
F). Game is very unstable, it usually crashes.
All of this bugs confirmed by Adj (some sort of unpaid moderator) but not listed in known issues. False advert?

So game doesn’t really progress, both in quality and quantity.

3). How good is support?
Well, I still remember that comical situation around 10 months ago when it was possible to reach and destroy enemy command unit by chain medics and bazookas if UR player started first (in blitz) before his opponent can do something. I did dozen of reports with screenshots and finally got answer from one of the developers (Damion) that he DIDN'T find any mentioned games in my history.

Support is very poor. Some developers just don’t understand reported bugs or imbalances, some of them just don’t listen at all. In last months devs pretty much stopped to answer individual tickets.

4). Quality of community. Well, there are two main tendencies here. First – quickly dwindling numbers of casuals who are main source for real money for devs in MoW. Second – small but stubborn group of veteran players, most of whom are fanatical followers of developers and their creation. Dare not to cross them with some balance suggestions or bug reports – they will troll you extensively, citing how long they are playing and how many battles they have.

I will finish this with words of another reviewer dedicated to previous project of same team of developers:
“Yet another promising game becomes a shipwreck due to incompetent, greedy developers”

http://steamcommunity.com/id/gremmerz/recommended/31740
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42 of 70 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
55.2 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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41 of 69 people (59%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
440.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
this game is for kill time only.

there are lots of annoying bugs and imrpoved in small progress. unit designs are facinating and new units or campaigns comes out from time to time.
the reasearch point system became useless once you've leveled up to about 25, since you've unlocked all unit and ability.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This game is awful, full of annoying stuff that never changes and developed by one of the worst, uncompetent developement studios ive ever seen!

And what is their reaction to their decreasing player-base? They increased the free-currency costs for units significantly, which means that you will have to grind FOREVER to buy new units without spending money!
In the past, it was a bad, unfun grinding already, but now...

Welcome to the purest form of Pay2Win...
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