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 (1,696 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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March 13

Patch Changelog, Build #34621


  • A mysterious new island has appeared, surrounded by a swirling hurricane. Soon you will have missions there.
  • Three new units have been added to the game. You might run into them in battle and you should keep an eye on the Weekend Deals.
    • United Republic M16 Halftrack - An anti-aircraft gun mounted on the bed of a Republic Halftrack.
    • African Warlords Masai RPG Team - A team of troops with RPGs and a unique ability to jump up and fire over obstacles.
    • Shogun Empire Type 92 HMG - A deployable heavy machine-gun for infantry suppression.
  • The Demo-Traps will now have range circles around them.
  • The Command HT will have a small highlight around the icon on the unit you’ve already selected with the Direct Vehicles ability.
  • Air units have received special footprints.
  • Move overlay colour will change depending on if your move takes one movement point or two movement points.
  • Pins on the World Map has been changed and the battle pins have been moved to better show which territory they are in.
  • Command card button has been changed.
  • Command cards that you need to resupply will be shown first in the army page.
  • Cards that you need to resupply will now be shown first in the deploy grid.
  • The maximum number of resources in a battle is now 300.
  • PvP Battles now scale their BP rewards based on the amount of time it took to finish. Additionally, games that finish before the third turn grant no BP. No more immediate surrenders, guys.
  • The PvP loading screen has been changed to show win/loss percentages. You can also see your stats on your profile page.
  • New Battle Pins have been introduced. They're prettier and indicate who you will be fighting.
  • The Territory Battle screen has been improved. You can now see the actual numbers needed to finish a battle. Additionally, you can now see the contributions of the battle heroes, and see your own contributions in comparison.
  • A new chat command has been added: /ignorelist
  • Ignore has been added to the list of commands that you see when you click on a users name in chat.
  • There’s a new “Invite to Chat” feature. Click on a players name to invite them to a private chat room. You can invite others and only the people in the room see the conversation. See known bugs for more info.
  • Junta Gas Bomb now has 75-125 Concussive damage, cost increase to 6C from 4C.
  • Warlords Mine Drop mines will now detonate instantly on hitting enemy vehicles; no turn delay before arming. Cost increase to 5C from 3C.
  • Commissar Human Wave now gives 30% move boost rather than reset.
  • The Shogun Empire Immortal's move reset has been changed to a 50% attack boost.
  • New music has been added.
  • New hotkeys have been introduced:
    • 1 = Primary ability
    • 2 = Secondary ability
    • 3 = deploy/undeploy
    • R - selects last deployed card

For the full changelog, and past changes, visit https://www.isotx.com/changelog-march-of-war/

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February 8

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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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
223 of 261 people (85%) found this review helpful
390.2 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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85 of 130 people (65%) found this review helpful
228.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
I recommend this game only to people who are patient and like to take things slow. Here's why.
1) Unique factions with unique units.
2) Simple and easy to play, but learning curve is a bit steep.
3) Helpful and friendly community.
4) Great tutorial, complete with videos and FAQs.
5) Helpful and responsible development team always tending to player needs.

1) Has a number of bugs and glitches that sometimes affect matches.
2) Many maps favour the player that has first move. Near impossible to win as 2nd
3) Moderate amount of grind.

This game starts out rough, you need to find the tutorial (Question mark button) and learn the basics slowly. Tactics and other features might need you to ask other players and learn from them ( Highly advised). This part is especially important, when you start out, DO NOT GO TO PVP. Almost none of the low leveled players jump right into pvp, thus most of these low leveled pvpers get matched to higher leveled players. Needless to say, they don't win much. Many players have complained about this and posted negative reviews on this, when it is entirely thier fault. When starting out it is advised to grind pve matches until level 18-20. This game is really bumpy when you start out but once you level up and unlock all the units available, it gets really enjoyable. If you are willing to grind for a bit and like games that get more fun over time, this is a good game for you. Hope this helps, this is after all my first review.
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36 of 64 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2,849.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
This is my in-depth review after playing with every faction in the game, not only there are 6 factions to choose from, but there is also politics involved, I'll just point out the pros and cons of every faction so people looking at this can just play the game for fun or for political reasons. The opinion about being High command can vary, ranging from being a political patriot to a rogue traitor or spy. I'll write my long story short versions of each faction.

United Republic (North America): This faction, aimed at having good-various kinds of aircraft and artillery while being moderate in most departments.

European Alliance (All of Europe and Australia/New zealand): This faction, has average infantry but in return, very nice tanks and toys. This is also the biggest faction in the game player base wise, making their high command the hardest to get into.

Soviet Union: This faction has below average infantry, in return not only they get great walkers, but also one of the best aircraft in the game. The walkers require no deployment and can fire at the players will/desire, propoganda is also used to boost unit firepower :).

Shogun Empire (All of asia and most of the islands): This faction is one of the two infantry based factions, not only does it have paper tanks (except for the akuma class land battleship), it also specializes in being a fire happy/lover faction.

The Latin Junta (All of South and central America): The 2nd infantry based faction, unlike the shogun empire, junta vehicles are expensive and while some may be paper, other units not so much. This faction also specializes in toxic and chemical warfare, while they have good infantry, drawback is the infantry are frail.

African Warlords (All of africa and middle east): The beast faction, this soley focuses on being a beast specialist and improvised vehicles and weapons, even an improvised aircraft. The biggest thing that stands out here is the warlords "overlord" beast unit. If you like animals, this is the faction to join.

Conclusion: The faction units change (By the unit balancing department by the devs) every month or so. No matter who you join, each faction will have its pros and cons, as well as different communities (and political parties).

Can find me ingame by the name Aceman if you wish to reach me ^^
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16 of 26 people (62%) 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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48 of 88 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
67.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
I wouldnt recomend this game to any1 , simply because it COULD be a good game, a really good one, but their unit progresion is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ( you are forced to wait around weekend / daily deals to get the opportunity to buy the 'op' units)

milking factory , essentially
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3,790.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
THis is by far one the best gamesi have played this year , great community of people to help and talk to , great time to play as well very fun to pass the time when doing nothing , should try this game out for a day or 2 give it a whirle cause it will blow ya mind :P
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
42.9 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Clunky graphics, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ multi campaign and repetitive maps.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
640.5 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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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
66.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
A very fun game, well worth investing time into. Substantially better than from launch, fixed many glitches, bugs and unbalances. That being said, there is still some unbalance and I have mixed feelings about being able to buy new units mid-way through battle as it then can favour the player who invested more money.
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65 of 127 people (51%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Garbage, money hungry bogas games to suck the money out of kids. This game is complete garbage. Pay to win, fun at first but pretty much Just cheSs with gun attached. You could spend up to 1:20 minutes every turn waiting for an oppenet to make a move. If you'rE Winning you better prepare to wait a long time. If this was an RTS it would most likely be worth while but it just not.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
136.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
The latest patch made the pve battles at anything medium or above next to impossible for >30 rank unless you use premium currency, wait until they re-fix the ai before downloading

Well, good job, Isotx, you made a loyal player for when it came out quit. Good job on turning a unique, political strategy game with some basic turnbased strategy into a run-of-the-mill pay-to-win game. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS UNTIL THEY REFIX AI
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
i do like this game. once while played for 33 or more hrs on it than it pop up error i now cant play it anymore blocked me out my charcter name is deafsoldier level 16 now i can t go back my saving... spended near 200 bucks on it got alot tanks etc... now lost it all. i wanna money back. two or three other games i bought from steam didnt even working tooked all my money worth 150 dollar gone! oh well... hope you guys should able help me get my character back with all army i builted. all of it. and one battle i was not even finish it cut me off. now cannot play it now cant loading
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Nice turn based strategy and variety of faction-based units. I just don't like the pace of it nor the lack of motivation to keep going. I don't feel like there is enough to keep me involved in terms of a variety of maps available and there isn't much of a story to draw me in.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
166.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
its great game but theres a bug with the steam overlay that just wont get fixed, hurry up and fix that so i can thumbs up instead of being angry at it
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Only consider playing this game if you love clunky controls, slow paced stretched out matches on crammed maps, big grindfests, and a very easy and stupid AI.
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3 of 5 people (60%) 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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4 of 7 people (57%) 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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15 of 29 people (52%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Pre-Release Review
This game is terrible. Please don't even download this game. It is hardly a strategy game. Don't even give the developers the pleasure of knowing that someone downloaded this game. There is no strategy and the AI spawns random unites across this map. I would rather stare at poop all day than play this game for 10 minutes. Leave it alone.
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81 of 160 people (51%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Micro Transactions Here, Micro Transactions There, Microtransactions everywhere!
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