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 (1,724 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 10, 2014

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"Designed for a big community and it recieved it. Turn-based strategy that requires everyone, including you, to be a part of. Epic game!"

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April 3

Patch Changelog, Build #35845

Patch, Build #35845


  • All chat channels are collected into one window.
  • Better support for non-Latin character sets.
  • Can now chat while in the PVP queue.
  • Chat window background color is based on the faction of the character being played (Note the known bug)
  • Text size is now adjustable.
  • Chat transparency is adjustable
  • The mouse scroll wheel now scrolls the chat properly.
  • Dozer Tank(LJ) changed to 4G from 5G , ram abillity attack power changed from 175-225 Force to 125-175 Force as well no longer disables armor every attack but has 50% chance to now
  • Creatures are now fixed they now move like suppose to. Beware: They’re aggressive.
Known Bugs
  • The map and round number display is missing on battle screens.
  • Can not highlight over text to copy and paste
  • After a battle, the chat tabs will have a black background, rather than your faction color.
  • New chat does not show as much backlog as old chat did.

See the blog post for more details.

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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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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
268 of 308 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
392.8 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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15 of 24 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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18 of 33 people (55%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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4 of 6 people (67%) 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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Well I think is Joseph Goebbels was a game developer he would aprisiate this game. This creation has soooo OP european alliance fracton and frankly ослабленные over weakened USSR fraction that it resembles me old times of cold war Propaganda-style cranberiie. One time I saw a discussion on MoW wiki comment that some peole got banned for 24 hour because they were writing Russian Greek and Polish language. So the only fact that this game has all positive response on English and nearly All negative on foreign speaks for itselfeloquently.
The bottom line :
1 Turn-based Strategy with Global map with an opportunity to affect on wthat is going to happen on it. Very rare product for our days.
2. Very interesting synopsys.
1. donate, Donate, DONATE
2. ABSOLUTELY No ingame ballance. Has one VERY OP fractions (And not even NA :-D). Other fractions makes an impression of cannon fodder and fillers.
3. Very politiciesed propaganda promise. With over the top xenofobia. (Like in Company of heroes 2). This is getting annoying.
4. The game doesn't explain its mechanics. I bout a plane now it stay in roster. I don't know how and when it works.
5. Minor bug there, Major big here. The game is still raw.

This game could be a gem if the game developers could step back from its inner political demons and also fix bugs more active. Cranberiie can be very fun and amusing (Like Red Allert) if it doesn't resemble xenofobia (Like Company of heroes 2).
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
In my honest opinion, this game is not that good, I've tried it every year and it doesn't seem to change much, from what i see every time a battle start or something like that, everyones talking about a peace treaty with these guys, alliances with these guys, or you guys are newbs for attacking this and to me, that just seems really dumb, I mean why are we always at peace with some guy or making an alliance with another faction? I thought the point was try and get more land but no, we give away our land to keep some dumb treaty while they people that wanna progress fight to keep our land (Thank you to the guys who do) and then get called newbs just for trying to protect our/their faction. I know a lot of people will probably say alliance and peace teaties are good but not when your giving away land to the enemy, you could've been fighting for that peice of land for our and then suddenly the faction leader says, lets just give this away, and oh another thing, most of the leaders don't even seem to be in battles, (Note I said most, not all) they just come on every once in awhile to give orders then leave without helping. To me, this seems pointless, your giving away land people worked hard to get, and not even helping to get any peice except by making this ridiculous treaty or alliance. And when you do this some people can't even progress cause were at peace with the entire freak'n world and so now we can't progress, I know that how the Empire is right now. And thats how it is every year except maybe when this first came out, when everybody was actually fighting to get land not making these treaties, and for any faction leaders reading this, stop it, it wastes the players time, the factions, and just the game in general, I don't care how high up you are, you can still help out every now and again and you can fight for lands not make these idiotic treaties just to get what you want.
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5 of 8 people (63%) 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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6 of 10 people (60%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
This game looks awsome really want to play but loads to 50% and stays there for ever and says theres internet connetcion problems but there isent any problems ):
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
364.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
The game is not that bad but its very bugged and its update system is horrible. After some update it become very crashy - few crashes a day, and after latest update is unlaunchable and unable to play. Save yourself time playing this as you will be very upset if you can not start the game you used to play from time to time. IMHO I felt like playing unfinished product.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
644.4 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
66.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Being patched once in 4 months. Things patched are pathetic. Balance is absent. Dont buy this crap, total waste of time.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Good game, but the cash shop I believe is what kills this game for beginners. you pretty much have to buy something, I just played someone at lvl 2 and they were lvl 3 and he had tanks already. That means he bought them because we had both played the same amount of PvE games and he was a lvl higher. Buying is too much of an advantage in this game and it's a little ridiculous.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Clunky graphics, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ multi campaign and repetitive maps.
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3 of 6 people (50%) 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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Pre-Release Review
This game is not fun at all
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Ok get this, sometime in Dec or Jan this game was amazing and bad@ss but until sometime in this latest update.....this entire game just got F##ked up. 1st off-the Ai's, there smarter, have more OP, have more Armor, have more HitPoint's (HP), and can shoot any AirStrike from ANY invisible afar distance infinite range (even if ure Leader Tank -Blitz Mode- is away and in its Fog Of War area zone (FOW), they'll still know where your at and shoot you instantly down.

2nd off, I played with pvp as well just like 3 or 4 matches, the mm and players are just terrible and smart that everytime I play, I keep on losing. So overall MOW isn't what you think it is like in Dec or Jan's update (which are still the best I personally think).

3rd off, even the aiming crossing hair reticle from your units view distances, there total off and its much more worse than back then. Back then, u don't have these Win 8/friendly family stupid helpful aiming distance crap look-a-like design style comepare to now, its dumb and stupid. And back then, when I fired at any enemy, I can still hit them with the old aiming view thing, but now, I can't and all my units aiming range has drastically decrease so much to make it so that the AI's can kill me from afar which I think is bulls##t and cheap for them.

And lastly, the game overall lags and it looks like its lagging because of the RAM usage not high but I have 8GB's of RAM and this game worked fine back then but now its like every enemy I kill, it litterally lags my pc and like the cache is going high from the looks on how the enemies dying slow-mo which I think that ruins the game even more.

Overall, I use to give this game a 8/10 or 9/10, but f##ked now I surely give it a 0/10. Just terrible. I don't know what they did to this amazing game, but now it's just a game that I won't be playing ANYMORE until they make it to back in Dec or Jan's update, other than that, I'm done playing this game. FAREWELL!
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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
128.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
generaly good game idea horble execution unbalanced pvp
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