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Men of War: Assault Squad 2 features new single player style skirmish modes that take players from extreme tank combat to deadly sniper stealth missions. Commanders can now faceoff against opponents on various new multiplayer 1v1 – 4v4 maps.
Release Date: May 15, 2014
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Game update 3.037.0

July 18th, 2014



We just released a new update for Men of War: Assault Squad 2.

The patch comes with plenty of new features, including a new game result screen, improvements to match-making and the netcode, as well as a new singleplayer menu interface supporting custom missions and achievements. The Commonwealth faction gets new units also! Check out the Change-Log.


The Game Statistics screen will give you access to valuable information about your last online match. The Unit tab for instance will display the purchase log of every player, be it friend or foe. This way you can study the strategy of your teammates/opponents and how wisely they spent their resources!




Personal statistics on the other hand help you to understand which units performed the best and how much XP and ranked score you collected during your last match.




We also improved the Player Profile screen and added a new tab called Compare. This tab will allow you to compare yourself with friends or to study the leaderboard and to compare yourself with others on one screen.




We have also been re-designing the singleplayer menu. Now you can select all missions right off the start and the game will show you a preview of each mission as well as your achievements progress. To improve mod support and small screen resolutions, the mission list has now a scrolling functionality.




To further improve mod support, we have also been re-designing the Workshop tab to make it easier for you to subscribe and manage mods. The game does not even need a restart to apply mods you have just finished downloading.




Performance improvements have also been done in regards of the shadows with the help of Intel. We also added an ultra shadow setting to get the most out of high end hardware.




Expect more features to be released soon, happy gaming and thanks for your support! ːhonorː

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Developers update!

July 5th, 2014



Welcome to our developers update for Men of War: Assault Squad 2.

It's time to talk about the upcoming upgrades and new features we have been working on!


One of these features is a new Game Statistics screen that will give you access to valuable information about your last online match. The Unit tab for instance will display the purchase log of every player, be it friend or foe. This way you can study the strategy of your teammates/opponents and how wisely they spent their resources!




We also improved the Player Profile screen and added a new tab called Compare. This tab will allow you to compare yourself with friends or to study the leaderboard and to compare yourself with others on one screen.




We have also been re-designing the singleplayer menu. Now you can select all missions right off the start and the game will show you a preview of each mission as well as your achievements progress. To improve mod support and small screen resolutions, the mission list has now a scrolling functionality.




To further improve mod support, we have also been re-designing the Workshop tab to make it easier for you to subscribe and manage mods. The game does not even need a restart to apply mods you have just finished downloading.




Performance improvements have also been done in regards of the shadows with the help of Intel. We also added an ultra shadow setting to get the most out of high end hardware.




We think most of these features will be ready for you later next week and we are also working on improving Steam multiplayer and match-making. We hope to have news for you in this regard soon.

In the meantime happy gaming and thanks for your support! ːhonorː

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Reviews

“If you haven’t played Men Of War before, then this is a rich and rewarding place to start. And you really should play something in this series if you have the faintest whiff of interest in RTS, because it is one of the great masterworks. To not play it is to waste your life.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“With a substantial graphical upgrade, a bunch of new units and a fleshed out multiplayer component (as well as skirmishes, finally), every fan is bound to get hours upon hours of fun, visceral and emergent gameplay. In case you haven't had contact with an Assault Squad game and you're an RTS gamer, you will not be disappointed. That's a recommendation right there.”
Mouse N Joypad

“Accidentally discovering something awesome will soon become a four-word summary of my time with Assault Squad 2. [...] I love Assault Squad 2, but it was not an easy romance. Its brutal difficulty spikes and hands-off approach to training should serve as a warning to all but the most grizzled of armchair generals: this game is war, and war is hell.”
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About the Game

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 features new single player style skirmish modes that take players from extreme tank combat to deadly sniper stealth missions. Commanders can now faceoff against opponents on various new multiplayer 1v1 – 4v4 maps. To truly bring the battles to life though there is the new extreme game mode designed for huge battles on spectacular maps.

This new Assault Squad game brings significant game engine and visual improvements as well, with special attention paid to ones that were highly requested by the players.

Key features:

  • advanced multi-core support
  • advanced shader technology
  • direct control every unit as if you were playing a 3rd person shooter
  • interface and AI improvements, including unit kill counts and squad icon information
  • new multiplayer interface
  • camouflage depending on season
  • fully updated inventory items with new graphics and updated vehicles
  • sound improvements, including voice acting
  • Steam features, including Steam multiplayer, matchmaking, achievements, cloud, player statistics, leaderboards, voice chat, Valve anti-cheat, friends invite and workshop
  • player level up and ranked system
  • in-game video recording, and much more.

Content:

  • 15 new single player skirmishes plus 25 reworked ones from the original Assault Squad
  • eight player co-op support and an all new multiplayer extreme game mode
  • 65 multiplayer maps and five gamemodes
  • more than 250 vehicles at your command
  • more than 200 soldiers with unique equipment
  • five factions and various battlefields in Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Pacific
  • development tools such as 3d model exporter and map/mission editor, and much more.

Deluxe Edition:

The Deluxe Edition of Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is the most prestigious version of the game. Display your dedicated support as one of the grandest online commanders with unique interface elements and faster collecting of experience.


  • Receive a five star general ribbon for your main menu badge
  • Receive an unique five star general achievement
  • Receive a special icon for your player avatar visible to everyone during a match
  • Receive an outstanding HUD element visible while playing and recording matches
  • Receive a slight XP boost for all factions in multiplayer to unlock units faster

Free Premium Service:

Digitalmindsoft guarantees you to release several free game updates including new content and features during the lifetime of the game. Because games are our passion, we are always eager to listen to community feedback and to improve our games. As an example, we released more than 10 free game updates for the original Assault Squad including plenty of new units.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 4.0 GHz single-core, 2.0 GHz dual-core or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10/11 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 10/11 compatible
Helpful customer reviews
95 of 154 people (62%) found this review helpful
213 products in account
8 reviews
80.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
As of right now in beta. It isn't looking good. The game looks like a direct copy of its predecessor in looks and gameplay and i personally definitely hope this is a NEW game not a copy of the old game with some added maps. As far as i see it needs work. Yes, it's in beta. But i see no evidence of any new features of anything significantly impressive about the '2' in the game. You can play the two side by side and hadly be able to tell the difference between them. Except that this second version's maps are broken and the AI can be a lot stupider than before. It looks and plays fine on difficulties easy and normal. But is lacking the realistic aspect this game is going for when you play on expert mode. Bushes do not give you cover and the enemy AI have aim that you can only beat when you take direct control of a unit. As im going through the game this is my initial opinion based on the completion of the first campaign. I have high hopes and i love the first Men of War. But when they released a sequal i was hoping for something better. Like maybe more focus on the Vietnam era? Or the Korean War? As the second world war seems to very extremely overdone. But no matter what i will always buy and play the sequals to any Men of War title as it's an amazing game overall. As of now, if you are interested in the game buy it now while it's on sale and enjoy it when they start shelling some patches. But if you want the buy this game as a newcomer of the Men of War games go for the first game as it's a lot more fun and enjoyable.

EDIT: 2:18 PM One hour later
Game ended up crashing on me a few times midway into a mission. sequence error. Ive seen people having this problem constantly as well in the reviews including the one that the developer team deleted themselves. Which out of context, i think that review had been pretty honest and the developers' flagging response did seem pretty petty. But otherwise this game has many more errors now that i see. And it still is the same game as before. Same mission plots as well. Such as Germany Mission 1. A defence mission exactly like MoW 1 US mission 3 where you defend the Phillipines. Which by the way has an INFAMOUS history of crashing. The Phillipines on MoW 1 was unplayable in multiplayer. Which brings me to suggest you may need to readvise how you put together your defending missions, as of right now the reveiw is still for people to wait until buying this game if they want the full experience.

EDIT 2/25 8:02 PM 24 Hrs of gameplay
I enjoy the game and it's a great game. Still do not recommend to people who are just getting into the men of war games. But one thing i definitely keep in heart is "If you want to have the best possible Men of War experience we strongly recommend to wait for the full game. Playing the beta is at your own risk and you will very likely encounter issues that are not present in the final version." From the developers news of the people preordering getting open beta access. I agree 100% and i definitely appreciate the honesty because it basically can sum up my review, being wary that it is a beta, but one thing i would like to reiterate is the fact that they need to make sure it has a significant difference in gameplay or AI rather than something people can claim to be a 'copy and paste' game.

EDIT 2/25 12:21 AM
Game is finished, Looks good, Plays good, But i still say that you should buy the first one and play through it first. As in my opinion it is better, and or the same exact game. If you already have the first one. Definitely buy this, specially if it goes up for sale.
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
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129 of 215 people (60%) found this review helpful
110 products in account
6 reviews
33.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game can't even be considered a new game, it's the same Men of War as the previous Assault Squad, same textures, same maps, same missions, same units, there's nothing news except some über little modifications to interface which eventually won't even be noticeable. But hey, it's only a Beta currently as i'm making this review, let's hope they'll do some actual improvements.
Posted: February 21st, 2014
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211 of 364 people (58%) found this review helpful
416 products in account
36 reviews
4.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
First off I am going to write this review assuming you have played the original MoW:AS.

1.) It has stepped up and offers outstanding graphics compared to the original. (The dirt is so beautiful)
2.) The AI is human-like and fluctuates on its reactions as the battelfield changes. (Hiding in impact craters, using tank husks as cover)
3.) It offers a few new maps (as far as the Beta is concerned). It also has a few old ones.
4.) All the sounds, music, and textures are recycled from the original.
That's about it in regards to being different to MoW: AS

The second part of this review will be to describe the MoW experience to those that have yet to play this game.

1.) The game is brutal, and unforgiving. (not your typical RTS) You must use your resources wisely as you only get so much and to recover mistakes mid game is almost impossible.
2.) This game stresses on hardcore realism in regards to bullet penetration and physics. (Tank rounds will bounce off certain tanks and shred others.)
3.) If your infantry is not in cover, they are already dead. (Tactical placement of infantry is the key to victory.)
4.) This game is basically as real as war can get.
5.) If you press down your Ctrl key you are able to manually control and operate any unit. (This is a big plus to the RTS genre.)


All in all it is a decent game, however for the fans of the original, you may be disappointed with this new release as it has little to no changes gameplay-wise. However, if you are new to the series then I suggest you watch a few videos to see if this game is right for you.

Update: 3/19/14: 1C has pushed this game back yet again for the second time since they collected for preorders. The game is now available for Early Access, not recommended, although my review above still stands true.
Posted: February 20th, 2014
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54 of 85 people (64%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
First Impressions

Do not buy this game if you have Assault Squad 1 unless you want steam support/some new UI and some new scenarios. Oh and some slightly better graphics, units faces still look like they are from 2005 even on max. The core the game is still good but its exactly the same game as far as i can tell with perhaps a few minor tweaks.

Overall it is a glorified update.
Posted: May 15th, 2014
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32 of 46 people (70%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
54.8 hrs on record
As a long time player and supporter of DMS and the Mow series, I sadly have to say that AS 2 is a big fail at its current state. The game has a lots of serious issues and it looks like that DMS is not willing to fix their game or they just can not.It seems AS 2 is more a desperate attempt by DMS to grap some players form its rivial COH and milk a bit the small loyal players with the result that the series was dumped down pretty hard.

AS 2 is in general a copie of AS 1(same units same models) with the diffrence that AS 1 works. The game engine has been updated so the game looks a bit more polished than AS 1 but now it tends to lag as hell. Currently it is not even possible to play 2vs2 lag free or without freezes. Matches with higher playercount (4vs4 max!) are more or less impossible as the players drop like flies due to heavy lag caused by the poor net code and/or engine.

Besides the technical issues the gameplay suffers also a lot from some designe decisions. In AS 1 it was possible to have a nice tank fight or the chance to flank your enemy. This does not work in AS 2 due to tiny maps and ridiculus ranges for tanks. The current gameplay is only focused on spamming wave after wave of infantry. Tanks or emplacements like at guns are not really needed. The entire gameplay feels artificially pressed in tiny maps to create a CoH feeling. In additon DMS has also forgotten or did not want to fix existing problems like the strange pathfinding of the units or the overcomplicated resupply system.

DMS has also introduced an unlock system for new players to getting them used to the units . Sadly this creates more fustration as locked units for all factions seem to have been picked randomly and creates very unfair games especially in matchmaking. But in general this does not matter as the Matchmaking system does not work properly as well. Tutorials, or a real Skirmish (not the repetitiv SP Missions which they call Skirmish) would have been more helpful for newcomers as the game still explains nothing. It is even hard to say how many people play the game as there is no lobby anymore, only the steamchat which is pretty empty. Also the server browser is bugged as it only shows max 50 servers, most of them skirmish servers so not sure how many try to play MP.

DMS had a lot of time to get their act together. Closed beta for CtA backers (what i did), open beta, delay of the release as the game did not run but was surprisingly ready for preordering, another dealy of the release and the unannouced move to Early Access without any compensation and several post release patches should have been enough time to create a game which offers a kind of enjoyment. The only good thing is the steamworkshop where really dedicated and talented modders can present their creations.

As for now the game can not be recommanded, even it would be on a steam sale.
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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408 of 501 people (81%) found this review helpful
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1 review
11.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Since I have been lucky enough to acquire early acess to the Beta of it and have logged over 200 hours on the 1st Assault Squad I figure ive earned some right to comment on this upcoming release. I have to say that I am having very few graphical issues, only one instance where i can remember a serious shader error but it was easily fixed by minimizing the game and re opening it. The graphics do look very nice and there are several small details i appreciate like the ejecting shell and the smoke from the breech of the cannon and other small things that added to the whole. The gameplay is just as good as the first Assault Squad and ive played 3 matches so far and 2 of them had good frame rates and all while one was bad but hey 2:3 isnt to bad especially for pre-release. There is still the fun 3rd person mode and all the other things that make men of war the amazing RTS it is. I would certinly reccomend this game to any fan of the men of war series and really to anyone who enjoys RTS's or stratagy games in general.
Posted: January 18th, 2014
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