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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,555 reviews)
Release Date: May 15, 2014

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"f 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."
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October 11

Game update 3.040.0



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

The patch solves several issues and enhances stability as well as networking performance. It also comes with balance changes, some additional statistics and adds support for the upcoming DLC!

Check out the Change-Log for more details.

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October 5

Call to Arms



The store page for Call to Arms, the next game of Digitalmindsoft, is live on Steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/302670

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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 This 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
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
While the difference in this game compared to The previous assault squad is minimal, there are a few key differences that does improve the game. The graphics and animations have been slightly improved along with a few minor unit improvements.

The one big reason I purchased this game is due to the fact that there is now the steam workshop added for the game, there are a lot of decent mods and maps/missions that make the game enjoyable if you dont fancy multiplayer. I cant comment too much on multiplayer as I never got into it.

Overall though the game can be enjoyable if you liked previous verisons of the game or are a fan of RTS WW2 games.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Men of War - Assault Squad 2,

Is a bit of a strange release, because the content is almost 100% the same as Men of War - Assault Squad 1. The gameplay is the same and the only thing that changed are some weapon configurations and range settings. Everything else's basically the same.

As a plus though, Men of War - Assault Squad 2 has Steam integration, something Men of War - Assault Squad 1 lacks and thus is unplayable in normal multiplayer matches due to the fact that Game Spy shut down. (You can still play multiplayer by using a program like: Hamachi, Tunggle or Game Ranger)

The most important changes, however, are not with actual gameplay, but with the engine that's being used and it's probably their engine of choice for the next game: "Call to Arms".

Final verdict:
It's hard to tell if you should buy Men of War - Assault Squad 2 or the prequel Men of War - Assault Squad 1.
If money is an issue, then go for Men of War - Assault Squad 1. Otherwise you should go for Men of War - Assault Squad 2, because it features Steam Workshop & match making and runs on a more modern engine tuned towards high end systems.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Very in depth and addictive to come back and play. Campaign is a bit repetitive but it is still fun to play.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Men of war Assault squad 2 is the sequel to the well received Assault Squad. Even with this being a sequel there are still major and blatant problems with this game.

1st. Lack of new content.
The 1st problem with this game is that there isn't very much new content. For being a sequel you would think there would be. It's more of an over all update to the 1st game. The only thing that the 2nd game added is an updated a game with better optimization, better UI, graphics, sound, and Steam features. There is 15 "New" single player "skirmishes", plus 25 reworked old ones from the original Assault Squad. Making 40 single player missions. Which isn't very much, especially being 25 old one. Which let me remind you that is "3", "3" new Missions for each Nations.

Most of the new content that is been added as been added in patches. That were a lot of its coming from. Like health bar, skins, models, sounds, Units and new voices.

2nd. AI
One of the thing you will ran across it the Stupid AI both on the enemies side and your Units. You will be doing a lot of micromanagement, do to the stupidity of your units. A good example would be your medics not picking up your dead men unless told to do so! It's not uncommon to get focus on one part of the battlefield only to come back and see 4-5 men on the ground and your medic sitting there. Making you to manually to him to get each one.

Amour showing their ♥♥♥ and side to the enemy or just refusing to turn their front to the enemy. If you know anything about tanks or amour, you would know that the thickest amour is in the front. Well someone didn't tell your troops. Because 1 too many time have I had to take over control of a tank or Amour car and position it the right way.

Sniper will sit there a lot even though they have clear shot on enemy troops. So many times I've had to click on enemy troops to get my snipers to pick off targets.
AT (Anti Tank) troops will ran across an open battlefield to shot a tank point blank range. When I've be able to take control and do from half of the Range. I've literally watch Panzerschreck troops ran straight to a tank and get killed, and if that is no enough a lot of the times, they will just stare at it from a far while it kills all his comrades! Even better is when they're right next to it, get killed, and didn't even fire a shot.

With this Friendly and enemy troops won't even fire at one another even when theres a tank troop right on the other side of the dead tank. They will both sit there.

Enemy troops will hide and sit there when to many casualties are taken, instead of running, and regrouping. You are now force to ran to the 1 or 2 enemy solders and completely annihilate them with a full squad. If not? You can ignore them and continue your advance to the next objective!

So let me set this up for you.
The enemy is pushing on one side of the map hard, with Infantry, Tanks, and an armored car. You get caught up in this side of the map tiring to stop this advance. You are slugging it out knocking out tanks and shooting down Infantry, making sure your troops are fighting right, and micromanagement them so do not lose this side of the battlefield. Making sure your Panzerschreck troops are firing (Or even just taking control your self...) medics are get the dying up, and that your troops are picking the right targets.

Only to win that fight, go to look at the other side of the battlefield and see that your man have been annihilate because your medic didn't pick up the dead, your AT troops sat there, etc...

This is a very small list of some the stupid this that the AI does. I could go on picking out all the stupid drown right unbelievable things the AI will do. You literally need to micromanagement most if not all your troops.

3rd. A lack of total content.
Lest be honest here. It is not skirmish, these are single player Missions/campaigns. If you played a RTS before you most likely played one with a skirmish mode which is AI vs you and Ally AI on a map with some object or just to kill the other side.

This is a major problem do to the fact that those 40 missions get old fast. Since 1st 25 of then are old one from AS1, 2nd after you complete them there isn't any thing to do after but to replay them over and over again. And most of the missions are just a Assault on key objective over and over again just on a different map. Some of the New missions are defensive mission or Sniper missions.

If you wanted new content you're ♥♥♥♥ed. There is 2 way to go. Go to the work shop and download user made missions or learn to use the Editor. Which is ridiculous!

1st The editor isn't easy enough for the average player to make new content for themselves. It isn't easy enough to even to make simple battles, let a lone missions. There isn't any Tutorials to help you except for one guy on YouTube, but he doesn't tell enough for how to make a mission or even a good battle. All these Epic battles on YouTube are just some guy placing random Units on each side, and having then ball up in an orgy in middle of the map and just kill. As if they weren't even train as soldiers. Taking no cover, nothing just kill, kill, kill.
I hear from the New patch that just came out, that DLC is on the way which in true is another sad joke, because now they're going to sell you new content that should of been in the game in the 1st place. IMHO they need to make a FREE DLC, that adds 10 new missions for each faction, then I can walk a way content. Because even with that, that still wouldn't be enough for a game that $35. Do to the fact that it has very low replay value. In my honest opinion they really should of been 25- 30 new mission and the 25 old ones as Thank you to the fans. Then I could of walk away happy, but still disappointed in no Real skirmish mode.

When it comes to the DLC, most likely it will be a couple of new missions, and a Couple of new multiplayer maps. Which should of been in the in the 1st place. 5 missions for $5 which is a such a bad joke it's unbelievable. What they need to do is Add new Nations, with Missions and New units equipment, etc. Like Italy, which was talked about on the Steam Community Hub forums, and is a great Idea. Why not do a Axis minors pack with Hungary and Romania , or even a Allies Minor pack? Poland would be a Great one too, or even France. With this then you can do Missions pack with 20-30 or so missions. Or even just expansion to the already existing nations, with New units, equipment, missions, etc.

With all of this, It seems like this game was made for multiplayer, yet the multiplayer is dead. Yet It was the same way with AS1. The most I've seen is about 8-10 lobbies at prime times. Even if you were to play multiplayer, you would most likely get your ♥♥♥ kick by a veteran of the games Anyway.

4th. The verdict
The problem is that they made this really great RTS, (one of the best I've played) but doesn't have any content in it. Out of all the RTS games I've played, this one has the lest amount of content. And I've played them all, I've played Command & Conquer, Age of Empires, Company of Heroes, Empire Earth, Total War, Star Wars Empire At War, Dawn of War, World In Conflict, StarCraft, and many more I can't think of right now.

The Biggest problem is that I feel that they just made the tools for you make your own content. As if they made AI, the Units, UI, etc, and just sold you the tools to make your own game, and made a some missions as examples.

Would I recommend this game? I would say No. Because even though it's a great game, with the lack of content and the Good but over just an update to the 1st AS there isn't much here. It being 6 month since release, they could still save this game, with a FREE DLC Mission pack, ( With more then just 1 missions for each Nations!!!!) and some new Nations DLCs. But the big problem will still be the replay value, do to no real skirmish mode.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This is my review of Men of War: Assault Squad. I mean Assault Squad 2. Same game, really.

I bought the same f**king game twice. The same missions, the same troops, the same skins, even the same animations between troops.(all riflemen have the same animation no matter the weapon, all smg, ect ect.) What little HAS been changed, isn't worth $35. Not by a long shot. Some say that what was added couldn't simply be patched into the first game. Well fine, but offer me a whole new game for that price. They didn't. It's the same f**king game. Some say that you can download a lot of mods from the Steam Workshop. Fine, but admit that the dev's chose that as the easy way out, instead of actually taking the time to make a Single. New. Mission. They expect you to pay thirty f**king five f**king dollars for an hour's worth of work done to the same f**king game. F**k you.

This concludes my review of Men of War: Assault Squad. I mean Assault Squad 2.
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
51.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
It could have been great. They Developers seem to have given up, and its more like a "pet" project. Expect ZERO innovation. Expect ZERO nostalgia. Expect a thrown together update of MOW AS 1.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
This game is ♥♥♥♥ing great but... so many bug, so many prob of pathfinding, so many lags, and not enough people on multiplayer.

Dont be frustrated, don't go on this until dev fix the game
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
72.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
You get to drive a Tiger Tank.

20/10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I guess this is the most realistic WW2 Strategy game I've ever seen. Maybe sometimes a bit to realistic^^
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
one of the best , if not the best ww2 statergy game out there .... amazing detail ,realism, graphics and authenticity
A great community creates a better gaming experience and men of war 2has this to great effect.There are no visable faults or negitives to this game just all out war on a hugely controllable level
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
78.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Добрый день! Это легендарная игра в которую любят играть разные поколения ! На мой взгляд есть значительный минус - дистанция атаки тяжелых танков значитьлно сокращена нежели в предыдущих версиях MAN OF WAR надеюсь что этот значительный минус немедлено исправят.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
It is only when you watch one GI in a jeep stare at another, it's metalwork pinging from the sounds of .50 cals, the engine block busted and on fire, the jeep itself totally surrounded by German soldiers, only for seconds later both of them to casually get out of the jeep, on fire, and run screaming from it into the street only to fall dead on the sidewalk that you will realize that this game is possibly the most insane piece of programming ever put to sale.

You will also realize however that its god damn brillant.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
108.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This is a very fun game which i dont have to go into detail about.....becasue welll this game says its all if you want to go play COD of the rts games play COH. No am not a blind person who buys games off the bat yes thsi game was broken at the start as must games in the 2013-2014+ they are release and are ♥♥♥♥ but with updates and patches there pretty bad ♥♥♥ look the choice is yours i can say i dont play this game alll the dam time but i keep this game around casue its fun and isnt that why we play game to have fun "right" O_O
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
131.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
i love this game but i came across a problem


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Men of War: Assault Squad 2 - v3.040.0 - standard
2014.10.10 12:35 - 0x009AACF6


i dont know hoow to fix this and it wont let me play. pleas help
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
I dont know why everyone is complaining about the deluxe edition, its their fault for not viewing what it comes with. Now, onto the review.
MoW:AS2 is a very addictive and fun war strategy game. The game offers teams such as Japan, Soviet Union, Germany, United States and Commonwealth and each team offers different troops. People complaining about graphics? Why dont they complain about other games such as Team Fortress 2, Half Life and all.

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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Realistic tank models with un-realistic physics, cracks me up everytime!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
86.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
It really fun
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
with out a doubt this is my all time favorite RTT (real time tactics) video game.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
83.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Lags, stutters, freezes, low fps and hours in lobby waiting for games. When you actually get to play and its without players leaving, lags, freezes and fps drops, its great, realistic, hard and satysfying game. But that doesnt happen very often.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Game crashed 8 seconds from the end of an extremely grindy mission. Game is decent overall but too buggy for such a developed game, especially the second of it's series.
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