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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
94 of 150 people (63%) 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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127 of 210 people (60%) found this review helpful
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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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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
40.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I just want to say that this game is fun, but it's completely not worth supporting. The game seems to be in beta stage still even though it's fully released. It has a signficant lack of content and the makers have yet to actually add everything they have promised. It's extremelly hard to find a game, relating to how it feels like it's still a beta. It has a XP System which completely ruined the games experience, the community is way to small for something like an XP System also. There aren't to many missions for all of the factions (Which is currently at 3 factions still), they may be some what long but they are all literally the same missions for each faction showing an extreme lack of effort and laziness. The path finding from the AI can be good at most times but you will constantly find times of your AI acting like idiots (causing them to get kill and completely ruin your strategy) I've never actaully wanted a refund for a game until now, which is saying a lot because I own a good amount of COD games. I'm disapointed in the developers and hope if they ever make a game they don't ♥♥♥♥ up as crappy as they did this time.
Posted: April 17th, 2014
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4 reviews
14.4 hrs on record
When I bought the deluxe edition for AS-2, I was paying more not only because I loved the previous games in the franchise, but because I loved what potential AS-1 had presented us with, especially considering the many great mods avalible for the original. But more than that, I was buying the sequel to one of my favorite games of all time.

Needless to say, I haven't been impressed. In fact, my experience with AS2 has been beyond disappointment. Given the time from the early beta stage to now, and including the push-back of the release date multiple times, I've found that this game has not only been a waste in terms of what potential it had, but you are literally paying for a $34.00 overhaul patch by buying this game.

The biggest improvements since AS-1 have been:

1. Multiplayer, which lags often, and depends on who is better at storming a place with infantry and light vehicles. Tanks are, very rarely fielded. The gameplay is repetitive, and balance issues come and go.

2. The Super-Pershing and a few tank models. Yeah, they look a little more "smooth," but then you can take a peek at everything else. Everything else is literally recycled from the previous game.

3. Multi-core support. I haven't noticed a difference.


The things I'd thought I was going to see:

1. A little bit of variety in the infantry. Yeah, they don't even have new models or textures. It's the exact same thing from the previous title, rehashed a bit for a few more "Breeds," which you can make by simply opening the editor and reassigning a few traits, weapons, and items. There are a few more voices thrown in for the American and English soldiers, but there is still plentiful cut-and-paste from the previous game. Oh, and the voice acting is horrific for the most-part.

2. Better textures. The dirt looks beautiful. A few tanks look better. But, for everything else, it all is recycled from the last game. The buildings aren't different. The uniforms aren't different. The mass majority of vehicles aren't different.

3. Better gameplay. Yeah, no. In fact, they took away the feature where you could unload your guns. The AI is a little more "Cover-seeking," so they are no longer inherently stupid. However, you still have to pack up millions of bullets so they can fend for themselves without running dry.

4. Differences between faction weapons. I'll admit, I was expecting more realistic performance out of the guns for each faction. But, all rifles are pretty much the same, the Thompson isn't much different from an MP-40, the Grease-Gun is treated like a 9-mm, and overall, you're just going to go for an MG-42 if you want rate of fire; the browning if you want less reloading; or the BAR/FG-42 if you want less unloading. There isn't much of an accuracy or damage difference. Line up soldiers with every faction's rifle; they fire and reload at the exact, same times, with the exception of the enfield rifleman. There should be a difference. The action on a Mosin is completely different from a 98' or a Springfield.

5. Models and textures. Yeah, about 10 vehicles look better. But the mass majority of the others still look copy/paste. If I wanted to copy/paste vehicles, I'd make a mod for that.

Can I say I recommend this game? No. For $34.00, hell no. It's nowhere near being worth that kind of money, and I'm losing to faith to tell myself that "yeah, it'll improve as they get closer to the full release." It's been in Early Access for quite some time now. Before that, there was beta. They have had the time to improve the game. Yet, I have only seen them trying to get it into a playable state every few weeks, while leaving us high and dry in every other aspect. Maybe if it were $10.00 DLC for AS1, it'd be worth it. But as a standalone game, let alone a Sequel, it's not just a cheap re-release with nothing new to offer, but it's a complete waste of money.

I've already learned from one other game that pulled the same "Beta limited-content" trick. ArmA 3. Overall, that game was a complete disappointment. There was very little content added into the beta, there was very little content added into the main game, and countless patches treated the post-final release like it was (and still is) in the early-access stage. AS2 is mirroring this tactic, and foreshadows disappointment.

I have a feeling they're going to just decide to "leave it to the modders," as ArmA 3 did, and while mods are often well done, they are not only far from uniform in quality and not designed by a common party, but that's a cheap way of copping-out of extensive work. Work that this game seriously needs if it is to hold the number "2" after Assault Squad.

A better name for this would be "Assault Squad: MEGAPATCH." If you feel like disagreeing, then pull up the AS1 editor and the AS2 editor. Put down one of every model. Test the game, see what happens; you'll learn that I'm right, because this is exactly how I tested it. I'm not making these claims without evidence. There is no difference between these games except for the mulitplayer.


Do keep in mind; this review is for a $34.00 product. It is intended to reflect and aid you, the viewer, in determining whether or not you will "get what you pay for." The answer to that is no, "No, you won't."

I SINCERELY HOPE THAT THE FINAL RELEASE PROVES MY FEARS TO BE WRONG, AND RENDERS THIS REVIEW TO BE OUTDATED. SHOULD THAT BE THE CASE, I WILL GLADLY CHANGE MY REVIEW AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE GAME. SHOULD MY FEAR THAT THIS GAME OFFERS NO "CHANGE" WORTHY OF A SEQUEL BE CONFIRMED AT FINAL RELEASE, I WILL NO LONGER DO BUSINESS WITH DIGITAL-MIND-SOFT.

Do know; I won't be alone in that regard.




UPDATE!

Ok; so since the game's release, there has been little to nothing improved upon since I had written this review. The "priority" for the team has only been multiplayer. There has been no increase in content. There has been no more bang for the buck. Digital-Mind-Soft has charged their community for a mere patch, and has done nothing to back the quality of the game except tamper with multiplayer mechanics, and not even to the extent that significantly alters gameplay in any way.

Do you have money to waste, and want to support a dishonest development project? Then don't spend money. Please.

Stop giving companies the motivation to screw over their customers and to default on their promises. It's been months, and there aren't even any new "Humanskins" in the game. Let me say right now: It takes 10 MINUTES OR LESS TO CREATE A NEW "SKIN" USING PAINT.NET.

With the time they've taken to add "boards" to Multiplayer, I could have created the entire Italian Army with a modeling program; sadly, that's 3DS-MAX, a program that the 2014 edition of, costs upwards of $3,400 to own.
Posted: May 1st, 2014
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211 of 361 people (58%) found this review helpful
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35 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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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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