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 – 8v8 maps.
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Release Date: May 15, 2014

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August 26

Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins - Available!



1C Company and Digitalmindsoft present Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins, the modern remake of the original bestselling Men of War RTS. We’ve been continuously improving the Men of War series for over 10 years. In this edition, you get the latest graphics and gameplay improvements combined with the original and unforgettable Men of War campaign. Command Soviet, Allied and German forces in three extensive scenarios, take advantage of each nation’s strengths and exploit the enemy’s weak points using a wide range of units and tactics. Today, you can finally purchase it on Steam!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/274440/?snr=1_5_1100__1100

Please be adviced:
  • All graphic updates are for free if you own AS2, including new HD human skins.
  • Owners of Men of War receive a 25% discount.
  • The Men of War series are currently on Sale!

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August 13

Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins - Announced!



1C Company and Digitalmindsoft present Assault Squad 2: Men of War Origins, the modern remake of the original bestselling Men of War RTS. We’ve been continuously improving the Men of War series for over 10 years. In this edition, you get the latest graphics and gameplay improvements combined with the original and unforgettable Men of War campaign. Command Soviet, Allied and German forces in three extensive scenarios, take advantage of each nation’s strengths and exploit the enemy’s weak points using a wide range of units and tactics.

Except for the missions, all these visual and gameplay improvements that come with the DLC, including the dozens of new HD human skins, will be available for free to owners of Men of War: Assault Squad 2. Owners of the original Men of War will receive a discount on release.

The DLC will be available for purchase on the 25th August and includes an AS2 light version, therefore you do not need to own the full AS2 game to play!


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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 – 8v8 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: 64bit - Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 4.0 GHz single-core, 2.0 GHz dual-core or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible
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Pedro Picante
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
Basically a nice game. But removing the AI from the game and adding it with a dlc back again is an act of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥gery
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The_Osiris
15.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
I had never played a MOW game before they lured me in with the 'Origin' debacle. But, this game is so close to greatness! If you like tactical RTS, this game is a must play. I'll go as far to say I enjoy this more that COH2.

It has a few bugs, but the games sheer scope and enjoyment overcomes that. I'm only playing SP I might add.
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GTX
9.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
Yeah just enjoyed the game
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Zero_Chill
62.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
It gud git et
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DTG25
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
I don't see how this game got as many positive reviews as it did. I assume because the people who played it did not get the first one. Because that's all this game really is. it is literally just like the first one, all the same campaign mission, most of the same units. Also this game runs like Sh*t. This game is, as I said before, almost exactly the same as the first one only 4X the price. I'm just glad i bought this for $7.49 and not the $29.99 that they were asking for a few weeks ago. $7.49 for this game is still way too high.

so all in all, DO NOT buy this game, just go buy the first one if you want a game like this that bad.
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(NOPE)JOKER
11.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
why i cant play this game
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Latios
34.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
The new 'improved' Men of War dosen't have any of the cut scenes...nor any of the bonus missions that were really fun. It's just a load of missions they imported and want you to spend twenty dollers on. You'd be better off buying the origenal.
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bendac1
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
I am highly upset with the developers of this game and Steam for selling such a corrupted product. I have been anticipating this game due to the few that can get it to work regularly and am glad I only spent the discounted price for such a failure. I hope this company gets it together, but by the looks of it they are not very concerned. I will be asking for a refund if they cannot get their act together shortly. One should not have to walk around the world to fix what they pay money for. I only got to play the game for an hour so I cannot truly comment as to if this game is any good or not.
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Bill Nye
41.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
While Playing this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t game, i have never seen anything more cancerous and horribly developed, like, what the ♥♥♥♥! Do i need a ♥♥♥♥ing super computer to get decent frames on this? Do i seroiusly need to start stealing money from Nasa again to afford a ♥♥♥♥ing meca super PC that can run 400 copys of this game? WHY DO I RAGE AT THIS ♥♥♥♥, IM ♥♥♥♥ING SMART AND COMMON SENSE DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS GAME! I ♥♥♥♥ING GOT SHOT FROM RAGEING AT THIS ♥♥♥♥!


In Conclusion, this "Game" can ♥♥♥♥ off, i want my money back.
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IngleCharm
58.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
I think this game is the best ww2 rts on the market! great battles, great mods, great everything!
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31 of 43 people (72%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,381.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
One of the finest games ever made.

This is a large review of the game so go to appropriate sections if you do not wish to read the entire thing.

***Brief Overview of the Game****

Well there are 5 factions. On the Allies side is UK, Soviets and USA whilst on the Axis Japan and Germany.

You have staple "skirmish" missions for each factions each with a different emphasis for example defense missions, tank only missions, stealth/sniper missions among others. However I won't go into too much detail into Singleplayer because Multiplayer is where the game shines.

In Multiplayer there is no grinding to unlock certain powerful units, everything is unlocked from the start from a M20 to a King Tiger.

Now you receive a certain amount of set Manpower each game which on competitive settings is 3000 base manpower plus "payback" which usually comes to around 800-1000mp. There is no base building or collecting resources it is a set amount per second until it reaches 3000 with extras coming through payback that is dependent upon how much MP you have already lost and how much CP you have on the field.

CP (command points) is a value that every unit in the game also receives. You are limited to 100 CP on normal settings which obviously means you cannot completely overwhelm the map with inf or tanks. Heavier tanks cost more CP, so not only are they expensive in MP but they also limit your ability to field infantry to cover LOS and attack flags.

***Key Features/Strengths of the Game***

The physics mechanics of the game of completely unique. Unlike most RTS games which work on an arcadey system of hitpoints with certain values working well against other other values "unit X has 10 pierce damage and 5 blunt damage", Mowas 2 is quasi-realistic.

Whilst counters in most RTS are static and predetermined (you know exactly how much damage your unit will do the enemy unit) in Mowas2 that is not necessary the case. It is very possible and does happen that a tier 1 Volkstrum Sqaud can ambush and kill a tier 4 SAS squad if it is ambushed out in the open.

This is particularily prevalent in tank combat where even an 240MP Damier amoured car 2 pounder gun can penetrate the side armour of a 1250MP Che Ri or even an KT at 2400MP. Of course this requires the Damier to get to point blank range on those tanks in order destroy them and the KT and Che Ri can "max range" penetrate the Damier with ease at 140 range. It is this uncertainity regarding counters that adds a great dynamic to the game as not only does allow players to make comebacks if they are behind on MP by using sneaky inf to destory heavy tanks or using superior tank play yourself and killing a superior tank.

Direct Control is the other great strength of this game. The game engine allows you to 3rd person mode control any unit in the game. That is, if you press left Ctrl or E you can manually take the place of the AI and take matters into your own hands. So if you feel like your MG is not doing a good enough job of mowing down an enemy sqaud you can "DC" the MG yourself. This is mostly applicable with tanks though (as they are your expensive purchases) as often you will know the weak spots on an enemy tank armour to aim for.

***Weaknesses of the Game***

A very steep learning curve. This is not like TW where even relatively newby's can put up a good fight and find other relative newby's quickly. Even 30 hours in this game makes a huge difference in your ability. You will get beaten, and beaten badly in a lot of games. There is a lot to manage and consider in this game and you will be overwhelmed at the start. Bear in mind though the better players you play with, the faster you will improve (even if you might lose a bit more). The rewards for getting good at this game are huge though. Close, tight games on Mowas2 are like nothing else, spoken from a guy who has 1350 hours :p

Although the game does look great on high settings, it is very poorly optimized and puts a much greater strain on your graphics card that it should do. Also if one player has poor performance in a game it can lag the game for everyone else which is very frustrating.

The developers have only limited resources. Digital Mind Soft (DMS) are a limited company at this point in time and are spending much of their time working on Call to Arms Mowas2's Modern Era Sequel. It means they are limited in providing support to Mowas 2. Bugs can take time to be ironed out and balance patches take a bit of time.

***Overall Personal Summary***

This series captures that perfect balance between fast paced gameplay and serious strategy. Unlike many more traditional RTS's this succeed in this game you do not need to have absurd twitch reactions (although of course they help) yet it is not a time consuming slug fest or 'grand strategy'.

It is the brilliance of the engine the game physics were this game is so unique. The ability to directly control anything you own in a quasi 3rd person mode offers so much more than most RTS's. Especially when given the WW2 focus and the vast variety of tanks you can play with, it is like playing a lite version of WoT or WT except there is incredible amount more depth with combining arms of many different facets of the game - you have to simultaniously manage infantry, tanks, anti-infantry and anti tank assets.

It was this game which allowed me to get into competitive gaming. Of course I would never put 1300 hours into a game if I didn't have that extra element of motivation namely competing yet still this a quite superb game and I would thoroughly recommend it to anybody.
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40 of 71 people (56%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
116.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
♥♥♥♥ 1c company, a bunch of scam artists. i used to like their company and games for many years, but now they dont put out any games only scams. this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ scam is really no different from assault squad 1. maybe there is some really minute ♥♥♥♥ like the dust particles from car tires look 10 percent sharper, but nothing that any normal person will give a ♥♥♥♥ about or notice. the last update for this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game totally broke it. now you cant play with mods (see: the only reason anybody even ♥♥♥♥ing plays) until you roll back the patch which is impossible on steam the last time i checked.

now instead of fix the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of problems, glitches, crashes in this game they decide to make a new game called "Men Of War Assault Squad 2 Men Of War Origins" or some stupid ♥♥♥♥. this new scam is exactly like men of war assault squad 2 and is no different except for stupid ♥♥♥♥ once again like the amount of anti-aliasing used on a single bolt on a tank. too bad that once that game comes out theyll probably shut the multiplayer down for this game like they did with assault squad 1 and original men of war so you have to buy the new gay one to play with friends. and for all the people who say "well that was gamespy" yeah they could have updated those games to work on steam servers but instead chose to market it as a whole new game thus stripping their idiotic fanboys of another 60 or 70 dollars while adding literally nothing.

every improvement is a total ♥♥♥♥ing lie. mods do more revolutionary ♥♥♥♥ with the game engine than the devs ever do. the new game will be no different just as this game was no different from assault squad 1. they are trying to get maximium profits for minimal effort and they dont even try to hide it. its clear as day. even when updates such as the long-awaited skirmish AI update is instead a DLC you must pay for. i would not be surprised if on their weekend days the developers are responsible for sending all the nigerian "419" emails. all i have to say from a formerly loyal 1c customer: ♥♥♥♥ you! burn in hell! i will never buy into your scam again.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
963.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
While the game is okay, they moves by devs are ♥♥♥♥♥ier than EA Games'. Everything comes with a DLC and you basically have to buy the game three times, if you supported the devs and game from the start. First game Deluxe Edition, that basically didn't give you anything, then came the Complete Edition, that gave you Iron Fist and Airborne DLC and now comes the Origins, that is suppoused to improve the game. What the actual ♥♥♥♥?

No more. Stop buying games from this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ moneygrabbing developer.

Will you ♥♥♥♥ing fix the replay system and bots, that I paid for in the Airborne DLC or do I have to buy the game again when you release some "Unchained Edition" of the game?
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
This is a good game, if it wouldn't be ruined by a graphics glitch I'm having. I have windows 10, the problem is that all the UI options in the menu are glitched, I have for example a face of one of my friends on steam instead of a ok button that should be there. When scrolling in the menu the text starts to stack, making it impossible to read. Dear devs, please fix this.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
I am highly upset with the developers of this game and Steam for selling such a corrupted product. I have been anticipating this game due to the few that can get it to work regularly and am glad I only spent the discounted price for such a failure. I hope this company gets it together, but by the looks of it they are not very concerned. I will be asking for a refund if they cannot get their act together shortly. One should not have to walk around the world to fix what they pay money for. I only got to play the game for an hour so I cannot truly comment as to if this game is any good or not.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
I don't see how this game got as many positive reviews as it did. I assume because the people who played it did not get the first one. Because that's all this game really is. it is literally just like the first one, all the same campaign mission, most of the same units. Also this game runs like Sh*t. This game is, as I said before, almost exactly the same as the first one only 4X the price. I'm just glad i bought this for $7.49 and not the $29.99 that they were asking for a few weeks ago. $7.49 for this game is still way too high.

so all in all, DO NOT buy this game, just go buy the first one if you want a game like this that bad.
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22 of 41 people (54%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
184.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
OK where should I start.... hmmm for first:
-Russian tanks cannot be penetrated by almost all German tanks...
-German tanks can be destroyed by molotovs and tanks of others cannot be...
-Japanese rockets can destroy everything on 1 shot...
-Russian Artillery can destroy Kingtiger on 1 shot - Not even BM-1 but D1 which is lower version...
-American infantry can 1shot from start bcs garands and springfields are op as f*ck...
-American Jumbo cannot be penetrated by any tank in the game till the russian artillery come...
-AMERICAN GREYHOUND CAN PENETRATE TIGER AND PANTHER FROM EVERY SINGLE SIDE ! EVEN FROM FRONT!!! 55MM CANNON CAN PENETRATE ALMOST THE BEST GERMAN TANKS IN THE GAME

10/10 unrealistic ♥♥♥♥ on Steam !!! I WISH GREAT "FUN" WITH THIS GAME
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
The new 'improved' Men of War dosen't have any of the cut scenes...nor any of the bonus missions that were really fun. It's just a load of missions they imported and want you to spend twenty dollers on. You'd be better off buying the origenal.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
It's a decent WWII RTS. You can learn the basics in the tutorial provided and eventually start advancing once you begin the singleplayer. However, the mutiplayer is unforgiving in this game. You will be hampered, tossed around, gang banged... every match will literally become nightmare fuel for you and your teammates...I'd recommend staying away from the multiplayer as it has many vets sticking around until the day you eventually master the singleplayer or become a brilliant strategist, then give it a try...With friends for double the fun. If you're concerned about the pricing of the game, I'd suggest waiting until a sale to buy the complete edition as it includes more singleplayer missions, multiplayer bots ( only server hosts need this to enable), and more. Is it worth it you ask? Well uhh...This wasn't in the script...♥♥♥♥ yeah go and buy it. But don't forget to buy it during a sal-
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
41.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
The new add on to this game called Origins was posted about on Facebook that it was going to be FREE to owners of AS2 and discounted for people who own the original MOW. They have now gone back on this and are charging full price. Speak with your wallets guys and boycott.
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