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!

Please be adviced:
  • All graphic updates are for free if you own AS2, including new HD human skins.

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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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“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.


  • 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

    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
210.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
If you like having your extensive fortifications destroyed by artillery and having your expensive tanks be killed by Japanese man wearing a suicide vest, this game is for you.

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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
1,046.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Haven't played a single PVP game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Product received for free
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 really is a game that made me fall in love with RTS games all over again, and somehow managed to avoid the inevitable comparision to similar games, such as Company of Heroes.

Give it a try on sale, it's been known to drop at about 50%. Worth every penny, I'd like to think.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
121.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This game is much good, many hours of fun and excitement for yous, defo recommend the old purchase of this old gamesical
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I see all these comments its just men of war 1 repackaged and to that i say. THATS EXACTLY WHY MOST OF US BOUGHT IT you see these trailers you could see what you were getting into if you had half a brain and eyeballs during the trailers while yes new content new game would be nice. If your getting into the franchise then buy this not MOW 1 its dated while it does have little bugs (my experince) and really good gameplay this looks much more appealing to the eye and honestly bugs that happen are usally visual (again my experince) and this also has really good gameplay. and honestly anyone who hasnt bought this after playing MOW 1 for ages should buy this anyway give your eyes something to look at instead of horribly dated graphics.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
this game willnot strat and i dont know why i am very upset with steam right now that i am about to deleate from my compoter that is how mad i am right now i want to play this game so bad i had just boughted last night and has already uit working and my men of war to
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Not bad, but Company Of Heroes 2 is more dynamic and well-balanced. So, I suggest to choose COH2.
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388 of 477 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2014
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."


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

[July 19, 2014] 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.

[August 26 2014] UPDATE!

Playing through the editor a bit, one of the first things I checked were the models. What can I say about them? Three new models; all Crusader Tanks. The model has been significantly improved, with the Crusader looking more streamlined and smooth than before. It looks good. Not only that, but there are 2 more Crusaders; a 40mm Anti-Air crusader, and a 20mm Anti-Air crusader. These, too, look good. But nonetheless, Japanese vehicles still look as though they are made out of cardboard, and there haven't been any other model updates added.

Most importantly, the soldiers still have the same skins as in the previous title; the lack of effort in this category is appaling. Do bare in mind; Assault Squad was a 2009 game. This means that the soldier's skins are 5 Years old. You can learn to create professional 3D models in half that time. Given that this much time has progressed, one would and should expect more from a company charging full-price for a "patchwork" game.
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650 of 850 people (76%) found this review helpful
483 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
you see Ivan, you published same game twice you have twice Rubles
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441 of 571 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
46.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 18, 2014
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.
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Hummus and Bread
544.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
I love this game. Great gameplay, amazing mods, equipment is ww2 accurate.
Worth the pirice. Great Buy

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89.0 hrs
Posted: October 20
to glithced out to play for newer computers. Wouldnt recommend to anyone with windows 10 or a computer that was made after 2015. Devs are also terrible at support.
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127.2 hrs
Posted: October 19
I recommend this game for low and high RTS players. I enjoy this game because of its gameplay and what I really like the most is that there is a Steam Workshop. But even without mods I still have a blast playing this game. CoH is find but I that this game is more realistic so I highly recommend this.
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54.3 hrs
Posted: October 19
The trailer of this game shows aircraft. I have yet to see any any aircraft in this game!
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136.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
There is NO better TACTICAL game. Get it, download the "A World at War" mod, that fix balances issues and adds lots of units based in its actual usage in the War. There are few bugs, don't remember any remarkable. Good graphics. Campaign simulates matches against the A.I., Ignore the voice acting.
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Hobo man
252.4 hrs
Posted: October 17
The base game i will rate 7 out of 10.
but with the modding community it puts the score up to 10 out of 10.
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40.9 hrs
Posted: October 17
Men of War Assault Squad II
is a real-time strategy game set in the Second World War. It is somewhat similar to title such as Company of Heroes, albeit more ‘realistic’ (Which I will explain later.)

There are several types of gamemodes: Assault Zones, Combat, Frontlines, Day of Victory and Skirmish and you can choose between five different factions: Germany, United States, Russia, Japan and the Commonwealth.

-Assault Zones is more or less what it sounds like, you ‘assault’ the ‘zones’, taking objectives all over the map for CP points, which allow you more reinforcements.

-In the Combat gamemode, you must kill enemy units in order to gain more CP and get reinforcements.

-Frontlines is an attack/defend gamemode The first round, one team attacks and the other defends. In the second round they switch places. Similar to the ‘Countdown’ gamemode in Red Orchestra 2.

-Day of Victory is kind of like King of the Hill, there is a certain position on the map and your team has to attempt to secure and hold it before the other team.

-Skirmish I haven't played much but it seems to be kind of a Co-Op gamemode against AI and
other players(?)

The Factions as listed above are as follows: Germany, Japan, The United States (God-Bless), Russia and the Commonwealth. I myself for the most part have played Germany, so I don’t know nearly as much about the other factions. But there are some great community made guides on the other factions, which I’ll link to below. From what I understand the German Faction seems to have good armour, good ranged weapons and good Elite units, (Brandenberger, Fallschirmjager, Panzer-Grenadiers) though they lack closer range firepower. Next, the Japanese faction, they seem to be the kings of strength in numbers, like Germany, their weapons aren’t all that great and they lack close range weaponry, they do however have good long range weaponry and machine-guns. The United States has a very balanced armoury with good vehicles, good close-range and long-range weaponry. So, not the best, not the worst. Russia I know, pardon my French, jackshit about, I’ve literally played as them once. I assume, judging by the Red Army in real life have extremely good close-range weaponry, strength in numbers, and pretty much invulnerable tanks. The Commonwealth is similiar to the United States, it is very well balanced becuase there are multiple Nations in the Commonwealth, and you get some of their units such as: ANZAC and the Canadian Black Watch but the voice actors have really fake sounding accents.

This game is very similiar to Company of Heroes in terms of gun mechanics (They’re awful shots) and building. (Sandbags, barbed wire, mines) but Men of War seems to take a more realistic approach the battlefields are much more open and guns have a higher range and you can actually have your soldiers go prone.

That’s actually all I really have so my ratings for this is…

Overall: 911/420

Realism: 7/10

Actual Fun: 10/10

Learning curve: 9/10 (To clarify it’s pretty easy to learn if you have any experience with RTS

Performance: 10/10 (That's what she said.)

Stability: 10/10

Mulitiplayer: 7/10 in NA, most players are Russian

Content: 8/10 (With all three DLC’s

Value: 9/10 Lots of factions, lots of maps, lots of Multiplayer shenanigans

This is my first ‘proper’ review, please give me feedback on my formatting, grammar, or explanations in general.

Hope this helps.



Germany Small Arms List
By Tujev and 2 collaborators

USA Small Arms List
By Tujev and 2 collaborators

Commonwealth Small Arms List
By Tujev and 2 collaborators

Soviet Union Small Arms List
By Tujev and 2 collaborators

Japan Small Arms List
By Tujev and 2 collaborators

If you would like more Guides check out Tujevs profile, he’s made some great guides that have helped me out alot.

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11.6 hrs
Posted: October 17
Product received for free

1v1 with friends is definetly one of my favourite things in the game <3

Only con in the game is that AXIS is pretty much better than ALLIES ... But its completly ok!

I really recommend you dear guys who read this Sh*t, to buy this awesome game! (It's a lot cheaper from ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ or ♥♥♥)

^^ I'm enjoying, and I really wanna thank my friend from purchasing this amazing product to me!!!
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518.8 hrs
Posted: October 17
Full disclosure. I love this game. I would still be playing it and have double the amount of hours played if I could still play it.

Great WW2 strategy game. Not a 4x type game, but you can easily slow the battles down to a speed that your comfortable with. Not like most strategy games where you have an overall map and decide your path. This game has 6-10 different maps for each of the 5 major factions of WW2 except Italy for some reason. Do you want to have 1 soldier be Rambo and do everything? Do you like being a sniper and picking off your enemies from relative safety? Do you like playing tanks and smashing/blowing up anything that moves? You can do all these and more. Command large armies to conquer the map. The physics are surprising well detailed and thought out. Bounce Anti-Tank shells by angling your tank. Toss a grenade on to a tank's engine for fire/explosion. This game has tons of potential and a modding community that really takes the game to its true goals.

Improvements - Hate that a year after I bought the game, the Company changed the minimum requirements so that my old computer can't run this anymore without crashing. I mean, if this was a MMO, I can understand, or something that was constantly getting DLC or expansion packs. But this game had been static for a very long time, and except for the mods, didn't need its requirements changed.
- Missions, unforunately, you pretty much do the same 5 missions on each of the factions, like maybe 1-2 missions are truly unique to that faction.
- Ammo resuppy is still messed up. Unless your able to move soldiers to just hang out around an ammo truck for long periods of time to get them to resupply 1 stack of ammo every minute, what is on the truck is pretty much all you have to pick from. I mainly get most of my soldier's ammo from the dead, thankfully, there are only 2-4 types total in the game. Biggest draw back is using tanks that don't have that same option. An enemy tank may have the same size caliber of gun as your tank, but the ammo still doesn't work for it. Ammo trucks worked great until they changed it in a patch a long time ago.

All in all. This is a great game, for a great price now. Mods really make this game stay alive and fun to play as well as the multi player option. Recommend 9/10. Oustanding game if you can get it on 50% off weekend or summer sale.
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132.7 hrs
Posted: October 15
My game keeps syncing so it wont start anyone know how to fix this.
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