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 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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June 26

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Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is 75% off during the Steam Summer sale!

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Furthermore, we are working on fixing the issues you have been reporting in regards of the latest update. Thanks for your feedback!

(if you encounter serious issues, or if your favourite mods did not update yet, you can downgrade to the previous version in your Steam library properties)

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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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theStripedPatriot
184.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
One of the best games I've ever played, tons of fun! Get RobZ Realism mod and you've got yourself some realistic WWII fun going on!
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Nyanyang Parukon
83.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
jjj
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Kosatkiin
27.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
Probably the best WW2 realistic RTS for me.
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Petrenko
166.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
This franchise is kinda like star wars.

And the devs are doing the same George Lucas did to my childhood: Peed on it. This time in HD-Textures. Remastered. Hail Satan.
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deathtaco
170.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
russian bias ftw 9000 out of 1
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Archer
29.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
gr8
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TheRealDunnyArmy
18.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
great game 10/10 would buy again m8
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Yolofessional
2.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
Caution:

Do not buy this game. It has bugs. They never get fixed, or more things are broken when an attempt is made. The devs are hostile, and really have a problem with english speakers. I am curious to see how long before they pull this review.

The game it's self would be stale in 2000. The maps are about the size of my driveway. Every faction has the same units, with different skins. Every match can be won with selecting your mob, and clicking at the enemy base. Zero use for tactics. Zero learning curve. Zero thought.

There are better options. For WW2 RTS, just stick with company of heroes as that game does everything this game does, but better. If you want a good 20th century RTS, try the Wargame franchise, like Red Dragon. If you want a russian game, try Tetris. If you want a better use of your time and money than MoW: ♥♥♥ 2, literally anything will do: try sitting in a corner and light your $20 on fire and you will have a much better time than anything this game will ever offer.

Easily the worst experience I've ever had on steam.
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legoman775
664.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
This is a really good WWII game but it suffers from random crashes, graphical glitches, random connection loss ect. but dont let that discourage you from getting this game if its on sale buy it you wont be disapointed if you do. But be aware that if you play multiplayer it is VERY VERY punishing to new players of the men of war series and generally the high ranks will destroy you a lot but if you learn from them by loseing you can end up being better than them (mabey) check those corners and good luck commander, and remember "we, will be watching"
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|$m0k!n|-Ruff'n'Tumble-
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Far too much going on, hard to get into. Cant help feel it would be a better game without all the pointless clutter and who's idea was it to give every single soldier his own skills and inventory? You don't need that level of depth! Company of Heroes does it better.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,381.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
One of the finest games ever made.

***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.

(More to come)



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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
45.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
I love this game it is one of my most favourite world war 2 strategy games and just to tell you i played the whole company of heroes series, I recommend this game because the developers actually listen to their players which can be rare to find people like these guys today, this game deserves even more players then it has right now because this game offers a-lot of content including a full campaign of the Japanese, Germans, Russian, United states of America and even the British, this game also contains a steam workshop to help boost your gameplay if you think that something needs work on, and there is also a level editor where you can remake battles that happened in real life or just make a creative battle, and the multiplayer is a blast with other players, I really think this developer deserves the best and if you don't like the price wait for the steam summer sale so you can buy it for 10 bucks and thats a very good price for a game like this!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Product received for free
I enjoyed this game so much for the time I have been playing as evident by the screen shots I have taken, the ability to control the units inventory and how they protect themselves along with facing and many other aspects over their control is very enjoyable. I recently started to try the modded maps and had found great interest in a few the best ones having screen shots. The game is worth buying alone and the additions just ad much more. Here is a example of a modded map I had a interesting time with.

Mt Pretty v 1.2 by Tjdagger

You can find screen shots of it on my profile.

Stage 1 "Hard" I been playing this for several days now on hard, I captured the first base and all the ground to the bridge. I then started to set up mortars and artillery to destroy their base artillery. At this point I was able to destroy two of the mid range ones. After that most of my equipment was target and hit with accuracy I could not achieve with anything I could use or buy. This cycle would repeat thanks to the heavy artillery. I first tried pushing with many units spread out with no prevail, then with a large group of the best tanks I could buy, with no prevail, then made the logical conclusion I needed to do full out assault. I built up my units with the addition now of snipers & medics.


I repaired tanks and added them to my growing tank unit and ordered new mid range Artillery then I did a full on assault. My units were killed off so I kept ordering more and healing the dead. Next I found my tanks getting destroyed and one of my artillery, I moved in more to replace them and the new units arrived, as they pushed up the hills it felt alike to D day as they were swiftly mowed down or blown away. My tanks became damaged and I worked hard to repair what I could but I soon ran out of tanks, the last set of units was spread far to divert the fire of the artillery which works for sometime, but I was unable to make any direct hits on anything with my artillery which became annoying which then they were swiftly hit in order by the heavy artillery. I even had that heavy artillery hit an ammo and it made a domino effect causing the fuel truck to explode the 4 mid range artillery to explode the machine gunner and units nearby to get hit by the explosion, and lastly the tank and other vehicles nearby. As said it was a domino effect so they were spread out with only a few linking each other and I was unsure to be impressed or give up.

This map is the first to give me such a tug of war and neither me nor the Nazis are gaining ground its just a pile of dead bodies and destroyed vehicles with much blood and holes. You could walk over the water filled with the corpses and tanks. None of disappear for me most likely due to a mod and the carnage can be seen across the map and the game is at the point where the dead are finally now make the game lag it took some time and I can still play but it's clearly slowed. Even know it is fun to have such a challenge I don't think I will beat this anytime soon.

Have fun playing this.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.5 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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,303.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
This game is absolute.... Awesomeness, but. Some things aren't so good. :P

As an example, the Graphics are worse then Assault Squad 1 and I barely play that game, the voices and weapon system in this game is aswell, garbage. The tank and vehicle's are lacking realism and there are so many vehicles and tanks of WW2 which aren't in this game. :L
Aswell as the people and AI in this game, for an example, a guy is holding a rifle, the rifle is floating in the air with the hands inside of the rifle.
And the AI in this game is worse than Call to Arms, sometimes the AI just looks you in the face and tries to stab you from 400ft away.
And the Editor might be good but how hard it is to actually spawn hostile vehicles.
All in all, I barely reccomend this game. Even though I have 1000 hours on it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
84.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
I love this game, its a really good WW2 game with ok graphics and alot of variety but the thing that gets me is now i cant seem to play due to a bloody map error when i start up the game. -_- But overall i still recommend the game and its worth the money.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
very fun highly recomend
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384 of 473 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
26.6 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."

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.




[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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Recommended
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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