Silent Storm from leading Russian developer Nival is a true 3D tactical turn-based Role-Playing-Game set against the backdrop of WWII. As the conflict rages on the frontlines, you’ll be leading a small multinational squad behind enemy lines to gather information and wreak havoc on your enemies while trying to thwart a mysterious new...
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Very Positive (363 reviews) - 91% of the 363 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 9, 2004

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“Features a surprisingly impressive presentation, complete with realistic physics and some of the most destructible environments ever seen in a game, which lead to some very exciting unscripted moments.”
8.2/10 – GameSpot

“With a combination of destructible environments, a great 3d engine, role-playing elements and challenging turn-based fighting, Silent Storm comes up a winner.”
8.0/10 – WorthPlaying

“I thought going in that it was going to be a Commandos clone, but it turned out to be a fun game in its own right, and I’d recommend it to anybody who enjoys tactical strategy games.”
87 % – Game-Over

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About This Game

Silent Storm from leading Russian developer Nival is a true 3D tactical turn-based Role-Playing-Game set against the backdrop of WWII. As the conflict rages on the frontlines, you’ll be leading a small multinational squad behind enemy lines to gather information and wreak havoc on your enemies while trying to thwart a mysterious new rising power whose plans are even more horrific than anything the world has yet witnessed.

Silent Storm is fully rendered in breathtaking 3D – and includes fully destructible environments, realistic weaponry and unlimited tactical possibilities. Turn-based gaming has never looked this good!

The Story

1943: The world seems to face its destruction in all parts; war is raging like never before. You are the commander of a squad, leading the soldiers you’ve selected into special and top secret operations to change the tide of war in your favour – allies or axis, it’s you choice!


The new Add-On "Sentinels" begins with the end of the WWII nightmare. Veterans from all countries, even former enemies, stand together and form the secret investigation and intervention group "Sentinels", for one purpose only: To stop the evil secret society "Thors Hammer" they have faced in war.

Key Features

  • Turn-based game, heavy on tactics and team-management
  • Flexible missions, 2 different campaigns for axis and allies.
  • 24 missions during night and daytime, each one has to be prepared carefully and is enriched with random events.
  • Multiple options for mission success: brutal force and tactical cleverness can be used in the combination of your choice and in 3 difficulties
  • More than 75 authentic weapons from WWII, including experimental prototypes and rare items
  • More than 40 male and female soldiers to choose from, each one has his / her own character and special abilities
  • Destructible environment opens up tactical options, whether it’s flushing an enemy out of a building via rocket launcher or knocking holes in a wall to make a field-expedient shortcut.
  • Unprecedented realism featuring true 3D, a fully destructible environment, and real projectile physics that take into consideration trajectory, speed, and piercing performance.
  • Includes Silent Storm and Add-On "Sentinels"

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7/8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7/8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
208.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
For any of you that remember the boardgame 'Ambush!' (by Victory Games) or the PC title 'Soldiers at War' (by SSI), this game will probably seem familiar to you. It's a full 3D, turn-based, World War II tactical combat game where you control individual members of your squad in special ops missions.

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Pros:

* The AI (while not fantastic) is pretty good - or at least seems pretty good - definitely going to give you a better run for your money than most games
* Everything is destructible – walls, doors, chests, windows, and even trees and floors! It's a game like no other
* It's very addicting. I have over 200 hours playing it and have still not come close to being bored with ANY part of the game yet
* Game physics are amazing - easily beats out some triple-A games with how well they're implemented - nothing beats killing an enemy a level above you by blowing up the floor below him
* The array of weapons and ammunition types are awesome (most completely accurate, given the genre)
* The music is not bad... it'll either get on your nerves or grow on you - or both ;)

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Cons: (in paragraph form with explanations)

Most complain about the dated graphics, but while I love the jazzy newer games like Diablo III, I found the visuals in Silent Storm (or S2) to be quite functional... even sort of impressive.

The voice acting sucks, but the cheesy quips the soldiers (both friendly and enemy) say are so funny, you wind up almost liking it better that way.

The missions are all based on this clandestine what-if slant on World War II (such as fully uniformed Germans operating with near impunity all throghout Britain, or Axis commandos striking targets they never even dreamed of having access to in real life). This (IMHO) is really no issue – just simply pretend everything is happening somewhere in occupied France or something.

A really odd game decision made by the developers was to include (later in the game) such things as laser guns, PanzerKlien (near-impenetrable armor that makes soldiers look like space robots), and modern-day-esque weapons. This has game-altering impact and is the source of many complaints regarding gameplay. There is however an easily found and installed mod that removes all this wacky stuff from the game entirely (replacing it with better equipped enemy soldiers... which works).

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All and all, I love this game and HIGHLY reccomend it to anyone who likes turn-based games and World War II tactical combat. Hell, even people who play games like Jagged Alliance, X-Com or Fallout-Tactics will likely enjoy this as well.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
Difficult, but worthwhile! Highly recommended if you are into the genre and want to challenge yourself!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
This is an awesome game that i was playing as children i spent a lot of hours with my friend in this game unfortunetly i lost my CD with with this game but i saw in on steam for really low price so i had to buy it.This game is clasic with great gameplay from years when the internet wasn't as popular so games were creating not on multiplayer but in most on single player.If you like this kind of game don't wait and buy this if you will se it for 2 euro this is really good cost for this game anyway you can always use steam refund if you won't be happy but try to play at least 1 hour until refund this game will catch you for much longer trust me.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
This one is a good old classic of tactical games.

You choose your side of the conflict, your team of experts and you complete some missions around the world.
I like the breakable surrounding, the good variaty of weapons, gadgets and equipment in general. There is always plenty of tactical options, which is good too and offers some re-playability. Also, leveling sistem for each fighter, permadeath (So, think well before doing something or save more often) and the story is not bad too. The only thing that may scare some players is that the game is pretty old. So, expect meh graphics and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ resolution. But besides that, it's a must have if you are a fan of tactical games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Still relevant RPG / TBS made by Russians, set in the WWII / post-WWII world. More than solid, — has the best turn based system I've ever seen in any game. Full and total destruction of almost anything you can find on levels. Rare game to have Axis story arc in it.
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