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...
User reviews: Very Positive (192 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 9, 2004

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"An excellent squad turn-based tactical game set in an alternate reality WW2. Features destructible environments, tons of guns and character development."
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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
One of the finest turn-based tactics games ever. The panzerkleins can get a bit over-powered near the end if you save-crawl too hard, so ease back and enjoy yourself.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
This game is one of a kind. I love the maps, characters the AI might be a bit dumb at times but you can fix that with some AI mods like the DieHard Mod 9/10 for me
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Not a bad little game. Its an older game that I remember trying as a kid some where but it still is a solid one. I like how you can choose both sides, axis and allies, and hire troops to work with you on the batlefield. I like the base and the mechanics. Very few bugs and crashes.

The game reminds me of jagged alliance and is a great alternitve however I do wish they would have a shop to where you can buy ammo or requisition it for more of a you earned the money you get to buy what you need feel rather then scavanging and waiting for the armory to populate weapons.

Out side of that, that's all I really have to complain about wiht this game. The random encounters do get reptitious though and while not really a bad thing, it lowers the life of the game just a little bit. Also they should impliment a auto loot after each level or allow you to choose the loot left on the ground but seeing how old this game is, I doubt that will happen unless its modded in by the community.

As its on sale I am very happy to pay 2.50 for the collection. I wouldn't of bought it at 10$ but i would still reccomend it.

Anyway hope you liked the review!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
In my opinion one of the best turn based strategy games with RPG elements ever made. Equal to the original Jagged Alliance and in some points even better! Must buy for Fans of turn based strategy. God i spend so much time of my youth with that game and yet not one sec of this time seems wasted.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Kinda fun, but it doesn't have much in the way of widescreen support(although the sequel does, but still kinda janky).

Also: the Edge of Tomorrow Nazi suits are just stupid. Don't play with them. Use a mod to remove them, as they make the game a TOTAL cakewalk.

Other than that: create a smokin hot British sniper babe and lay waste to the Reich.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Еhe best in this genre!
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6 of 15 people (40%) found this review helpful
59.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
this game is the ♥♥♥♥!!!!!!!!! >:D

way more realistic than CoD, that's for sure
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10 of 26 people (38%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
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12 of 65 people (18%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
People who like "Jagged Alliance" would like this, that is if it had any of the details and depth of that game. Instead they get repetitive combat with a flimsy story linking the battles. JA had a significant economic aspect that could keep you on a fairly short leash, limiting advancement and forcing you to make do. Good guns were in short supply, ammo was hard to find and expensive. In Silent Storm, your supplier gives you free weapons and ammo while every enemy drops weapons and ammo. After a few battles you have virtually everything you will ever need for this game. Character progression is broken and many specialty items are not really worth the time. Why lockpick when you can simply machine gun open locked doors and crates? Enemy AI is dumb enough that all battles feel exactly the same. AI in this game simply means "move into visible range then move out if you have enough action points left". Many missions degenerate from first contact into "lay all your guys into a line and snipe enemies as they come into your field of fire. And almost all of them will, one after another like lemmings. Huge piles of bodies do not deter them. And conveniently they come one at a time so you never have to worry about being overhwelmed.

It's a shame because the game system has promise but it's far too simplified to make a memorable game. Feel like blowing ten bucks? Go ahead - it's good enough for a few hours distraction. But I was not hooked enough to bother finishing the game. At least it didn't cost that much unlike that horrible xcom remake where they stripped out all of the aspects that made the original game fun.
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1 of 61 people (2%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Very simply put, NOT WORTH BUYING. A waste of trash!!
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57 of 61 people (93%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
How you lose a normal TBS game:
The enemy slowly picks off your squad because they are way to powerful for you to take on.

How you lose Silent Storm:
You take it shot, it misses and goes through the floor hitting an explosive barrel, the resulting chain reaction destroys 75% of the house and kills all of your squad except the guy who took the shot. He is then blown out of a second story window by a guy with a machine gun.

50/10
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62 of 73 people (85%) found this review helpful
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Do you love X-COM? Are you a fan of turn-based squad combat with a hundred variables? I think you'll like Silent Storm, then.

Be forewarned: SS is a TOUGH game. The AI is pretty smart, the injury system is complex, and sometimes luck just isn't with you. BUT....

But that's also part of the fun! :D Once you get the hang of it, it really is a brilliant, complex, very much replayable game.

Worth every penny. It DEFINITELY lives up to the reputation of Russian video games. Too bad the developers went out of business. Thanks Obama.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
I've only play a little on the steam version of this game but I played the retail version a great bit (100+ hrs). One of my favorite games.
It takes a bit of getting used to and, of course, moves a lot slower than many games today.
A few warnings, in S2 the skill leveling is broken, making some of the classes much less useful than they should be.
S3 fixed the skill issue.
Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be the mods from teh community on steam. Some of those added tremendously.
It takes some tial and error on some missions as your usual playstyle might not be the best fit. And in one mission in S3 (the stealth mission) many have thought that it is impossible to meet all the goals. Without spoiling it I'll just say it isn't.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
So basically - Jagged Alliance made sweet sweet love to Man of Prey. And whilst X-COM assisted in the birth; the result was Silent Storm. Now, that may not make much sense based upon the actual release dates of the above titles, but Silent Storm is a fantastic squad based RTS/RPG regardless.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
The strategy set the realities of World War II. The player becomes the commander of the elite soldiers performing a very dangerous task deep into enemy territory. In each mission you can directly command the five soldiers any selected from forty subordinate our people (six professions: scout, sniper, sub-machine gunner, grenadier, physician, engineer). Each has its own history, nationality, (30 nationalities) and individual characteristics (over 50 skills that we can develop along the course of the game).

In our hands and was given more than 75 authentic weapons from World War II, from knives, bayonets and hand grenades, and ending with a sniper rifle and experimental weapons. Await to comply two large campaigns, one on the side of the Allies, the other on the side of the Axis, giving a total of 24 non-linear missions for various purposes, including release prisoners and the destruction of important enemy installations. The game takes place in a turn-based system, similar to that used for example.'s Famous X-COM, and observe the action in full 3D (changeable weather conditions, day and night, a number of visual effects).

9,5/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
44.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Turn based classics, one of the best
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Great old school game. Really enjoy playing this game everynow and then.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Silent Storm is an older game, in the same kind of genre as X-com or Jagged Alliance. Compared to those games it is MUCH more forgiving, as long as you rescue downed soldiers they don't die. It's set in WW2, with a almost wolfenstien twist, there's another faction with (era appropriate) power armor suits.

There's more of a focus of leveling up your characters and having them specialize with certain weapons, there is a pretty good list of weapons to use too. The buildings and such are destructable, it's a bit like x-com apocalpyse where enough fire and explosions will level pretty much anything.

The graphics aren't anything home to write about and the voice acting is absolutely terrible, picking a male british guy as your character is going to elict laughs out of anyone at how corny it is.

Another minor gripe I have with the game is that it seems there's no weight limit or penalties, meaning you should always have a packed inventory.

Overall, if you like the genre you should enjoy this game, while the new x-com defintely beats it in presentation I found the gameplay to be superior.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This game is an absolute classic! It has deep turn-based strategy and it still holds up today. If you're a fan of X-Com type of games, I can't recommend this enough! Get it!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This is the best turn-based strategy game I've ever played. And I don't say that lightly. The best of old school games like the original X-COM and Jagged Alliance are packaged up in an modern, graphically pretty game set in the heart of WWII. Despite its rather convoluted, n00b-unfriendly UI and ♥♥♥♥ YOU I'M DIFFICULT learning curve, it still manages to be something that I can easily see sucking hundreds of hours out of my life. So, basically, buy this game. It's worth it.
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