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Tomorrow's War Is NOW Ripped from today's headlines, Act of War: Direct Action™ is a frightening tale of suspense, international intrigue and geopolitical military conflict. This real-time strategy experience puts you squarely in control of counterterrorist forces and delivers a first look at tomorrow's war.
Release Date: Mar 14, 2005
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Notice: Act of War is not compatible with Windows 8

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About the Game

Tomorrow's War Is NOW

Ripped from today's headlines, Act of War: Direct Action™ is a frightening tale of suspense, international intrigue and geopolitical military conflict. This real-time strategy experience puts you squarely in control of counterterrorist forces and delivers a first look at tomorrow's war.

The Situation:

A crippling energy crisis. Terrorist attacks. Massive strikes. Global instability.

The Enemy:

A shadowy Consortium of back-room conspirators determined to throw the world into utter chaos using widespread terror tactics.

The Heroes:

A new "direct action" operation known as Task Force TALON to counter massive military assaults, rescue hostages, conduct classified spy missions, take prisoners and stop an unpredictable enemy bent on toppling the world's governments.

  • Command ultra-realistic modern military units
  • Power-packed combination of high-end cinema, video effects and live action
  • Intense multiplayer operations for up to eight players
  • Real urban combat, including POW captures and landscape destruction
  • Gripping storyline by NY Times bestselling author, Dale Brown

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • Supported OS:Windows 2000/XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 1.5 GHz or equivalent (3.0 GHz recommended)
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
    • Graphics: 64 MB Hardware T&L-compatible video card (256 MB recommended)
    • Sound: DirectX® version Windows 2000/XP-compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB free HD space
    • * Broadband connection required for online multiplayer play

Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Great RTS, that was overshadowed by C&C generals. This game does not use hit points for its units, but uses real world scenerios. For example, a tank will withstand rifle fire all day. But one shot with a helfire missile and it is destroyed. Most RTS would have the missile do 10 out of 15 damage but instead the missile will do its job. That is the basics. The campaign is great and skirmeshes are endless. The only problem is it is a pain to get to work on new computers. Which is a shame because it uses all real world models on all the units, and it still looks pretty good.
Posted: June 16
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
You're probably wondering why I'm recommending a game I spend so little time on right? Well, I played this game when it was in retails and it was one of the greatest RTS game I have ever played. Seriously, it is basically what I wanted from C&C generals, it was that bloody damn good.
Posted: May 6
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Played the hell out of this on Windows XP pre-Steam, but doesn't work on Windows 7 which really sux because it's a really good game. Tried the workaround they have in the forums. Still doesn't work right.

Go ahead and buy this game if:
1) You love looking at a big black screen
2) You love watching your pc feeze
3) You love looking at your desktop and wondering "What he hell....
Posted: August 28
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Well, it would be a wonderful game... If it would start. I really didn't expect to have to put my machine in single-core, 2gb of RAM mode just to get this thing running. Should really be in the description that you have to mess with your OS's memory settings to get this to work.
Posted: April 23
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
This game is a fantastic game but I haven't been able to play it because it doesn't work on windows 7 or windows 8.
Posted: April 18
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
A very well written and playable game which keeps you engaged and moving along even if you only intended to play one mission as you will find it too easy and tempting to not quit after just a mission of the campaign. Be warned, for Windows 7 and 8, excluding 8.1, it requires some research and going through a few hoops to get it running, but well worth the effort.
Posted: February 15
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