The Great War is a turn-based grand strategy game based on the epic struggles of the WWI era. Experience the battles of attrition and punishing artillery barrages. Play as any nation of the period as the modern world of industrialized warfare replaces an age of kings with a struggle of ideologies.
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Mostly Positive (264 reviews) - 77% of the 264 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 29, 2015

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Includes 2 items: Making History II: The War of the World, Making History: The Great War

 

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December 21, 2016

Multiplayer Beta Updated

This build has the editor crash fix and an updated support email.
It also has improvements to the reconnect code. It's now possible to rejoin a game after losing your initial connection. There is still a timer (1 minute) where if a reconnect does not occur, the client is kicked from the game. An additional bug was found in the game code where the game expects the kicked player to still be there, we intend to fix that to ensure continuity.

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December 16, 2016

Steam Integrated Multiplayer Beta is now Available.

Factus Games is pleased to announce a major upgrade to TGW. We have added Multiplayer using the Steam matchmaking system to the game. This feature should make MP games easy to setup and maintain. During this process we also found and repaired several bugs associated with the old MP system.

For players who want to try it, you must go into the game properties to opt into the Beta. Right click on the game to bring up the properties menu, select the BETAS tab, from the pull-down menu, select “edge - Bleeding Edge”, enter the beta access code: BleedingEdge, then press Check Code. Steam will then update your files to give you access to the beta. When it’s ready you can Host or Join a game.

Remember, this is a beta release. We are interested in hearing your feedback.
For MH2 users, we're working to have Multiplayer running on The War of the World next.

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Reviews

“This game is a superlative experience in learning, creativity and entertainment.”
Armchair General

“Muzzy Lane has definitely developed a real winner here with Making History: The Great War”
RTS Guru

“Making History: The Great War is an exceptional title. It automatically will appeal to those gamers who know what they’re doing, as well as those willing/able to put the time in to learn.”
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Just Updated

Free Models added to the Red Army DLC

    This free content update adds more unique unit models to the Red Army. We’ve also removed the unimplemented elements associated with Naval Mines and replaced them with a project that leads to a new Coastal Defense Ship unit.

New models include:
  • Light Bombers I for the major nations
  • Heavy Bombers I for the major nations
  • American Early Carrier
  • Japanese Early Carrier
  • Japanese Carrier I
  • British Carrier I
  • American Large Destroyer
  • German Coastal Defense Ship

About This Game

The First World War ushered in the beginning of a new age. On battlefields across the globe, the remaining vestiges of the 19th Century were gruesomely attritted away as the introduction of new weapons favored defensive strategies that lead to massive casualties in futile attacks on fortified lines. Whole Nations mobilized as the citizenry became integral to the war effort, churning out the supplies necessary to keep their soldiers fighting and dying. This was total war and the national suffering seeded movements bent on rebellion and revolution.

Making History: The Great War offers a game filled with historical events and challenges of the WW1 era. Playing as the Head of State, you are responsible for managing all facets of your nation's economy, diplomacy and military. Your actions will influence world events as you lead your armies in the most in-depth WWI grand strategy game ever made.



  • Play as any independent nation during the World War 1 era.

  • Choose how best to control your conquests: colonies, protectorates or puppet states.

  • Build trenches to grind down attacking forces.

  • Soften up your enemies defenses with adjacent region Artillery bombardments.

  • Bomb with Airships and BiPlanes, counter with Fighters and Anti-Air units.

  • Control the seas and the lines of supply by waging Unrestricted Submarine Warfare, sinking both naval and trade vessels.

  • Buy and sell in a global economy, trade for vital resources or manufactured goods.

  • Expand your sphere of influence using foreign aid to increase ties with other nations.

  • A sophisticated economic system designed to simulate the inter-dependency of technology, industry and war. You must produce the munitions to fire your big guns and food to feed your people.

  • Employ government spending to keep the populations from radicalizing towards rebellion and ultimately, national collapse.

  • Over 275 different nationalities represented, many with unique model sets.

  • Hundreds of unit models representing the historic weapons of the period.

  • Create customized scenarios with our detailed editor. Share your mods on Steam Workshop.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP with Service Pack 2
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-Compliant, Shader 2.0 3D Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows-Compliant Keyboard & Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (PowerPC not supported)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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