Through the eyes of Allied, German and Russian squad leaders, experience the most immersive World War II time strategy game where each battle is played out and won differently based on your tactical choices.
User reviews: Very Positive (242 reviews) - 86% of the 242 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 8, 2006

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Includes 16 items: Faces of War, Men of War: Assault Squad, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Alpha, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Bravo, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Charlie, Men of War: Assault Squad - Skirmish Pack, Men of War: Assault Squad - Skirmish Pack 2, Men of War: Condemned Heroes, Men of War: Red Tide, Men of War™, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Theatre of War, Theatre of War 2 - Battle for Caen, Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, Theatre of War 2: Centauro, Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943

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Reviews

“"Faces of War really makes full use of its physics system. Since blowing things up, apart and around is the whole point of war in the first place, Faces of War's physics really bring a high level of excitement and interest to the experience."”
7/10 – IGN

About This Game

Through the eyes of Allied, German and Russian squad leaders, experience the most immersive World War II time strategy game where each battle is played out and
won differently based on your tactical choices.

Key features:

  • Get immersed in the heat of the world war II, command American, English, Soviet and German troops during world-renowned battles that include D-Day, new winter missions and the storming of Berlin
  • Complex team AI for new tactical opportunities: AI controlled soldiers don't simply execute any order given by a player, they think how to do it in the most efficient and safe way.
  • Realistic physics: anything can be destroyed or manipulated and used to player's advantage
  • Improvised player tactics, advanced AI reactions and real time physics guarantee players that missions will never be fought the same way.
  • Up To 16 players via LAN.
      Faces of War is affected by the GameSpy shutdown on the 31st of May. You can continue to play the game through LAN, DirectIP and GameRanger.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 2000/XP/7/8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Pentium® IV or AMD Athlon (3 GHz Pentium IV or AMD recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 3/4/FX/6/7 series (GeForce 4 MX NOT supported). Laptop version of these chipsets may work but are not supported.
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Additional Notes: online play no longer supported, only through LAN
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 2000/XP/7/8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Pentium® IV or AMD Athlon (3 GHz Pentium IV or AMD recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 3/4/FX/6/7 series (GeForce 4 MX NOT supported). Laptop version of these chipsets may work but are not supported.
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Additional Notes: online play no longer supported, only through LAN
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
Faces of War - is a sequel of the original game "Soldiers: Heroes WWII" ideas. The sequel, which improved and corrected a lot, and taken into account previous pluses and minuses. All the same, the first part of the series was the beginner’s exercise for the Best Way company. Yes, it was a breakthrough, the game set the tone. Faces of War continuing success and proves that it was not accidental.
For those, who have not played in "Soldiers: Heroes WWII", I’ll say, that is a symbiosis of tactical RTS, wargame, third-person shooter and RPG. Although it is not certain that this definition accommodates the entire game. It has a lot of things more. You can steal a car, as in GTA, the only difference is that it is likely to be a tank or MLRS. There is also a reverse mode of construction. Normally, it is activated after the hijacking MLRS.
There are three campaigns in the game: Germany, Allied troops and the Soviet. Each campaign has 5-6 maps, but it's such maps, bro, where are you (for three hours or more) attacking, retreating, stealing boats, tanks, occupying machine gun nests (not those, which makes machinegun eggs), picking on bellies to the confrontation line, blowing up bridges, destroying whole villages and, hell, much much more. Plus, every campaign now has a tutorial that allows you to understand the basics of combat and game rules. Tutorial corresponds to the selected side and shows you all its advantages.
Compared to "Soldiers: Heroes WWII", you start fighting with the allied forces from whom you can, if necessary, recomplete yours depleted squad. And these guys not just walking near your squad. Oh, no. They shoot, covering, they run away from grenades and sometimes gives the impression that deal with the tusk even without player. There are such AI in the game, that sometimes you just want to relax in chair and watch.
A strong part of "Soldiers: Heroes WWII" was graphics. But everything is relative, right? "Faces of War" shows an unprecedented level of realism! Each exploded vehicle do not leave to the world of innocently killed machines, as we often see in games. She is lying, smoking and reminding past greatness. Exploded bridge does not disappear without a trace, as might be expected, does not join his killed steel friends. Oh no, he left a disfigured skeleton of mutilated concrete pillars with pieces of armatures sticking out. I can talk very long and flowery about Faces of War’s visual part. Collapsibility of objects is almost cinematic and absolute (in the sense you can destroy everything. Just E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G!). I remember the moment, when according to the plot i was given M4A3 Calliope, multiple launch rocket system. So, I was killed for three times, until I calm down. Until i stopped just firing my sixty 114-mm rockets and turned the city into ruins, enjoying a wasteland created. And made a separate save to come back and perform this procedure a couple of times. And feel as the evil god of war, leaving only ashes and ruins.
“Faces of war” is unprecedentedly realistic. And not only in graphics. Your every man in game is a full combat unit, which does not want to die, and differs from other units. Snipers, infantry and heavily armed commandos have different behaviors. The tank can not be driven and simultaneously shoot from all the guns, immersing into it just one soldier. Typically for such amusements we need about four, each of which has its own role.
Listen friend, if you like the games about war, shooters, strategy, RPG, tactics, tactical strategy, just the games, to destroy, to blow up, to ride on a tank, to throw grenades and run away from grenades, hiding in the trenches, loot corpses, to shoot attacking, shoot retreating, shoot sitting, lying and on the run - play! Yet you say thank you!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
rushed american positions with konigstiger, some american blew it up by front armour hit from his bazooka
10/10 would rush with konigstiger again
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
Great Game
For a small price
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
long time no play this game but its still good xD
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
My favorite of the Soldiers/Faces of War/Men of War series.
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