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 (181 reviews)
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.
    • Hard Drive: 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.
    • Hard Drive: 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
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Well i got 20 hours of tough action from the first allied campaign and there are a total of 3 campaigns. Allies, German and Russian. So i guess there are 40+ more hours to go and i will want to play them all.

This game is a perfect fix for my Silent Storm -type of game craving - without the bugs and crashes. It's not turn based but since you can issue orders and pause the game at will then it does the trick. And i just dont ever get tired of the awesome vehicles - and toys that can be used to wreck the aforementioned. Nothing beats the feeling when a well positioned Tiger tank is souring everyones day and generally being an ♥♥♥ and then a 'volunteer' soldier takes a mad dash that would make Forest Gump proud to reach a defilade and toss that AT grenade on the back grill.

Truly awesome example of a game in it's genre. Cons? not much - perhaps the fact that you are constantly scavenging the enviroment and bodies of ammo and precious grenades/AT-grenades/Bazooka ammo is a con as it can sometimes be a bit too much (Allies 'Omaha Beach mission' i am looking at you - who assaults a beach while carrying 0-1 grenades and just a few clips of ammo?).

Handling artillery and mortars can sometimes be a pain. I also dont quite get it when a vehicle or turret is so damaged that you can't really use it. But that is offset pretty well by how awesome it is to man a AT-gun or a FLAK gun and start tearing up the place. 88mm guns are very scary to go against.

Game difficulty is just right. Keep on outflanking when possible and going from cover to cover and you will get through missions well. Run around like rambo and you go down quickly.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Another men of war game that's not called men of war hah. It plays and looks exactly like the other games in the series. The game is pretty hard as you often only get to control 1 squad of soldiers without any vehicle support, this bumps the difficulty up and forces you go scavenge enemy equipment, but i like the challenge. The game also has some good mission variety and cool maps. It ran very well and i experienced no crashes. Overall I enjoyed playing it and would recommend it to any MOW or RTS fan!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I really liked Faces of War. If you enjoy WW2 real time strategies or other war RTS games, you will like this one. There are three campaigns and each one has about 8 missions. The missions are challenging, fun, and can often take a few hours to complete. It took me over 40 hours to complete the game. It could probably be beaten quicker. However, I like to take my time. I also got killed quite a few times and had to reload. Of course I saved often throughout missions.
One of the other things I liked was that although the game was challenging, it wasn't so hard that I would get stuck on missions. There were a few missions that seemed impossible but I somehow got through them. The game pace is good.
If you are new to these games, play through the tutorials at least twice. There are some things such as calling an ally. I got about halfway through and forgot how to do that. Calling an ally is helpful and I wish I would have done it sooner. Also, some vehicles might not move, even though they are not damaged. Check the gas. The tutorial explains how to fill up a tank or other vehicle. Trust me, having vehicles, especially armored ones, makes life much easier.
The bottom line for me is that if you like RTS games, get this one. I picked it up in a bundle with Men of War and had never heard of it prior to playing. I'm glad I did. Honestly, I would gladly pay the $4.99 for this game.
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89 of 107 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
Great tactical game (2006).
Not a simulator, "Game about War".
Graphics are nice and smooth, you may see details such holes on the walls or in the ground.
There are some really enjoyable missions in this game that are very well designed.

7/10
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57 of 64 people (89%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
I'm gonna give you an honest opinion:

This game is great. If you like RTS, third-person shooter, strategy, and a challenge, this is for you. The levels are very nice and the mechanics compliment the time setting. It also has some pleasant blends including with Role Playing genre.
However, the game does have its issues. For example, the objectives are obscure and I often find myself a few steps behind my computerized teammates. It still requires some work, because small issues, such as the ridiculously low health of armored heavy machine guns, or the surreptitious change in objective. Overall, I'd still recommend this game to anyone wanting a challenge or something different altogether.
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