Men of War: Red Tide is a sequel to the critically acclaimed RTS Men of War. Red Tide introduces a new story driven campaign based on the writings of Soviet scribe Alexander Zorich, it also includes dozens of new or upgraded units and weapons.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (121 reviews)
Release Date: 1 Nov, 2009
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Includes 9 items: Men of War: Red Tide, Men of War: Vietnam, Men of War™, Real Warfare 1242, Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades, Theatre of War, Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, Theatre of War 3: Korea, XIII Century – Gold Edition

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Includes 11 items: 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: Vietnam, Men of War: Vietnam Special Edition Upgrade Pack, Men of War™

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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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"Lesser known spin-off or sequel of Men of War, emphasis on small squad tactics. Takes place in the black sea. Difficult levels. Primarily infantry based"

About This Game

Men of War: Red Tide is a sequel to the critically acclaimed RTS Men of War. Red Tide introduces a new story driven campaign based on the writings of Soviet scribe Alexander Zorich, it also includes dozens of new or upgraded units and weapons.
Men of War: Red Tide is a stunning mixture of RTS and a third-person action that introduces a new fighting force known for its brutal efficiency during the height of World War II. Played out across more than 20 missions, Men of War: Red Tide allows to take command of the feared "Black Coats," the nickname given to Soviet Marines, an elite combat group specializing in engagements near the shoreline.
The player has direct control of new game units including the Black Coats, tanks, self-propelled guns, armored trains, landing craft, artillery and new enemy emplaced weapons to capture and use. New air support options include fighters, bombers, hydroplanes; cruisers, destroyers and gun boats which provide naval fire support.
Fighting during the Black Sea Campaigns of WWII, history buffs and WWII aficionados will recognize theaters of battle such as Odessa, Sevastopol, Theodosia, Eltingen, Nikolaev and Constanta.

  • 23 missions - Soviet, German, Romanian and Italian forces
  • Six intense historical battles and landing operations during 1941-1945
  • Over 100 different military units: tanks, artillery, armored cars, planes (fighters, bombers, transporters), war ships and boats (cruisers, torpedo boats, gunboats)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (service pack 1)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2,6 GHz (Athlon 3000+)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon 9600 (128 MB RAM)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB of free hard disc space
    • Sound: Sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0c
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP (service pack 1) / Windows Vista
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2,33 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 MB RAM)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB of free hard disc space
    • Sound: Sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: 16 December, 2014
This game is based in the Russians marines and their fight in WW2, the missions are not repetitive and fun to play the game is challenging and maybe even hard but after some tries you can pass the missions, maybe even the best single player campaign in Men of War series in my opinion, one fact that let me sad there's no music for menu...WHY??
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: 30 November, 2014
To beat the first level's Beach landing mission (im still devising a complete way to win the full game; Im stuck at the second mission)
Send one squad of your squads to the Leftest part of the map, right next to a trench. At the same time, move your other two squads to be inbetween the two weakest trenches (the ones that dont have arty/ a second line of machineguns and death)
As the squads you sent inbetween the trenches take and give back fire (we'll call these squads b n c.) your A squad should have little problem taking the first trench, as Your pre-determined battleship arty will kill most of them. Now this also means you shouldn't run A squad into the trenches as thy'll be blown to pieces.
Now, hopefully your flamthrower unit is ok! because they will be of great use to destroy theenemy mortars behind the first trench. In case they dont survive, Get a squad to attack the mortars. Then, Take control of the mortars and attack the second trench! godspeed!
Now make sure you have

B squad to finish off The first trench

B+C moved into the second trench and take it

A squad is entrenched

If one of these steps aren't completed, you will fail (at the very least slowly)

After the enemy charges into the first trench in an attempt to retake it, and you have defeated them (the infantry easily, The tanks impossibly) Move all squads into the second trench. YOU MUST TAKE IT!
Then, in an act of sacrafice, scourge the dead enemies for anti-tank grenades. When one of the tanks aren't looking, tell your designated grenader to (sneakily) throw a grenade. (WARNING; @/3 grenaders will not survive)
Now after you have defeated the Tanks, YOu should have realized you have 2 extra squads. We'll call them X and Y.
As the A.I infantry and your own attack the main battle lines, move X and Y into the enemies trench and have them thrwo all the grenades!
After a heroing bloodbath where you have between one and two squads total of men alive, the enemy will retreat because they got blood on their suits and need to look good for the victory party you have decimated their defenses and they have limited supplies.
Good luck on mission 2!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: 30 December, 2014
I've finally started playing MoW as I finished up old episodes of Close Combat and Company of Heroes, and I can say that this is a very satisfying game, striking a balance between the two aforementioned titles. Similar in scenery and thatrics to CoH, MoW has more of a serious tactical side akin to the Close Combat or Combat Mission series. Also, there aren't many games at this level about the 1941 'Siege of Odessa'; Red Tide fills in admirably.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: 11 December, 2014
Good game but no tutorials... kinda frustating. And the troops pathfinding are a bit stupid unlike the first game. But overall not bad at all
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: 20 September, 2013
This is the hardest ♥♥♥♥ing game I've ever played. When you can't beat the third mission on easy there's something wrong. I mean sure four guys vs a gazillion tanks and infantry with mounted guns everywhere shouldn't be possible IRL and I guess the game simulates this pretty well, but... it's a game and it's fun to play as it actually has an intersting, realistic campaign that shows the true colors of the Red Army in contrast to Company of Heroes 2. If you beat this game you're a masochist and you got my respect.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: 20 May, 2014
"You have 8 men, now please conquer this entire town full of enemies." -Easy mode

Hardcore strategy with the feel of an action game, plus you can do that cool thing where you can take control of a unit personally.

If you were disappointed by Company of Heroes 2 or just want a difficult WWII RTS then this is for you.
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: 18 October, 2014
I have played 2.6 hours of this game and still remain on the first mission...

10/10 would waste my time playing this extremely difficult game again...

edit:
The difficulty was on hardest, my bad.
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
46.1 hrs on record
Posted: 30 December, 2013
You want a real game where you expierence the actual Russian side, that's harder than ♥♥♥♥ing a owl? Get this game, better than CoH 2, which was a complete let down. 8/10
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: 2 February, 2014
Much better than any "Company of Heroes" game (even CoH2)!
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: 19 February, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Hard as hell. Gave me a mini brain tumor.

9/10 thought process
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: 6 August, 2013
Instead of stupid Company of Heroes 2 - buy this game!
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: 29 September, 2014
There's direct control mode[Control a soldier movement using arrow key and aim using mouse.]
Inventory system is really cool.
If you love to steal enemy weapons, this game is for you. lol
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
73.4 hrs on record
Posted: 24 July, 2014
Probably my second favorite Men of War game behind Assault Squad, but is easily the most difficult! Took me forever to finally beat the entire game. Your men can sometimes act stupid, but the story of the Marines far outweighs that. I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys World War II strategy games.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.4 hrs on record
Posted: 9 May, 2014
I just finished then entire game on hard.

Some missions are FAR harder than any other, and require hundreds of loads, which is really painful in a game like this which takes a long time to load.

It was -OK- if you like Men of War. It completely lacks any music and recycles almost everything from the original game.

Find it somewhere cheap and paly it on normal/easy.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: 27 June, 2014
Best strategy game money can buy! Very hard, even on the easy setting it's hard... I really love how each person you command is different, They each own thier own weapons, ammo, rank and specialty(s). You can tell your men to loot bodys to get ammo, guns, medpacks, ect..Very fun and very interactive. This game will always stand in good light with me. Great job 1C Company! You set the bar with this one! 10/10
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
93.5 hrs on record
Posted: 11 November, 2014
if your into men of war sp and you like hard game then this is for you
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: 11 November, 2014
Ну что, тяжелая стратегия, кидая сразу в гущу событий, дает под управление амрмию, противник, который всегда преобладает в колличестве и качестве, промахи в тактике не прощает совершенно и отряд который бъет в лоб разбивает без потерь, Правада в дальнейшем (на момент написания каментария прошел 1-ую главу) дают уже маленькие отряды и воевать приходится более продумано, т.к. пока контролируешь захват позиции одними, в других уже гранаты кидают. После любой перестрелки приходится чистить карманы противника ибо патроны у отряда не бесконечные и тратятся достаточно быстро, тоже самое с любой техникой.

Это не просто стратегия, а в неком роде симулятор военных действий, в большинстве случаев приходится работать в тылу и надо всегда проявлять извращенность ума, что бы отобрать или уничтожить военную технику противника.

С такой сложностью и интересным гемплеем рекомендую однозначно.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: 2 January, 2014
Very fun WWII godgame that I will always enjoy and I will say this for every single Men of War (MOW) Game there is out their it will be good and you will enjoy this game! Overall rating: Best WWII Godgame evermade for any MOWs!
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: 26 January, 2014
The game is awesome .And i can't even pass 2 level!Buy it!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: 12 November, 2014
You can throw knives across a 20 meter distance with supreme accuracy, sneak up behind a machinegun nest, and pick that knife back up before throwing it again.
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