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.
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Mostly Positive (202 reviews) - 79% of the 202 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2009

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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
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Mostly Positive (202 reviews)
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MEME COP
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Nice game, but it's not exactly playable on Windows 10...
I've played the game before and if you can get it to work, it's fantastic.
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Sarkoth
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Very clunky, yet complex. Not bad, but cannot recommend.
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Antwog
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Men of War: Red Tide is a strategy game developed by Digitalmindsoft and published by 1C Company. This game was released in November 2009 and is a sequel to Men of War. It is set in World War II and features a campaign that recounts history of the Soviet Union and its battles through a 20 mission campaign. I personally really enjoyed its predecessor Men of War, but this game is terrible. Furthermore, I wanted to like this game, but I quit after 90 minutes and on the second mission and uninstalled it after giving up. I want to shed some thoughts on why I think its bad because their are many individuals that enjoy this game. Therefore, this review will discuss the positives and negatives of this game.

I am familiar with the gameplay and overall feel of the game due to playing Men of War, which is very similiar. You command your squad and you order them to attack in order for you to complete your objectives. This game is realistic because for instance, tanks destroy infantry, infantry can kill in one shot, and infantry must use tactics to get close to the tank to destroy it. Furthermore, it promotes strategy through tactics and I commend this. There is the micromanagement of supplies aspect in this game, which I adore and was seen in Men of War. The idea coincides with realism as your soldiers need to steal medical supplies and ammo from dead soldiers inventories after using ammo or those supplies. These two positives are standard in the Men of War series, as I did play the later released Men of War: Assault Squad.

There are two negatives in this game that annoyed me and/or made me quit. The lighter negative is the voice acting. As this is set in the viewpoint of Russia, I was confused on why American voice actors were recounting battles in the loading screen prior to the battle and why there was mostly American voice actors having dialogue in battles. If this was not confusing enough, the voice acting was bland as it feels overly scripted and not natural. Moving on, the main negative is the AI, which is absolutely awful and made me quit. I am not the only one that has experienced bad AI as many negative reviews for this have reinforced that notion. For instance, your objective is to neutralise the artillery so you need a responsive squad to get around the artilley and machine gun nests. The AI instead runs in circles after I order them to move, wonder whether to be prone, crouched, or standing, and does not automatically shoot the enemy in front of them. These three issues within the AI absolutely make me cringe because the idea of a non-responsive AI and a realistic game where they can easily die, it makes for a terrible playing experience. I feel this game has gone backwards because Men of War featured solid AI that was responsive and tactical and this being the sequel has ruined the series for me.

I did not want to downright bombard this game with negative comments because I enjoy the overall gameplay mechanics and atmosphere of the game, hence the positive comments that this game expands upon following the first game. But, the negatives of voice acting and mainly the AI have made me uninstall this game within 90 minutes unfortunately. This is a personal review so as mentioned before, not everyone will agree with this but coming from a strategy fan, its unfortunate I experienced this. I recommend avoiding this game.

Ratings:
Overall: 2/10

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Muse
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
The AI are too stupid. They constantly get stuck and don't go where you want them to go. The enemy has way too many tanks to just throw at you. I got too frustrated to even play by the SECOND LEVEL! The game is telling the user to go to the left and fight the enemy over there but the second you get there an armored truck with three AT guns (I think they are AT guns, please correct me if i'm wrong) plus a ♥♥♥♥-ton of enemys in trenches await to mow you down. This brings me to my next problem with the AI. When you send your troops into the trenchs when you've maraculously cleared them, they want to go to the STAIRS on either side of the trenches. I have tried to go to the right side, but by the time I clear it I don't have enough men to attack the left side... By the time they've gotten to the stairs, the armored truck has either run them over, or has mowed all of the guys down. I don't even want to play anymore at this point. I've spent three hours on this same mission (The second mission I mean. The first one was alright once you get the hang of how the game works.) and I STILL cannot seem to be anywhere close to beating it! If you figure out how to win it, please let me know! I wouldn't recomend this to anyone I know unless they fix the AI or I tell them to buy it as a prank on one of my buddies.
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Master Sergeant
( 38.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
One of the best Men of War games there is. 10/10
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ImperatorCaesar
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Too difficult Campaign and Non-Multiplayer. It is not worth to buying.
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killercam2010
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Don't gtet me wrong, love the other ones. But this one is just too hard to control. When I play if I tap the camera move button even a little bit it shoots my view across the map.
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Rags Collector Eithne
( 47.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Some might say its not as good as other Men of War titles. I say, dont believe them! That atmosphere, fighting on a battleifields that are less known to "common folk" that the usual ones like Anzio, Normandy, Kursk. As a lover of WW2 history i just loved to read "fresh" memories after each campaign i completed. That atmosphere and feeling was just so awesome!
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lnwken[TH]
( 23.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Finished the whole game on easy, took me 25 hours.
Missed alexy on original men of war, now i'm gonna miss alexander aswell.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Men of War: Red Tide is a strategy game developed by Digitalmindsoft and published by 1C Company. This game was released in November 2009 and is a sequel to Men of War. It is set in World War II and features a campaign that recounts history of the Soviet Union and its battles through a 20 mission campaign. I personally really enjoyed its predecessor Men of War, but this game is terrible. Furthermore, I wanted to like this game, but I quit after 90 minutes and on the second mission and uninstalled it after giving up. I want to shed some thoughts on why I think its bad because their are many individuals that enjoy this game. Therefore, this review will discuss the positives and negatives of this game.

I am familiar with the gameplay and overall feel of the game due to playing Men of War, which is very similiar. You command your squad and you order them to attack in order for you to complete your objectives. This game is realistic because for instance, tanks destroy infantry, infantry can kill in one shot, and infantry must use tactics to get close to the tank to destroy it. Furthermore, it promotes strategy through tactics and I commend this. There is the micromanagement of supplies aspect in this game, which I adore and was seen in Men of War. The idea coincides with realism as your soldiers need to steal medical supplies and ammo from dead soldiers inventories after using ammo or those supplies. These two positives are standard in the Men of War series, as I did play the later released Men of War: Assault Squad.

There are two negatives in this game that annoyed me and/or made me quit. The lighter negative is the voice acting. As this is set in the viewpoint of Russia, I was confused on why American voice actors were recounting battles in the loading screen prior to the battle and why there was mostly American voice actors having dialogue in battles. If this was not confusing enough, the voice acting was bland as it feels overly scripted and not natural. Moving on, the main negative is the AI, which is absolutely awful and made me quit. I am not the only one that has experienced bad AI as many negative reviews for this have reinforced that notion. For instance, your objective is to neutralise the artillery so you need a responsive squad to get around the artilley and machine gun nests. The AI instead runs in circles after I order them to move, wonder whether to be prone, crouched, or standing, and does not automatically shoot the enemy in front of them. These three issues within the AI absolutely make me cringe because the idea of a non-responsive AI and a realistic game where they can easily die, it makes for a terrible playing experience. I feel this game has gone backwards because Men of War featured solid AI that was responsive and tactical and this being the sequel has ruined the series for me.

I did not want to downright bombard this game with negative comments because I enjoy the overall gameplay mechanics and atmosphere of the game, hence the positive comments that this game expands upon following the first game. But, the negatives of voice acting and mainly the AI have made me uninstall this game within 90 minutes unfortunately. This is a personal review so as mentioned before, not everyone will agree with this but coming from a strategy fan, its unfortunate I experienced this. I recommend avoiding this game.

Ratings:
Overall: 2/10

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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
56 of 62 people (90%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 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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40 of 41 people (98%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 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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39 of 49 people (80%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 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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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
-Buy this thing
-thinking it would be like company of heroes or something
-playing the first mission
-rushing my squad to the enemy
-WTF!!! my squad is gone!!! f**kin MG!!!
-see some walkthrouh
-finally can pass the mission
-continuing the second mission
-the naration makes me bleed
-don't give a s*it about the naration because is the most hardest RTS i've ever played
-they want me too charge a hill with 2 squad then take over the town which is full of tanks
-lose 1 of my squad completely to some mot**fuc**n MG again!!!!
-try to take the howitzer from the hill ,and take over the town
-get REKt by anothe howitzer placed next to the field
-fu*k
-able to finish the mission by taking some mortar and fu*k the nazi after 2 hours.
-continuing to the 3rd mission.
-get 1 squad... have to take over a village full of enemy and tanks
-15/10 would get REKT again
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 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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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 19, 2014
Hard as hell. Gave me a mini brain tumor.

9/10 thought process
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2013
Instead of stupid Company of Heroes 2 - buy this game!
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
101.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2014
UPDATE: I'm currently going through a second play-through of this game. Literally the hardest and most frustrating strategy game I have ever played, but I still love it. I see a lot of negative reviews for this game, but if you love Men of War, then you'll love this. Each mission will take you between an hour to three hours to beat. REMEMBER: Save the game as often as you can! You will be redoing many parts of every mission many times! And if you're giving this game a negative review because it is too difficult, then you're not a real Men of War fan. It is actually enjoyable for me that this game is extremely tough.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2014
Much better than any "Company of Heroes" game (even CoH2)!
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