Shadows of War is a 2D Real-Time Strategy sidescroller game. The game combines classical RTS elements with new ideas into a 2D game.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Negative (104 reviews) - 36% of the 104 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 19, 2014

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March 26

Update 1.18

1.17.3 -> 1.18
Fix:
  • Game is now closing completely on ending.
Updated:
  • Engine updated to v225
  • Updated NW.js to 0.13

Note: Linux is now on the same version as Windows again.

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February 28

Update 1.17.3

1.17.2 -> 1.17.3
Fix:
  • Visual Rain Shader bug when GUI disabled.
  • Finalized image optimizations.
Updated:
  • Engine updated to v223.
  • Updated NW.js to 0.13 Beta 7.

Note: This is the last optimization patch where we reduce texture size and improve loading times and size of the game. Upcoming next are some major changes suggested by players that take some time to implement, hence why this patch is smaller. It will take some time before the next patch is done but we anticipate it to be available at the time when the Linux build will be functioning correctly on the latest version of nw.js.

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Feature List


  • A 2D RTS Sidescroller Multiplayer game.
  • Multiple Modes: Conquest, Rush, Classic Skirmish.
  • 20 different unit types including: Dropship, MBTs, Helicopters.
  • Over 5 support strikes: Artillery, Tomahawk Missile, Harrier strike.
  • Big and unique maps.
  • A campaign and offline skrimish battles.
  • Intense Online multiplayer battles.
  • Competitive (1v1) multiplayer modes.

About This Game


Shadows of War is a 2D Real-Time Strategy sidescroller game.
The game combines classical RTS elements with new ideas into a 2D game.


Fight in massive battlefields against your worst foe!
Challenge your friends in a 1v1 battle, show them who is in control.
Some maps also have unique elements, that requires you to change your tactics. The bigger the map, the harder it will be. You always need to have an eye on every section of the map. Be fast to take counter measures of the enemy's attacks!


The game also offers the Hardcore mode, for old-school gamers that needs a challenge.
You are low on money, which means you can order less units onto the battlefield.
Support strikes will be rarely used, since they're costing too much.
Keep track of your tickets, you can't lose a single one!
You really need to do everything to prevent the enemy from marching into your land.
Always do your best! Else, loosing can't be prevented.
Remember the good old days, where games hadn't got any XP system?
You only played for fun, not for unlocks or that stuff? Like that?
Then SoW is the perfect game for you, no DLC, no XP, no Micro-Transactions.


1944, a German Science project, was sealed and hidden.
It was never meant to be found. But in 2013, a new Federal Chancellor was elected.
Then, old research projects were activated again, this is where everything began...
One of the projects, were a bomb, not a casual one.
They built the bomb after the blueprints they've found.
Then they tested it, the bomb detonated successfully, with a devastating effect.
A world was left, that were pushed into the shadows, no hope, no life as it is known.
Nations in despair, began to wage war. The world, at the brink of total destruction.
Now we are here. No alliances, all fighting for survival.
Russia, now facing Germany again, on the battlefields of Europe.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or later
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or later
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or later
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or later
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (104 reviews)
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XJ9
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
Bought this because the trailer looked promising, and i like that kind of genre... Well, that was a bit dissapointing:

+It looks good
-it loads сrаpload of time, it could crash in any time, and even if you manage to complete the level, your progress can be wiped :|
-the music work aswell as sound work is not very nice
-gameplay itself is not very fun you just buy units and hope for the best
+steamcards to cover part of the price

Cant say much more because it was just unplayable for me so i played something around half an hour. This game looks like some lame flash game from armorgames.
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ScramX
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Trash.

Does not make sense, can't find multiplayer games etc. DO NOT BUY.
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RaptorRaptor
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This is a side scrolling war game where you can buy Infantry,Vehicles,Aircraft and Support.Graphics wise its OK with things such as Darkness and Rain adding a bit of Diffrence to the maps.In terms of Audio....Its agian DECENT.Now the gameplay itself...the only thing you actually do in this game is buy your units tell them when to start and to stop.then they go and do their thing.This really hampers the fun in the game as its more like a buy unit simulator.No strategy and from what i can tell the units themselves are really not that diffrent.You have basically 1 infantry(Diffrent models) but the others are just Improvements of the infantry same with tanks the vehicles are a bit diffrent some are better vrs Infantry some are better vrs Tanks and so on so on the Aircraft theres not much here but 2 transports a attack Heli and a Jet.I would Really like to Recommend this but i would suggest waiting to see how this game ends up if it gets better with more variety i will most likely change my recommendation as thats what kills this game the lack of variety,how mnay times can you do the same battle with the same units?
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CB_rider
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
I would like to recommend this game but it is totally unstable.
Don't buy!
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mario is my bro
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
I played this on my browser before and enjoyed it every since
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Cap'n G2000TEK
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
I thought this game will not be so good because I see all the reviews, but actually, this game is really really fun to play! I like this game!
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keil
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
Do not recommended.

Very buggy User Interface.

Campaign progress resets randomly.
Buttons are unclickable.
Game freezes in random cases.
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VINNY132 ツ
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
Got profit from Steam Trading Cards!

11/10 - would make profit again.!
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Dick Almighty
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
First off, I do genuinely like the game. Secondly, I'd like to point out that the creator of this game is probably one of the most courteous and professional people I've met, especially for an indie game designer.

Even after giving me a refund, he chose to give me a free copy of the game simply because my review pointed out an issue with the game. To top it all off the issue was actually fixed with the latest update.

The game is really good, and the developer is even better.
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PaipxFoificla
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
Pros:
- 404

Cons:
- Bad Graphics
- Bad Controls
- Boring and Long Tutorial
- Hard to Play
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Bought this because the trailer looked promising, and i like that kind of genre... Well, that was a bit dissapointing:

+It looks good
-it loads сrаpload of time, it could crash in any time, and even if you manage to complete the level, your progress can be wiped :|
-the music work aswell as sound work is not very nice
-gameplay itself is not very fun you just buy units and hope for the best
+steamcards to cover part of the price

Cant say much more because it was just unplayable for me so i played something around half an hour. This game looks like some lame flash game from armorgames.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
77 of 100 people (77%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
Free version can be found on Miniclip
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41 of 53 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2015
Review Updated 8th March 2015

I originaly wrote a review a short white ago and since then the dev was kind enough to message me about a patch addressing some of my concerns. Since I last played there have been two patches.

Current observations 15/02/2015

Upon loading game all saved progress has been lost, at last play I had completed the campaign to day 7 I am now back at day 1.

Started up a skirmish map, as before dead enemy units are still showing on map. Ordered up a bunch of infantry units they stoped moving across the map about 15% of the way across, yet ordered up an MLRS and went all the way. During wave 2 game crashed back to desktop.

Game previously did not crash back to desktop, it just got very slow the longer a game was played ( 1 second took around 3 seconds of real time on sped up mode even worse on normal time progression by wave 16-18 and time between waves starting took around 5 mins in campaign mode, wave start delay seemed ok in skirmish ).

Given the game crashes back to dekstop so quickly I can not comment on if these issues have been fixed.

The dev is active which is a good sign and I have hopes that one day I will manage to complete the game.

Sadly as of today I can not reccomend this game in its current state.


*** 8th March 2015 3rd update to review ***

So my 3rd time trying this game, I still notice that previous progress is missing, I now presume this lost, along with progress towards acheivements.

Started up a classic skirmish, ordered up 20 soldiers, they met up with 20 enemy soldiers with a slight crest between and both stood there for 6+ mins with no casualties, didnt seem to be able to shoot each other. Started up skirmish again on a different map, same again ordered up 20 to face off against first wave of 20 enemy soldiers. Again they faced off with a crest between them. I took a screen short of it this time, nearly 13 mins they just stood opposing each other with no casualties.

3rd Time tried skirmish on a flat map, thankfully this time they were able to shoot each other.

I have played the game almost finishing the campaign and never noticed a LoS issue before, during this play test there did appear to be LoS between the troops and bullet animations were clearly showing hits between the units, so unsure if this is a new issue or just random bad lack that has not happened to me previously.

Crashes seem to have stopped. Fair play this was resolved quickly and caused by a patch that was not intended for release.

Mini map / radar is still largely pointless and quickly stops indincating your units and then shortly after enemy units.

Your own troops still randomly stop moving across the map bunching up in a mass group, this can lead to loosing a large number of units to a single tank / arty shell.

Once a large number of troops that had stopped moving and bunched up on the map just vanished ( well behind any fighting and only on 3rd wave no no arty in play on either side ), can't say I noticed that happening before either.

I would classify the current state of the game as working but frustrating. I have not tested the campaign, since Feb so can not comment regarding speed slowdown issues that occoured previously
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
First off, I do genuinely like the game. Secondly, I'd like to point out that the creator of this game is probably one of the most courteous and professional people I've met, especially for an indie game designer.

Even after giving me a refund, he chose to give me a free copy of the game simply because my review pointed out an issue with the game. To top it all off the issue was actually fixed with the latest update.

The game is really good, and the developer is even better.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
In theory, it might be fun. But it doesn't work. You start with an absurd amount of money, there is no tech tree of any merit, sound is terrible... and then it crashes constantly. I have not managed to actually finish a match.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
Major bugs

- Game freezes somewhat often, seems somewhat random

Minor stuff

Their support/feedback page is half english/half german, this could use a fix

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Campaign is 7 missions, maybe a few hours worth
Campaign/skirmish has no real AI, it doesn't counter your units, it just randomly sends units, very dissapointing, and provides no challenge


its a 10 minute have fun kind of game, but don't expect it to contain hours at a time entertainment


i'll edit if things change

edit---

after a small talk with the guy behind the game, in less than an hour, he ironed out quite a few gamebreaking bugs, so my review has now changed from not recommendet, to recommend
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2015
As it is, it is a broken, failed game. Unresponsive and pointless. Should be free, or you should get paid to play it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Do not recommended.

Very buggy User Interface.

Campaign progress resets randomly.
Buttons are unclickable.
Game freezes in random cases.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
I thought this game will not be so good because I see all the reviews, but actually, this game is really really fun to play! I like this game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
its a flash game you can find for free other places
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