October 22, 2009 - Update Wargaming.net has released free Downloadable Content for Order of War. The DLC will download automatically the next time you launch the game. This DLC contains all the formerly exclusive pre-order items which include: Heavy Bomber Squadrons - Addition of German Arado and Allied B-24 Marauder heavy bomber units...
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Release Date: Sep 22, 2009
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"A stunning game…" - http://gameinformer.com/games/order_of_war/b/pc/archive/2009/10/06/review.aspx (8.25 out of 10)

"Great mechanics and a beautiful presentation make Order of War shine brightly among some incredible WWII strategy games." - GameZone (8.2 out of 10)

About This Game

October 22, 2009 - Update
Wargaming.net has released free Downloadable Content for Order of War. The DLC will download automatically the next time you launch the game. This DLC contains all the formerly exclusive pre-order items which include:
  • Heavy Bomber Squadrons - Addition of German Arado and Allied B-24 Marauder heavy bomber units to air support
  • Infantry Mortar Launchers - Addition of infantry mortar units
  • Off-Map Heavy Artillery - Addition of heavy artillery strikes to the air support menu
  • Survival Mission Mode - New survival mission mode where you fend off waves of attacking enemies for as long as possible
 

About Order of War

In the summer of 1944, the Second World War entered its end-game when the Allies launched two major operations that would drive back German forces on both the Western and Eastern Fronts at once.
Their names were Overlord and Bagration. Overlord famously commenced with the D-Day landings in Normandy and ended in the Liberation of Paris, while Bagration - a far less well-known but far larger Russian operation - crushed the invading German forces in the east, leading to their complete withdrawal from Soviet territory. Had either operation been unsuccessful, history could have been very different.
In the ultimate test of military strategy, Order of War will challenge you not only to lead America's finest to victory in the west, but also place you in command of the German forces charged with repelling the Red Army's seemingly unstoppable offensive in the east. Even the keenest military minds will find that it's one thing to make history, but quite another to change it.

...Do you have what it takes to command?

Key features:

  • Experience WWII warfare on an epic, cinematic stage; that truly captures the intensity and scale of the battlefield.
  • Take Command of an entire armoured force consisting of up to 1000 soldiers, tank divisions, armoured vehicles, heavy artillery and air force.
  • Players can choose between two different campaign modes offering completely different storyline, missions, objectives and environments.
  • Experience the unique dynamic camera that allows players to command troops over huge geographical scale whilst maintaining movie-like vistas and detail.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP2/Windows Vista SP1/Windows 7
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz, DUO 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 7600/Radeon HD2400
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB free space
    • Sound: Sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP2/Windows Vista SP1/Windows 7
    • Processor: DUO 3.2 GHz or better
    • Memory: 3 GB or better
    • Graphics: 512MB GeForce 9800/Radeon HD4850 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB free space
    • Sound: Sound card
    • Note: Increased performance will be noticed on an Alienware Area 51® X58 Desktop
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
I have enjoyed this game alot. even though it has been abandoned by the devolpers , plus it has had its multiplayer removed. but it is fun to play an its mostly a matter of a opinion weither or not you this game, i personally liked it an play it still. but if you buy the game an start hating it because its not what you expected then you shouldve been smart an check the reviews.
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69 of 88 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Before i start - keep in mind that many reviews have been posted before Multiplayer was abandoned by the developers. Anyway:

Order of War is a game of deloying units and taking flags - there is no base building.

It has some good features:

*There is a certain level of tactical gameplay. This is pretty much simply decision-making about which reinforcements will be needed to counter your enemy's deployments.
*The units have a solid WW2 feel if not a little aged in graphical quality.
*There is a good variety of units with various infantry, motorised and armoured units to choose from. Adding to this there is a limited selection of air units available that can be countered by anti-air units.
*There is satisfaction to be had from breaking through the enemy front line and advancing to the next objective (objective meaning 'flag' because the game is essentially 'capture the flag').

Order of War however also has some issues that in my opinion stop this 2/5 game being rated maybe a 3/5 or 4/5.

*There is no Multiplayer any longer. By lack of Multiplayer I also mean no LAN either. This is a major show-stopper as the game seems almost geared towards Multiplayer than Single player. I can see the potential that Multiplayer would turn the routine flag stealing from a tactically-naive AI into an epic struggle of egos.
* The campaign feels a bit routine and by the numbers. It is a fairly monotone experience of basically capturing and defending flags.
*So with no Multiplayer at all and a join-the-dots campaign we need a good skirmish experience to compensate.
The Skirmish option allows some limited customisation but simply borrows campaign maps, uses them as a blank canvas and asks you to capture all the flags - a victory theme we are getting a little too used to in this game. And to limit things even further the developers offer you only a handful of maps.

Don't get me wrong. If you like WW2 RTS games you will still have some fun with elements of this game, but it will only be a temporary distraction from games with more replayability.

I would highly recommend the game if the developers simply:

Added more skirmish maps and make skirmish more customisable.
& Re-implemented LAN and/or MP capability. Why, when developers shut down servers, do they not replace online Multiplay with LAN is beyond me.

It's thumbs down until they restore at least LAN to the game and add some more content. The game feels half-baked.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2014
Order of War is an awesome WWII strategy game, it has decent graphics giving you a better feel for the game. This game puts you in command of the American, Soviet and Nazi German war machines. Its simular to the Company of Heroes series but in a wider scale. Its a real test for your skills in strategy and over all its an awesome game which I definetly recommend!
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Great game the graphics are really good and the terrain on the battfield gets all torn up one of the better strategy games ive played
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
I like it so far, Ive only played skirmishes so far and they are very good I love the huge infantry-tank charges. To bad its not multiplayer anymore. But I recommend it to people who like Massive warfare, but you may think it looks complex but its really not if you've played any Total War games, or Men of War, or Company or Heros, Ect...
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2014
Game is ok, nothing more nothing less, but considering it's cheap it's a must for every rts fan even though it has oversimplified unit commands and is only a challenge due to poorly designed missions. Wargaming does have a lot of lessons to learn.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 3, 2014
Great game for the price. The graphics and the gameplay are sure to make this game a no-brainer for hours to come!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2014
If it wasn't for this not having multiplayer i would say this is a 10/10 a must buy but it has no multiplayer only LAN so i would give this game a 7/10 mainly because it takes forever to start ONE game and it has no multi other then that i would recommend this game.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
I like to refer to call this as bag of crisps RTS, by the meaning of that it has the graphics and visual quality that gets pretty epic,especially when you use cinematic camera,but it has simplified water down game play that might disappoint those who are looking for a more tactical approach, also there is a lack of maps when it comes to skirmish and multi-player is none existent, although that can't be helped due to the collapse of game-spy, otherwise It is pretty impressive visual wise and I recomend this game if you want something to talk about at lunch break at work.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2013
brilliant game for WW2 lovers
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2012
If you are looking for a strategy game, heres one you will really like.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
This is one of the best WW2 strategies made to date!!! I think this game can be closely compared to R.U.S.E although I think it is superior in every way. I mean it has amazing multiplayer which we have been playing over the years with few of my friends but also two VERY deep campaigns.
Now, while American campaign is good - it just reminds me of COH, it does the same things, it is in the same theater etc...
German campaign is AMAZING, probably only game that offers all battles from final year of the Reich, so each fight is a desperate struggle.
Graphics is dated by now but this is a 2009 title which still playes very well - how many games can say that?
Another amazing thing for such an old title - this natively supports surround resolutions making battles a lot of fun!
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
Allowed me to send in endless waves of soldiers as cannon fodder.
Since there are no WW1 games this one is an good alternative with the right mod.
9/10 love this strategy game and the AI is not the dumbest.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 4, 2014
this game is fun
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
eye candy. game play its okay
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
good Game fun and simple to play looks good work great . Need to have mult-player back asap
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Pre-Release Review
i prefer company of heros and men of war still good though, the gameplay is a little arcadic
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Order of War was an ambitious WW2 strategy game. The graphics are nicely modelled and playing the game is quickly mastered. The game fails in that its riddled with bugs that will shut down a battle (usually when many things are happening).
I enjoyed playing this game but removed it from my PC when it kept crashing. See more about the crashing problem on google.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Well I dont know why the game is crashes "out of memory" Im running this game with 8Gb RAM
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Good graphics, not so good gameplay, units are unbalanced and military tactics seem to have a very little effect. Its more like a "largest army wins" game. Not the worst game out there but I recommend you to play the free demo first before buying it.
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