Spirit of War: The Great War is a turn-based strategy game set during World War I. Drawing inspiration from board games classics, Spirit Of War is a unique arcade/strategy experience.
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Mixed (43 reviews) - 69% of the 43 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 12, 2015

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“Take the time to really get into the game [...] and you will find that Spirit of War is not only very entertaining, but also quite addictive.”
7.3/10 – GameRamble

“Spirit Of War looks good, plays well, engages the player, and has plenty to do within each level.”
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Spirit of War: The Great War is a turn-based strategy game set during World War I. Lead troups of the Triple Entente or Triple Alliance army and relive World War I greatest battles. Drawing inspiration from board games classics, Spirit of War: The Great War offers a unique arcade/strategy gameplay.

Fight on 48 historical maps tracing the events who took place between 1914 and 1918.

Spirit of War: The Great War invites you to take part in battles 2 months apart. Between each of these battles, a summary of the events written and documented by Julien Hervieux, an historian specialized in WWI, is available to the player.

In order to defeat the enemy troops, two possibilities: Capturing the Head Quarter or eliminating all the troops. Each of the player’s units can be moved, healed and swelled to be victorious.

Battles take place on fixed size maps built on hex cases. Each of these cases constitute a different kind of terrain that impacts the advance of the troops in different ways: roads, plains or forests all come with their own bonus or malus.

At the beginning of the game, only a few units are available. These units will grow bigger and bigger while new troops will appear at the same dates they appeared during the actual war.
Two captivating campaigns including 24 maps each are playable.

FEATURES
  • Unique arcade turn-based strategy gameplay
  • Inspired by board game classics
  • Fully realized in 3D
  • Two-player mode
  • 48 historical maps & 12 multiplayer maps.
  • 47 different battle troops.
  • A detailed diary of the war's events, documented by historian Julien Hervieux.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 110 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 Gb Nvidia or AMD DX9 capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 110 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 capabilities
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 capabilities
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
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Overall:
Mixed (43 reviews)
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All or Nothing
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
This is a really fun little game. I like the graphics and the deep historical component. Wish for more content!
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ZygZag
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
I thought it will be History Line 1914-1918 and... yes it is! Game is nice but why AI IS SO DUMB??? Why units have same behavior like in HL 14-18? Why you didn't added some scripts to make AI more surprising?
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Talley Ho!
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
Game unfortunately crashes too often.
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aCdhell
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
ok turnbased game. nothing special? clumsy controls.
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jpedjped
( 187.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
Great game ! I would have loved playing it on my tablet but apparently what is not possible. Anyone who enjoyed/enjoys the good old'e Amiga game "Historyline 1914-18" will also enjoy this game
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Orelord13
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
I enjoyed this game a lot but some people who would rather have a fast-pasted shooting game may not like t as much. This game can be tricky in some levels but if you keep trying new strategies you can persevere. I also like the historical dialog at the start of the game and each level. I would recommend this game to gamers who like strategy and history like myself.

I would absolutely say buy it if its on sale and its worth your money at $9.99
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greyborea
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: October 24, 2015
I liked the intro putting the advent of WWI in context. I find the game relatively simple to get the handle of (i.e. ordering units around, etc.) however welcomingly challenging in the later maps!
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CinqTor
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 23, 2015
A very good game. Just spent the last 4 hours going through the various scenarios. This is not Heart of Iron but is a very fun and complete hex-based gamefor strategy afficionados like me. I like the atmosphere and the ambiance. I'd just like a more comprehensive multiplayer.
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JessJessKK
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 18, 2015
This is a really fun little game. I like the graphics and the deep historical component. Wish for more content!!
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Razz
( 34.0 hrs on record )
Posted: August 31, 2015
Good game, enjoyed it. Remember me olds Panzer General games. The game AI is not hard enough but enough for fun. 8/10 for a game of this size
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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2015
Took a chance on it. I like Miniatures games and this is a mini's game simulation complete with a tabletop.

It's a WWI era turn based combat game, similar to Advance Wars for you younger guys. The intro makes War World 1 history acctually sound interesting, and the game play was pretty easy to understand.

Could use a little QA work. There's some language issues with the tutorial screen. I suspect the devs do not speak english as thier native langauge.

TL;DR: Not bad, worth $10.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
The game reminds me a lot of the Advance War series, but lacks the story and tactical depth (f.e. no supply consumption, ammo, or fuel)
I would give it a neutral critic, if steam would allow it. But since this is not possible, i will recomend it for some hours of fun, IF you can get it for a cheap price. (i bought it in a bundle for 4$).

+: extremly long campaign with many scenarios.
many ww1 units.
many historic references
multiplayer

-: no custom scenarios, or editor.
only french and german units
lots of crashes
AI makes many errors (f.e. not building any new units; attacking anti aircraft guns with planes)
bad UI, that doesnt give you any information about different units or terrain.

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35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2015
A nice chilled, simple to pick up and play Turn Based Stratergy game.
Has a nice art style. Simple mechanics.
Lots of content 48+missions.
Not the most in depth experience in th TBS genre.
Nice little title nonetheless.

Here is my first impressions video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt-gy_6I-gU
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
Good game, enjoyed it. Remember me olds Panzer General games. The game AI is not hard enough but enough for fun. 8/10 for a game of this size
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2015
Excellent little war game
Easy to learn and full of subtleties, the first maps are relatively easy but the difficulty increases with the variety of units.
For me a good value for money, relatively long game time for cheap price.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2015
A very good game. Just spent the last 4 hours going through the various scenarios. This is not Heart of Iron but is a very fun and complete hex-based gamefor strategy afficionados like me. I like the atmosphere and the ambiance. I'd just like a more comprehensive multiplayer.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2015
This game is really well done. It's sin is the lack of a skirmish mode right on the menu. It could previoulsy reward the player with that sensation of fast satisfaction that us, players of strategy games, have when defeating an AI. After all I believe in the team that made it and that they are going to make it possible in the future. It's a beautiful game, and EVERYONE that's a fan of Advance Wars and its alike games should buy it!! I recommend!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
I liked the intro putting the advent of WWI in context. I find the game relatively simple to get the handle of (i.e. ordering units around, etc.) however welcomingly challenging in the later maps!
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 14, 2015
This is History Line 1914-1918 remade. Which is wonderful.
AI needs some work. Doesn't seem to be using its cash to buy more troops.

But still a great fun game.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2015
This is a really fun little game. I like the graphics and the deep historical component. Wish for more content!!
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