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Theatre of War developed by 1C Company (creators of the award-winning IL-2 Sturmovik series and Pacific Fighters) is a real-time tactical strategy title depicting the most significant battles of World War II during 1939-1945.
Release Date: Apr 19, 2007
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Includes 9 items: Men of War™, XIII Century – Gold Edition, Men of War: Red Tide, Theatre of War, Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, Theatre of War 3: Korea, Men of War: Vietnam, Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades, Real Warfare 1242

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Includes 6 items: Theatre of War, Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, Theatre of War 2: Centauro, Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, Theatre of War 2 - Battle for Caen, Theatre of War 3: Korea

About the Game

Theatre of War developed by 1C Company (creators of the award-winning IL-2 Sturmovik series and Pacific Fighters) is a real-time tactical strategy title depicting the most significant battles of World War II during 1939-1945.

Players will command a special task force composed of different kinds of units, including tanks, APCs, field guns, mortars, various infantry regiments and will also have an opportunity to call for artillery and air support. With a focus on unit detail and combat realism, would-be generals are faced with authentic battle scenarios, taken straight from actual World War II records and maps.

  • Unequalled level of realism
  • Over 40 historically accurate missions
  • Human Resources Management
  • RPG elements: soldiers gain experience and skills, system of promotions and decorations
  • Detailed Unit Micromanagement: hundreds of units including infantry regiments, tanks, artillery and aircraft from all major nations involved in WWII; all units are based on real data from military sources
  • Top class character animation
  • 5 campaigns Soviet, German, French and Polish
  • Over 30 maps designed according to historical land maps
  • Over 150 vehicles, about 200 uniform types, over 100 small-arms types

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or Vista 32 bit
    • Processor: Pentium IV or Athlon 2.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB
    • Graphics: Video card with a pixel shader support of 2.x series GeForce 5700/Radeon 9600
    • Sound: Compatible with DirectX 9 and EAX 2.0 support
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
4 reviews
39.7 hrs on record
This, is a game for Die Hard Strategy fans, and I mean DIE Hard, the kind that will micromange and face extreme Difficulty and Realism, wait hours for anything to happen, and still be entertained. Well, I come from this point of view.
This Game is not for the faint of heart, so if you've only played basic, or no RTS games, you really should steer clear of this one, and try some more popular titles. As for those who are experienced, this review is for you. Theatre of War is a very advanced strategy game, that is very hard, a challenge i'm sure you and I would gladly take. TOW combines Historical Accuracy and somewhat realistic gameplay to create a real platoon commanding feel. Extreme detail had been given to every object and how it interacts with others on the battlefield. You can play as the obvious All-Stars, USSR, USA, and UK, and some underdogs such as poland and frace are included (underdog if you look at it like I do), and each of these playable countries has a wide variety of units and missions to choose from. Missions are usually fun, however sometimes it can get tedious, defend this, attack that, over and over, but it varies in mission and out from time to time. Unfortunately, some common problems do plague this game, as with most realistic, large scale RTS games, the storys are quickly fed to you in a short amount of writing, and then its off to unscripted action, I know a lot of players enjoy a detailed RTS story, so you won't find one here. Further more, unit responsivness is slow, and will not act in a way a real battlefield scenario would play out, standing around, not reacting to rather obvious things, and would stare at an enemy, only firing a weapon slowly. However on a large scale, details can be put aside and the gameplay works and isnt unbalanced, using the right tactics and playing smart will always fetch you a win. This game really reflects 1C as a whole.

--Pros--
+ Realistic and Accurate
+ Long Campaign Time with Plenty of missions
+ Hundreds of different units all very well detailed


--Cons--
- Freindly and Enemy units are slow in response
- Hardly a detailed story
- Repeditive
Posted: February 16th, 2014
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
13 products in account
2 reviews
14.9 hrs on record
Great game runs fine for me don't know why everyone was complaining about it not working. A bit difficult first time you play but after that it gets alot easier and feels rewarding every time you win a battle
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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13 of 28 people (46%) found this review helpful
256 products in account
2 reviews
5.7 hrs on record
You have Win7x64? Forget about that game!
Posted: February 3rd, 2014
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
26 products in account
4 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Does NOT load. Waste of money. Useless.
Posted: March 21st, 2014
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5 of 21 people (24%) found this review helpful
56 products in account
63 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
The black screen really ties the whole thing together.
But seriously, the black screen is a very well known issue, and most of, if not all, the "solutions" fail to work.
Posted: January 6th, 2014
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