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.
User reviews: Mixed (92 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 19, 2007
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"Flawed, but interesting. One of the rare games that include playable nations that aren't of the common big five. Steep learning curve but can be fun."

About This Game

Theatre of War developed by 1C Company is a real-time tactical strategy title depicting the most significant battles of World War II during 1939-1945.

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, the game presents 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
  • 7 campaigns and many scenarios
  • Over 30 maps designed according to historical land maps
  • Over 150 vehicles, about 200 uniform types, over 100 small-arms types

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2 Ghz+ Pentium 4 or Athlon XP
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A dedicated video card with full OpenGL 2.1 support (starting from GeForce 5700/Radeon 9600)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game is not guaranteed to run on integrated graphics and laptops
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 and later
    • Processor: 3 Ghz+ Intel or AMD chip
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: A dedicated video card with full OpenGL 2.1 support (starting from GeForce 5700/Radeon 9600)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game is not guaranteed to run on integrated graphics and laptops
Helpful customer reviews
63 of 71 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
68.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
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
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
Steam must upgrade ToW because sell it without warning that the game doesnt work in Windows 7 or 8
I bought ToW - the first - wich I consider a masterpiece of its kind, better than ToW2 Africa & Kursk, but I'm not able to play... The game seems doesnt work with Windows 7 & 8.
Moreover I've wasted so many time to find a solution or even a explanation for it without success.
I dont understand the Steam support team omission in this case!
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
Me like...lots of thinking involved. Strategy does play a part in the mechanics of the game. the AI does seem to deduct to the best course of action once it gets going. That said, the opening moves of each map are obiviously scripted. But this game does have all the cool tanks and all the cool things to do, and to get this game and all the other ToW games for under 15 bucks, hey, what a deal!
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
This is what I expected the Codename Panzer series to be (which was an huge disappointment beyond the graphics) and it is everything I have been looking for in a RTS/RTT type game. The level of realism is well beyond any other game of this type out there. Improper planning and use of tactics are punished over and over again by a good AI. Hundreds of units are modeled and at your fingertips and variants within each vehicle type are meticulously researched and detailed. Elements such as range, armor penetration and the intangibles such as shock and moral are accurately represented. I love the fact that you can actually use infantry for more than cannon fodder and can build an actual combined arms plan of attack for a given objective. For those who are saying this game it too difficult or the scenarios take too long, fret not there is always the arcade build and unit-spam RTSs out there like Command and Conquer and Age of Empires……this one is for the big boys.
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
Excellent game to play, especially at the price now. Challenging strategy, not for those stupids though
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