Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, das historisch akkurate und detailreiche Echtzeittaktikspiel, heißt alle Fans der Militärgeschichte willkommen zu der Schlacht, in der die Rote Armee die strategische Initiative für den Rest des Krieges gewann.
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Veröffentlichung: 9. März 2010

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Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, das historisch akkurate und detailreiche Echtzeittaktikspiel, heißt alle Fans der Militärgeschichte willkommen zu der Schlacht, in der die Rote Armee die strategische Initiative für den Rest des Krieges gewann. Das neue Projekt in der preisgekrönten Theatre of War Serie gibt die erste Phase der Kursk-Schlacht wieder.

In der Rolle des deutschen oder russischen Kommandeurs der jeweiligen Kampfgruppe, und mit direkten Befehlen von den Divisionskommandeuren Ivan Chistyakov oder Walter Hoernlein, werden Spieler Ihre Truppen in historischen Szenarios und auf präzise rekonstruierten, authentischen Schlachtfeldern kontrollieren.

Fünf Tage im Juli

In Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943, kontrollieren Sie die Einheiten der deutschen Division "Groß-Deutschland" oder die Kräfte der russischen 67. Gewehr Division und der 3. Panzer Division, welche in der defensiven Phase der Schlacht um Kursk am Südende des Kursker Bogens teilnahmen. Es gibt zwei Kampagnen:
  • Feuriger Bogen (russische Divisionen, Juli 5-10, 1943)
  • Operation Zitadelle (deutsche Divisionen, Juli 5-10, 1943)
Jede Kampagne besteht aus bis zu 9 Kampfhandlungen und versetzt Sie in die Situation des Führers einer typischen Kampfgruppe aus dieser Zeit. Jeder Soldat und Offizier ist eine einzigartige Persönlichkeit mit unterschiedlichen Charakteristiken und Eigenschaften, welche sich im Verlauf der Kampagne ändern können. Sorgfältige Planung und Auswahl der Truppen vor jeder Kampfhandlung wird empfohlen.

Wichtige Eigenschaften:
  • Übernehmen Sie die Kontrolle über die mächtigen russischen oder deutschen Kampfgruppen in einer der Schlachten, welche die Geschichte verändert hat
  • Simulierte Sicht, Ballistik und Panzerungsdurchschläge. Alle wichtigen Fahrzeugsysteme und Besatzungen sind individuell modelliert
  • Zwei historische Kampagnen (bis zu 18 Missionen) und eine unbegrenzte Anzahl an selbsterstellten Kampfhandlungen, welche mit wenigen Mausklicks mit Hilfe des Missionengenerators erstellt werden können
  • Hochentwickelte KI für Ihre Gegner und Ihre eigenen Truppen
  • Über 60 sowjetische, deutsche und ausgeliehene britische und US Einheiten (die verschiedenen Infantrieeinheiten nicht mitgezählt)
  • Unübertroffene Verwaltung von Personal. Sie können Einheiten auswählen, zuordnen und befördern und Sie können mehrere Tausend Soldaten mit verschiedenen Charakteristiken ausstatten. Sie können sogar Truppen umbenennen, um diese auf dem Schlachtfeld leichter zu identifizieren
  • Bis zu 8 Spieler im Mehrspielermodus (Kontrolle von Schlüsselpunkten oder Angriff/Verteidigung) mit Verstärkung, Artilleriebeschuss und Luftangriffen
  • Werkzeuge zum Kreieren Ihrer eigenen Missionen und Karten (eingebauter Missionsgenerator, ein einfacher Editor, ein voll ausgestatteter Missionseditor und ein 3D Karteneditor).

Systemanforderungen

    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP/Vista
    • Prozessor: Intel Core 2 Duo oder AMD Athlon64 X2 (2,4 GHz oder besser)
    • Speicher: 2GB
    • Grafikkarte: nVidia GeForce 6600 oder AMD Radeon X1900 mit 256MB RAM oder besser
    • Soundkarte: DirectX 9-kompatibel
    • Festplatte: 3.5 GB frei
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: 64-bit Windows Vista oder Windows 7
    • Prozessor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 oder AMD Phenom II X550
    • Speicher: 4 GB
    • Grafikkarte: nVidia GF 8800 oder AMD Radeon HD 4850 mit 512MB RAM oder besser
    • Soundkarte: DirectX 9-kompatibel
    • Festplatte: 3.5 GB frei
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cameron
( 0.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 15. April
only play this if you have an intel cpu. it'll stutter like hot poop if you don't have one - it doesn't play well with amd ones for some bizarre reason.

otherwise, this is a pretty decent real time tactical game. many za rodinus were shouted.
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GuériO [FR]
( 1.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 12. März
The historical accuaracy is great, but the game is really hard to handle, and it needs time to do so, while in the process I struggle to enjoy my gameplay. The precedent opus was easier. But not better
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
General B.
( 111.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 5. März
Most realistic Tactical game play ever done for WW2, for anyone famaliar with these battles you'll find yourself completely astounded by the detail in this game.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
CHAPPiΞ ✶
( 2.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. Dezember 2015
♥♥♥♥ game
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Welldone The Animehand
( 1.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. Dezember 2015
so realisitic and complicated that i have no idea i am doing. 10/10 rubber ducks

also get the dlc so you can get this mod

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=932

lets you play as the campaign German Elite Units i cant name them here because they are considered a criminal orginization

if you want to know what forces i mean then click this link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffen-SS
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Hellp M e
( 1.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. Oktober 2015
Not what i had expected. Clunky controls, unresponsive units. Game is quite tedious.

I can usually get past that, i don't mind slow and hard-to-learn strategy games. But it's just not responsive nor is it any fun, and frankly, i find the tactical value to be lackluster due to unavailible options for unit behaviour. (infantry only hit the dirt when under fire instead of ordering them to do so before they are under fire, for example) your units also act clunky and units are unresponsive, especially for tank and gun crews, which is my biggest issue. I am well aware that the game creates a somewhat realistic factor by having a delay in orders and units acting sort-of by themselves, but often at times it seems like my soldiers have a death-wish by simply deciding to hit the dirt right in the middle of a killzone, or tanks refusing to turn the right direction when under fire.

There are also a number of more 'hidden' factors in the game, such as morale, but i couldn't find it. Armor and penetration values for guns and ammo also only displayed the moment when i really started searching for them. While ammo penetration and armor resilience are displayed, they are only done so pre-game when assembling forces and in the encyclopedia. If you happen to stumble upon a tank in-game, you're just gonna have to guess or know these statistics beforehand - which is just silly.

The tutorial is practically nonexistant and explains nothing. While that's usually not too much of an issue for me (i dont mind googling, watching YT vids to get my information) it is still frustrating nonetheless.

I do applaud the creators for trying, the genre is kind of a niche and i really enjoy the setting and the armchair-general genre as a whole, but Theatre of War is just one big dissapointment. I recommend avoiding it.

I recommend picking up Men of War: Assault Squad instead. Not only is it more accessible, it's also got far more depth than Theatre of War, along with excellent sound effects, better graphics, immersion, and an active modding/multiplayer community. And most importantly: Unit behaviour and responsiveness works - unlike Theatre of War.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Where's UncleSam
( 12.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. Oktober 2015
slighty good game with large scale maps, silly AI system and flat gameplay
your choice to buy it
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Lt.Genarel R Baldwin
( 19.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 11. Oktober 2015
ALL GOOD
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
alexww180
( 2.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 14. Juli 2015
Don't take me wrong. I love rts games and ww2 is my favourite period. I admit most of my games are arcad-ish, but i can take the challlenge of a more realistic game.
I really like the attempt of the game to give realistic engagement ranges (100-400m) unhopefully, they are also the main trouble. However, before you dislike the review and insult my mom in the comments, read mt attempt to make a rational statement:

Infantry was included in a lazy way. Feels like the developers intended a game with tank fights, and included infantry just to make the game look more complete. Infantry is extremely hard to move around, especially compared to similar games.

Recon. Spotting enemy units is extremely hard, fact that becomes worse considering that most of non-recon units are bilnd. This is highly unhistorical, as Tank Commanders were trained to spot from their cupola/hatch and were GOOD at it. Otherwise they would not be tank commanders.

Combat happens at incredibly-long ranges if you are lucky enough to spot the enemy. This almost always makes the battlefield a Chaotic Orgy.

The game also has a somewhat low framerate, maybe it's my pc.

I rate it 4/10

EDIT:about the framerate, i heard that the game has got some severe lacks in coding. It felt weird that i could run Rome 2 and not this honestly.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
PayMeMoneyNow
( 1.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. Juni 2015
This is a combat simulation close to realism, tanks are not robots. Research before you buy it
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
SLAYAH
( 0.9 Std. insgesamt )
Vorveröffentlichungsreview
Verfasst: 20. Juni 2015
All these in this series suxormundo's. I can't stand real time games I don't know why I bought it. Worst piece of crap in my gaming library.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
elmareko
( 14.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. Mai 2015
selten so eine dumme ki gesehen!!!!!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Chopp3r777
( 7.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 4. Mai 2015
TL;DR: Am Anfang habe ich es gehasst, doch jetzt gefällt es mir recht gut! Man muss sich wirklich reinarbeiten und drauf einlassen können, dann wird man mit einem Detailgrad belohnt, der es in sich hat!


Pro:
+ Hoher Realismusgrad
+ Detailverliebtheit
+ Sounds gehen in Ordnung
+ Strategisch anspruchsvoll
+ Missions- und Mapgenerator
+ Starke Simulation

Kontra:
- Grafik gut aber altbacken
- Keine Hintergrundmusik
- miserable Wegfindung der K.I.
- Brutale Framerate-einbrüche


Fazit:
Ein durchaus gelungenes Spiel. Den meisten Spaß hat man, wenn alle Befehle gegeben wurden und man einfach die Schlacht aus nächster Nähe genießt. Dann fallen einem Details wie abgesprungene Ketten, Karabiner durchladende Soldaten oder die modelierten Innenräume von zerstörten Panzern auf. Mehr liebe zum Detail findet man in kaum einem anderen Strategie-spiel. Allerdings nerven die Framerate und die fehlende musikalische Untermalung. Für 9.99€ kann ich ToW:Kursk 1943 nicht wirklich empfehlen, aber wenn es im Steamsale oder einem Bundle enthalten ist würde ich ohne zu Zögern nocheinmal zuschlagen!

Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
DuTCHRiPPeR
( 2.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. April 2015
very good game ,love the graphics,playable by beginners but also for experienced players
got to play this
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Guetapens
( 2.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. Februar 2015
for a 5 year old game it looks very good, graphics and animations are all very well done, the UI is intuitive and the front end (menus and options etc) is very slick.

So it's a shame that the gameplay is so dire, it's boring, lifeless and flat.

If you like this type of game take a look at 'Graviteam Tactics Operation Star' for an example of why gameplay matters and it looks at least as good as this, if not better, although be warned - steep learning curve alert ; )
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
headshot26496
( 48.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. Februar 2015
One of my favorites in this type of wargame. Lots of tactical decisions to make. Use your terrain and cover wisely or you wont last long in this game.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
loki1944
( 1.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Januar 2015
First game was terrible, this is as well. Extremely poor pathfinding AI (which is a biggie for a hardcore strategy game), terrible controls, even convetional zoom is reversed for some reason. AI often will not come close to executing what you tell it to. Runs like crap on good computers. Overall a very, very bad game. And extremely unrealistic armor penetration wise.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Balthazar Sleazebaggano
( 24.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 8. November 2014
A good game with really good and clear effort and love behind it, BUT there is one glaring, game breaking problem, and that is the extreme frame rate drop nearly half way through any mission. At times it can drop to about 5 frames a second. It has nothing to do with machine as I run far more demanding games, but rather the poor coding.

Sadly, I cannot recommend this game, but if the concept interests you try out Graviteam Tactics Operation Star. With the uniform mod, that game is not only gorgeous and historically accurate to the T graphics wise, but also the best strategy game on the market.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Ganymede IX, Revoker of Titles
( 14.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. September 2014
As a sequel I simply can't recommend this game. It seems to take several steps back, and in doing so hits it's head against an open cupboard.

Firstly, there's the issue of why Theatre of War 2 comes in 2 games, each with their own add-ons? The answer to which illudes me completely. The original game had way more content, more nations, and a wider time period. Poland and France have been removed, and Italy and the USA needlessly funnelled off into their own game (which is also suffers from a severe lack of content). The British only have equipment they had at Caen, and not even all of that is present (have you ever heard of the RAF, 1C?). Are we to believe the feed back for the first game was "there's too much stuff, I want less choice"? Obviously it wasn't, so this is another quandery with no real reasoning.

Secondly, there's a grand total of one new mechanic. It's not even pluralisable. Just the one thing that's been added. It's not a terrible one, just poorly executed. The new mechanic is points. You spend points on the task force which you take on missions, and you get points for destroying enemy units. This in and of itself works fine, although knowing what's worth what would be quite nice, as you've no way of knowing in the middle of a battle (or in the menus for that matter). The only real downside is that your support now costs points. So you need at least 3000 points before you can call in artillery. Given that the average tank kill gets you about 400~ points, you need to wipe out roughly an entire battalion of tanks before High Command decide the situation looks a little hairy, and grant you off-map arty support. I'm not sure why this change was made, as artillery and air support were finite resources anyway, so you could quite easily blow it all on a not-so-serious attack and only realise later there's still another 300 dudes to kill, and your 6 remaining shells probably won't do the trick.

These are just the starkest of the games faults. There's so many little things going wrong as well, from unforgivably bad sound design (Brits speaking in American voices and the generally empty feel of the soundtrackless battles (the music slider is actually greyed out but left in)), all the way to awkward, but sadly compulsary, infantry micro-management (I shouldn't have to manually give my MG ammo while I want to be flanking a Tiger with my SU-85). It's just so frustrating to have a beautifully rendered WW2 battlefield, and then feel consricted and fustrated by mechanics of the game.

Wait, why am I spending 3 paragraphs moaning about a 4 year old game nobody even plays? Perhaps I'm passionate about the subject? Or just unemployed?

It's the second one. Hey 1C, give me a gig as a play tester you f**king hacks!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
AFTERMATH
( 0.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 15. September 2014
This game doesn't ♥♥♥♥ing work, where is my money.
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111.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. März
Most realistic Tactical game play ever done for WW2, for anyone famaliar with these battles you'll find yourself completely astounded by the detail in this game.
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1.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. März
The historical accuaracy is great, but the game is really hard to handle, and it needs time to do so, while in the process I struggle to enjoy my gameplay. The precedent opus was easier. But not better
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1.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Dezember 2015
so realisitic and complicated that i have no idea i am doing. 10/10 rubber ducks

also get the dlc so you can get this mod

http://www.battlefront.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=314&func=fileinfo&id=932

lets you play as the campaign German Elite Units i cant name them here because they are considered a criminal orginization

if you want to know what forces i mean then click this link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffen-SS
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40.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Dezember 2011
After playing through non-steam versions of Theatre of War 2 (Africa, Kursk, Battle for Caen) and Theatre of War 3: Korea I purchased the steam versions as well (during sale).
IMHO, this is not just another WW2 tactical game, it is the MOST REALISTIC simulator of company-level battles of 1943-1951 warfare!
Not easy to master for everyone who is used to "select'em all -> send'em all!" tactics! Every shell and armor interaction follows real physics laws, every unit moves are done in the real scale (time and distances), all battles are very intense and make you feel that this is how it was for real!
Every wargamer eager for WW2 realism must try at least!
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13.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Juli 2014
Great game!....Released in 2010 and still better than most CM today. A must to experience for people loving than genre!....It is realistic and historically accurate, what is there to dislike?....
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167.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. März 2014
game looks great and gets very intense
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24.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. November 2014
A good game with really good and clear effort and love behind it, BUT there is one glaring, game breaking problem, and that is the extreme frame rate drop nearly half way through any mission. At times it can drop to about 5 frames a second. It has nothing to do with machine as I run far more demanding games, but rather the poor coding.

Sadly, I cannot recommend this game, but if the concept interests you try out Graviteam Tactics Operation Star. With the uniform mod, that game is not only gorgeous and historically accurate to the T graphics wise, but also the best strategy game on the market.
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1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Oktober 2015
Not what i had expected. Clunky controls, unresponsive units. Game is quite tedious.

I can usually get past that, i don't mind slow and hard-to-learn strategy games. But it's just not responsive nor is it any fun, and frankly, i find the tactical value to be lackluster due to unavailible options for unit behaviour. (infantry only hit the dirt when under fire instead of ordering them to do so before they are under fire, for example) your units also act clunky and units are unresponsive, especially for tank and gun crews, which is my biggest issue. I am well aware that the game creates a somewhat realistic factor by having a delay in orders and units acting sort-of by themselves, but often at times it seems like my soldiers have a death-wish by simply deciding to hit the dirt right in the middle of a killzone, or tanks refusing to turn the right direction when under fire.

There are also a number of more 'hidden' factors in the game, such as morale, but i couldn't find it. Armor and penetration values for guns and ammo also only displayed the moment when i really started searching for them. While ammo penetration and armor resilience are displayed, they are only done so pre-game when assembling forces and in the encyclopedia. If you happen to stumble upon a tank in-game, you're just gonna have to guess or know these statistics beforehand - which is just silly.

The tutorial is practically nonexistant and explains nothing. While that's usually not too much of an issue for me (i dont mind googling, watching YT vids to get my information) it is still frustrating nonetheless.

I do applaud the creators for trying, the genre is kind of a niche and i really enjoy the setting and the armchair-general genre as a whole, but Theatre of War is just one big dissapointment. I recommend avoiding it.

I recommend picking up Men of War: Assault Squad instead. Not only is it more accessible, it's also got far more depth than Theatre of War, along with excellent sound effects, better graphics, immersion, and an active modding/multiplayer community. And most importantly: Unit behaviour and responsiveness works - unlike Theatre of War.
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12.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Oktober 2015
slighty good game with large scale maps, silly AI system and flat gameplay
your choice to buy it
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24.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2011
Overall, ToW games shine in armor combat. Each crew member is individually modeled and they depend on each other. Each projectile is calculated individually, including it's path after penetrating the armor. Secondary fragmentation, shell stability, interior equipment damage, this kind of things (and in Kursk and later games you can turn on hit vectors display mode that visually shows you detailed info - hit angles, caliber, penetrations...).

Moreover, starting from Africa ALL vehicles have historically correct view ports, so if a MG gunner is killed noone will be using his view slits and tank will become blind from the right side. This is not all. A crew member can use only one view point at a time, so if a commander is busy assigning targets appearing from the front to a gunner, he may not notice targets from behind (and noone else in the tank can watch behind).

Well, you get the idea:)
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2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Juli 2015
Don't take me wrong. I love rts games and ww2 is my favourite period. I admit most of my games are arcad-ish, but i can take the challlenge of a more realistic game.
I really like the attempt of the game to give realistic engagement ranges (100-400m) unhopefully, they are also the main trouble. However, before you dislike the review and insult my mom in the comments, read mt attempt to make a rational statement:

Infantry was included in a lazy way. Feels like the developers intended a game with tank fights, and included infantry just to make the game look more complete. Infantry is extremely hard to move around, especially compared to similar games.

Recon. Spotting enemy units is extremely hard, fact that becomes worse considering that most of non-recon units are bilnd. This is highly unhistorical, as Tank Commanders were trained to spot from their cupola/hatch and were GOOD at it. Otherwise they would not be tank commanders.

Combat happens at incredibly-long ranges if you are lucky enough to spot the enemy. This almost always makes the battlefield a Chaotic Orgy.

The game also has a somewhat low framerate, maybe it's my pc.

I rate it 4/10

EDIT:about the framerate, i heard that the game has got some severe lacks in coding. It felt weird that i could run Rome 2 and not this honestly.
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14.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. September 2014
As a sequel I simply can't recommend this game. It seems to take several steps back, and in doing so hits it's head against an open cupboard.

Firstly, there's the issue of why Theatre of War 2 comes in 2 games, each with their own add-ons? The answer to which illudes me completely. The original game had way more content, more nations, and a wider time period. Poland and France have been removed, and Italy and the USA needlessly funnelled off into their own game (which is also suffers from a severe lack of content). The British only have equipment they had at Caen, and not even all of that is present (have you ever heard of the RAF, 1C?). Are we to believe the feed back for the first game was "there's too much stuff, I want less choice"? Obviously it wasn't, so this is another quandery with no real reasoning.

Secondly, there's a grand total of one new mechanic. It's not even pluralisable. Just the one thing that's been added. It's not a terrible one, just poorly executed. The new mechanic is points. You spend points on the task force which you take on missions, and you get points for destroying enemy units. This in and of itself works fine, although knowing what's worth what would be quite nice, as you've no way of knowing in the middle of a battle (or in the menus for that matter). The only real downside is that your support now costs points. So you need at least 3000 points before you can call in artillery. Given that the average tank kill gets you about 400~ points, you need to wipe out roughly an entire battalion of tanks before High Command decide the situation looks a little hairy, and grant you off-map arty support. I'm not sure why this change was made, as artillery and air support were finite resources anyway, so you could quite easily blow it all on a not-so-serious attack and only realise later there's still another 300 dudes to kill, and your 6 remaining shells probably won't do the trick.

These are just the starkest of the games faults. There's so many little things going wrong as well, from unforgivably bad sound design (Brits speaking in American voices and the generally empty feel of the soundtrackless battles (the music slider is actually greyed out but left in)), all the way to awkward, but sadly compulsary, infantry micro-management (I shouldn't have to manually give my MG ammo while I want to be flanking a Tiger with my SU-85). It's just so frustrating to have a beautifully rendered WW2 battlefield, and then feel consricted and fustrated by mechanics of the game.

Wait, why am I spending 3 paragraphs moaning about a 4 year old game nobody even plays? Perhaps I'm passionate about the subject? Or just unemployed?

It's the second one. Hey 1C, give me a gig as a play tester you f**king hacks!
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2.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Februar 2015
for a 5 year old game it looks very good, graphics and animations are all very well done, the UI is intuitive and the front end (menus and options etc) is very slick.

So it's a shame that the gameplay is so dire, it's boring, lifeless and flat.

If you like this type of game take a look at 'Graviteam Tactics Operation Star' for an example of why gameplay matters and it looks at least as good as this, if not better, although be warned - steep learning curve alert ; )
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1.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Januar 2015
First game was terrible, this is as well. Extremely poor pathfinding AI (which is a biggie for a hardcore strategy game), terrible controls, even convetional zoom is reversed for some reason. AI often will not come close to executing what you tell it to. Runs like crap on good computers. Overall a very, very bad game. And extremely unrealistic armor penetration wise.
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1.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Juni 2015
This is a combat simulation close to realism, tanks are not robots. Research before you buy it
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12.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. September 2014
great game for us RTS gamers.
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2.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. April 2013
Glitchy 7/10
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Verfasst: 14. Januar 2011
really good but needs more action 7.5/10
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2.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Dezember 2015
♥♥♥♥ game
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