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Very Positive (29 reviews) - 86% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,870 reviews) - 79% of the 1,870 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 22, 2012

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Reviews

“If you’re a RTS gamer, you’ll definitely want to play Wargame”
8,0/10 – http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/03/08/wargame-european-escalation-review

“After two decades, Wargame finally does modern warfare right”
8,5/10 – http://www.destructoid.com/review-wargame-european-escalation-222814.phtml

“The best of Wargame and RTS genres in one exhilarating package”
8,5/10 – http://www.gamespot.com/wargame-european-escalation/reviews/wargame-european-escalation-review-6364800/

About This Game

2 sides, 8 nations, and one battlefield: Europe!
Wargame: European Escalation is an intense and spectacular Real Time Strategy game, where realism and strategy are brought to the front lines.
With a phenomenal range of vehicles and units (over 350 different models), build your army and enter a huge military campaign across Europe of the 80's, as the Cold War is about to become World War 3.
With the powerful IRISZOOM ™, Wargame offers breathtaking graphics and battles as spectacular as they are strategic. Prepare to bring hundreds of units of all kinds--tanks, helicopters, squad Infantry, etc.--under your command in intense battles on gigantic maps stretching up to 60 square miles!
Online service EugenNet© provides a full multiplayer experience with creation of clans, organizing games, and world rankings where up to 8 players can compete simultaneously in massive battles involving hundreds of units!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory: 1024 MB (XP)/2048 MB (VISTA/7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE. ATI RADEON X1800 GTO/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600 GT OR HIGHER
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB
    • Sound: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Other: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GAMING AND GAME ACTIVATION
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.6.8
    • Processor: INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB
    • Graphics: 256 MB ATI RADEON HD 4670/NVIDIA GEFORCE GT120/320M OR HIGHER
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB
    • Other: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GAMING
    • OS: UBUNTU 12.04 LTS/UBUNTU 12.10
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB
    • Graphics: 256 MB SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE. ATI RADEON X1800 GTO/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600 GT/INTEL HD 3000 OR HIGHER
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB
    • Sound: SOUND CARD
    • Other: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GAMING
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LeoJohn787
( 61.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
w ee is good
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Fried Network
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
I never really gave much time into playing this game because I didn't think it was that good. One day I decided to play multiplayer with my brother and didn't realize that the strategy was so much fun! Now I'm into playing it and am enjoying Single-Player. Well made game, great strategy, and a masterpiece!
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staline is the best
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
good, but I prefer the real-world edition
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texasmed
( 16.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
This game is horrible. Buy Combat Mission and don't look back.
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C4NF0R
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Although my time here was short, is is definitely one of my better memories of Steam.

This game, though it doesn't have jets (or the best tutorial imo) is an awesome game for the person who wants to get into Wargame but doesn't know ***too*** much about strategy or how the game works. I remember my first game started with me buying 5 command jeeps (I didn't see the other tabs) and my friend buying ONLY the Apache he earned through grinding the campaign.

The only real quirk I have is the stars system (you need to earn every single unit).
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bluseko
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
It is what it is...Basic strategy game.
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objectedmedal1
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Great game 10/10 would blow up commies again
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Wacco Wizard
( 63.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
This game will destroy your life.
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Kolkor
( 115.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
That game is very addicting, so many units, numbers, possibilities.
I wish I could understand it :)
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m.kernahan.mk
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This developer is dedicated to their games. Literally putting out free DLC's n ♥♥♥♥. Buy it if you like tactical combat.... and have half a brain
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I never really gave much time into playing this game because I didn't think it was that good. One day I decided to play multiplayer with my brother and didn't realize that the strategy was so much fun! Now I'm into playing it and am enjoying Single-Player. Well made game, great strategy, and a masterpiece!
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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
This developer is dedicated to their games. Literally putting out free DLC's n ♥♥♥♥. Buy it if you like tactical combat.... and have half a brain
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
63.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This game will destroy your life.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Great game 10/10 would blow up commies again
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
115.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
That game is very addicting, so many units, numbers, possibilities.
I wish I could understand it :)
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75 of 82 people (91%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
106.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2015
The graphics may fade. The units may age. But time cannot erode solid diamond gameplay.
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67 of 72 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
Fantastic game. Why?
1. zoom system means that you can scale what you see from the entire battlefield to the regimental markings on a single tank - vast improvements over the RUSE system as well, the funny counters no longer appear
2. each battle escalates as it progresses BUT unlike RUSE which had a semi Age of Empres resource system, units appear appear from off of the board
3. the whole meta-game, for the first battle you play you actually only have a few units available, you need to unlock others as you complete the campaigns, play other people e.c.t. - your strategy will therefore be reflected in your army, did you unlock the artillery, or the helicopters?
4. I am actually a miniature wargamer, this game is like an epic version of my favourite game in real life - 'Battlegroup:Kursk' - there is a whole supply mechanic which means you have to really plan your offensives, and defensive moves.

If you like strategy, real strategy, then you may just be looking at the best game ever, I cannot praise it enough. If you are not so sure then I have had friends who have played this game and not enjoyed it so much: it can be confusing, complicated and annoying at first, but getting past the learning curve is well worth it.
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56 of 63 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
Meticulous & enjoyably taxing // Recommended for deep-strategy fanatics

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+ Zooming from ground to strategic view is absolutely seamless
+ Persistent battle groups; units retain experience and losses are final
+ Can play as NATO or Warsaw Pact forces
+ Skirmish game mode is available, in addition to a thick campaign
+ Unit unlock system is excellent, and encourages play of both single- and multi-player; this increases incentive and replayability
+ Deck customization adds to the emphasis of strategy and the need to be prepared for future matches (particularly online)
+ Vehicles, commands, and terrain are all extremely detailed in just about every facet
+ Fantastic, challenging AI that punishes mistakes quickly and adopts well to the player's actions
+ Boasts an absolutely superb audio design; gunfire feels weighted and satisfying
+ Every bullet and shell is rendered; physics engine handles fire exchange beautifully
+ Single-player has meat enough to be worth the price as it is (and multi-player is arguably the main focus)

- Decently large learning curve that will certainly turn away those less experience in the genre
- Requires creation of a 3rd party account
- Lackluster and largely unhelpful in-game tutorial

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67 of 81 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Quite an amazing game. I recommend that you buy it, and it was TOTALLY worth 20 bucks. The graphics are amazing, the troop diversity makes the game much more challenging, and honestly, it gave me an overall good time. Trust me. It will give you a good time, too.
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40 of 42 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Against popular opinion, I will state mine. Wargame: European Escalation, is the BEST title in the Wargame series IF you are a fan of old-school RTS like I am. This game stays truer to its roots than any other game in the series. Missing only the base building.

+Good graphics that hold up even today.
+/-A campaign mode that allows you to mission-by-mission test new units and get the hang of the game mechanics. Unfortunately this campaign isn't very interesting.
+Truly competitive up to 4v4 RTS battles.
+Strategic environments where marching tanks into cities is suicide, marching infantry through fields is suicide, and approaching any forest can lead to instant death from what tricky enemy awaits within. Helicopters are a powerful tool indeed, but be careful or else anti-air will take your prized Apache.
+The sounds of the weapons are something you can feel, they hold up quite nicely.
+/- PvE is present as you can have matches versus bots that hold up in fun. However just as the campaign was lackluster, the AI is as well. It becomes very predictable and boring without the dynamic of a real player.
-There's an annoying blue line on the screen that never goes away.

I give this game a 9/10 and will personally deem it the best game in the entire Wargame Franchise. Wheras the newer games really changed how they view "RTS", this game keeps the classic tactical gameplay many of us are used to, minus the base building. My friends all wanted me to play Airland battle (The sequel) though this one kept me hooked. It's so much more of a classic, and I'd definitely recommend anyone play this. Make sure you bring friends though, as this multiplayer is abandoned and dead for the most part.
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