Making History® delivers the open-ended gameplay of strategy-game classics, but with compelling new economic, military, and diplomatic systems and deep research that lets you play with real historical challenges.
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Data wydania: 13 Mar, 2007

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Kup Making History®: The Calm & the Storm

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Making History® delivers the open-ended gameplay of strategy-game classics, but with compelling new economic, military, and diplomatic systems and deep research that lets you play with real historical challenges.

The game drops you into a rich WWII world where every nation has its own agenda, and where events can turn on a single alliance. Work with your nation's historic strengths and weaknesses. Build up your industry, infrastructure, economy, military. Create alliances. Then reshape your strategy as the world evolves with each turn.

  • Rich WWII world: MAKING HISTORY: The Calm & the Storm includes over 80 nations and 800+ regions. Each nation is given detailed characteristics built on extensive research, including economic and military strengths, diplomatic relations, ideology, and technical advancement. Each region features terrain, infrastructure, resource production and more.
  • You are your Nation: Jump into a world in motion where every nation is pursuing its own agenda, and where events can turn on the breaking of a single alliance. Devise strategies based on your nation's historic strengths and weaknesses' and revise your plans as the world evolves in response to your actions. Play as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USSR, the United States, or China.
  • Multi-Turn Combat: An innovative combat system allows many approaches to engagements from massive assaults to holding actions. Supplies, reinforcements and geography all affect your battle plan.
  • More Military Options: Use unique unit abilities to blitzkrieg with armor, fight attrition battles with hordes of infantry, decimate enemy industry with strategic bombers, and bomb fleets from a distance with a carrier task force. With scientific research you can unlock more advanced military units, and every unit features a detailed 3D model.
  • Sophisticated World Economy: The game's economic system models the connections between world power and economic strength. Players control trade, aid, industrial development, infrastructure investments, and a deep field of research.
  • Powerful Alliance System: As you make and break alliances, declare war and propose peace, each action affects your relations with other nations, and their willingness to ally with you. If you lack strong allies, you may find other nations are more are more likely to attack.
  • Historic Scenarios: Six scenarios let you start at a crucial historic moment, focus on a specific event, or play the whole war. Scenarios cover the fall of France, Pearl Harbor, the D-Day invasion of Europe, the Sudeten crisis and more, and each is based on detailed research. You can work to succeed where others failed, or take a different path and see what happens.
  • Superb replayability: Each scenario drops you into a different firestorm. Each nation you play presents unique challenges. Everything evolves from your economic and military choices, the alliances you make, and the actions and reactions of the world's other nations.
  • Single and Multiplayer Turn-Based Gameplay: Innovative simultaneous-turn-based play is quick and responsive, and keeps you in control with no waiting. Play with up to eight others in multiplayer mode, using in-game chat to devise joint strategies and secret pacts. Will you be a trusted ally or a backstabbing tyrant?
  • Built for Modding: Use included Scenario Editor to modify scenarios or create your own.

Wymagania systemowe

    Minimalne: System operacyjny Windows XP, 2000 lub Vista, procesor Pentium III lub Athlon 1,0 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 850 MB wolnego miejsca na dysku twardym, karta graficzna 32 MB, połączenie z internetem do gry w sieci

Pomocne recenzje klientów
80 z 92 osób (87%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 4 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
13.6 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 27 grudnia, 2014
After i managed to get Croatia it's independence i decided to randomly start war against it, because i got bored after i gave entire Russia and Europe to it.(Yes, Croatia had control over Russia and Europe, Croatia stronk)

So, Croatia firstly made an alliance with Brazil, because there is no more random country when it comes to war against Croatia and Germany. The allied with Poland, i was amused.

Then Croatia formed the "Fascist state of Albania". I died laughing.

This game has nothing to do with WWII. Here you do whatever the hell you want.

Croatia stronk, hail Fascist Albania 10/10
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26 z 31 osób (84%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
225.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 19 stycznia
Due to me putting 130+ hours into the game, I feel like I have a right to review it.

Compared to other games such as Europa Universalis or any other Grand Strategy game, The Calm & the Storm is pretty simplistic when it comes to gameplay. Diplomacy is simple and combat is relatively easy to learn.

One thing I will mention though, is that the world market is your best friend. if you play as anyone but the U.S USSR or Germany (I'm not sure about the U.K or China) then you will become dependent to the world market. Surprisingly, the same goes to self-sufficient countries if you want to keep a fairly steady income.

That's all I'm going to mention about the game because if you download custom scenarios (which I HIGHLY recommend) then the gameplay, research, resource consumption, world market, etc will change depending on the scenario.

For an example, I downloaded a scenario that let me played as the Holy Roman Empire in 1936, I fought the Nazis, conquered Europe, and fought the USSR and the U.K as a pro-Fascist SuperPower. Yes, Hitler was beaten by Julius Caesar.

I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to get into Grand Strategy games. This is a good place to start with it's cheap price and its simple gameplay mechanics.
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18 z 22 osób (82%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
64.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 22 stycznia
Best 99 cents I've ever spend. I'd have even paid the full price, maybe more for it. At first you might think: "EWW DIS GAME IS FROM 2007 IZ SO OLD AND DA GRAPHIZ IS SHIET SO IT MUST BE BAD". If you think so, you're wrong. It's one of the best games i've ever played, I got addicted from playing the demo and persuaded my friends to buy it too cause they thought the same as I mentioned earlier. But hell, this game is f*cking fun! Play in single- or multiplayer (LAN connection or Hamachi) with maximum 8 players as one if the leading nations in WW2 (Italy, Germany, UK, US, France, China, USSR, Japan) in 6 different scenarios in the time before and in WW2 (20th Jul 1936 - 1st Oct 1945, 1st Sep 1938 - 30th Mar 1939, 1st Sep 1939 - 19th Oct 1945, 1st Aug 1940 - 4th Oct 1945, 7th Dec 1941 - 7th Oct 1945, 6th Jun 1945 - 9th Oct 1945). In singleplayer you can even play as one of the "smaller" Nations (afghanistan, spain, etc...). It's really realistic and shows many aspects, not only "I HAVE MOAR TROOPS SO I WIN BATTLE" but also how advanced the troops are, how many arms were produced for them and which vehicles support them. Combine war tactics, alliances, production, research and trading on the world market to push up your nation in war. Before you start a game you can either pick if the biggest alliance, nation or ideology wins in the end.

TL:DR: Buy it, f*cking buy it. NOW
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
20 z 31 osób (65%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
130.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 18 stycznia
Played as the USSR and nuked every city in the game 10/10 would destroy human civilization again.
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10 z 13 osób (77%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
2.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 20 stycznia
I had only played the Gold version before and now that I picked this gem on Steam for under a euro I can say - they are very different. At first I thought that the only difference is the lack of some campaign scenarios - mainly the one that starts at 1933 and gives you so much time to develop them unstoppable armies! But after I played one of the shorter ones I came to some conclusions:

  • the color palettes are a bit off and not so smooth on my eyes - easily changed in the Gold version
  • the infrastructure is VERY slow to develop - really 72 turns to upgrade one level? And I thought Gold taking 17 turns was slow.
  • HUGE maintenance costs! Why spend 1/5th of the campaign in upgrading a slot if in the end it will cost half your GDP to maintain? No such problem in Gold.
  • at first I thought "Why does research cost so little points? Now I can pump Heavy tanks before everyone else!" - yeah but no - research is compleatly RNG based so even at full IPU those 25 research poins can take 100+ turns to make...
  • all units have only one combat "value" which makes gameplay blunt as it doesn't matter what armies you build. In Gold each unit has Attack and Defense - this for instance makes infantry very hard to deal with and while tanks have huge attack power they are probably the first to fall in battle due to low defense.
  • a lot of other nitpicks that I could point out but they aren't that gamebreaking.

What I am trying to get at is this - there are a lot of balance issues with the game but chances are unless you've played the Gold version, you might not notice some at all and thats good. Just letting you know there is a better version out there that is currently not on Steam. That being said I still think this series is amazing.

5/10

8/10 for Making History: The Calm & the Storm Gold Edition

Edit: Gold is LIVE on Steam! Pick it up!
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
6 z 6 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 4 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
1.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 16 maja
Started with D-Day
Everything went to plan
Then Canada Requests supplies
I say no
Canada Declare war on me
UK Join the fight with Canada
Germans use the chance to wipe out Canada and Commonwealth forces
Germans wipe out everyone
10/10 would declare war on Canada again
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6 z 7 osób (86%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
31.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 12 maja
I would most certainly hope you would buy this game during the sale, or even when it's not on sale(it's a quite small price).

Pros:

*GREAT learning experience, easy to get into, very user friendly.
*Easy moving system, nice controls.
*Easy economy system.
*Easy region control and production control.
*Not all full of reports and pop up's about battles and the economy like in Hearts of Iron III or similar games.
*Cheap and fun.
*Never really gets boring. Has different campaign starts incase you don't want to spend a lot of time playing.
- First campaign starts from 1936 and is mostly economic based up until 1939 when the war starts and then ends in 1945. It also involves a lot about the Spanish Civil War and lets you ask, or change/repeat history, whether Republican Spain would win or if Nationalist Spain wins and whether Nationalist Spain joins the Axis beyond political support or if Republican Spain joins the Allies, or vice versa.
- Second campaign starts shortly before the war, in 1938, showing the rise of Germany and their moves in Czechoslovakia and the Rhineland. Ends in 1945.
- Third campaign starts at the brink of the war, 1939, with the invasion of Poland and sorrounding countries. Ends in 1945.
- Fourth campaign starts in 1941 with the entry of America into the war after Pearl Harbor. Ends in 1945. Also involves the invasion of the Soviet Union(Eastern Front). Ends in 1945. Also has the battle in Africa.
- Last campaign starts in 1944 and involves the invasion of France by the hands America, Britian and Canada(Operation Overlord/D-Day). Also involves the final stages of the Pacific War and the end of the war. Ends in 1945.
*Has other historically correct events(unless you are the country that would've caused that event, in that case it is your choice if you follow history), such as the civil war in China with Communist China and Nationalist China, economic problems in America, Japan's crazy expansion, etc.
*Easy way to make your own scenarios.
*Lets you do what you always wondered and see what happens. Play as Germany and avoid a war with the Soviet's and see if you can conquer all of non-Soviet Europe. See what happens as Japan if you had not declared war on America. See what happens if, as the Soviet's, you make a move against Germany first. SEE WHAT HAPPENS!
*Area that was formally Allied is given back to the former country when conquered by an Allied army. Ie. Normandy is given back to France after America wins the battle in Normandy.
*Countries are never defeated until the whole alliance is destroyed.
*Turn based instead of real time(might be a con for some, but it makes it easier for planning purposes and reviewing mistakes quickly.)
*Almost no lag.
*Great mod support/custom scenario sharing support.

Cons:
*Area that is occupied is given to the country that fought first, not the country that contributed to the battle the most.
*Hard to recover from major losses in an area.
*No way to have production to reinforce in areas that you conquered back for a country you are Allied. Ie. America can't build stuff in a French factory in a region that they conquered for France.

A very fun game!

8/10 for strategy.
9/10 for fun.
10/10 for length.
7/10 for occupation system/conquering system.

Overall: 8.5/10
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
6 z 7 osób (86%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 2 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
25.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 14 maja
I was playing as Italy, took over Russia and the Japanese islands and most of Europe.

Veni, vidi, vici.
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6 z 9 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
30.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 15 marca
i started this game and i was really bad.

so what i did was make a scenario where i had all the avaliable tech and like 5 armies of 500 units and 5 navies with 1,000 naval ships

it isn't cheating i swear.

10/10
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
7 z 12 osób (58%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
25.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 24 stycznia
This isn't the real game and Muzzy Lane has no control over it. Don't buy it on steam, but it on the website:
http://making-history.com/purchase/index
Owned by Muzzy Lane.

Even asa 2007 game it was good. It was fun... but eventually steam has an error which doesn't allow you from playing the game discussed here:
http://making-history.com/forum/thread/460896/2#554486
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
1 z 2 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
13.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 21 stycznia
The Game definatly has its flaws, but I did enjoy my time with it and for 1€ definatly dont reget the purchase.

However, if you take your time to buy, install and work your way into the game, you should be warned that
- The Game only runs in 4:3 with max at 1600:1200
- At release the graphics already looked ancient, even by Paradox-Grandstrategy standards the game is ugly.
- The Research system can be called barebones at best
- Just like the Diplomacy system
- Or Combat
- Also, some jobs, like setting up all your production over and over again become tireing over time.

However, if you feel like some WW2 Grandstrategy and dont want to take on the billions of hours of working yourself into one of the Hearts of Iron games, this is a pretty easy-to-get-into alternative that will be grasped in ~0.5-2 hours and is enjoyable for quite some time. (However there is no useful tutorial)

If youre unsure if you should get this one or its sequel, take this one, since MH2 is way more expensive, looks only marginally better and runs terribly even on decent computers (which is rediculous considering the ancient graphics, weak-to-non-existant-Animations and rather dull AI). Gameplaywise, the second part only has minor improvements.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
5 z 10 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 2 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
6.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 1 maja
no it deleted my product code i cant play it no more
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
5 z 10 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 7 lutego
I can't say that I would recommend this game because I have not been able to play it. invalid key for windows 8. Steam's recommended fix does not do the trick. wasted $
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7 z 14 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
3.8 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 14 lutego
i like the game, but it keeps saying that the license key is invalid every time i want to play it and no matter how many times i uninstall and reinstall it, IT KEEPS DOING THAT AND I CAN'T PLAY THE GAME!! If the game stops doing this, i'll give it a positive review.
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4 z 8 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 9 kwietnia
The one Time that I was able to launch the game was a blast, too bad that from then on out it wouldn't launch. Just incase you think, " oh well, it was just this one guys computer" they have entire forums about this problem, and not a single possible solution involved the company, the one who you'd think would have vested interest in people being able to play their games.
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3 z 6 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
0.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 15 maja
This is horrible, I was very excited to get the full game as I had the demo before, but after I got it, it just says "Installation Key not found. Please try reinstalling the game.". After I reinstall it, it just keeps on happening again. I know I got it for only 0.99, but any game that costs money should work.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
5 z 5 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
32.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 7 listopada, 2014
Gra może nie jest wybitna pod względem mechanik, systemu handlu i innych ważnych dla strategii czynników , ale nie raz sprawiła mi więcej radości niż na przykład Civilization V.
Plusy:
- Wiernie odwzorowana sytuacja polityczna okresu Drugiej Wojny Światowej
- Masa różnorakich państw, od faszystowskich potęg, jak na przykład Niemcy, po małe, praktycznie nic nie znaczące, państewka pokroju Luksemburga
- Mimo swoich wad sprawia ogromną radość
- Rozwój swojego państwa, badania, ulepszanie jednostek itp. jest satysfakcjonujące
- Bajecznie niska cena, nawet bez promocji (które na tę grę są bardzo często, więc można ją wyhaczyć za pół darmo)
- Nie ma to jak grając Niemcami odbić Polskę z rąk Rosjan, oddać jej niepodległość, a następnie razem z nią oraz Rumunią, Chorwacją, Turcją i Syrią zrobić pierwszy (i ostateczny) Rozbiór Rosji...
Minusy
- ... a potem użerać się ze Stanami Zjednoczonymi, którym z jakiegoś powodu to się nie spodobało, choć sami z Rosją wojnę prowadzili. A jak sie Stany uczepią to nie odpuszczą
- Jest trochę... "biednie"
- Brak regulacji poziomu trudności
- Serwery multiplayer najczęściej świecą pustkami
- Grafika ma swoje lata (ale prawdę powiedziawszy aż tak bardzo nie kłuje w oczy, choć wiele osób się ze mną nie zgodzi)
Podsumowując:
To jest jedna z tych gier, którą albo pokochasz za jej prostotę i lekkość, albo znienawidzisz, za "bycie podróbką Hearts of Iron".
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
44 z 47 osób (94%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
275.0 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 listopada, 2013
MH: TCatS is one of the better WWII strategy games available on Steam.

The game offers a nice balance of the need to balance Trade and Economy and Military Expansion. It is not as in depth as concurrence games like Hearts of Iron, but this makes the game very Casual friendly without losing its charme for core players like me.

You can play as a nation of the given scenario time, by standard between 1936 and 1944 (so around World War II obviously). That obviously includes nations like the Soviet Union, the USA and Nazi Germany, but also stuff like Liberia, Bhutan and Guatemala. Great variety of nations. The weaker a nation is, the harder it gets for the player. (You can also set the difficulty out of 7 different difficulties to make enemy AIs more aggressive and well thinking in battle and allied AIs more cowardly and bad thinking in battle.)

One of the big upsides of the game is the real in depth Map Editor, that lets you change special properties of the map like the size of army and the exact position of cities, but also basic properties like which region belongs to which nation and creating new cities, resources, nations etc. The only thing negative is that the Editor targets towards more casual players. Changing flags and emblems of nation, as well as the relation and the behavior of AIs is only able to be changed by going into Editor .xml files and changing the codes. It lets you create stuff like WWI or Modern World or completely fantastic scenarios, but you cannot change the Planet itself sadly. Id love to play in the world of Dungeons & Dragons, WarCraft, etc., but sadly it is not given.

The BIGGEST upside is the Multiplayer of the game. It is really fun, but first off is the community pretty small, so bring some friends to play MP. Also, you mostly need a LAN device to find the servers, Id recommend playing on a LAN party or using Hamachi or better Tunngle (better networks, server and better stabilized).


Over all a pretty great game, even though the expansion to the Gold version, as well as the also pretty good second part of the franchise, is missing on Steam.
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65 z 91 osób (71%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
1.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 17 sierpnia, 2014
Declared war on Cuba, Went bankrupt, got annexed by Canada

15/10 would invade canada first

i didnt think people will notice this lol ok serious review

i only have a little bit of time in this game but i can tell you now that this is a real serious rts, economy is your worst enemy.
Pros
-be ANY nation you wish
-very indepth administration aspects
-canada is OP
-change the course of history (want hitler to win? go for it)

cons
-not good for casual gaming
-not a very friendly User interface
-not as "addicting" as other rts/4x games such as Civ 5 or AOE

8/10
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33 z 38 osób (87%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
2.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 18 lipca, 2014
This game could help give people a better understanding of just how fragile the eco system of war is, giving them a sense of realism that is not found in most other strategy games. Unfortunately it's that same level of realism that might make this game unplayable for other gamers.
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