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.
User reviews: Very Positive (131 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 13, 2007

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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.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows XP, 2000 or Vista Operating System, Pentium III or Athlon 1.0GHz Processor, 512 MB RAM, 850 MB available hard drive space, 32 MB Video Card, Internet connection for multiplayer

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Very Strategy Much Doge Much Good Game
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.4 hrs on record
This game quite confusing when you first start to play. You will want to build up your army and invade everyone around you. That isn't always the best idea you soon learn.

This game makes it difficult to manage your goods, arms, coal, metals, oils, and the many wars you will get into.
8/10
Posted: October 23
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Game will not start. I am unable to find a fix.
Posted: October 19
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Yet another game trying to ride another games coat tails; this game tries it's best to duplicate what Hearts of Iron and it's ilk do. Although graphics aren't the emphasis of these types of games they are pretty weak. The controls are servicable but it's all trial and error since there is no real tutorial. The AI's decision making is fairly random making strategy difficult in the early going and playing as any country aside from the major powers is basically impossible. Spend a little more and get HOI.
Posted: October 5
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19.0 hrs on record
MUCH WOW!

Just picked it up for a dollar and played through one scenario in about an hour.
Great game, very simple too.
Posted: October 16
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68.8 hrs on record
Amazing game!
Posted: October 17
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10.1 hrs on record
such a good game I would recomend it to any one who likes strategy
Posted: October 15
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29.7 hrs on record
The game was on sale and it turned out amazing!!!!!!
Posted: October 7
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180.1 hrs on record
so many hours played, Still play it often. Making your own scenarios is awesome, Play as sweden and give yourself a start boost, Roll over russia and join the nazi's
Posted: October 14
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1.1 hrs on record
I found Prague. GG.
Posted: October 23
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5.9 hrs on record
Am I the only one, who's game doesn't work?
Posted: October 24
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Very fun UNTIL you run out of coal during the war, at which point NO ONE wants to sell any and unless you have a 2 billion dollar coushon your economy is going to tank, this was playing as mexico anyway, basically I've found that there is a lot of skipping to the next turn because you have to skew your build more towards economy than military or research, as far as the actual combat goes, eh not TOO exciting but it'll give you a kick the first few times, however Civ V has better looking combat but less realistic strategy so it's a horse a piece, also if you play as mexico... DO NOT ATTACK THE SMALL PEEPS. IDC HOW TEMPTING IT LOOKS DO NOT. YOU WILL RUIN THE REST OF THE GAME FOR YOURSELF.

Solid 7/ 10
Posted: May 14
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 18
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.1 hrs on record
This game isnt the best strategy game, granted, however it is about World War 2, which is real life history. You can simulate it how you want to, and might be suprised with some of the alliances formed! You can also use the Modern History Editor which allows you to change lots of areas of the game, like territory. So much fun, especially if you are winning! Its definitely worth a buy as it is cheap and fun!
Posted: June 25
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22 of 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Declared war on Cuba, Went bankrupt, got annexed by Canada

15/10 would invade canada first
Posted: August 17
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23 of 39 people (59%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Invaded Switzerland and Sweden as USSR, USA and UK joined.

10/10
Posted: August 13
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.8 hrs on record
I want a refund. I recently checked the latest history books and there's still no mention of my name.
Posted: July 11
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
The best game i got for .99 cents
Posted: August 17
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
after 30min of gameplay I can affirm, I know how to hitler
Posted: August 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
I have bought this only as it's on 0.59€.
It's a good game, it has a normal learning curve (it has taken me only 1h to understand all its mechanics) and it's a good alternative to HOI. What those games lack is a real time fight (there was one in a game called "War Leaders" but it was abandoned by the devs unfortunately).
I would recommend it only for the current price on sale as there is much better around.
Posted: May 17
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