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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Releasedatum: 13 mrt 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.

Systeemeisen

    Minimum: Windows XP, 2000 of Vista-besturingssysteem, Pentium III of Athlon-processor (1.0GHz), 512 MB RAM, 850 MB beschikbare ruimte op een harde schijf, 32 MB videokaart, internetverbinding voor multiplayer

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61 van de 85 mensen (72%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
1.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 augustus 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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25 van de 33 mensen (76%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
20 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
0.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 augustus 2014
after 30min of gameplay I can affirm, I know how to hitler
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16 van de 18 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
28.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 oktober 2014
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
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12 van de 12 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
13.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 december 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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35 van de 56 mensen (63%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
9.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 augustus 2014
Invaded Switzerland and Sweden as USSR, USA and UK joined.

10/10
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14 van de 19 mensen (74%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
9.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 augustus 2014
The best game i got for .99 cents
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10 van de 12 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
108.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 november 2014
It's confusing at first. But it becomes amazing.
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6 van de 7 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
37.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 november 2014
This is a great game, though it does get tiring clicking on so many cities once you get large enough. The difficulty curve makes sense. If you want to face resistance, go "normal". If you want a real war, go "hardest". But if you just want to have fun and conquer the world, choose "easiest" difficulty and choose Germany.

Overall, this is an enjoyable game, save for two things: the aforementioned monotonous clicking and a very, very annoying bug that makes it impossible to play the game due to an error concerning the game's apparent inability to find its own engine. When this happens, the only thing that will help is to restart Steam in Administrator mode and launch it from there. It should work then.
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6 van de 7 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
180.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 oktober 2014
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
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5 van de 7 mensen (71%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
143.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 januari
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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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
27.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 januari
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
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 november 2014
Played game as Brazil. Took over South America. Everyone declared war against us. 10/10
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
24.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 november 2014
9/10 Multiplayer is the best, my friend and I played and after world war 2 we took over the world as US and UK
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7 van de 12 mensen (58%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 oktober 2014
made an alliance with germany vs austria and bohemia as the US
ruined my life
10/10
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 januari
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
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 januari
Cant go wrong for 0.99p brilliant game.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
130.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 januari
Played as the USSR and nuked every city in the game 10/10 would destroy human civilization again.
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
76.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 oktober 2014
Amazing game!
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
18.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 november 2014
Great Game 10/10
with playing this game, i can make new history. hahaha
worth it
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
87.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 oktober 2014
This. This is addiction. Strategy games are really fun to me. Especially when the topic is war. 10/10 Bought it on sale for $0.99
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