Men of War: Assault Squad features a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations (Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth and, for the first time ever in the Men of War series, Japan) as well as increased realism and accessibility.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,564 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 24, 2011

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Includes 16 items: Faces of War, Men of War: Assault Squad, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Alpha, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Bravo, Men of War: Assault Squad - MP Supply Pack Charlie, Men of War: Assault Squad - Skirmish Pack, Men of War: Assault Squad - Skirmish Pack 2, Men of War: Condemned Heroes, Men of War: Red Tide, Men of War™, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Theatre of War, Theatre of War 2 - Battle for Caen, Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, Theatre of War 2: Centauro, Theatre of War 2: Kursk 1943

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March 27

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 - Free Weekend!

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is available for free this weekend!
It is the perfect time to invite all of your friends and give everyone who wants to try out the game a nice and warm welcome. ːhonorː

http://store.steampowered.com/app/244450
http://store.steampowered.com/app/327130

Have fun!

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February 19

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 - Iron Fist released!

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 - Iron Fist is the first DLC for AS2. It comes with a set of new features and additional singleplayer content. Fight your way through the battlefield as a veteran tank crew in third person perspective. Gain veterancy as you fight along with allied tanks against any odds. It's also time to share your multiplayer matches with the world! Upload your replays via Steam Workshop and download the highest rated ones with just one click. Owners of the Deluxe Edition receive a 20% discount in the first 2 months after release.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/327130


Also, we released the largest update for AS2 so far with many new features, check it out!
http://steamcommunity.com/games/mowas2/announcements/detail/243529560088374760

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Reviews

“What Assault Squad does do is transform and reinvigorate Men Of War as a multi-player game, as well as set itself in stone as one of the greatest and grandest co-op games available.”
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Update Notes

Men of War Assault Squad is affected by the GameSpy shutdown on the 31st of May. You can continue to play the game through LAN, DirectIP and GameRanger. If you want to make use of full Steamworks integration for multiplayer we recommend to choose Men of War: Assault Squad 2, which includes all content of the first part and much more.

About This Game

Men of War: Assault Squad features a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations (Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth and, for the first time ever in the Men of War series, Japan) as well as increased realism and accessibility.
Players can get behind the controls of a tank to smash through obstacles, crush soldiers under their tracks and fire high-explosive shells at enemy emplacements, they can even take control of individual soldiers as they fight. As in previous games in the series, Men of War: Assault Squad includes the unique "direct control" feature which enables players to be in command of any unit using the WASD controls, rather than pointing and clicking.

Key Features:

  • Different historical settings and battlegrounds for every nation presented in the game allowing players to face distinct varieties of enemies and tactics
  • Unique hero units with powerful abilities such as increasing units' firepower, boosting morale or providing other advantages to defeat the enemy against all odds
  • Bonuses featuring remote controlled bombs that can flatten entire residential blocks, airstrikes to destroy incoming tank columns, special "For the Motherland!" charge attacks and many more
  • Improved and dynamic AI ensures that no two missions in the game will play out the same way, making each battle a new experience against an AI that really fights back
  • A great choice of various locations including Western Europe to Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Pacific area
  • The ability to play together with up to four friends in LAN or cooperative online play
  • New multiplayer maps and game settings
  • Improved multiplayer providing authentic use of equipment and vehicles
  • Overhauled infantry squads and the ability to purchase specific soldiers
  • More realistic weapon behavior and penetration values
  • A reworked artillery system providing innovative assault and defense strategies
  • New types of ammunition which increase the tanks' strength

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.6GHz Processor or higher
    • Memory: 1GB or higher
    • Graphics: DX9c compatible GPU
    • DirectX®: DX9c
    • Hard Drive: 4GB
    • Sound: any OS compatible
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
239.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Once i started Gem Editor it was all over.

10/10
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
If you have played World of Tanks, Battlefield, Company of Heroes and Call of Duty... you're gonna like dis.

Because:

If you like World of Tanks, you can have realistic tank battles with penetration, armor angling and nobody will call you noob if you use gold (apcr) rounds! :D Plus, Tiger actually has armor here! PLUS, here you can see what would have happened of WoT had infantry!

If you like Battlefield, you can capture objectives and receive reinforcements! You can fly a plane, drive a car, shoot a bazooka, shoot a rifle, have classes, custom gear, kill cows and get a FULLY destructible environment! Yup! All buildings can go down! F*ck tickets... KILL THEM ALL!

If you like Company of Heroes, you can control people just like in a RTS game! Squad control, tank control, Hold Fire, Fire at Will, Artillery strike, Cars, Smoke grenades, AT infantry, Snipers, Take Cover (specific! :D)... and you can HIDE FROM ENEMIES! :D

If you like Call of Duty, worry not my friend! Yes, you can enable direct control if you think that your idiot can't shoot properly (Which is a very annoying thing in some RTS games)! Exactly, now you can "Be" him and rush in guns blazing just like in CoD! Just take a Machine Gun, enable direct control, rotate the camera so you can see things in front of you and BOOM! You have an Action Shooter!


1337/10 - "Would kill Nazis and take their hats again." - IGN
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
89.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
really good game. certainly recomend it to anyone who likes the RTS genre
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
If you like strategy games you should definatley give this game a try. It has an awsome editor where you can create any battle and not to mention the great mods that are avalable for this game one of the best has got to be the cold war mod.
This game also has a good campaign that is quite enjoyable.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
When you get right down to it, Men of War: Assault Squad is a tactical WWII RTS game for those who have mastered the somewhat easier-to-handle Company of Heroes. This is a challenging battlefield experience somewhat closer to a wargame than to a traditional RTS game and as such is geared to more of a hardcore crowd. It isn't such a great option for tank rushers who don't have a lot of time to spare to learn combined-arms intricacies. Be aware of these demands going in, and you will have a great time refighting this war.
This review is "For Uncle Sam!"
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
This game is so hard.

I love it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Took about 3-4 hours to win a game as the germans on easy mode very hard game but very fun to play.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
127.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
One of my favorite World War 2 themed strategy games. I love it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Pre-Release Review
Really difficult!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
261.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
One of the best RTS I've ever played. Millions of free download missions and editor.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Who ever said war was easy? I totally recommend this game! This is one of the greatest WW2 RTS's on Steam! Men of War: Assault Squad is really hard and this adds a level of action and excitement. It adds fine control of your squads to the unit. You can directly control them where it's kinda like a shooter of some sort, or you can control them like traditional RTS. You can also manage their inventories. Did your tank blow up? No problem, just don't forget to take the MG! I recommend this game over any other WW2 game even Call of Duty: World At War or Company of Heroes.

What I especially love in this game are the tanks! Who doesn't love tanks! The tanks in this game are so amazing! Tanks don't just blow up if the health reachs 0; there are multiple ways to disable a tank. Driving a tank gives you really false confidence because in the open, it is vulnerable to attack either by AT guns or bigger and better tanks. One time, one of my tanks got stuck on a bridge and just tumbled off and ruined the engine. It was a bit annoying yet cool at the same time.

Every unit in the game has a role and the combination of these units really helps your battalion/company/whatever. For instance, you can have a sniper supress the enemy while you move your infantry forward to attack. It's never that simple though!

This game is really worth the money, get the second if you wish! I haven't tried the second but I will after I finish the Skirmish mode (Campaign).
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
I'm going to be brutally honest here. I thought I was going to love this game, but I really don't. Everybody in all of the other reviews say how hard it is, and they're right. It's insanely difficult, but for stupid reasons. Whenever you tell your men to get into cover, they might do it and they might not. Whenever you tell your men to move from cover to cover while you're under fire, they will stop halfway, stand right out in the open, and get slaughtered, every single time, no matter how many times you tell them to keep moving. An entire squad of men will die in an instant, because they didn't do what you told them to do. This could be all my fault, because there are so many buttons to use that they had to resort to combinations of buttons to do even more things. Trying to remember what all the buttons do, is like trying to learn a new language. If I were going to learn a new language, it would be whatever language this game was programed in, so I could add a new button. I would call it, just do what i say, and when I push it, my men would have to do what I say. I've only played this game for a few hours, and I don't even know how many times I lost, because my men wouldn't do what I told them to do. I can't even begin to explain how frustrating that is. I honestly had to go smoke, because I was getting so mad. I can see how a lot of people really like this game, and ten bucks is a good price for it, but Company of Heroes is also ten bucks, and it's so much better. SO MUCH BETTER. I recommend that instead.

SUMMARY-You will lose, many, many times, simply because your men won't listen to you. It honestly felt like I was telling a kid to do their chores. It's just a losing battle.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
The whole focus of Assault Squad is multiplayer and with the servers down there is literally no reason to buy this game. I don't mind a game with a good multiplayer but in this case this should be marketed as a multiplayer only game since the "campaign" is boring and tedious to get through and is not a campaign at all but a series of capture the victory point missions. In singleplayer, every faction has basicly the same exact units with different names, you have to capture victory points and win then go to another map that looks the exact same and repeat the process in a series of completely unrelated missions. I personally prefer every other men of war game to this one because they have a good singleplayer campaign.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
214.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Extremely fun, somewhat challenging, takes quite a bit to learn too. Great mods for the game as well, and the editor can be very fun to toy around with.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
very fun, requires tactical movements. You cant just charge the enemy and expect to win
its awesome
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Very fun game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
70.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
One of the best strategy games in years 11/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Men of War: Assault Squad is a real time tactical/strategy game that takes place in all fronts in World War II. The game is different from other World War II strategy games that relies on direct control (having the ability to actually control a unit), tank realism, and individual micromanagement. The game requires a strong ability of militaristic tactics such as flaking, taking cover, support, and other attributes. Assault Squad is a terrific strategy game in its own merits, but a few flaws might make you consider to get this game or not.

One of the most greatest parts in the game is the importance of tanks. I reallly mean it. Obviously, tanks can shoot infantry and blow up things. In Assault Squad, tanks is, without a doubt, the main essential to victory. Nearly the majority of "skirmishes" requires the player to push and capture 10 control points. It is possible to take 10 control points with only infantry and support classes, but it will be very, very difficult to substain the enemy AI's counterattacks with medium and heavy tanks that will crush your forces. Tank damages is top notch and highly realistic. Assault Squad can be explained in one sentence: Infantry is the soul of your forces, but tanks is the body to move your forces to win. Another positive attribute is its immersion. The environment looks good for a 2011 game. It's not the best looking game in today's standards, but it does look pretty neat to look at. Most strategy games have a limit cap on how many units you can have, but Assault Squad does not have such cap. It's not unlimited, but you can have a lot of units under your command. Lastly, the direct control mode is really helpful when your squad cannot take out a certain position. It'll relieve you some stress in dire situations and turn these situations into your advantage.

There are some flaws in Assault Squad. One of the major problems is the AI, the enemy and your forces. The enemy AI is not stupid, but it can be very frustrating and, occasionally, exploitive. The problem is that the AI would send in two medium and one heavy tanks and 20+ infantry every two minutes as reinforcement. Sure, it does not sound that bad, but Assault Squad requires the player to be "aggressive". You can take a capture point, one at a time, and just hold your position until the enemy stops (or slows) their counterattack against you before you can start taking another control point. However, this will only increase stress. The enemy AI is really, I mean really, smart on targeting the weak spots on your tanks. Prepare to get upset when the enemy destroys most of your tanks in one or two shots. In the other hand, your tanks is not very smart. They tend to show its sides to the enemy, saying: "Hey enemy, shoot me in the back. I'm open". Basically, the tank AI is not very smart.

Another flaw in Assault Squad is punishing difficulty. There are four difficulty modes: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Heroic. The problem is that Normal Mode is not normal at all. Normal mode is really difficult for moderate players who have a decent amount of playing other RTS or standard strategy games. Hard mode requires very aggressive gameplay mechanics, but Heroic is the impossible. Literally impossible. The difficult gap is very wide and the enemy AI enjoys throwing very tough enemy units to rout your forces and probably requires you to conduct unorthodox methods to win. Assault Squad has no mission varieties besides of capturing 10 control points missions and standard defense missions (then control 3 enemy positions). Basically, no mission varieties. Unfortunately, the multiplayer in this game is dead because of GameSpy ceaes to exist so I wasn't able to play multiplayer to get the experience.

The flaws in the game sounds very discouraging, but it's not a turn off. Assault Squad is a fine tactical strategy game and relies on strategic thinking and tactical methods. Men of War is not your standard strategy game and will appeal to certain audience within the strategy game community. Do I recommend this game to other strategy players? Yes, if you only play single player since multiplayer died. If you are looking for multiplayer, then you can get the sequel, Men Of War: Assault Squad 2 instead. It is best to only get the game when it is on -75% off, nothing else since the community in the first Assault Squad barely exist.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
I would give this game 9/10, but it's difficult. Like really difficult. Hell, I'm not able to do first mission even on easy mode, after I capture first 3, the enemy sends in endless waves of soldiers and armoured vehicles, and I'm not able to hold it on my own. Also, the first mission for every country IS THE SAME. Capture about 9-10 checkpoints, then proceed to next misson. I've bad feeling next missions are gonna be the same.

You can use enemy weapons for your soldiers, you can pick up helmets, carefully pick off enemies with sniper, but not really, because at most times, the enemy turns full ape-♥♥♥♥ after you complete several checkpoints in missions, so there's no time to do such things. If your tank(s) get destroyed, your crew jumps out, which is nice, since you can use them not only to repair your tanks, but to repair enemy tanks and use them. But then again, not really, enemy won't give you chance to do it.

This game is just difficult for me, I don't know why. I can't do more than 2 things at the same time, control several units at the same time, but enemy can, ofc. Easy difficulty feels difficult, but you can't go lower. If you're good at these games, you're gonna absolutely love it. Graphics aren't bad, pretty good for this game if you ask me. If only there was AI help for every mission, just like in introduction, it would be so much better.

I can't really give this game anything, since I haven't done even the first mission on any country and I'm not really gonna play this game any longer due to personal probs, but so far, 7.5/10.

I mean, repair enemy stuff and use it against him? Hell yeah!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Excellent game, If your looking for Editor, do the following: Computer, Local disc C or D (depending which one has all of the steam data), Steam Library, Steam Apps, Common, And then Games (Assuming it is not on the list with 'Games'), Double left-click on Men of war Assault squad, Scroll down, double leftclick on Mow_assault_squad_ed and there you go! Hope this helped....Anyways, Highly recommend this game....Would recommend to ANYONE
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