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.
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Release Date: Feb 24, 2011

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Includes 6 items: 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

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Includes 11 items: 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: Vietnam, Men of War: Vietnam Special Edition Upgrade Pack, Men of War™

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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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Includes 5 items: 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

 

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“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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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
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Atrox World
47.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
Cool game but when Men of war Assault squad 2 came out it was overshaddows and also destroyed by Gamespy shutdown !
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Apollo
16.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
If you like WWII RTS games, you must play this. Incredibly addictive.
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pcfinlay
41.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
Great game. Intense gameplay and deffienetly worth the price tag. One of the best games i have played!
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Mighty Eagle
51.7 hrs
Posted: September 23
No multiplayer?! Bogus! I had this game when Gamespy was around. Please take this game off the market and keep assaulty squad 2.
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Der Organspender
28.5 hrs
Posted: September 19
Got killed by rifle fire.
Got killed by machine gun fire.
Got killed by explosions from mortars.
Got killed by more machine gun fire.
Got killed by tanks.
Ordered more men.
Got killed by machine gun fire.

10/10, would lose all my men to one light machine gun again.
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=TRUE AMERICAN HERO=
27.1 hrs
Posted: September 12
Hey this is pretty good
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Lt-col. TanCChi Taylor
11.3 hrs
Posted: September 12
Best game ever !
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
294.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Well, everyone round here knows I love (or rather love/hate thanks to the many bugs) all of the Men of War series - and Faces of War. "Assault Squad" is no different. But I have to declare that gameplay wise, this one is the weakest of the series, yet technically it's one of the most sturdy and bug free (don't worry, many old favourite bugs even from FoW's day are *still* hanging in there)! The opposite to "Condemed Heroes" and "Red Tide" which had the best gameplay, interesting story and well designed missions, but teeming with bugs!

One simple reason for the low gameplay score..... the most lazy, half-arsed scenario design I have ever seen!

ALL 5 campaigns for each nation are just literally cut & paste copies of each other..... getting all the DLCs for MOW:AS is also a must - when they're on a good offer that is! They at least introduce a few new types of scenarios - including a special "Xmas" one!

The other fault, and evidence of lazy programming, is the "sod doing any more work than needed, let's just give the AI infinite respawns and infinate RPs" attitude. This makes for some very long winded, exhausting scenarios - which you will have to play on permanent slo-mo mode just in order to keep up!

The game is heavily biased toward LAN/Internet play and people who will build their own scenarios.

There are no "script heavy storyline" missions like in the other MoWs!
Taken on their own individual merits, these skirmish style are OK, but the repitition gets very, very old, very, very quick! Being a stubborn smacktard, I still went and worked through them all!
"1C" still have not been bothered to supply proper AI bots that can be used in LAN/Internet play. They've left that for Assault Squad 2, as a STUPIDLY overpriced DLC - which many report doesn't even work. What next, "Pause Mode DLC" for £19.99? Better not give "1C" any ideas - it's looking like they are all turning into David "Robber" Brabens!

The best thing is, the modding community! There's tons of mods available, you are far from stuck with "1C"'s repetitive scenarios!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
This game is amazing, it's hard but WORTH the money. Unfortunately the multiplayer has been shut down, luckily the games saviour l.a.n still works I will give a example of somethings that happens when I was playing lan with a friend. My friend captured a large and tank gun. Then I swooped in with a fixed and stolen American jeep, attached the gun the wisked the gun away to safety. Later in the battle I used that anti tank gun to blow up 6 tanks during the enemy's counter attack. Another time my tanks track got shot out and the tank was out of repair kits, so I got a guy to run across the battlefield to get a repair kit from a blown up tank. Finally I fortified a checkpoint with land mines and sand bags. This game is great value for 10 $ but I got it on sale for 2$ AMAZING deal
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
This game is amazing!
Its has a lot of good features. Here are all of them!
-The goliath is amazing
-You can only win if you use the goliath
-I love the goliath
-Goliath all the way
-Did I mention that I love the goliath?
Goliath/420
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
played singelplayer for half an hour: i am so confused......
played singelplayer for two hours: i'm starting to get this
played singelplayer for 12 hours: feeling like a pro
played multiplayer for half an hour: i am so confused......




10/10 would be confused again
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164 of 187 people (88%) found this review helpful
183 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2015
played singelplayer for half an hour: i am so confused......
played singelplayer for two hours: i'm starting to get this
played singelplayer for 12 hours: feeling like a pro
played multiplayer for half an hour: i am so confused......




10/10 would be confused again
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131 of 144 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
177.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Men of War Assault Squad is the best WW2 real-time tactics game! I've been following this game series ever since the original 'Soldiers Heroes of WW2'. When I tried the demo back then, and realized that you can take the shells out of your broken tank to load a stolen anti-tank gun, and you can scavenge the fallen bodies for weapons and ammunition, and you can take cover behind virtually everything, and you can drive tanks through buldings, I was immediately sold.

This amazing level of detail and authenticity is still present today, and it brings an immense level of control and different tactics that you can use. That comes at the expense of very much micromanagement and almost every key on the keyboard being assigned to some action. That makes it hard for newcomers to pick up, but once you memorized everything, you're going to have a blast.

The multiplayer component is a bit shaky, because it uses an old GameSpy service. That's why I have very high hopes for the upcoming Assault Squad 2, which promises to have full Steam MP integration. The developers have been listening to the community a lot and have published several free updates with lots of new content, so I trust them on this one.
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146 of 166 people (88%) found this review helpful
82 people found this review funny
Recommended
168.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Wasted 10 hours of roleplaying in my head on one British mission.

100/100

*Edit* Thank you for finding this review helpful! This really made my day :D
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129 of 146 people (88%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
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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118 of 133 people (89%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
Recommended
884.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
Im on the back foot...
Enemy infantry made it past my front line, a situation that comprimises my whole team, I purchase and sent out a Half-Track with mounted .50 caliber heavy machine gun to clear them up.. however on the way an the debries from a building hit by artilery hits happens to hit and take out the gunner.. Time for a bit of fast micro.. Upon reaching the area the enemy was last spotted there is no sign of them, they have likely scattered into various cover (all units in a squad can be indivudually controlled in fine detail or directly controlled) .. I spot an enemy half track! The hole in my front line is bigger than I thought.
I decide to play rambo with my driver, I dismount, detatch the .50 cal gun from it with my driver and take some TNT from the back. I command my soldier to only return fire preventing him from opening fire and giving away his location, I tell him to get down on the ground and crawl to a nearby bush. I know my empty half track presents an irristable target for the enemy to steal... the bait and trap set, I switch my attention to re-enforcing my front lines, perhaps a sniper to spot and an AT-gun patch up the line, cant afford more infantry yet, I spread my lines a little thinner.
I spot the red dots in my backline on my mini map, lucky I caught it! Switching back to Rambo in time to see the enemy attempt to jack my halftrack. I put him in direct contrtol more, and take my time aiming a perfect shot at the enemy half track approaching, some men already disembarking and running for my bait.. FIRE.. ♥♥♥♥ I mis-judged the distance! He's far enough away that my trusty .50 Cal cannot penetrate his armour, backup plan, I aim for his tracks as he turns to escape.. come on.. yes! I manage to break the track off the left side, disabling his movement. A man hops out to begin repairs... I put a .50 Cal in his skull.. he won't try that again. I mow down enemy infantry spotted until I've run out of bullets. I switch to my pistol, move into an impact crator recently created, there I hide hoping to find an oppertunity to use the TNT to maximise damage. Rambo has played his part... but all the while I have been equally creative with any of the hundred odd units on the field....
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53 of 54 people (98%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
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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