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 (1,373 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 24, 2011

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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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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
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68 of 73 people (93%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
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Graphics:
+ handsomely designed landscapes
+ nice effects
- not very detailed from near

Atmosphere:
+ realistic simulation and exciting battles, where the smallest mistake can be fatal
- no historical

Sound:
+ very good sound effects for weapons, bullets and impacts
+ 5.1 surround
- soundtrack annoying with time

Balance:
+ four levels of difficulty
+ realism settings individually adjustable
- very steep learning curve

Missions:
+ stepwise unlock units by checkpoint conquest
- always the same structure of missions
- no alternative single-player modes

Campaign:
+ 15 long skirmish missions
- no classic campaign
- no story
- no important characters or scenes
- no variation

Game Size:
+ solo playtime around 20 hours
+ very extensive multiplayer mode
+ long skirmish missions
- for single player hardly content

If you are looking into real-time strategy games with Second World War scenario like Company of Heroes or Panzers is in good hands there. Its a deep and complicated multiplayer-focused RTS that is not a good choice for those new to the series. The structure of the game is simple, the interface is intuitive that you don't need to read the manual or go through a tutorial.
The main new addition to the game is the new Skirmish mode, 15 huge scenarios where you lead the troops of the USA, Germany, Japan etc. As is the norm for any RTS game, you’ll control the standard infantrymen, trucks, tanks, air strikes, etc. Each man in your unit will defend himself and fire at the enemy, but victory depends on your capable leadership.
All 15 missions (each nation gets three historical battles ) can be played cooperatively, and is where the game really comes into its own here. The challenge is so much more fun with two or more players, as each player progresses along its own line and supports his friends.

The strength of this game is the tactical gameplay. The AI is very aggressive , even on the easiest level. Each soldier has his own set of weapons and equipment, and your troops are adequately equipped. Man-hauled anti-tank guns have big ranges, and so long as there are infantry units close enough to do the spotting, they can knock out armour from a mile away.

Although the setting and and units for each mission, objectives and general layout of the maps are identical. You will start with a ridiculously small force and work out the map, by capturing and holding objective points. Over and over.
These locations increase your drip-feed of requisition points, which in turn are spent on new units, which roll onto the table from your starting location. Battles a bit like rock-paper-scissors, where you're always searching for the best tactics.

There’s no doubt that the gameplay of Men of War is brilliant, but seeing as Assault Squad is only a multiplayer expansion and features a steep learning curve. 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. Overall, it’s a game that I can recommend with very few reservations.

Score: 71 / 100
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
103.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Wasted 10 hours of roleplaying in my head on one British mission.

100/100
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
A great strategic game, it's one of the most awesome games i've played. It's a shame that GameSpy is closed, so the multiplayer doesn't work anymore :(
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
180.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Super in-depth, super detailed, super good. Not only can you steal enemy vehicles and guns, you can steal those vehicles' supplies and use them yourself, and then ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL with E and turn the game into a third-person shooter. You can control the inventory of individual infantry down to their damn hats and the bullets in their gun. The environments are almost entirely destructable to a striking degree of detail, which leads to awesome moments like when the bomber you call in for an airstrike is shot down by enemy forces (Yes, you can do that too) and it crashes into a house and knocks it to pieces.
The only two complaints I have about this game are that you can't commandeer everything on the field (Battleships, a German artillery piece in one or two missions, some boats, etc), and that there are too few singleplayer missions: only three per faction, plus the American tutorial mission. I suppose this could stem from the fact that they're all taken from real battles that faction actually won, but I think the base game could stand to have a little more replay value. Still, though, given how much fun it is to play the missions that are there, it doesn't hurt the game much.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
It's fun to go into the editor and blow stuff up.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
This game is amazing! It's one of the better WW2 games (and series), but Since Gamespy shut down, the game is effectively 'dead'. I wish the Men of War series of games would get better recongnition, I believe that they deserve that. Now go buy MOW:AS 2
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
158.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
I belive that anyone who enjoys strategy games or urban fighting should at least give it a try. It also gives you a good mix between farmfields and local towns.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
84.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Top game !
The problem is servers are down , since the sequel is out ... so the support for Men of War : AS is not here any more .
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
A hard and slow game.
But in the end its fun.
7/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
If you think this is better than Company of Milking 2, you are wrong.
If you think you are dumb because you thought that, you are right.
All soldiers yell "FOR THE MOTHERLAND!!!" even if they are American.

gr8 game

i ovr8 a str8 8/8 m8
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
238.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Once i started Gem Editor it was all over.

10/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Jean Kirstein approves of this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
is fun game. get game you should
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
One of my favorite World War 2 themed strategy games. I love it.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Men of Cat: Assault Cat
Cat/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This is a great military WWII strategy game. The mission editor is great once you figure out how to use it, and it's very fun to play alone or with friends.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Good game 10/10 very good for you strategy lovers i higly recommend to buy this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,326.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
good game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
If you like R.U.S.E, Theatre of War and Company of Heroes 2 you'll love this game!

9/10
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