Men of War is a stunning Real-Time Strategy game that takes place during the height of World War II. Intense battles span Europe and North Africa as gamers play as Soviet, Allied or German forces across 19 massive single-player missions.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (61 reviews) - 85% of the 61 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (1,079 reviews) - 87% of the 1,079 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 6, 2009

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About This Game

Men of War is a stunning Real-Time Strategy game that takes place during the height of World War II. Intense battles span Europe and North Africa as gamers play as Soviet, Allied or German forces across 19 massive single-player missions. Both online multiplayer and single-player conflicts feature authentic vehicles and weapons of the era and brutal combat that will take players into the heart of the fight.
Features
  • The Direct Control feature allows gamers to command any single unit on the field at any time. Players have complete control over the unit's actions and can change, upgrade and repair equipment and vehicles.
  • Three evolving storylines in the Soviet, Allied and German armies, comprising 19 missions in total.
  • Realistic models of armament and military equipment recreated in accordance with design drawings and historical documents.
  • Highly detailed WWII environments and characters faithfully recreated with a cutting-edge graphics engine.
  • The single player campaign features a fully customizable user interface.
  • Online play features a unique faction (the Japanese) and numerous gameplay modes including Capture the Flag and High-Value Cargo.

Men of War is affected by the GameSpy shutdown on the 31st of May. You can continue to play the game through LAN, DirectIP and GameRanger.

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 — This product does not support Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT or XP x64/Vista x64!
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium 4 3.0 GHz or AMD™ Athlon™ 64 3000+
    • Memory: XP – 1 GB RAM / Vista – 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 6.5 GB + 1 GB Swap File
    • Video Card: 3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required – 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 128 MB Video Memory. ATI® Radeon® 9600 or Nvidia® GeForce® 5900
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Network:

      Internet(TCP/IP) or LAN play supported

      Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers

      LAN play requires network interface card with latest drivers

    Recommended
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 — This product does not support Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT or XP x64/Vista x64!
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz or AMD® Athlon® 4400+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 5.5 GB + 1 GB Swap File
    • Video Card: 256 MB 3D Hardware Accelerator Card with Shader 3.0 support ** - ATI® Radeon® 2600 or Nvidia® GeForce® 8600
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Network:

      Internet(TCP/IP) or LAN play supported

      Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers

      LAN play requires network interface card with latest drivers

    ** NOTICE: Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Men of War. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX compatibility.

    Supported Chipsets: ATI Radeon 9600
    , ATI Radeon 9700
    , ATI Radeon X300
    , ATI Radeon X600
    , ATI Radeon X700
    , ATI Radeon X800
    , ATI Radeon X850
    , ATI Radeon X1050
    , ATI Radeon X1300
    , ATI Radeon X1600
    , ATI Radeon X1900
    , ATI RADEON HD 2400
    , ATI RADEON HD 2600
    , ATI RADEON HD 2900
    , ATI RADEON HD 3450
    , ATI RADEON HD 3850
    , ATI RADEON HD 3870
    , ATI RADEON HD 4850
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 5900
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 6600
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 6800
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 7300
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 7800
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 8400
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 8500
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 9600
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE 260
    , MOBILE CHIPSETS:

    Supported Mobile Chipsets: NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7900
    , NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7950
    and NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 8400
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James0
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
- most of your troops are wiped out
- assemble the squad of eight men
- SAVE
- make direct attack on machine gun nest
- half of squad dead during aproach, second half dead near machinegun
- LOAD
- do the same
- 2 guys made it near machine gun nest
- they are just standing and watching how gunner is rotating gun to their direction
- both are dead
- LOAD
- check each member inventory
- they are out of ammo and grenades
- 25 minutes of life gone
- you have to love this micro management thing

great game, love it ! :)
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Burbo Squawkins
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
The game itself is AMAZING. Well until today. My entire game stopped working and it won't load when I try to enter the editor or the actual game itself. So I guess it was fun while it lasted, but I can't get it to work. So I'd say it's not worth the $5 .
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Wookieknecht
( 25.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Great game, sadly not running for me on Win 10.
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Caelan.Miller(The PIE GOD™)
( 35.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
The AI likes to take the scenic route... infront of a tiger 2...
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MLG_Player www.y8.com
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
OMFG A CUSADER GAME BUT IN WW2 MODE OMG I AM IN CAPS XDDD HERE IS THE PERFECT SQUAD LIST

1)MEDIC
2)RIFLEMAN
3)PLANE WITH PILOT
4)A CIVILIAN
5)A DEAD GUY

IF NOT ALL OF US WILL DIE CAUSE OF WW2 I HOPE THEY ADD WW3
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JohnGotti
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
This game will impress you! If you love rts then give this game a go.
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Nuttmegg79
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Its a good game but cant get past 1st lvl :(
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Sama3L
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
2dank4me
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PotatoNinja18
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
challenging but fun (failed second mission at 99% objective completion)
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Gehard Saller
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Great WWII RTS. Highly reccommended, plus, mostly always on sale. If anyone is looking for multiplayer, friend and message me. I know a way. Single gets boring after a while you beat everything.
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.beN
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
would be good, but i can't be arsed with this second person war themed sims
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stefanusa20
( 33.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
9/10
too much sass in the soldiers
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Sinister Swag
( 63.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Great Game
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Semen Tsunami
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Not sure why this game has so many positive reviews, the AI is so bad you have to take manual control of every unit you have (especially tanks).

You basically lead a batallion of special ed students
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MadBadCat [Official]
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Here is my HONEST Review.

Even though it released in 2009, it isn't actually advanced. Its actually WORSE than any of the Company of Heroes Games! I Love the CoH Franchise. I even had an old set of CoH keys I could use for steam. I was expecting the same from this. Sadly it's not so. I played the first level and a Lan Game. Its not as good. I have to put those who love this game down. I read 50 People's Reviews, Tommy the Jerk's one is probably the most accurate.

Here is my List of Pros and Cons of CoH and Men of War
Company of Heroes Pros:
- Released in 2004 with a WWII setting that I consider
to have Defined the WWII RTS Genre.
- Had 2 Expansions that added multiple extras and new
armies for munltiplayer and campaigns for singleplayer.
- Has Got a steady defined and refined Modding
Commnunity with mods for almost everyone.
- Skirmishes. Just Skirmish the ever-living s**t outta Bots
- I could go on all day, so the last Positive Pro:
It had and has Hundreds, if not, THOUSANDS of
Replay value.

Men of War Pros:
- Released in 2009, not much of a pro considering the
Cons.
- Mixed Missions? I guess....
- Online Matchmaking and servers.... I guess...
- Realisim... I guess
- 99 pence was a fair deal for the game.

Company of Heroes Cons:
- Released in 2004, Which, I admit, the graphics weren't
that good. They were hard to tell at some points.
- Sometimes the Matches I played on went down or just
stopped from lag (This was rare though)
- I didn't find out about the modding community untill 6
years later. Q-Q
- It's story, while great, wasn't perfect.
Thats really the only ones I could think of.

Men of War Cons:
(Where do I begin, well...)
- Released in 2009, With the best Graphics, still look worse
than CoH @ highest settings. Pitiful.
- WHERE ARE THE SKIRMISHES!?!?! I WANT TO BEAT BOTS
DOWN TO A PULP WITH MY SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE!
- It crashed on my best computer which is the equivelant of
an alienware. I had to use my less powerful one (which runs it
perfectly at high settings still).
- There are no select missions features in singleplayer (to
my knowledge at least). CoH had that.
- The Menu, God, its too simple and It gave me a headache
from bright colours.
- I can't find any online games. Strange....
- I could continue, but it'll be too rough to handle.

Verdict:
What Men of War Had, Company of Heroes had More, if not, TRUCKLOADS more content than this game.
COMPANY OF HEROES RELEASED 5 YEARS EARLIER! They should have gone: "Hmm, lets have a look at
the previous RTS that was sucessful and WWII based and We shall take inspiration from that!".
What actually happened: "Oh, Company of Heroes was popular, LETS TAKE EVERYTHING FROM IT
AND MAKE IT UTTER S**T!"

Company of Heroes' Menu didn't give me a headache when I ran the game. MoW did.
Company of Heroes' Graphics @ Highest settings beat MoW by a LONG shot.
Company of Heroes had skirmish. THE ONE THING THAT COULD'VE
MADE THIS GAME BETTER WAS SKIRMISH.
Men of War Had A cheaper price when I got it, thats it.

Men of War makes me despise Most WWII RTS games now.

And DOOON'T GET ME STARTED ABOUT COMPARING THIS GAME TO COH2.

TL;DR
This game isn't cancer, but you'd be better investing in Company of Heroes, thats for sure.
This game doesn't have really many redeeming features about it other than its so called
"Realisim" if you call it that.

Overall Scores:
CoH: 9.5
MoW: 6.5

This game is ONLY recommended if you just want to add to your steam library.
This game can barely shine a light agaisnt CoH1, but can ONLY shine a light TO
CoH2. Overall-Overall: Not Recommended if you want to actually play, only
recommeneded if you want to add to your vast steam library.
Invest in any of the CoH games or Undertale. Or even garry's mod. MoW, is okay. not good or great, okay.
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Fuck S͘team
( 245.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
ahead of its time
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Senjor Arko
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
About This Game
Men of War is a stunning Real-Time Strategy game that takes place during the height of World War II. Intense battles span Europe and North Africa as gamers play as Soviet, Allied or German forces across 19 massive single-player missions. Both online multiplayer and single-player conflicts feature authentic vehicles and weapons of the era and brutal combat that will take players into the heart of the fight.
Features
The Direct Control feature allows gamers to command any single unit on the field at any time. Players have complete control over the unit's actions and can change, upgrade and repair equipment and vehicles.
Three evolving storylines in the Soviet, Allied and German armies, comprising 19 missions in total.
Realistic models of armament and military equipment recreated in accordance with design drawings and historical documents.
Highly detailed WWII environments and characters faithfully recreated with a cutting-edge graphics engine.
The single player campaign features a fully customizable user interface.
Online play features a unique faction (the Japanese) and numerous gameplay modes including Capture the Flag and High-Value Cargo.

It's a really awesome game!
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snakedoc_83
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Great fun, good alternative to CoH series, adds a bit more realism and less OP franticness!
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Fuglypug
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Why you should get men of war no matter what
-I got the game when it was on sale
-finished the mission the first mission then the second
-got the hang of it
-went on to third mission
-was really good at using infantry
-had too face lots of panzers
-desided to nade tard my way out of it
-killed many panzies
-thought i was done
-more panzies
-no more nades to kill panzies
-lost my defensive line
-had almost 97% of the train loaded (when its fully done you win)
-fricken germans killed all my loading civilians
-only had 1 tank crewman named chevclishovski
-chevclishovski looted bodies of some germans
-little chev found one of his friends another tank crewman hiding behind a wall
-found empty panzer
-wreck havok for a minute
-arty kills my panzer
-my little chev is burned alive
-I hear little chev and his friend screaming whenever I go to sleep
10/10
would get night terrors of little chev being burned alive
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Aadarm
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Great RTS game, much more realistic than most of what is available. The voice acting is the worst thing about the game.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
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1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
- most of your troops are wiped out
- assemble the squad of eight men
- SAVE
- make direct attack on machine gun nest
- half of squad dead during aproach, second half dead near machinegun
- LOAD
- do the same
- 2 guys made it near machine gun nest
- they are just standing and watching how gunner is rotating gun to their direction
- both are dead
- LOAD
- check each member inventory
- they are out of ammo and grenades
- 25 minutes of life gone
- you have to love this micro management thing

great game, love it ! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
OMFG A CUSADER GAME BUT IN WW2 MODE OMG I AM IN CAPS XDDD HERE IS THE PERFECT SQUAD LIST

1)MEDIC
2)RIFLEMAN
3)PLANE WITH PILOT
4)A CIVILIAN
5)A DEAD GUY

IF NOT ALL OF US WILL DIE CAUSE OF WW2 I HOPE THEY ADD WW3
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
About This Game
Men of War is a stunning Real-Time Strategy game that takes place during the height of World War II. Intense battles span Europe and North Africa as gamers play as Soviet, Allied or German forces across 19 massive single-player missions. Both online multiplayer and single-player conflicts feature authentic vehicles and weapons of the era and brutal combat that will take players into the heart of the fight.
Features
The Direct Control feature allows gamers to command any single unit on the field at any time. Players have complete control over the unit's actions and can change, upgrade and repair equipment and vehicles.
Three evolving storylines in the Soviet, Allied and German armies, comprising 19 missions in total.
Realistic models of armament and military equipment recreated in accordance with design drawings and historical documents.
Highly detailed WWII environments and characters faithfully recreated with a cutting-edge graphics engine.
The single player campaign features a fully customizable user interface.
Online play features a unique faction (the Japanese) and numerous gameplay modes including Capture the Flag and High-Value Cargo.

It's a really awesome game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
>Start game
>play campaign
>Alexy dies like 17 times
>quit
>go to editor
>Make a bunch of civilians
>Make anti tank rifle units
>Make tanks
>Give civilians throwing knives
>Make tanks and rifle people fight civilians
>civilians get slaughtered
>13 hours have gone by


1942/10
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
This is a great game. It has probably about the most realistic gameplay you will ever get from an RTS and it can be very fun to play. Watch out though, although not incredibly complicated it IS a hard game, even more so if you, like me, refuse to play on easy. Ever.
Although the voice-acting is terrible, the graphics are aged and the interface is not to write home about either, making the micromanagement (which is pretty much something you are constantly doing when playing Men of War) a little frustrating at times, the gameplay overall is really good. Also, it makes it all the more rewarding when successfully finishing a mission.

The singleplayer covers 3 campaigns (Soviet, German, Allied), consisting out of 19 missions total, and 5 non-linear bonus missions. As of now, I am busy doing the Soviet one, which will probably take me quite some time to finish, for the missions are really long and hard. The storylines cover some of the less famous battles of WW2, all squad-based.

All in all, if a challenging and realistic (relatively) modern warfare RTS is what you are looking for, you cannot go wrong with Men of War, even more so with the ridiculous price tag of €5,-. Less if you buy it on sale and/or in a package. Men of War is a VERY unique RTS and probably one of the best I ever played.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
121.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Best WWII and RTS game I've ever bought...
$1.24 I will never regret spending. Really cheap for a fun game. Thank the Asians and the moon for a sale.

I looted Germans during a mission and my squad of Russian troops now has a guy weilding the all-mighty MG42. I can even loot Pumas and get MG34s with 1000-count ammo.

If the campaign is too hard, try the editor. Endless fun!

Also Serious Review
Best war game ever made. I bought Men of War seeing video of humourous battles of 100 X versus 1000 Y but also I never tried RTS and the only WWII game I ever played (on PC) is GMod modded sillyness. But I though, I oughta try it out. I started the campaign and had to terrorize a Russian village filled with Germans. Failed all three of my attempts, but I saw the editor and gave it a go.

Thats when the game stole my life.

Im here a few months from now, I got mods and learned how to fly planes in MOW, the tactics, gamplay, even campaign/mission building. I came back and gave this game a serious part of my review to show its true content.

Conclusion
1942/10 Would Poland again.

MULTIPLAYER!
Thanks to my best friend, and this fellow: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=658531385 I never stopped.

Played untill 11:30PM EST, I got over 100 hours played.

This is a gem that runs on GEM, a must have for any friends who likes RTS and WWII!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Why you should get men of war no matter what
-I got the game when it was on sale
-finished the mission the first mission then the second
-got the hang of it
-went on to third mission
-was really good at using infantry
-had too face lots of panzers
-desided to nade tard my way out of it
-killed many panzies
-thought i was done
-more panzies
-no more nades to kill panzies
-lost my defensive line
-had almost 97% of the train loaded (when its fully done you win)
-fricken germans killed all my loading civilians
-only had 1 tank crewman named chevclishovski
-chevclishovski looted bodies of some germans
-little chev found one of his friends another tank crewman hiding behind a wall
-found empty panzer
-wreck havok for a minute
-arty kills my panzer
-my little chev is burned alive
-I hear little chev and his friend screaming whenever I go to sleep
10/10
would get night terrors of little chev being burned alive
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
This game runs well and is truly a devoted ww2 strategy game.Though it does lack any special maps and no Asian or pacific based campainghs unlike it Men of War assault sqaud.Howewer for its price this game is totally worth it.I would rate it a 7.8/10 and reccomend to buy the game as it is truly a cool ww2 strategy game with a strong singleplayer and a ok multiplayer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
its really fun. just realised what the editor was for.:)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
114.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
its good but its sometimes crashes
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Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Nice work. Good job
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
funny movement :D
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
actually the men were of peace :D
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
If you played this Men Of war, then you should buy every Men of War

9.9/10 No game is perfect
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
Totally awesome game that has a lot of realism put into it. One of the best ww2 games I've ever played.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
i love so much i got copies for my bannas
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Always wanted to play a game like this 10/10
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