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: Very Positive (741 reviews)
Release Date: May 6, 2009

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Includes 9 items: Men of War: Red Tide, Men of War: Vietnam, Men of War™, Real Warfare 1242, Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades, Theatre of War, Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, Theatre of War 3: Korea, XIII Century – Gold Edition

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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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Recommended By Curators

"The alternative to the blockbuster Company of Heroes, the 'East' Variant of the two. More emphasis on realism and personal micro-management. Amazing."

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
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 51 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
- Captured enemy war base using only a knife

- Saw Sasha Kovlevski speaking in perfect english

- Destroyed a King Tiger with a molotov

- Threw a knife through Halftrack's armor and killed it's driver

- Spawned myself a tank in editor and enjoyed rolling through hordes of little enemy cars.

- Killed a Nazi and wore his hat

11/10 would kill Nazis for hats again
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37 of 46 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
You can have your infantry throw a gernade at a King Tiger Tank yelling "For uncle sam!"

10/10 would throw gernade for uncle sam again
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
208.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Men of War... well, what can I say!

What an outstanding release. Truely remodelling the idea of RTS, not only to the vanilla game itself, but to the endless mod list created by the community. GEM2 engine is a very good modding platform. Thank you Best Way Games for such a game engine marvel!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
I'm a big "offline" gamer, meaning I don't typically play games for the multiplayer, so this review is based on the offline features. The campaign 8/10, story is cool, missions are awesome, the option to play 3 campaigns, incredible, the diversity from one mission to the next? Outstanding. Unlike COH2 where all you do is defend objectives, or wipe out enemy strongholds, which gets old, you have a different scenario on your hands every mission. Level editor? 10/10 Love it! I spend most of my time in the editor! It allows you to create any kind of battle you'd like! Want to defend an airfield? Boom! There you go! (With a little help from youtube this should be quite simple to figure out) Want to assault a German fortress? Build it, then blow it! Want to create a chaotic battle between every faction in the game? Spawn the units, start the editor, and there you have it! And last but not least the skirmish capabilities! 0/10 There aren't any. If you want to battle an A.I. you'll have to play Level Editor. Final Grade: 6.5/10 (Just so you know if it says I have no play time on this game, it's because it doesn't record the time you play while disconnected from the internet.)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Excellent WWII simulator, with unparalled strategic combat. You can command a single soldier, and loot the battlefield, or platoons and parade them into the storm. Create the ultimate defenses by creating walls of sandbags and camoflauging artillery along roads. If you enjoy historic, strategy, WWII or just destroying your friends in game, then pick up a copy of this game, I got it on sale, but it's indefinately worth 10.00$. Because servers are down, directly connecting to friends is the only way to play multiplayer, but even if your friends don't own a copy I'm always up to play.
Come; fight with or against me.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
384.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Welp if you get the game PLEASE LEARN THE EDITOR and give it a try. Sooo many awesome battles are in store for you!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
This game is just amazing. The physics is probably the best thing about this game. If you're thinking about getting Company of Heroes over this game, don't. You will get much more enjoyment and playtime out of this game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I just love spawning hundreds of Stalin's derp towers (Kv-2's), putting them on different teams, and watching them derp away at eachother.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
great game
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Best strategy game ever!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
its just a fun and good game to play so get this game you will be happy :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
I recommend this game to all who like RTS Games!

This game is the best RTS game i ever played!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Yes. Just Yes.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
388.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Zajebiste.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
245.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
This game has an awesome game engine with great graphics. I do recommend getting it, but players tend to feel how hard and challenging levels can actually be. The multiplayer server shut down, but there are ways around that...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
If your want a more realistic rts experience this game is a top recomendation only drawback is the Gamespy shutdown
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84 of 110 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
98.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
this game is amzaing, but the voice acting is....... IS THE BEST THING EVAR. I MEAN IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY HIRED REAL RUSSIANS AND GERMANS TO VOICE ACT THE TROOPS, AND IT TOTALLY DOSEN'T SOUND LIKE A CHEAP AMERICAN ACTOR TRYING TO SOUND RUSSIAN.
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45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
448.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
This game is my favorite game ever! In the single player it makes you feel cunning and smart but is still tough! While in the multiplayer you get annihilated. But the biggest and best feature of this game is... the editor! It is very useable and powerful you could use it for a great mission or you can just have silly fun! (Most of the time I'm doing the second) My only complaint is the defence missions! No matter what you do you either win or lose it's a matter of luck! When you have a line of defence and a enemy army there is nothing to do besides watch and hope it does well! But really this is a great game I would recommend this any day.
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
A little glitchy, but I enjoyed this MORE than Company of Heroes 2. More varied missions, more varied tactics. more depth. I hope the sequels hold up.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
I find Men of War to be the best in the series, I find it a big step up from faces of war, and I actually feel it's better than the newer Assault Squad games.
it has a story albeit its read by someone who sounds like a history teacher, and some of the voice acting is pretty laughable, but this game has realistic physics, and a great ballistic system making tank, and gun duels to be very exciting, and stressful! Watching your tank rounds pinging off of a Panzer's armor is pretty scary, and Angles and armor thickness play a part in it too. I love that ♥♥♥♥.
The difficulty, well...this series is known for it's difficulty and long missions, and I can easily say this is one of the hardest strategy games of the Real Time non base building type, the AI is exciting to play agaisnt.
The graphics are not the best, but with some of the newer features on graphics cards, this game can be forced to look very nice,
very advanced controls (you can even control your units like a shooter) and a fast (but scalable) pace

An incredibly underrated game, from an awesome series.
Many compare it to COH but Men of War deserves some credit in the fact that they cover a wide range of weapons, units, and vehicles, with a much more advanced ballistic system, and a much more advanced control scheme,
they also cover missions and scenarios not seen in other game along with it's varied objectives that bounce you back and forth across the map it makes for a pretty exciting game.
Much more than your average skirmish the computer war game
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