In this roguelike wargame, take command of a tank and its crew in the Second World War, joining one of over 50 campaigns across Europe, North Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. Fight with and against over 800 historically-based unit types, where each day is a struggle for survival.
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By Ѕtеам 250 June 7, 2020

“Rated 79th best Steam Hidden Gem, with 99% positive reviews from 427 gamers!”

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“The graphics may be stone-tool primitive, but when you’re bogged on the edge of a Silesian wood with a wounded commander, an out-of-commission main gun, and a new armoured threat on your flank, that crudeness is the last thing on your mind.”
The Flare Path (Rock Paper Shotgun)

“We never expected to find so much depth in so few megabytes, and yet it's all true. Despite being attributable to wargames and in particular to simulations, Armored Commander II is a practically unique product of its kind. Another gem of a landscape full of stars like the indie one, the title proposed by Gregory Adam Scott is difficult, varied and long-lived. A new indie pearl, in a nutshell. [Translation from Italian]”
IlVideogioco

“Even if you aren't a fan of the Dwarf Fortress level graphics, the solid UI and compelling gameplay will suck you in before you know it. Like some kind of grognard Neo, you won't be seeing punctuation marks and abstract shapes, you'll be seeing a battlefield alive with dug-in AT guns and deadly panzers.”
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About This Game

In Armoured Commander II, you play the role of a tank commander in World War II, leading your crew through a campaign in one of the major conflicts of the war. The game features over 50 campaigns set between 1939 and 1945, and over 800 unit types. The terrain map for each combat day, the weather conditions, and the types of enemies you encounter are randomly and procedurally generated, which means that each playthrough of a campaign will bring new and unexpected challenges. Your commander and crew gain experience and can improve their stats and gain skills over time, but they are also vulnerable to injury and may be seriously wounded or killed during the course of a campaign.

Gameplay


ArmCom2 is a game of survival rather than destruction. You will frequently find yourself outnumbered and outgunned. Your success in a campaign will depend on your ability to deal with a variety of challenges, and to make best use of all the tactics and tools that you have at your disposal. Different tanks, historical eras, and regions of the world will produce a very different play experiences, from the initial armoured clashes in Asia and Poland in 1939, to the final drive on Berlin and the Pacific Islands of the Japanese Empire in 1945.

The gameplay is turn-based, so you can pause and consider your options at any point in the game. You can choose to take on the role of your Commander, meaning that if your Commander is killed in the game your campaign ends (Permadeath), or you can continue playing through an entire campaign, replacing your tank and crew as needed. Once a campaign ends, you can choose to continue with your crew in a new campaign.

Different campaigns are designed to include historically-based vehicles for you to command, friendly support units, enemy units, and different types of missions. Some campaigns will be easier than others, and historical battles such as Kursk or Operation Overlord are included. The weather, terrain, and length of combat day will vary based on your location in the world and the date in the calendar.

Mods are supported: an extension for the Vortex mod manager is available, or mods can be manually installed by the player.

No DRM is used in the game and it will run without Steam connectivity if required (although achievements will not be recorded). The source code (excluding assets such as portraits, campaign and unit definitions) is open source and included with the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5 4300M or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Must support SDL2 or OpenGL
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any card that supports SDL2
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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