Making History Gold Edition is the expanded and updated version of the original WWII grand strategy game Making History: Calm & the Storm. Command your nation and change the course of history.
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Release Date:
Jul 30, 2008

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Includes 2 items: Making History II: The War of the World, Making History: The Calm and the Storm Gold Edition


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October 15, 2018

IJN Models Update

Factus Games announces the release of a new content expansion for Making History: The Second World War featuring many of the foremost vessels of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Among the models you get are Fubuki-class destroyers, Fusō-class dreadnoughts and the largest battleship ever constructed, the Yamato, plus many more.

This is a free DLC enhancement that includes some minor system changes and bug fixes. All current and new owners of Making History: The Second World War will see the Japanese fleet models on Full or Medium Model Set options with the latest update, version 1.0.61701.46.

We’ve also added in a newly built British Dreadnought model that was constructed for the upcoming Making History: The Great War Gold Edition. Factus Games intends to provide more models, events and scenarios for The Second World War in the near future.

Release Notes:
- Added new Japanese & British ship models into game
- Fixed error in Japanese Northern Route Event to provide Japanese Mech Infantry instead of German
- Added region control checks for German Unit expansion events
- Put in fix for Japanese Puppet Mengjiang triggering Sino-Japan war
- Communist and Fascist governments will not form an alliance unless they are both at war with the same great power
- Fixed paging issue on sub group selection panel
- Removed some duplicate code that code prevent some events from firing.
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“Incredibly fun to play”
80 – Worth Playing

“Enjoyable just-one-more-turn gameplay ... a worthy addition to any strategy fan's game collection.”
80 – Games Radar

“A sense of realism that is not found in most other strategy games.”
85 – PC Gameworld

About This Game

Making History: Calm & the Storm Gold Edition is a turn-based grand strategy classic. Play against the world or join an alliance. Attempt to alter history or replay it. This release includes many game updates, key improvements to strategic and tactical gameplay, and features a new Germany focused scenario: "The Rise of the Reich". In addition to managing the military, players must build, supply and grow a modern industrial base in order to field forces capable of victory. The decision to expand factories, research new weapons or recruit more units is in the hands of the player. War will come and the nation must be prepared.


  • Clean, intuitive interface and gameplay make this one of the easiest grand strategy games to learn, and the open nature of the game combined with the ability to play as any one of over 80 nations offer endless replay-ability.

  • Gold Edition adds new military unit properties and gives you the ability to rename units, preset rally points and set way-points for more tactical movement. Regions can upgrade defenses, transportation, and food production simultaneously. Better financial reports let you manage your treasury more easily.

  • Different victory conditions available: Nation, Alliance, or Ideological (Democracy, Communism, Fascism, or Authoritarianism) You can also go for a domination victory and set the percentage of land you need to control to win the game.

  • Ten scenarios included with multiple starting points before and during the war. Plus alternate history and the fantasy scenarios.

  • Research, build and deploy a wide variety of ships, submarines, artillery, infantry, tanks, armored vehicles, fighters and bombers. Also research tactics like maneuver warfare, hedgehog defense and amphibious assaults to give your forces bonuses.

  • Decide how much of your production is used to generate wealth, stockpile arms, build military units, conduct research, or construct more factories.

  • Players control trade, aid, industrial development, infrastructure investments, and a deep field of research.

System Requirements

    • OS: XP with Service, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Pentium III or Athlon 1.0GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB RAM 32 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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