Use the radio to give commands to the soldiers on the battlefield. Keep track of the situation based on their voice reports only. Lead US platoons to clash with Vietcong in a realistic, innovative approach to the RTS genre. Make hard choices in a narrative driven experience, and face the outcome.
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Very Positive (415) - 82% of the 415 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 10, 2019
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In Radio Commander you are playing as an American military commander serving in US Army during the Vietnam War. You will be carrying a heavy burden as your mission is to coordinate military operations taking place between 1965 and 1968.



But this is not just another RTS, in which you are an invisible being hovering over the battlefield. In Radio Commander situation reports are given to you in form of dramatic radio statements sent by troops fighting on the ground. And your only accessory is a strategic map, on which you can place tokens and notes.



UNIQUE VIEW ON REALISM

Radio Commander offers an unique experience very different from classic real time strategy games. It’s a bold try to redefine the genre, as the player will be involved in a decision making process much more realistic than those pictured by casual RTS titles. Ask for situation reports. Listen what your men have to tell you. Send evac choppers and nape drops. Defeat the invisible enemy.

DIVE INTO THE STORY

Experience the story of soldiers and their commander, trapped in the middle of bloody, chaotic, morally ambiguous Vietnam conflict. Dive into a scenario that doesn’t avoid the difficult issues of civilians trapped in the theater of action, shady CIA operations, and cynical political pressures. Discover those uneasy situations, presented in such cult classics as Platoon, Full Metal Jacket or Apocalypse Now, which were happening on a daily basis for those serving in Vietnam. See for yourself how hard it is to make the right choices in the middle of a fire exchange with Vietcong.

DECIDE WHO LIVES AND DIES

Decide the fate of your soldiers. The choices you face will have a direct impact on the course of the game. They will also define views of your hero. Or maybe those are your views? Playing Radio Commander you must be prepared to answer tough questions about the righteousness of your actions, the price of a human life, and the toxic power of propaganda and stereotypes.

USE YOUR IMAGINATION

Radio Commander is not another empty action game. You will play as the commander operating from his tent, using only a radio and a map. You will be staring at the map for hours, listening carefully to the reports. Your decisions will affect lives of many people. Just like in real life, there are no fancy graphics and animations to help you imagine what’s happening on battlefield. Only you, your map, and skills. You have to listen and be smart. Thanks to this, level of immersion is much greater than in normal real time strategy games.


CHOOSE BETWEEN VARIOUS MEANS

You will take under your command not only units of infantry, air cavalry or field artillery, but also powerful units of air support. It’s in your will to order the jungle-burning nape drops, or devastating bombings. Are you ready to bring the rain of fire and burn the enemy positions to the ground? Are you sure that your soldiers are far enough and won't take damages? And does the ends always justify the means?

EXPERIENCE DEEP IN-GAME SYSTEMS

Beneath the narrative layer, hidden from your eyes, a deep and complex simulation is taking place. In Radio Commander every unit is described by unique set of statistics. You will have to worry about your platoons morale, supplies, and even their stamina. All those factors will be important during your soldiers' confrontations with enemy, unfriendly terrain and extreme Vietnamese climate. What will you do, when your choppers report, that they are out of fuel and forced to land in the middle of the jungle? Will you send the rescue mission risking the life of even more soldiers?

BOND WITH YOUR BROTHERS IN ARMS

Troops under your command are not just pawns on the map. They are complicated, multi-layered human beings, with their own voices, problems, strengths and weaknesses. Mutual trust is essential. They depend on your judgment and cool decisions, while you are hoping they’re giving their best. Discover hundreds of original dialogues and scenarios. Replay previously completed missions and alter the course of events by making different decisions and encountering different events.

HOURS OF GAME EXPERIENCE

Radio Commander includes:

- 9 main campaign missions (every mission is possible to complete in several different ways),
- 9 animated briefings,
- 15 unit types, including: infantry, evac choppers, gunships, field artillery, aerial reconnaissance, M113 armored personnel carriers, and napalm-carrying F4 Phantom jets (every unit is described by a unique set of statistics and communicates with commander using a different voice),
- full voice over,
- over 200 dialogue blocks, used to construct radio messages,
- over 600 story dialogues between units and the commander.

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Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Radio Commander evocatively portrays harsh reality of the Vietnam War. It uses detailed written descriptions and audio recordings to paint realistic, disturbing scenes. Violence, cruelty, profanity and abundant racism are all a part of this reflection of reality. The game is recommended for mature audiences.

The game contains some disturbing audio recordings that might not be suitable for children

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Dual Core Processor (Intel Core i3, AMD Phenom II)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD6870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Windows 10 required to use the Voice Recognition
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Dual Core Processor (Intel Core i3, AMD Phenom II)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 1060, Radeon RX 580 or equivalent with 4GB of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Windows 10 required to use the Voice Recognition
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
    • Processor: 3.2GHz Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6200
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Voice Recognition is available only on Windows
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.12+
    • Processor: 3.5GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon Pro 580
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Voice Recognition is available only on Windows

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