Conclusion: Men of War – Assault Squad 2 is a great entry point to the series for those who have not played it before and also makes a solid addition to the collections of all longtime fans as long as they have even the faintest interest in playing with other humans rather than only the Artificial Intelligence.
Pros: + Complex war simulation, + Numerous interacting systems
Cons: - Focused on multiplayer, - Relatively limited new content
Conclusion: Now I wanted to conquer this game, and I haven’t quite gotten around to that yet, but Assault Squad 2 is not a game that I would recommend to newcomers. For a game to require so much learning through trial and error, it would have made sense to include some form of tutorial or help to assist in...
Conclusion: Men of War: Assault Squad 2 won't be for everyone, but there's something endearing and impressive about its utter lack of concern for your well-being. It's not a perfect game, and indeed can often be a frustrating one.
Excerpt: Company of Heroes basically established a new sub genre for itself when it was released. Based primarily in the Real Time Strategy genre, the game focused specifically on the troops you had with you on the battlefield.
Conclusion: We implore you to at least try Men of War. It’s the least you can do. If you don’t you’ll be missing one of the best strategy games in a long while. It has its issues, but we’re adamant that the developers will patch these. Slip on your uniform and get ready to use your ‘commander’s brain.
Conclusion: With any luck, 1C and DigitalMindSoft are going somewhere really special with this series. I can't see this business model working in the long term, as ultimately player will want, and deserve, more fully featured products.
Excerpt: Combat simulators! They don’t get much more cathartic than Men of War: the WWII strategy game. Not only are enthusiasts of the WWII strategy genre spoiled with everything they could possibly want from Tommy guns to torpedoes, but this game will really do wonders for your anger management.
Pros: Excellent visually, Great Missions, Great Environments
Cons: Very Hard, Difficult unit mangement, Poor pathfinding
Excerpt: Spare a thought for the humble real time strategy rifleman. Forever at the bottom of any game’s tech tree, he’s almost always an anonymous early game stop gap unit churned out and slaughtered in the thousands everyday.