Excerpt: Wargame: AirLand Battle is a real-time strategy game developed by Eugen Systems and published by Focus Home Interactive. The game was released on May 29th 2013 and is a sequel to the well-received, Wargame: European Escalation.
Conclusion: Wargame AirLand Battle is a compelling game which feels more RTS than faithful war-game. It's biggest flaws are a limited time of 20 minutes for single player battles, poor AI, which makes single player games a rush fest with limited options for real military tactics, and lackluster geographic...
Excerpt: If war had broken out in Europe during the Cold War it
would have been on a scale the likes of which the world has never seen. Tens of
thousands of tanks, thousands of fighters and bombers, hundreds of warships,
millions of soldiers and millions of civilians would have been caught up in the
Summary: The Hot War It took a truly horrific defeat for me to knuckle down and attempt to break through Wargame: AirLand Battle 's tough, uncaring exterior. I'd tossed aside the campaign, had one skirmish match under my belt, and I dived head-first into a 10 vs.
Excerpt: What happens someone’s rushed at by 3 guys and he’s out of bullets? Does he neatly throw the empty revolver at them, grab the ingenuous 14 year-old who’s accompanying him and run for their lives? Ducking behind cover, nestled together while the little child quivers in terror and anxiety?
Pros: Well Written, Engaging Plot, Beautiful Landscapes
Summary: “Wargame: AirLand Battle” (WALB) is a game that raises a lot of questions. What is going on here? Why am I playing a game about the Warsaw Pact fighting NATO? How am I going to figure out how to deal with 828 different units? Why do I keep losing?
Excerpt: Wargame: AirLand Battle is an RTS set in 1985, towards the end of the Cold War. If you are expecting something akin to the Command and Conquer series, you might be better off looking elsewhere.
Conclusion: Wargame AirLand Battle is a great military-themed strategy title, an experience that requires time to understand and master but rewards players with some incredible moments and wonderful stories to share and relieve.
Pros: + AirLand combat mechanics, + Many units to choose from, + Deck building system
Cons: - Limited campaign options, - Serial defeats can be frustrating
Wargame: AirLand Battle is a rewarding tactical real-time strategy game that is both complex and addictive.
28 June 2013
Summary: Whoa. Apologies to Keanu Reeves, but that's exactly the sort of stunned reaction provoked by Wargame: AirLand Battle. This supersize real-time strategizer set during a Cold War-era WWIII is one of those all-in games that practically punches you in the face with its complexity when you fire it up for...
Pros: Incredible amount of depth, Reasonably accessible despite the complexity of combat, Blends deep wargame tactics with straightforward action, Four involving and lengthy Cold War-era campaigns, Solid suite of multiplayer features, including 10-versus-10 showdowns
Cons: Steep learning curve in the early stages, Jagged visuals, Repetitive music and sound effects