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Faces of War (PC DVD)

by Ubisoft
Windows XP
 Ages 16 and Over
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Historical WWII Campaigns
  • Freely control historical battles by leading a squad of 6 soldiers
  • Command American, English, Soviet and German troops during world-renowned battles including D-Day
  • Best Way 3D Engine
  • High resolution and realistic game world
  • Cinematographic special effects and realistic physics
  • Up to 16 Players
  • More than 8 multiplayer modes including Free-for-All, Team-Match and cooperative game modes


Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B000E3U4LS
  • Release Date: 15 Sept. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,163 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Faces of War is a game of real-time tactics giving players the thrill of leading a squad into open battlegrounds and experiencing the intensity of chaotic WWII battles. 

Historical WWII campaigns
By commanding American, English, Soviet and German troops during world-renowned battles including D-Day, winter missions and the storming of Berlin, players will experience the intense atmosphere of World War II thanks to detailed reproductions of environments, military gear, vehicles and weapons.

Player Initiative is Key
Players will freely control historical battles by leading a squad of 6 soldiers. Based on the player's tactical decisions, advanced AI and realistic physics (where anything can be destroyed) no two battles will ever play out in the same way.

Cunning and complex A.I. Tactics
Allow players to gain full control of units on one hand and to concentrate on more strategic aspects on the other. AI controlled soldiers don't simply execute any order given by a player, they think how to do it in the most efficient and safe way. All human units in the game also possess moral characteristics which are influenced by many in-game events.

Unique Best Way 3D Engine
Pushes the threshold of action RTS gaming by supporting modern graphical technologies (bump mapping, per-pixel lighting, specular lighting, bloom effect, etc.), high resolution and realistic game world, cinematographic special effects and realistic physics.

Multiplayer Combat
Up to 16 Players. More than 8 multiplayer modes including Free-for-All, Team-Match and cooperative game modes.


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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars suprised... 5 Feb. 2007
By Jamez
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game expecting it to be an improved version of soldiers: heroes of world war two; however, this game seems to have a completely different feel to "soldiers".

For a start, soldiers was more of a commando game where using stealth was important and micromanaging a single soldier to do complex moves and sniping enemy soldiers from a distance etc. but faces is more of an "open warfare" game with frontal assaults where larger amounts of soldiers are used.

One of the problems in soldiers was that is was only possible to effectively control one soldier or tank at a time - so if you have other soldiers in combat, they might (or definitely will - if you leave them in "move at will" mode) do something stupid and get themselves killed.

The developers have realised this, and have made a "squad system" whereby, you control all units as you would for a single soldier. This system works quite well and means that all units are competent fighters.

However, when you select the commander of a squad, you can supposedly control all other soldiers; but if you give him a move order, only he moves - which is not helpful when he is charging at mounted machine guns by himself.

I dont know how the americans have got involved in the making of this game, but the germans and russians are now speaking in american accents; and when a german soldier says "hurry up timo... Ill go report to von berg..." in an american accent, it makes me cringe.

Having said all this, I can see why this game would appeal to others, and to be fair, the squad system is useful and the graphics are much better then soldiers. Anyway, all I can say is: dont treat this game as a sequel to soldiers, they are two different games. if you want a game where you can combine a little strategy with a lot of action and open warfare, buy this game.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Argo
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As another reviewer has pointed out this game shares a similar game interface to "Soldiers - Heroes of World War II" which whilst good I'd class this game as in a different league. A little puzzled by the criticism of spoken German within the German campaign as it struck me as rather good (interface of course remains in English)

You generally have control over squad sized individuals and these may be split into individual fireteams (containing 2 - 4 men) or even kept as individuals if you really want. Each fireteam must have a leader (either self assigned or automatically chosen). He leads in all actions with support given by the rest of the team in an AI driven fashion (they don't just blindly follow). However give your man stupid orders and none will survive long. You can give orders to multiple fireteams (or even individuals) at the same time - which would normally be hopelessly complex to master - and they will respond to changing situations automatically. This is where the game excels as the AI instructs units without any clear orders to react intelligently so they often appear to be acting on their own initiative

However, in my view the game really comes into its own when you interact at your platoon/company level. In most of the scenarios, you'll notice other friendly units making a concentrated attempt to gain ground over certain parts of the battle field (you have no control over them). This gives you the choice of either providing support, taking a back seat and keeping your head down or simply taking off in a different direction completely.

Detail within the game is astonishing!.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab for Value 16 Mar. 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Only £4 (Decemeber 2010) and it is great, control a squad of men and lead them on several missions ranging from the Brits even to the Germans. A vast arsenal of tanks and vehicles available.

But what I was most shocked about was how people still play this game online! At least 100 people are on daily, online is fab, cooperative, combat, battle grounds, the list goes on.

If you like world war 2 games this is a certain buy, for only £4! However, I must admit I've not played other war games of this type ,as mentioned by other reviewers, so can't compare but I know that I enjoyed this game for hours!

Great Buy!
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8 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun.lots of it 27 Sept. 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
game can be a bit slow but Just change game settings.just like showw2.your love it.
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