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Wargame : European Escalation (PC DVD)

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
3.5 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / 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: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B007FKESII
  • Release Date: 12 Oct. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,220 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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2 sides, 8 nations, and one battlefield: Europe!

Wargame: European Escalation is an intense and spectacular Real Time Strategy game, where realism and strategy are brought to the front lines.

With a phenomenal range of vehicles and units (over 350 different models), build your army and enter a huge military campaign across Europe of the 80's, as the Cold War is about to become World War 3.

With the powerful IRISZOOM, Wargame offers breathtaking graphics and battles as spectacular as they are strategic. Prepare to bring hundreds of units of all kinds--tanks, helicopters, squad Infantry, etc.--under your command in intense battles on gigantic maps stretching up to 150 km²!

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows Xp Sp3/Windows Vista Sp2/Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD/Intel Dual-Core 2.5 Ghz
  • RAM Memory: 1024 Mb (XP)/ 2048 Mb (Vista/7)
  • Graphics Card: 256 Mb 100% DirectX 9 and Shaders 3.0 compatible Ati Radeon X1800 Gto/Nvidia Geforce 7600 Gt Or Higher
  • DVD-ROM: 2X Drive
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
  • Internet Connection Required for online gaming and game activation


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Most of the negative reviews are, I think, somewhat unfair, since they focus on the use of Steam, rather than the game itself. Yes, I hate Steam too, but this does not prevent the game from being an excellent strategy rts. (Incidentally, I heard Steam may be producing a console too -- great idea this, leveraging their status as one of the most hated brands amongst gamers.)

Wargame can be really challenging. In fact, I can't remember having being so challenged by a rts strategy game. But, it is fun too and very satisfying. There is an incredible amount of detail, but you can engage with this detail as much or little as you want.
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Having played strategy and RTS games for over a decade, I can really recommend this one!
The players can choose between a couple of hundred types of vehicles, infantry and helicopters of the cold war era (ca.1970-85) to engage on vast, visually convincing rural maps.
The campaigns are nice but endless fun is the multiplayer (up to 4v4) :
The player has to combine a limited amount of either NATO or Warsaw Pact unit types in so called decks. Before battle he can choose only one deck (i.e. combination of units) to buy units from during the respective battle.

Orders are given to units that consist of a max. of 4 vehicles and these can be split up. Though there is a certain rock-paper-scissors element concerning the matching of the unit types (e.g. anti-air wins vs helis and tanks vs infantry in the open), the quality of the chosen equipment also plays an important role (e.g. whether to choose cheap T-55 or expensive T-80 tanks) as far as range, rate of fire and armour is concerned.
It takes a while to optimize the combination of vehicles in a deck but the fun starts long before - whenever you zoom in to watch the action unfolding on the map...

Players either win by points gained from eliminating enemy units or by killing all command units, which are also necessary to occupy specific zones on the map that produce money to buy more units in the course of the game. Some zones are also of importance since they allow to bring in reinforcements on various parts of the map.

The game has a very realistic air: Reconnaissance and supply play an important role. Also, the size of the map requires to make thorough tactical decisions where to send units to, given that it takes a while to get them there.
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By Jules TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 May 2013
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Wargame EE is a real time strategy game that will have passed under the radar of most gamer's with it being a non-mainstream title, lacking the advertising chops of the RTS big boys publishers, it has to rely a lot on word of mouth recommendations. The Developers of this title, Eugen Systems, are the team behind the awsome WW2 RTS game R.U.S.E, and here they have set the game 30 years on-wards using modern World in Conflict-esque combat units. Set in the 1970's - 1980's in the Cold War era, over 22 missions you get to play with the arsenal of the nations at that time, across Europe in various scenarios. As you achieve primary & secondary goals for command stars, you can use these stars to unlock the 350 various land or air unit types when on mission. Each unit has various deployment point costs, are a limited pool in number(when they die that's it) & each mission limits you to certain starting DP which gradually rise as you take control & hold key sectors.

PRO's:
+ 22 missions.
+ Complex & deep gameplay.
+ Varied unit types to master & combine.
+ Visually fantastic (Satellite view with unit counters on a board or zoom down to units to admire the detail on them)
+ Good sound brings the battles to life.
+ The UI is easy to use (albeit not visually stunning).
+ Challenging AI.

CON's
- No pause & deploy or drag & face unit option.
- Maps lack variety.
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Really good graphics, a lot going on in this game. Realistic you need your wits about you.
Challenging game play, lots to think about.
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Ever wondered what it would be like to command NATO or Warsaw Pact forces into battle? Look no further. This game is a solid RTS with no base building, order in reinforcements and capture territory with hundreds of authentic vehicles and infantry from the infantry up to the AH-64A Apache or Mi-28 Havoc, from the Scimitar and Marder up to the BMP-3 and Bradley IFVs. Keep them re-supplied or risk losing everything.

Be warned, this is war! From the very first mission you will encounter difficulty and frustration. But you will see Leopard 1 tanks race into battle with T-62's, Abrams tanks duking it out with T-80s and all in superb detail.

This disk will more than likely contain the Steam activation code but if you are willing to put up with Steam, you will NOT be disappointed. Already there is a sequel planned for 2013 which will include more than the eight nations that are already present (Britain, France, West Germany, US, USSR, Czech Republic, Poland and East Germany)and the sequel will also make jet aircraft available for the first time. Add that to the always available on-line action and this game is a winner.

Buy it!!!
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