If I was in charge of Digitalmindsoft - and when the Zoltar machine finally grants my wish, I will be - I'd ditch all the subtitles and dub every entry in their apparently quite good RTS series simply 'Men of War', perhaps in an increasingly bold font in order to emphasise just how perfect a title it is. Men of War. Men of War. It tells you everything you need to know not just about
Somewhere in the great archive that catalogues all games releases, there is a hard-working drone with a clipboard and a marker pen trying to keep track of the King's Bounty series. It's been a mess of expansions, expandalones and DLC for those expandalones since Legend revitalised the tactical resource-based RPG genre way back in 2008 - but as far as I can tell we've not been treated to a proper
Sod’s law says that the moment you move your armies through a portal to another floating island world is the precise moment the army of hidden dragons will attack. So it proves in turn-based strategy game Warlock II. The blasted lizards punish me for over-stretching an hour into the playable preview build, eating my scouts and laying siege to my capital city. What’s a mage to do? Douse the
Muffled sub-machinegunners scurrying like rats through ruined factories and spooky sewers, sly snipers slinging high-velocity valedictions across wastelands of rubble and snow, unpainted T-34s trundling from production lines straight into the maelstrom of battle... chances are, when you think about the fivemonth scrap for Stalingrad, you think about the war that raged in the city, not the one
Games That Are Out is a list that now includes Space Rangers HD, all the games released in the last three or four decades, and of course Pippa Funnell 3: The Golden Stirrup Challenge. That is also a game that is out. Space Rangers HD is of particular interest to us, however, seeing how it's a remake of one of the most batshit Trading Strategy RPG Space Sim Text Adventures ever made: Space Rangers
Here's another casualty in the internet's extended and ferocious war on prices. Bundle Stars, one of the many hundred financial death squads that roam the digital battlefield, have rounded up the Men of Wars and are holding them to ransom. Of course, because they're a bundle seller, that ransom is exceedingly reasonable, and gets you every game in the RTS series and their collective DLCs.
1C Company are the subject of this week's pay what you want Humble Sale. Not that you're being offered their full, expansive, and occasionally ropey back catalogue. Instead the bundle focuses on two of the publisher's more notable series. Included are a battalion of Men of War, and a king's ransom of King's Bounty. It's a great collection if you're looking for a large and meaty slice of
"More war, war men!" shout the RTS fans, who have become increasingly hungry for fresh humans to tactically expend through glorious battle. Men of War developers DigitalMindSoft are in the ideal position to answer these cries, and have done so by announcing Men of War: Assault Squad 2 - a follow-up to their infantry-heavy standalone expansion.
After seven months spent locked away in a hanger, IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad has begun taxiing down the development runway in preparation for launch. The dogfighting sequel has a new teaser trailer to announce the commencing of a pre-order program, giving flight fans a chance to secure early access to the game's beta.
Word comes through from 1C that the Russian publisher is teaming up with 777 Studios, creators of the Rise of Flight series, to form 1C Game Studios. This new developer's first project will be IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, the next game in the highly regarded (well, except for Cliffs of Dover) series of World War 2 flight sims.
Space Rangers is one of those games you look at and think, “I'm sure I've played that.” Which you might have done – but it might have been ten years ago or it might have been the sequel, Space Rangers II, which popped up on GOG a couple of years back. This HD remake mingles genres too, so that even if you thought that you'd recognised one of the screenshots, the rest would leave you confused.
Get into trouble with the law in 21st century Britain and you could find yourself clearing bramble-tangled cemeteries with a billhook. Make the same mistake in 1942 USSR and you ran the risk of clearing wire-tangled minefields with your feet. Stalin’s idea of community service was almost as brutal as his notion of civil service reform, as you’ll discover if you volunteer for this penal
Of all the horrors perpetrated by the higher echelons of Communist Russia to defeat the Nazis on the Eastern front, the Soviet penal battalions is pretty near the top. Imagine, if you will, the Dirty Dozen. Now imagine several hundred of them, most of them disgraced officers, armed with at most fake weaponry (and normally nothing), wearing extra-noticeable clothing, assaulting German positions
1C Company's Darryl Still has been speaking to CVG about the state of digital distribution. He describes the dichotomy between retailer's in-store stock levels, and customer's demand for products as "quite shocking." According to the publishing director, the recent growth in digital distribution was inevitable: "I think of it as less a revolution, more a filling of a void. A new government
A member of the Red Orchestra 2 beta team has posted on the Bash and Slash forums confirming that Red Orchestra 2 will support both ranked and unranked dedicated servers. Blues News spotted the post, which says that ranked servers will be monitored by the developers so that those who misbehave can be easily banned.
If Assault Squad was an MG 42 it would need a barrel change about every three minutes. ‘Ferocious’ doesn’t begin to describe the bloody bullet ballets served-up by this semimarvellous semi-sequel.Instead of sending our favourite WWII tactics title in years back to the front with a conventional campaign in its kit bag, Digitalmindsoft have equipped it with something called ‘Skirmish’. There’s
Mikhail Morozov packed more excitement into his final five minutes than most men fit into a lifetime. Just before he was grenaded to death, he snuck past sentries, placed a Claymore mine, stole a hat, shot down a Huey with a tripod MG, and clubbed a man to death with a chicken. Men of War: Vietnam is looking clucking excellent. The preview code might only contain four missions, but they’ve
Gamers of Kent, if you go outside today and cup an ear in the direction of France, you should be able to make out a distant drone. That drone is the sound of 1000 Heinkels warming their Jumo engines. Finally, after six long years, the Battle of Britain-themed sequel to the amazing Il-2 Sturmovik is ready for take-off. We're hoping to grab a quick Cliffs of Dover test-flight before the March 25
The next game in 1C's series of World War 2 flight sims will be out in a couple of months, and will take the fight to the Battle of Britain. But will it need a beast of a machine to run? Read on for the full system specs.
Men of War may be one of the most generic sounding game names ever devised, but this is a unique and challenging RTS series that blends incredibly detailed troop micromanagement with huge battles spanning entire towns. The latest entry into the series, Assault Squad, is holding an open beta now on Steam, so if you haven't had a chance to try Men of War's intense cocktail of massive tanks, fragile