Soldiers: Heroes of World War II
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Take control of the most elite Allied, German and Russian troops! As squad commander you will lead your men against overwhelming odds, requiring the best guerrilla tactics, stealth, speed and aggression you can muster!
With an exciting mix of third-person, action-packed missions set in realistic, fully-destructible environments, Soldiers improves upon the 'select and direct' control method by enabling gamers to take full control of each member of their crack squad of commandos. And there's no single "correct" way of completing mission objectives. Missions are always against the odds, so bold decisions and reckless heroics are the order of the day.
In one mission, you're briefed to take out a lighthouse to prevent it giving your position away. Do you tackle it with stealth, swimming quietly to the shore and using your knife to remove any enemy presence before you find a way to sabotage the lights? Or commandeer a boat and use its torpedoes to clear a path towards a massive artillery gun, and then use that to bring the lighthouse crashing down. But there's a third - maybe even a fourth, or fifth - way to do it too. Later on in the same campaign, your mission is to steal an enemy plane. But how best to do it? Get your thinking caps on and steel yourself for some heroics.
Soldiers: Heroes of World War II not only dispenses with the "do it our way or fail" prescription for game play, but actually rewards gamers taking the initiative.
The obvious way is not necessarily the most likely to succeed but it's almost always the most likely to attract attention! Look around, consider your options carefully, and very often there’s a smarter tactic waiting for you to put it to use in a cunning plan. And every time you play, the enemy AI will react to what you do, not a pre-determined script, putting you right at the center of the action. If you go loud, so will they, and your life has just become a whole lot harder!
Every item in the game is modeled precisely on its real-world counterpart, from faithful firing characteristics of weaponry and accurate ballistics for the ammunition to operating requirements for tanks and full damage physics modeling on all the buildings.
The thrills of a 3D shooter with the depth of a real-time strategy game
'Direct Control' mechanic, so you can jump right into the thick of the action
Freedom to complete missions though different tactics, use anything in the game world - commandeer enemy ordinance, weapons and ammo
Advanced AI: enemies will use formations, covering and ambush tactics
More than 30 missions, huge array of vehicles and weapons
Fully destructible environment. Everything can be fully, or partially, destroyed
Multiplayer: LAN and online (up to 16 players), co-op or adversarial