Men of War: Assault Squad 2
Ok so full disclosure here, but if it was not for my dad, Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is a game that I would have overlooked. What we have here is a very deep real time tactics war game that is great for those who love to dig in deep and sink their teeth into a game that does not hold their hand, but is very rewarding for those that stick with it.
Playing By Myself
When I first started playing Men of War: Assault Squad 2 I jumped into the single-player part of the game. This is a great deal of fun and you have a whole range of battles/missions for you to get into. What I really liked about this was just how varied the action is! One minute you are dealing with tanks and heavy artillery then the next you are having to use your sharpshooting skills as a sniper. This kind of variety keeps the game fresh and interesting and of course, very challenging. Some say that the campaign is a little samey, but I actually had fun with it.
Tons of Fun!
In terms of the game modes when you play with others, Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is pretty stacked! It has 1v1 and 4v4 battles for you to take part in. In all honesty with you, it is the 1v1 that I have spent my time with, getting my butt kicked by my old man. However, I have found the online community to be great. This is a good thing a while I would certainly class this as a game that is fun to play. I must admit that the difficulty of this game is going to turn many people off. The actual battles from planning where your units go, what they do and making sure you are taking care of defense as well are quite hard to get to grips with and I can see many people getting frustrated with the game as a result. I would strongly advise that you play single player first.
One of the reasons that many people love this game is the modding community. Now, I may not have dabbled in this just yet, but there is a large modding community with this game and there are all kinds of fun mods. So many, that in writing this review I have decided to jump back in and check out some of these mods!
Overall, I would have to say that Men of War: Assault Squad 2 is not a game for everyone. However, I will say that if you like tactics-based war games and are not scared of a sharp learning curve then you will have a fun time with this. Just know going in, that you are going to have to dedicate some serious time to this game in order to get the very best out of it and you will have a much better time with it.
Final Score: 7/10
- The game has a pretty cool setting
- Plenty of different units
- I found the gameplay to be quite varied
- The different game modes are fun
- It is a rewarding experience once it all clicks
- The game is very hard to get into
- It is said that you have to embrace the mods to get the best out of it
Download Men of War: Assault Squad 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP