Order of War is a real-time strategy based on World War 2, a popular setting for games lately. That doesn’t stop Order of War from being very unique in some of its aspects though, and a lot of players are enjoying it today both for its single player campaign, as well as its multiplayer features.
Despite some initial problems at launch, the game is now in a perfectly stable and playable condition and is enjoying a wide fanbase all around the world.
Order of War is set towards the end of World War 2, when the final decisive battles are taking place. The player can choose to take either the side of the Allies trying to restore order, or the Axis attempting a final struggle to push them back. It features some massive, large-scale battles that span over thousands of units, and accurately depicts most of the events it’s based on.
In terms of units, it’s a very diverse game, giving you access to not only various kinds of infantry such as different classes of soldiers, but also a wide range of vehicles as well, from tanks to aircraft and several kinds of artillery.
While the single player campaign is challenging and interesting enough, you should absolutely give the game’s multiplayer a try – the developers have put special effort into creating a wide, diverse game with lots of tactics that can be employed to defeat your enemy, and we found it to be very balanced on both sides. There were some minor lag issues (on a LAN game), but those seemed to go away after adjusting some of the settings in the main menu.
Graphics and System Requirements
The game features some very high-quality graphics, representing massive cinematic scenes that accurately depict the event in question. You can zoom in close to your units and observe them from just a few feet above the ground, and the level of detail you can see in this zoom mode is simply outstanding – you can literally see the blades of grass sticking out as your units go through them!
As you’re probably guessing, this does come at a slight cost to the game’s system requirements – be prepared with a fairly good computer if you’re planning on playing Order of War at the highest settings, especially if you want to indulge in online play. You’ll need a 3.2GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM, as well as a GeForce 9800/Radeon HD3800 or an equivalently powerful video card.
The problems we mentioned earlier were mainly in the game’s balance, as it was a bit poorly thought-out in some areas. This was addressed by the developers accordingly though, and the game is now a very smooth experience in online play – as we already explained to you.
If you love strategy games, or if you’re a fan of World War 2 themed media – or even both – Order of War will bring you many happy hours.