Saturday, 15 July 2017 18:45

REVIEW: Steel Division: Normandy 44 (PC)

Written by Simon Hayward
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From developers Eugen Systems, creators of polular Real-time Strategy games such as Act of War, R.U.S.E and Wargame comes Steel Division: Normandy 44. Moving away from the usual modern warfare scenario of their previous games and going back in time to World War 2 and the battle of Normandy.

With Solo, multiplayer and online multiplayer including the option of playing any of the three campaigns either as Americans, German forces and the 3rd Canadian division, across 16 maps. Choosing every move carfully in the heat of battle with a limited number of units at your disposal, you must use keen tactics to succeed. First time players are highly recomended to complete the turtorial as it may take a few tries to get the hang of it, especially if you have'nt played a RTS in a while, as you just can't go in with everything you have and expect to win.

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Historically accurate units throughout the game is a great enjoyment for World War 2 buffs and attention to detail lets you became saturated in the intense battlefield machanics. When zooming into the battlefield, you can really see the attention to detail that your units can get up to including running to cover, firing upon enemies and even when a tank explodes on the battlefield. Also, with Steam workshop support, it has a number of mods available to mix things up and in some cases increase the enjoyment of the gameplay.

The in-game map shows a constantly moving front line to detail the dramatic front line movments while also acting like a fog of war, forcing you to constantly adjusting your tactics and forces in the heat of battle. With the option to have a 10vs10 battles, it can be a challenging and fun game to play. It is a shame there is not enough content at the moment but im sure they will come out with more levels as the single player campaign only seems to have 4 missions for each of the three playable factions. Even with 16 maps to choose from I think adding more factions in the future would be a likely DLC in the future.

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Overall Eugen Systems are no stranger to real-time strategy games, and it shows in Steel Division: Normandy 44. The game requires you to use timing, tactics and strategy againts your enemies at the peak of World War 2 with detailed historical units with great real-time strategy gameplay.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 3.5 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PC
  • Developer: Eugen Systems
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Genre: Strategy, Action, Simulation