Men of War: Red Tide

Men of War: Red Tide is a sequel to the critically acclaimed RTS Men of War. Red Tide introduces a new story driven campaign based on the writings of Soviet scribe Alexander Zorich, it also includes dozens of new or upgraded units and weapons.
Men of War: Red Tide is a stunning mixture of RTS and a third-person action that introduces a new fighting force known for its brutal efficiency during the height of World War II. Played out across more than 20 missions, Men of War: Red Tide allows to take command of the feared "Black Coats," the nickname given to Soviet Marines, an elite combat group specializing in engagements near the shoreline.
The player has direct control of new game units including the Black Coats, tanks, self-propelled guns, armored trains, landing craft, artillery and new enemy emplaced weapons to capture and use. New air support options include fighters, bombers, hydroplanes; cruisers, destroyers and gun boats which provide naval fire support.
Fighting during the Black Sea Campaigns of WWII, history buffs and WWII aficionados will recognize theaters of battle such as Odessa, Sevastopol, Theodosia, Eltingen, Nikolaev and Constanta.
  • 23 missions - Soviet, German, Romanian and Italian forces
  • Six intense historical battles and landing operations during 1941-1945
  • Over 100 different military units: tanks, artillery, armored cars, planes (fighters, bombers, transporters), war ships and boats (cruisers, torpedo boats, gunboats)
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP (service pack 1)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2,6 GHz (Athlon 3000+)
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon 9600 (128 MB RAM)
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 5 GB of free hard disc space
Sound: Sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0c
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows XP (service pack 1) / Windows Vista
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2,33 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 MB RAM)
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 5 GB of free hard disc space
Sound: Sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0c
  • Pelit (Finland)

    A pretty good add-on for a great game, except for missing multiplayer. Adventures of USSR Marines are far more interesting than eg. Normandy. [Jan 2010]

  • AceGamez

    Although it still posses many of the same problems, and it's difficulty spikes range from mildly difficult to insanely impossible, with a strict attention to historical detail and missions designed to test you strategic skills to their maximum, Red Tide can be an immensely rewarding game, but one that does require a great deal of patients and discipline.

  • At the end of the day, Men at War: Red Tide is a little dated but when it comes to gameplay, this is the highlight of the title.

  • PC PowerPlay

    Red Tide rewards patience and planning with immense satisfaction. [Nov 2010, p.62]

  • What the game does – a single-player campaign – it does very well, and if you enjoyed the rich scenarios of previous games in the series you probably own this game already. If you don't, and if you're looking for an entry point into the phenomenon, this is as stellar a place to start as any.

  • It's World War II once again, but this time it's not D-Day again, it's the 22th of September, 1941 and we are Black Jackets, Russian marines fighting Romanian infantry or fighting on virtually every other Russian frontline up until August 1945 against Japan in the Pacific. But it's a hardcore game with no tutorial at all. You will need patience. But this game is a rough diamond.

  • PC Gamer UK

    Brilliant, unthinking and unfair in equal measure. [Jan 2010, p.110]

  • If the recent overabundance of WWII-themed RTS games and the lack of multiplayer do not bother you, pick up this game. A good single-player campaign is a rarity these days.

  • Surely the strategists among you will be pleased with the new content, but those who expected more from this expansion have every reason to be unsatisfied.

  • The solo game is decent enough but without the ability to play this game with friends it simply loses its edge.

Men of War: Red Tide
$4.99 $1.25
Title: Men of War: Red Tide
Genre: Strategy
Released: 1 November 2009
Developer: 1C Entertainment
Publisher: 1C Entertainment
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