Men of War: Condemned Heroes

Men of War: Condemned Heroes tells the story of one of the infamous Soviet penal battalions during the WWII. These battalions are famous for being formed under Stalin’s "No step back!" order #227. They consisted of court-martialed officers that were given a chance to redeem their crimes, or incompetence, in blood by serving as the lowest enlisted rank in a battalion that was assigned the most dangerous tasks. These battalions’ images are surrounded by many myths, and this game tells the truth about these regiments based on real evidence from their former members.
Take command of one of these notorious companies and lead it to victory against all odds through most of the war on the Eastern front. Fight from desperate battles in 1942 in the area of Volyn in the Ukraine, to the massive operation “Bagration” in the Brest area, Magnush bridgehead and Warsaw area in Poland and finally to attacks on the German Altdam and Stettin near the end of the war.

Key Features:

  • Ultimate single player experience – 4 campaigns telling the story of the penal company from crucial 1942 to victorious 1945
  • Truth about Soviet penal battalions from their former members
  • New ultra-detailed photorealistic human models, faces and uniforms
  • Bonus single player missions focusing on other non-penal army units

Men of War: Condemned Heroes is affected by the GameSpy shutdown on the 31st of May. You can continue to play the game through LAN, DirectIP and GameRanger.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: P4 2.6GHz (Athlon 3000+)
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce FX 8800 (Radeon HD3850) 256Mb
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz (Athlon X2 5000+)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce FX 8800 (Radeon HD3850) 256Mb
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
  • Men of War Condemned Heroes tells the story of the penal battalions during World War II. The single player is really difficult, but fun and deep. A good game for all lovers of good strategy!

  • Men of War: Condemned Heroes is an intuitive, challenging and spectacular RTS that allows the player to control one unit on the battlefield. But it's getting old and the complete lack of evolution is a big flaw.

  • This realtime tactic is as inviting as an Ukrainian dugout. But strangely enough, if you finally got yourself immersed in the partially unfair skirmishes, all of a sudden you want to continue.

  • A good game. The question is; do you have the patience to play it? Newcomers to the genre probably won't, and even veterans might get easily annoyed at the feeling of helplessness the game can give you when there are so many units but such little control.

  • PC Gamer UK

    The MoW formula still satisfies, but familiar units and a stale setting leave this swansong feeling superfluous. [June 2012, p.94]

  • LEVEL (Czech Republic)

    Every old advantage and mistake is present in this new installment in the Men of War series. Fans won't be disappointed but newcomers might be confused. [June 2012]

  • CD-Action

    One of the most undercooked Men of War games. Ukrainian studio rests on its laurels and needs a rival that would force it to do something new or at least let the World War II go. [June 2012, p.86]

  • Condemned Heroes isn't a bad addition to the series, but it is limited and predictable, which might be a tough sell to those who have seen all of this before. Additionally, the intensely frustrating difficulty makes the game an even dicier proposition for casual gamers or series newbies looking to get into some WWII squad combat. So venture into this one only if you're looking for a lot of repetitive reasons to pull out your hair.

  • The developers have cut corners and offer us only new missions with some minor flaws. But Condemned Heroes still can be fun. The problem is this: 1C have created a game for the most hardcore fans of the series only - those who have completed previous installments and want more. The rest should stay with basic Men of War and the Assault Squad expansion.

  • Fans of the Men of War series have already had their fill of World War II long before Condemned Heroes, and newcomers will get stuck on the very first mission. There's no life left in this concept.

  • This game is worth neither your money nor your time.

  • Men of War: Condemned Heroes does fail in everything that matters. Missions are stereotypical, AI is weak, its technical execution is miserable with plenty of bugs, the game design is left to chance and the missions are hard enough to satisfy a sadist.

Men of War: Condemned Heroes
$7.99 $1.80
Title: Men of War: Condemned Heroes
Genre: Action, Strategy
Released: 12 April 2012
Developer: 1C-SoftClub
Publisher: 1C Entertainment
  • Includes level editor
  • Single-player
  • Multi-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
Polish
English
Russian
French
Italian
German
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