Assault Squad is primarily a real-time tactics game, but veers more toward strategy than its predecessors due to the absence of any “fixed force” (i.e. no reinforcements) scenarios. It is driven by an intricate simulation that tracks ammunition and fuel, inventories for each and every unit, cover and line of sight, tank combat with penetration and deflection of shells, field of view, and much more beside.
While Assault Squad is geared toward multiplayer, the new co-op Skirmish mode can be played offline without a partner.
Like earlier games in the series, Assault Squad includes a “direct control” feature that allows the player to take control of any unit on the field. This allows fine control during firefights, such as priming grenades before throwing and aiming for specific parts on a tank.
The multiplayer uses the GameSpy client and has a built in Elo rating system. Multiplayer matches can take place on dozens of maps and between the games five factions. New multiplayer maps are being released as DLC.
|Minimum System Requirements||Recommended System Requirements|
|CPU||2.6GHz Processor or higher||Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+|
|CPU SPEED||2.6 GHz Processor or higher|
|RAM||1 GB||2 GB|
|OS||Windows XP/Vista/7||Windows XP/Vista/7|
|Graphics Card||DX9c compatible GPU||nVidia GeForce 8600 GT / AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT|
|Direct X||DX9c||DX 9|
|HDD Space||4 GB||5 GB|
|Game Analysis||Men of War: Assault Squad is the new title in the "Men of War" series. This stand-alone expansion takes place across the globe during the height of World War II and features a completely new cooperative skirmish game mode with access to five different nations (Russia, Germany, USA, Commonwealth and – for the first time ever in the Men of War series – Japan) as well as increased realism and accessibility. The expansion pack will deliver fans and newcomers an intense new WW2 spectacle with almost limitless replayability.Like previous games in the series, Men of War: Assault Squad includes the unique “direct control” feature which enables players to maneuver units using the directional keys, rather than pointing and clicking. PC Generals can get behind the controls of a tank to smash through obstacles, crush soldiers under its tracks and fire armor-piercing shells at enemy emplacements, or take control of individual soldiers as they fight.|
|High FPS||200+ FPS ( GTX 1060 )|