Wargame: European Escalation

  • Wargame: European Escalation
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Based on 11 scores, 16 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Impressive mixture of wargame and RTS.
  • Intuitive interface and strategic view make for happy armchair generals.
  • Attractive killing fields.

Cons:

  • Uninspired unit chatter.
  • Lacks opportunities for friendly "comp stomps".

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Gamer on 84

Eugen Systems put the ‘real’ back into RTS. The result is spacious, subtle, deeply satisfying tactical...

By PC Authority on 67

One of the great things about the Cold War, for a typical war-nerd at least, is that it promised so much. Sure, it's most definitely a good thing that tensions between East and West never boiled over into a real shooting war, but that doesn't stop us...

By NZGamer on -

For you young-guns, there was once a series of escalating political tensions referred to as the Cold War, during the late seventies and early eighties. It was an era when the doomsday clock ticked and the world lived under the ever-present threat of...

By Gamers Daily News on 90

The big question I have about Wargame: European Escalation is how did this awesome game not get anymore press? This game basically takes everything people enjoy of various RTS games and press it into one big package. Huge maps with both a deep single...

By GameSpy on -

I would love to be able to deliver a final judgment on Wargame: European Escalation right now. I'm really excited to write that review. But -- and I hope you'll be understanding about this -- I didn't count on wire-guided anti-tank missiles. I know,...

By ign.com on 80

Wargame: European Escalation won’t set any new benchmarks, but it’s a good RTS game with a strong community. A couple thousand players are usually online during peak hours, and thousands of sessions are run every day, so there’s no doubt you’ll find...

By GameSpot on 85

If the best wargames and best real-time strategy games were selectively bred over several generations, the result would be Wargame: European Escalation, an "easy to learn yet difficult to master" wargame that plays out in real time. Set during the...

By Destructoid on 85

Growing up during the dawn of PC strategy games, playing everything from Dune II and Command & Conquer to Panzer General, took its toll on my teenage years. History classes only became worth paying attention to when it concerned old battles and...

By Strategy Informer on 85

Well, we will say one thing: Wargame: European Escalation doesn’t really have the most original title we’ve ever seen in a strategy game. Thankfully, the lack of imagination ends there as it proves to be a surprisingly good time sink, and is all round...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on 72

Im dünn besiedelten Strategiegenre wollen die R.U.S.E.-Macher mit ähnlichem Prinzip und überarbeiteter Umsetzung punkten....

International Review By Eurogamer on 70

Da vi så Wargame: European Escalation i august sidste år på Gamescom, var min første tanke: bare det er et rigtigt krigsspil. Den underliggende grafiske terrænmotor er, udover at den ser rasende godt ud, et teknisk vidunder, og selvom landskaberne tæt...

International Review By dome.fi on -

Muistatko vielä RUSEn? Ubisoftin strategiapeli vaihtoi mikromanageroinnin suuriin linjauksiin ja pyrki tarjoilemaan todella strategisen kokemuksen, jossa pelaajan vastuulla oli huolehtia suurista linjauksista. Jalo pyrkimys, mutta kömpelö toteutus...

International Review By GameCaptain on 74

Eugen Systems hat beim Nachfolger von R.U.S.E. einiges anders gemacht und Dinge verbessert, aber eben auch verschlechtert. Der Fokus auf den Mehrspieler wurde verstärkt, der Basenbau und eine mitreißende Story für den Einzelspielerbereich hingegen...

International Review By Magnus.de on -

Ossi gegen Wessi: Als Werner Weinhold auf der Flucht aus der DDR zwei Grenzsoldaten der NVA erschießt, wird das in "Wargame: European Escalation" zum Auslöser einer erbitterten militärischen Auseinandersetzung. Bundeswehr und Briten beziehen an der...

International Review By Netzwelt on -

Was wäre, wenn: Im Echtzeitstrategiespiel "Wargame: European Escalation" spekulieren die Entwickler des Studios Eugen Systems, welche böse Wendung die Geschichte Europas im Kalten Krieg der 70er- und 80er-Jahre Jahre hätte nehmen können. Die...

International Review By Looki.de on 72

von Stephan Petersen Das Szenario ist interessant, die langweilige Präsentation allerdings nicht. Auch auf spielerischer Ebene motiviert Wargame: European Escalation im Solo-Part nur bedingt. Die KI stürmt planlos ins offene Messer. Anspruchsvoll...