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Featured Sponsored Game Review: Strategy & Tactics: World War II

April 8, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

We all love action games and for good reason, they’re a lot of fun and allow us to to shoot, jump and dodge around like we were starring in our own Action film. These games aren’t for everyone though, and for those looking to take advantage of their brains a little more than you might want to turn to a strategy game, of which there are many on Android. Often, these titles can be stuffy and a little hard to get into. Is Strategy & Tactics: World War II the same? Read on to find out.

Description: Relive the greatest battles of the conflict that shaped the world we know today. With Strategy & Tactics: WWII you can play as the Axis and conquer Europe, as well as fight as the Allies and the USSR to defeat the Third Reich once and for all. With brilliant atmospheric design and a faithful depiction of Europe in conflict, do you have what it takes to command your troops to victory? There are 3 full campaigns with 18 long and satisfying missions, multiplayer support and an endlessly replayable skirmish mode! Take a look at the trailer below to see more:

How it Works: To start conquering Europe, you’ll have to download the app from the Play Store and then input a profile name:

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If you’re new to the game, then don’t worry because there’s a brilliant tutorial that will take you through everything you need to know in order to be successful on the battlefield.

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The tutorial goes through the basics with you and teaches you how to play. It might take some time but, it’s definitely worth it.

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Some great UI touches – that you’ll need to remember – come in the form of the log that is located in the bottom-left corner, this pops up a leather notebook with events for you to to keep track of to help with your next moves.

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Once you get past the tutorial, you’ll be able to start the German campaign that puts you in the driving seat of soemthign a lot of other games don’t let you do – play as the bad guys – and it’s a lot of fun.

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You’ll quickly get access to some more advanced units, like Air Support and you’ll have to plan a lot better, over much bigger areas:

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It gets very exciting pretty quickly after you finish the tutorial. There are 18 missions across 3 campaigns, how good a job can you do?

Opinion: Strategy games like these have always interested me, they offer a different pace of gameplay that’s just as satisfying – if not more so – than the high-octane blockbusters. You have to think about every move and make sure you’re leading to troops to victory and not defeat. The tutorial does an excellent job of making sure you know how to play the game and the graphics make you feel like you’re playing on a smartphone designed in the 1940s, it’s all very authentic and aesthetically pleasing.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – It runs great and the pacing isn’t too slow at all, you have to think on your feet to make sure you analyze your enemies every move.
  • Features (5/5) – Not only does the game feature realistic tactics etc but, it also forces you to think about what your next move is going to be. There’s never a dull moment and you will feel like a General in no time.
  • Theme (4/5) – Everything looks and feels like something from a 1940s command center, it’s very authentic and looks great on tablets as well as smartphones.
  • Overall (4/5) – It’s not often that you can say Strategy games like these are genuinely exciting but, Strategy & Tactics: WWII is a great title and presents players with a thoughtful challenge on how to succeed in battle.

Pros

  • Military themes and sounds help to round-out the experience. 
  • Good-looking theme will have you thinking of the 1940s constantly, there are old textures and faux-leather everywhere.
  • Wide-variety of missions will have you fighting all over Europe, with real region names and maps.
  • Online multiplayer is a great touch.

Cons

  • Takes a long time to get the action rolling
  • Battle animations could feature more action.

Conclusion: If you’re looking for a more relaxed and sophisticated way to play through epic battle on Android then Strategy & Tactics: WWII is a great choice. There’s more than enough included across the 3 main campaigns to keep players occupied and the added multiplayer will have you begging your friends to join in as well. From the authentic 1940s interface to the tactical gameplay that will put your brain in gear, there’s more than enough on offer to keep even players of Call of Duty occupied.

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