Set in the rarely explored period of 1975-1985, Wargame: European Escalation pits NATO (USA and Western Europe) against the Warsaw Pact (Soviet and Eastern European countries) in battles that explore “what could have been.” The specter of nuclear warfare loomed large over the real Cold War, but this catastrophic outcome was the ultimate last resort as everyone knew that the first one to start nuclear hostilities would end up wiped out just the same. Large, armored offensives through Europe would certainly have been the core of this hypothetical war; and this is what the game’s explosive campaign takes you through!
Destructoid Eugen Systems impressed with their Act of War games and followed it up with the ambitious R.U.S.E.. This time around, they've left the accessibility of their previous titles far behind in favor of the kind of hardcore military RTS they've been waiting to work on. Wargame doesn't quite go as far into niche territory as a simultaneous turn-based strategy game with hexes does, but it's by all accounts a game geared toward the kind of military fetishists who thought the only good thing about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was when the AC-130 was told to use SABOT rounds. Read Full Review
Strategy Informer 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 a more refreshing experience. For those of you who haven’t heard about it yet – Wargame presents a ‘what if’ Cold War scenario where, essentially, World War Three breaks out in Germany. Not something that’s always covered, as the Cold War seems even less favoured than World War II at the moment, but it does fit in quite nicely with the whole set up. Read Full Review
OS: WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7
Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
Memory: 1024 MB (XP)/2048 MB (VISTA/7)
Graphics: 256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE.
ATI RADEON X1800 GTO/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600 GT OR HIGHER
Hard Drive: 10 GB
Sound: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
Other: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GAMING AND GAME ACTIVATION
Developer: Eugen Systems
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Release Date: 23 Feb 2012