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Men of War: Red Tide

Game description

 Men of War: Red Tide 

 

Overview

Men of War: Red Tide is a stand alone add-on to the critically acclaimed RTS Men of War.

Red Tide introduces a new story driven campaign based on the writings of Soviet scribe Alexander Zorich, it also includes dozens of new or upgraded units and weapons. Men of War: Red Tide is a stunning mixture of RTS and a third-person action that introduces a new fighting force known for its brutal efficiency during the height of World War II. Played out across more than 20 missions, Men of War: Red Tide allows to take command of the feared “Black Coats,” the nickname given to Soviet Marines, an elite combat group specializing in engagements near the shoreline.

The player has direct control of new game units including the Black Coats, tanks, self-propelled guns, armored trains, landing craft, artillery and new enemy emplaced weapons to capture and use. New air support options include fighters, bombers, hydroplanes; cruisers, destroyers and gun boats which provide naval fire support. Fighting during the Black Sea Campaigns of WWII, history buffs and WWII aficionados will recognize theaters of battle such as Odessa, Sevastopol, Theodosia, Novorossiisk, Nikolaev and Constanta.

 

 Soviet Marines (Sea infantry) 

 

Features

23 missions - Soviet, German, Romanian and Italian forces

Six intense historical battles and landing operations during 1941-1945

Over 100 different military units: tanks, artillery, armored cars, planes (fighters, bombers, transporters), war ships and boats (cruisers, torpedo boats, gunboats).

 

 

  Flaks 

German 8.8.-cm Flaks battery rejects Soviet attempt of marines debarcation

 

 

Game preview 1
(by Bit-Tech.net)

"...1C are also looking to make the game’s storyline more engaging (rather than the badly written mess that glued the original’s excellent missions together) by bringing in Russian writers Yana Botsman and Dmitry Gordevsky (they are both have a pen-name Alexander Zorich), who have previously worked with the same production team on similar WW2 strategy titles Soldiers: Heroes of World War II and Faces of War. However, going on past experience a fair bit of the narrative detail gets lost in translation, so we’re not exactly expecting Shakespearian storytelling...

...From what we’ve seen of Red Tide so far then, it carries over much of what we liked (and didn't like so much) of the original, although we’re still worried about the apparently more limited and linear levels, we’re still hopeful that 1C can build upon the success of the original. The game really is a labour of love for the devs judging from the level of authentic and detail they put into the game, and we don’t expect to be disappointed come Red Tide’s release later this year..."

 

Read more: First part | Second part

 

  Soviet MO-4 motor anti-submarine boats deliver reconnaisance unit of sea infantry behind the enemy lines 

Soviet MO-4 motor anti-submarine boats deliver reconnaisance unit of sea infantry behind the enemy lines

 

Game preview 2
(by IGN)

"Men of War: Red Tide is based on the writings of Alexander Zorich and will introduce a new campaign based on the Soviet Marines, who were feared by the Nazis within World War II. Known as the Black Jackets to the Allies and the Black Death to their enemies, the Soviet Marines fought their way through a number of operations known as the Black Sea Campaigns. Players will embark on a 23 mission campaign in Red Tide, experiencing battles with Soviet, German, Romanian and Italian forces as you fight across theaters of war such as Odessa, Sevastopol and Constanta..."

 

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  Italian midget of CB class fires torpedo into coastal pillbox 

Italian midget of CB class fires torpedo into coastal pillbox
(screenshot from the game)

 

 

System Requirements

Minimum:

OS: Windows XP (service pack 1)

Intel Pentium 4 2,6 GHz (Athlon 3000+)

1 GB RAM

NVIDIA GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon 9600 (128 MB RAM)

Sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0c

5 GB of free hard disc space

PC DVD-ROM

Keyboard

Mouse

 

Recommended:

OS: Windows XP (service pack 1) / Windows Vista

Processor: Core 2 Duo 2,33 GHz

2 GB RAM

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 MB RAM)

Sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0c

5 GB of free hard disc space

PC DVD-ROM

Keyboard

Mouse

 

 

 Soviet Marines (Sea infantry) 

 

 

 

Video

Game trailer

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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