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Faces of War PC

A sequel to Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, a well-received real-time strategy game released in 2004. Faces of War was developed by Best Way, the creators of the game's predecessor, and the production doesn't differ much in terms of gameplay mechanics.

Strategy | World War II | RTS

Faces of War Release Date PC


developer: Best Way publisher: Ubisoft Official website

English language game language: English

Faces of War is a sequel to a 3D strategy game from 2004, which told the story of soldiers of World War II, entitled Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. Both games were created by the Ukrainian developer BestWay.

The sequel offers four new single player campaigns, in which you play as a commander of American, British, Soviet, or German troops. Faces of War takes you to different fronts of World War II, letting you take part in the famous D-Day or the battle for Berlin. In contrast with the first game, this one also features interesting missions set during winter.

In the game you do not build a base or gather resources, instead focusing solely on military aspect. For each mission you get a set number of men and certain objectives. All units were carefully recreated based on authentic war museum pieces. War machines are characterized by unique statistics, such as varying endurance depending on the spot, heaviness, firepower, fuel consumption, etc.

Soldiers can follow a couple of commands, such as: crawl, crouch, jump over, shoot from around the corner, etc. Apart from the health bar, soldiers have a new statistics – morale. In comparison with the first game, AI of both allies and enemies was improved. Units can cooperate better and handle themselves pretty well when left on their own.

An awaited novelty are new combat units (e.g. flame throwers) and means of transportation. Another novelty is letting the player manually control the aim of a sniper. Some cosmetic changes were also made to User Interface.

Faces of War uses the same game engine as Soldier: Heroes of World War II did; however, multiple improvements were made, e.g. to physics, fidelity of the environment, and quality of textures. A freely movable camera offers significant zoom in and out.

Apart from single player, the game offers multiplayer with new maps and play modes.

Last updated on 13 May 2015

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1 - 16  

Media type: 1 DVD / 3 CD

User score: 8.4 / 10 based on 870 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 9.3 / 10 based on 77 votes.

PEGI rating Faces of War

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Faces of War System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 4 3 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 64MB (GeForce 3 or better)
  • 4 GB HDD
  • Windows 2000/XP
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