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Gary Grigsby's War in the West PC

Another installment in the turn-based strategy war game series by 2BY3 Games, led by the genre veteran Gary Grigsby.

Strategy | World War II | turn-based | 2D | war strategy

Gary Grigsby's War in the West Release Date PC

04December2014

developer: 2BY3 Games publisher: Matrix Games/Slitherine Official website

English language game language: English

Gary Grigsby's War in the West for PC is another turn-based strategy war game by 2BY3 Games, whose name, as the creators claim, is short for “World War II by Three Guys.” The studio was founded in 2001 by one of the most respected strategy game developers, Gary Grigsby, whose portfolio includes over 30 games, e.g. acclaimed series Steel Panthers.

Plot

The game is a direct sequel to the 2010 production Gary Grigsby's War in the East, although unlike the predecessor, it focuses on the Western Front of World War II. The events in the game start in 1943 with the invasion on Sicily and Italy, follow the battles in France, and end with the assault on Germany in 1945. Leading the Allies, you can recreate those events or change the history by playing according to your own strategy.

Mechanics

The games in the Gary Grigsby's War was announced to be the most ambitious, detailed and realistic war game series ever; this is also true of War in the West. Such elements as the new, detailed map of Europe, faithfully recreated units, vehicles, and planes, realistic logistics and support, dynamic weather and economic aspects make this game a great pick for seasoned strategy game players.

War in the West features 3 large campaigns (from 62 to 209 turns) and seven minor scenarios (from 4 to 42 turns), where each turn is an equivalent of a real-life week. The battles take place both on land and in the air on a map divided into 36 thousand hexagons (each hex is 10 miles large). The battles involve 14 Allies' countries and 5 Axis countries, and the soldiers are grouped into divisions, battalions, regiments, and brigades. There's also an option to control the Eastern Front, allowing you to relocate the troops stationed in the east to the west and the other way around, depending on what is happening on the front.

Technical aspects

The game utilizes the same engine as its predecessor, but it has been enhanced and new functions have been added. The visuals inspired by the classics of the genre match modern turn-based strategy games standards. There's also a functional editor, which allows you to create your own scenarios. For player-vs-player fans, there is the option to play via e-mail, thanks to the PBEM++ system servers.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: E-mail   Player counter: 1 - 2  

User score: 9,3 / 10 based on 127 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 5.3 / 10 based on 3 votes.

Age restrictions Gary Grigsby's War in the West: Good for all ages.

Gary Grigsby's War in the West System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Pentium 4 1.5 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce FX 5800 Ultra or better
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7/8
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