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Steel Division: Normandy 44 PC

Another military strategy game in the publishing catalogue of Paradox Interactive, this one developed by the French studio Eugen Systems.

Strategy | World War II | RTS | tactical

PC / Windows
Steel Division: Normandy 44 cover

developer: Eugen Systems

publisher : Paradox Interactive

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-20

game language: English

game release date for PC:

23May2017

Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a PC battle strategy game designed by French studio Eugen Systems, known for the Wargame series and such titles as Act of War: Direct Action, R.U.S.E. and Act of Aggression.

Mechanics

Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a battle strategy, which expands on gameplay mechanics of the Wargame series, however, it drops modern warfare, featured in those games, for the World War II. As the title suggests, the game focuses on the fights waged in Normandy in 1944.

Battles are played in real time and are characterized by their huge scale. Combat mechanics are deeply rooted in realism, letting you use tactics that were common during that period. Devising a proper tactics, positioning of your troops, and flanking are keys to victory. Soldier behavior is based on the system of morale – too much stress reduces your men’s combat effectiveness or can even make them flee in panic. Authors also took care for maximum realism of locations by creating terrains based on authentic recon maps from the period.

In Steel Division: Normandy 44 for PC battles are divided into three phases, which correspond to the course of actual WWII skirmishes. At the beginning of each stage of a battle you get access to new types of units. For example, initially, you only have the fast, light tanks, while heavy vehicles only come in at the beginning of the third phase.

The game includes over 400 units, which were meticulously recreated, based on historical data. Apart from infantry, tanks and support vehicles you can also send in planes. They comprise the playable armies of such nations as Germany, the United States, France, Canada, England, Scotland, and Poland.

Game modes

All this is available throughout the expansive single player campaign as well as in multiplayer, letting up to 20 players take part in large online battles.


Game score 8.14 / 10 calculated out of 38 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 42 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-2300 3.1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GeForce 770/Radeon HD 7970 or better, 32 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 450/Radeon HD 5570 or better, 32 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10

First details on Steel Division: Normandy 44 single player campaigns emerge

News 27 April 2017 10:33

Single player campaigns featured in Steel Division: Normandy 44 will be based on actual WWII operations, letting you command three divisions: the American 82nd Airborne Division, the German 21. Panzerdivision and the Scottish 15th Infantry Division.

Steel Division: Normandy 44 with a new trailer and a bunch of info

News 30 March 2017 11:01

Steel Division: Normandy 44 creators shared a new in-game trailer from this WWII RTS. They also revealed some interesting info on the battlegroup mechanics as well as a new division.