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Act of War: Direct Action

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Tomorrow's War Is NOW
Ripped from today's headlines, Act of War: Direct Action™ is a frightening tale of suspense, international intrigue and geopolitical military conflict. This real-time strategy experience puts you squarely in control of counterterrorist forces and delivers a first look at tomorrow's war.
The Situation:
A crippling energy crisis. Terrorist attacks. Massive strikes. Global instability.

The Enemy:
A shadowy Consortium of back-room conspirators determined to throw the world into utter chaos using widespread terror tactics.

The Heroes:
A new "direct action" operation known as Task Force TALON to counter massive military assaults, rescue hostages, conduct classified spy missions, take prisoners and stop an unpredictable enemy bent on toppling the world's governments.
  • Command ultra-realistic modern military units
  • Power-packed combination of high-end cinema, video effects and live action
  • Intense multiplayer operations for up to eight players
  • Real urban combat, including POW captures and landscape destruction
  • Gripping storyline by NY Times bestselling author, Dale Brown
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Developer
Eugen Systems
Publisher
Atari, THQ Nordic
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.atari.com/actofwar

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • Supported OS:Windows 2000/XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4 1.5 GHz or equivalent (3.0 GHz recommended)
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • Graphics: 64 MB Hardware T&L-compatible video card (256 MB recommended)
  • Sound: DirectX® version Windows 2000/XP-compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB free HD space
    * Broadband connection required for online multiplayer play
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Steam

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Act of War: Direct Action reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Is a super Game, very similar to the Command Conquer series. Graphic can be viewed, many cool Actions of the Units and much more. However, the Damage System is made realistic in contrast to the Command Conquer games, normal Infantry has nothing to counter a Tank with Assault Rifles and does not survive for very long. I've seen many other Reviews and read several times that the Game shouldn't run on newer Systems. Well, I've been using Windows 10 for some Time and this Game is running ONLY so far. The same thing I can say from the other Act of War Part. No Rucklers, no Crashes, no Bugs, zero and nothing.
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Microsoft from French
With so much strategy game that I have played in my life, since WarZone 2100, rare was the games of strategies that have the impact that this one possesses, I explain:-a very advanced graphical level for its release and even more than bearable today (do not forget not that recent games are sometimes much less worked than this one). -A complete scriptical immersion that pushes to the final curiosity to know what really hides in this conflict. -Excellent gameplay very well worked with the general point of the games Eugen systems: the unit limit abscence (no game other than this one as well as R.U.S.E. and the wargame have this Supreme peculiarity). -A diversity of unity with the diversity of factions that have all their performances well defined to well understand each one of them, allowing battles that can be short and intense, or battles long but more than thrilling. Moreover, the means of transport are a very well defined element for the fighting as they are all excellent. The factions are all complex but very immersive to play (especially the Consortium) that are so balanced that only skills really count to defeat. -A well-worked soundtrack that sticks very well to the game and to the events. -Characters all aussisuccessful each other with good doses of humor all accompanied for this shutter only (very damage to the extension) of cinematics actual shots that adds additional potential when at the Screenwriting of the campaign (in addition to a very good Bill because well played and well realized) in short, a strategy game to have to understand the characteristics of the games ES, as well as an excellent gameplay, a scenario well-tied (damage to the session Intro only for the CD version, absent in the steam version) and especially well stable and playable (the maximum resolution of the game does not in any case prevent its gameplay, my computer to a 1920x1080 screen and I do not complain at all of the Maxi 4:3 , in addition, the game is very fluid). So take it without hesitation even if it is only in English on steam.
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