What is it?
Soldiers – Heroes of World War II drops you into the heart of the
most intense WWII combat-action. Take control of the most elite American, British,
German or Russian forces ever to impact on the war-zone. Up against overwhelming
odds, you must complete your missions incorporating stealth, guile, speed and
aggression. Mission objectives include blowing railway tracks, kidnapping enemy
officers, destroying convoys. Be warned that much of this activity will take place
behind enemy lines!
Command troops by either using group control RTS style'point and
click' commands or by using the direct control feature for individual units, providing
a more realistic and precise style of play. The choice is yours.
Use the fully interactive environment, tools and equipment around
you to complete your objective, the way you want to complete it. Maximise the
effectiveness of your squad by assigning tasks relevant to their individual skills.
As long as you keep your men alive, you can do whatever it takes to secure victory...
nothing is pre set.
The cunning AI means that the enemy will attack information; retreat
if necessary; look for cover; ambush you, and even flank you. Think on your feet
or your mission will end in a hail of flame and bullets.
Who is creator?
The developing company: Best Way (Ukraine, Severodonetsk)
Russian publisher: 1C (Russia, Moscow)
European publisher: Codemasters
What does Zorich make there?
Alexander Zorich plays in development of this game both roles:
the role of scenarist and the role of historical consultant.
What about campaigns?
With four campaigns covering the Russian, German and Allies, you'll
be spoilt with choice for weapons, vehicles and men. To find out more about the
Campaigns, click through on the following link.
What does press say?
"The best World War II game we've played in years" (PC Zone).
"Amazing! Truly innovative game-play!" (FileFront.com)
“Soldiers is very much the action evolution” (PC Gamer)
Official Russian site: http://games.1c.ru/outfront/
Official English site: http://www.codemasters.co.uk/soldiers/about_game.php
Interview for Daily Telefrag: http://www.dtf.ru/articles/read.php?id=1263
Interview for "MiK": http://www.igrograd.com.ua/article/3189
Another one: http://soldiers.kamrad.ru
More modes: http://www.soldiers-outfront.narod.ru/