Rated 10 out of 10 by FireyWaters Next level tactics.
Tom Clancy's End War has been out for a few weeks now and I have been playing almost non-stop since it first came out. The game, in is entirety, is the first stage in the future of gaming, and for the first stage its pretty ridiculous. One of my favorite features in this game has to be the use of Battlefield Tactics. The selection of your battalion type greatly strengthens the flexibility of your strategy. Battalions range from Airborne which is more infantry and gunship based to armored divisions which specialize in tanks, transports, and artillery to assault battalions which are an even mix of vehicle, air, and infantry forces. To each battalion comes a different set of strategies to which best cater those particular units. This allows you to play around with different battalions and see which best caters to your own strategies. All in all, this game is an all out blast to play, and if you think your military tactics are unbeatable, then step up to the plate and prove in End War.
Rated 1 out of 10 by XIII ReVi E XIII GARBAGE!!!!!!!
Well, let me start off by saying, thanks for the new outlook for console rts's. But this game was a nice bucket of money down the drain *NO JOKE*, I was so ecstatic to buy the game and when I got it, the camera angles we very short you couldn't completely view the battlefield and if you wanted to see the unit you had to go to its camera. Man, the game was just worthless, the voice command was garbage, you would say *unit 7 move alpha* and what would happen *unit 11 move to alpha* Uh yeah that's garbage, I constantly had to go the menu and issue my orders and when in the heat of battle, NOPE DOESN'T FLOW WITH ME. Just save yourself money and get GEARS2. I traded this horrible excuse for a game into a more exciting game with a great storyline and just complete awesomeness, yeah so take my advice and dont be fooled by what you see on GT, G4, UGO, and others unless you play a the first or a demo, then dont chance it, later and careful what you buy, hopefully it wont be garbage.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Jacked Great if You Like Stradegy Games
Let me start off by say in order for you to enjoy this game you must like strategy games. That said, this game is a ton of fun. The story mode is pretty cool. It starts off by telling you how WWIII begins while including your gameplay. Then you get to pick what force to join (Spetznaz, US, and European) and the what faction. Each faction has different specialties and bonuses. As you battle your way to victory through the very cool voice command system, you will encounter new ways of fighting. The game is still fun after beating it cuz you can change what world power you join and faction. The Theater of War is the online version of the story mode, and instead of a computer fighting you, you face another commander. The game currently is 1v1-2v2, but after the holidays, an all new 4v4 is coming out. It is definitely more fun to play with a friend. If you like strategy games, this game should be in your collection, if not, make sure you rent before you buy. And if you have Xbox Live, the fun on EndWar is Endless.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Person Man Well.
Don't get me wrong. This game is a lot of fun, but it is really hard. I had difficulties on the tutorial campaign, and I'm not an ideeit. (Sorry. I just had to.) The graphics where fine for a strategy game, they were not a problem. The storyline was very good and detailed. I was interested in it because it was highly dramatic. The game takes place in the near future where the three nations, US, Europe, and Russia get into a final war to end all wars. It is the typical Tom Clancy complicated plot. The sound was very good, but the controls were pretty complicated. You can use your headset/mic to give your troops orders. It surprisingly works pretty well, but I stuck to the normal controls. The camera view is right behind your troops, and it is a very good view for the game, not too close to the point where you can't see the rest of the battlefield, but close enough that you can see your men. I liked the game a lot, but it was very challenging. Be prepared to smash a few things in frustration if you get this game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by jrfirefighter Best RTS Yet
Tom Clancy’s games are some of the best games you can get for any system, but End War to me is the best yet. The control interface is easy to read. Better than an RTS game I own. The controls for End War are also the easiest to use. The graphics on the game are great, but the one drawback on the graphics is the explosions. All the other graphics are great including the tanks, artilary, personel, helicopters, and many other units that is to your desposal. As you progress though the game you can upgrade your units with better armor, weapons, techonolgy, movements, and abilities. In battle you choses to have a command unit, and with that unit you have a full view of the battlefield. Also in battle you can secure a uplink giving you the ability to call in support units, air strikes, and nukces which you resive once in DEFCON which starts when you or your enimey gets near vicory or death. Over all I belive the game is a must have for any who loves RTS games.
Rated 10 out of 10 by crackhead russ Awesome game...BUT
I bought this game with high expectations and it lived up to all of them. The voice control interface is right on the money. Every order I give is followed without hesitation. The graphics are simply incredible. The challenge on normal is actually pretty good. The only problems I really found with this game is the story and the online mode. There really wasn't any story to speak of. Then again, what RTS game does have a good story. You really don't buy a RTS for the story. The online game play, if it existed, would be awesome. When I first got the game I checked the leader boards and there was some guy who had 50 wins, another with 40 and so on. But when I tried to get into a match there wasn't anyone playing. It could have just been the time of day, but I couldn't get into a match to save my life. I just don't think this game is that much of a draw when there are games like Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, and next week Call of Duty World at War. But this game is good enough without online for anyone to enjoy it. I give it a 10.
Rated 0 out of 10 by GamerTank28 This is shaping up to be a great game
Last summer, i was accepted into the private beta for Endwar, at first it had a learning curve, but it gets really easy, fast. But the thing that made the beta awesome was the voice command, it worked like a charm, it made endwar extremely fun and easy, it wasn't perfect, but it gave hope for a really good console rts, with controls that work.....voice controls that is. The beta had its share of problems though, the camera was awful, and finding matches took forever, but that's a thing of the past now. I just played the demo on xbox live, and the bad camera, and long matchmaking waits were gone, and the voice commands were even more accurate. This game is looking better and better every day. If you like strategy, large battles, and complete voice control, i strongly recommend you get this game. I would pick this up immediately when it comes out...but it HAD TO come out on the same week as gears of war 2. Oh well, there's always christmas.
Rated 0 out of 10 by focusedpain I think this is going to be a pass
I saw the cover as I was checking out what 360 games I was going to buy before the year is out. Everyone knows that the best games come out from the end of summer through mid-December, and the period between mid-October and mid-November is heaven for gamers, because the best games come out during this time. End War looks amazing graphics wise. I was reading through the features and was amazed until the last one. "Set your controller down and shout commands. The whole game can be played through voice." I was like, WHAT? What is the point of fighting WW3 if you can't even shoot someone? That is CRAZY! This game is not going to be on my list. I would never buy a shooter let alone any game if I can't control someone myself. I am just going to sit back and say attack, regroup, etc. No Sir. I do not think many other gamers would want to either. But maybe I am wrong and maybe this will be awesome. I will rent this one or play a friend's before I invest in the new genre; talking games. Besides, did you guys see the video for Dead Space? That game looks AWESOME!
Rated 5 out of 10 by 1 shot - 2 kills ups and downs
Personally, I thought the game sucked. It was challenging, but boring. Repetively doing the same thing over and over gets really old really fast. A good strategy game, but it needs to work on allowing you to command squads as well as get down and dirty and fight with the troops. I personally love shooter games and strategy games, I extremely love games who combine the 2, but for me this game was a big waste of cash. Love the concept of controlling multiple squads at once, but would love to actually do some shooting myself. I can't get Xbox LIVE where I live, so I'm not sure how good the online play is, but if you're looking for a fun console game, then this is the worst game EVER! I hope that some day this game will merge with a FPS and allow you to control your own soldier. So, if you like shooters and shooter-strategy, DON'T BUY THIS GAME!!! If you strictly like strategy games, then this is the game for you.
Rated 10 out of 10 by VanDerTselep At the tip of your tongue!
With a great story line, especially if you have read the book, End War is the future of RTS games. What happens when the main suppliers of oil are erased from the map? World War Three. Through a very meticulous campaign, starting with the road to war, battling through the events that will start WW3, then choosing your faction and fighting your way through WW3, End War is the epitome of what a good RTS game should be. The graphics in the game are excellent, with details not only on the units, but also on how the units move and interact with the environment using real locations down to the street names, End War takes the player deep into the action. And that is not all. With the new voice command system, you control all your units with the click of a button, and the sound of your voice. The system works perfect, and you will be amazed by the reality it adds to the game. End War is the future of RTS gaming.