War games allow new generations of players to learn something about history. Despite some critics claiming that war games trivialize horrible tragedies into simple, mindless entertainment, war games have the potential to garner interest through a modern and more enticing medium.

 

Developed by French video game company Eugen Systems and published by Swedish video game Paradox Interactive Steel Division: Normandy 44 lets players take the seat of a commander with their own fleet. Eugen Systems have developed titles like the Wargame series and R.U.S.E. while Paradox Interactive focused on publishing strategy games with historical accuracy, economical complexity and technological advancement. They are known for publishing games such as the Hearts of Iron series, Pillars of Eternity and Cities: Skylines.

 

Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a real-time strategy video game that features 400 historically accurate infantry units and vehicles of war. Taking place during the height of World War II, this game revolves around the Invasion of Normandy in France. After series of an overnight aerial raid, air strikes and naval gunfire, Western Allied forces established their beachhead on the northern coasts of Western Europe. They were winning against the Nazi Germany as Western Allied forces launched Operation Overlord.

 

Players can select between factions Allied Forces or Germans Steel Division: Normandy 44 offers different modes for players to try. Boot Camp teaches beginners the fundamentals of the game.

 

According to Cultured Vulture on June 13, 2017, Single-player campaign comes with 2 Allied forces campaigns and one German campaign. Each campaign has 4 challenging missions.

 

Multiplayer mode lets players test their tactical skills against each other. They can host matches in 10 vs 10 ranked battles. Players level up upon winning matches.

 

MOD Center caters some of the mods from the community who wishes to tweak the game.

 

In Paradox Interactive’s official website, some of the available units and vehicles in the game are the American 101st Airborne, the 3rd Canadian Division of 1944 and the German armored 21st Panzer. Players can either select pre-made military divisions based on actual divisions or customize their own battlegroup.

 

Each campaign comes in three phases with a time limit. The game emulates how real-world armies moved at that time since some of the units become only available over time. This factor also affects the dynamic theater of war. As phases go by, players have to strategize like forcing a retreat, pushing the front line or initiate well-timed ambushes. First phase begins with assigning locations for firing position and sending off light infantry units. The other following phases involve deploying stronger units such as tanks and airplanes while considering the available resources left. Players can decide whether they assault the enemies at the beginning or wait patiently for the bigger guns.

 

The game emphasizes that firepower, zerging or blitzing are not the only keys to victory. Some units are stronger or weaker against enemy units. Important factors such as pre-battle unit formation, dealing with lost units, countering enemy units, managing limited resources and dominating the battlefield.

 

Each unit has their characteristics. Units have stress meter and if it gets full, they will be pinned down like sitting ducks. They may surrender if their morale dropped and overwhelmed by surrounding enemies. Pinned down units can be saved and retreat to a safer spot by initiating fallback command. Enemy units with full stress can be captured. Ground units are limited to the maps’ terrain like hedges, fences, buildings and roads.

 

This game is powered by Eugen’s IRISZOOM engine where players can survey the theater of war in bird’s eye view or through a ground unit’s point of view.

 

Rather than focusing on the action-packed gunplay of World War II, the game takes players on the commander’s seat where a division’s life depends on careful decisions. This could affect the tides of war.

 

Players will know that time and dedication was given at the conception of this game because the units looked very detailed and accurate. Eugen Systems claimed that they designed the maps based on the actual aerial reconnaissance photos during the invasion of Normandy. Players can either re-enact strategies from World War II or develop new tactics that could surprise any oppositions.


RECOMMENDED ARTICLE FOR ALL ABOUT GAMING


Metamudkip
A Game So Big, They Made Their Own Genre
All About Gaming • By: Metamudkip | Date Posted: 26 February 2019 9:46 AM | 239 Views
Games can be small-scale, or large scale. Some games, however, are so big, they deserve their own genre.. See More
Metamudkip
A Game So Big, They Made Their Own Genre
All About Gaming • By: Metamudkip | Date Posted: 9:46 AM | 239 Views
Games can be small-scale, or large scale. Some games, however, are so big, they deserve their own genre.See More

 
Looking Back: Fallout Series
All About Gaming Date Posted: 31 January 2017 2:35 AM | 531 Views
You think Bethesda Softworks owned Fallout since ever? Think again. The franchise is originally by Black Isle studios, published by Interplay, and Bethesda only bought it in 2004. There came a time when you.... See More
 
Looking Back: Fallout Series
All About Gaming Date Posted: 2:35 AM | 531 Views
You think Bethesda Softworks owned Fallout since ever? Think again. The franchise is originally by Black Isle studios, published by Interplay, and Bethesda only bought it in 2004. There came a time when you...See More

 
NVIDIA Releases Three Ray Tracing Technology Showcases; Try Them Today on GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX GPUs
All About Gaming Date Posted: 27 April 2019 9:22 AM | 254 Views
NVIDIA has released a trio of RTX technology showcase demos, giving gamers a taste of the immersive real-time ray-traced visuals and improved performance that developers are bringing to games.. See More
 
NVIDIA Releases Three Ray Tracing Technology Showcases; Try Them Today on GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX GPUs
All About Gaming Date Posted: 9:22 AM | 254 Views
NVIDIA has released a trio of RTX technology showcase demos, giving gamers a taste of the immersive real-time ray-traced visuals and improved performance that developers are bringing to games.See More

PCBG Contributing Writer
World War II in the Perspective of a Commander
All About Gaming • By: PCBG Contributing Writer | Date Posted: 9 September 2017 10:24 AM | 308 Views
War games allow new generations of players to learn something about history. Despite some critics claiming that war games trivialize horrible tragedies into simple, mindless entertainment, war games have the potential to garner interest.... See More
PCBG Contributing Writer
World War II in the Perspective of a Commander
All About Gaming • By: PCBG Contributing Writer | Date Posted: 10:24 AM | 308 Views
War games allow new generations of players to learn something about history. Despite some critics claiming that war games trivialize horrible tragedies into simple, mindless entertainment, war games have the potential to garner interest...See More

 
No Slowing Down: How TITAN RTX Brings High-Quality Images to Gameplay Design
All About Gaming Date Posted: 26 February 2019 9:22 AM | 224 Views
  Creating a video game with realistic graphics and smooth gameplay can be an extraordinary challenge. But with the NVIDIA TITAN RTX, one designer is taking cinematic visuals and player experiences to the next.... See More
 
No Slowing Down: How TITAN RTX Brings High-Quality Images to Gameplay Design
All About Gaming Date Posted: 9:22 AM | 224 Views
  Creating a video game with realistic graphics and smooth gameplay can be an extraordinary challenge. But with the NVIDIA TITAN RTX, one designer is taking cinematic visuals and player experiences to the next...See More

 
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Availability, Bundle Extended to All RTX GPUs, DX12 Performance Jumps, 3 New G-SYNC Compatible Displays, and FrameView Delivered
All About Gaming Date Posted: 10 July 2019 5:28 PM | 418 Views
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Availability, Bundle Extended to All RTX GPUs, DX12 Performance Jumps, 3 New G-SYNC Compatible Displays, and FrameView Delivered . See More
 
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Availability, Bundle Extended to All RTX GPUs, DX12 Performance Jumps, 3 New G-SYNC Compatible Displays, and FrameView Delivered
All About Gaming Date Posted: 5:28 PM | 418 Views
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Availability, Bundle Extended to All RTX GPUs, DX12 Performance Jumps, 3 New G-SYNC Compatible Displays, and FrameView Delivered See More

 
MSI AND DISCOVERY ESPORTS: THE RISE OF THE NEW KING HOLD PREMIERE PRESS CONFERENCE
All About Gaming Date Posted: 20 July 2019 4:42 PM | 498 Views
MSI AND DISCOVERY ESPORTS: THE RISE OF THE NEW KING HOLD PREMIERE PRESS CONFERENCE. See More
 
MSI AND DISCOVERY ESPORTS: THE RISE OF THE NEW KING HOLD PREMIERE PRESS CONFERENCE
All About Gaming Date Posted: 4:42 PM | 498 Views
MSI AND DISCOVERY ESPORTS: THE RISE OF THE NEW KING HOLD PREMIERE PRESS CONFERENCESee More

Metamudkip
Personalities of FPS Gamers
All About Gaming • By: Metamudkip | Date Posted: 7 April 2018 10:45 AM | 329 Views
  Pistoleer Carries his Glock no matter the enemy’s weapon Has a primary SMG but uses it like a secondary Gaming mouse is broken   Submachinegunner Suppressing Fire™ Probably the first player to run.... See More
Metamudkip
Personalities of FPS Gamers
All About Gaming • By: Metamudkip | Date Posted: 10:45 AM | 329 Views
  Pistoleer Carries his Glock no matter the enemy’s weapon Has a primary SMG but uses it like a secondary Gaming mouse is broken   Submachinegunner Suppressing Fire™ Probably the first player to run...See More

Metamudkip
The Multiplayer Game That Makes You Lose Faith In Humanity
All About Gaming • By: Metamudkip | Date Posted: 22 February 2019 3:19 PM | 234 Views
Games might be the stuff of fantasy, but some games bring out a fantasy that is more a nightmare than anything else. And by nightmare, I mean the kind of nightmare that would make.... See More
Metamudkip
The Multiplayer Game That Makes You Lose Faith In Humanity
All About Gaming • By: Metamudkip | Date Posted: 3:19 PM | 234 Views
Games might be the stuff of fantasy, but some games bring out a fantasy that is more a nightmare than anything else. And by nightmare, I mean the kind of nightmare that would make...See More

 
PLDT-Smart Omega Wins The Nationals Mobile Legends Conference
All About Gaming Date Posted: 6 August 2019 5:00 PM | 527 Views
PLDT-Smart Omega Wins The Nationals Mobile Legends Conference. See More
 
PLDT-Smart Omega Wins The Nationals Mobile Legends Conference
All About Gaming Date Posted: 5:00 PM | 527 Views
PLDT-Smart Omega Wins The Nationals Mobile Legends ConferenceSee More


Power by

Download Free AZ | Free Wordpress Themes