Commander The Great War

Platforms:  PC, iPad
Genre:  Turn Based Strategy
Setting:  World War I
Rel Date:  12/11/2012
Langs:  English, Français, Italiano, Deutsch

$ 29.99
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Buy Boxed + Download Version
$ 39.99
Platform:  PC
Complexity:  Medium
Players:  1-2
Min Spec:  Minimum Requirements:
OS: Windows XP
Processor: Pentium 4
RAM: 1 GB for XP or 2GB for Vista/7
Graphics: With OpenGL 1.3 support (GeForce FX / Radeon R300)
Hard Drive: 800MB free space
Multiplayer:  PBEM++
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Now available in French and German

Jetzt auch auf Deutsch

Maintenant disponible en Français

At the heart of the conflict, when men fought for every inch of land, only visionary leaders could make the choices that would lead their troops to victory. The remarkable sequence of events that inexorably led to the 'Great War' is written in our history books and pictured in our movies. Now a turn-based strategy game captures this time of war with unprecedented realism and accuracy.

Developed by The Lordz Games Studio, Commander the Great War is the latest release in the popular Commander series to bring the thrill, excitement and mind-breaking decision making of these difficult times to life.

A completely new engine runs faster and allows players to enjoy the epic hex based campaign map in full wide screen. Slitherine's revolutionary play by e-mail system will also bring a whole new level of excitement in Multiplayer battles.

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  • A huge-hex based campaign map that stretches from the USA in the west, Africa and Arabia to the south, Scandinavia to the north and the Urals to the east.
  • 5 Grand Campaigns, each starting in a different year of the war, at the start of a historical offensive: 1914 The Great War, 1915 Ypres – Artois, 1916 The Battle of Verdun, 1917 The Nivelle Offensive and 1918 The Kaiserschlacht.
  • Over 40 unique historical and “what-if” events triggered by conditions on the campaign-map.
  • 18 different unit types including Infantry, Cavalry, Armoured Cars and Tanks, Artillery, Railroad Guns and Armoured Trains, Cruisers, Submarines and Battleships, Fighters, Bombers and Airships. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, based on their historical performance in the various theatres throughout the war.
  • Attach historical Commanders to your units. Each has their own specific strengths, so decide wisely which Commander is most suited to which front. Three types of Commanders are available: Generals for ground units, Admirals at sea and flying Aces to strengthen your air units.
  • Invest in research and technology to improve your units. Aircraft evolve from fragile tools of aerial observation to deadly ground and air attack planes. Artillery barrages become ever more accurate and powerful. Or focus on Armour technology and unleash a dreadful new weapon on the battlefield: the Tank.
  • Detailed and realistic combat that models supply, morale, terrain, leadership, equipment, training and fog of war.
  • Multiplayer via Slitherine’s revolutionary PBEM++ server system.
  • Easy to learn, hard to master game play.
  • An all new engine, supporting any display resolution from 1024×600 upwards and includes full wide screen support.
  • Extreme moddability using the Lua scripting language, allowing players to alter many aspects of gameplay including combat, research, unit statistics, terrain effects and many more.


Hu3Br (Portuguese)- "Its simple interface and its fun combat system is more than enough to recommend it to everyone who wants to enter this world."

HistoriaGames (French) - 8.0/10- "Commander: The Great War is a good game that works on classic wargame mechanisms, allowing the beginner to learn to gently strategy game and the veteran to take it on hand immediately. Events occurring during the party, decorated with vintage photos, contribute to the immersion in this little period simulated in a video game." (German) - 84% - "I heartily recommend Commander - The Great War to any passionate PC general."

GameTheoryCast - Grade: B - "... if you are a fan of strategy games, I believe this is one that must not be passed up on. Play it, learn it, then dominate in Commander  The Great War!" (French) "Commander - The Great War is very well-depicted and the game will please both the newcomers and the expert wargamers."

RockPaperShotgun"I'm about halfway through my first 118-turn Commander: The Great War campaign at present, and cant recall enjoying a grand-strategic WWI title more. Lordz seem to have judged the scale, pace and workload just about perfectly." (German)84% - "Who would have guessed. A clear candidate for the award "Best Wargame 2012." The game can be recommended to any strategy game fan, and not just pure World War wargamers."

StrategyPrime4/5 Stars - "Overall, it is a recommendable title, well worth trying out."

Wargamer - "In my opinion Commander-The Great War is a must-have for anyone interested in this bloody conflict."

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