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Eugen Systems

2 years ago

Feature: Divisionary

Steel Division brings fresh tactical ideas to the battlefield

I can appreciate a carefully crafted digital tank rolling into combat as much as the next war game fan, but there are few things I enjoy more than a visible front line. Not the actual troops huddling beneath hedgerows as explosions tear up the dirt, but an actual line, drawn onto the map, bendling, flexing and breaking as the battle plays out. Steel Division [official…

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4 years ago

Feature: Strategy > speed

Command, Conquer, Calculate: Act Of Aggression

Following the success of the Wargame series, Act of Aggression [official site] sees Eugen returning to a more traditional form of RTS. Retaining ideas from the studio's previous Act of War titles, as well as the clever confusion of R.U.S.E., it's a game that aims to fill the gap left by the disappearance of Commander & Conquer Generals 2. Based on the forty five minutes…

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Feature: A Wargame: Red Dragon AAR

The Flare Path: And The Battling Bastards Of Charlie Sector

Those creatures perched on the finials of Castle Shotgun? Pigs. The headline on the front of today's Hell Gazette - “HITLER AND STALIN WIN FIGURE SKATING GOLDS IN INAUGURAL WINTER GAMES”? Totally true. Pour yourself a stiff drink and schedule an emergency meeting between your eyebrows and hairline. You're about to read a late but heartfelt billet-doux to Wargame: Red Dragon on RPS!

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5 years ago

Decks Of War: Wargame: Airland Battle Trailer

Apologies to non-UK readers for the next few sentences. Here is some hold music to tide you over. The word "deck" is interesting. In the hands of Alan Titchmarsh, for example, it means "The bit of a garden that is not the grass". In certain parts of northern England it means "He who is not Ant", and it is spoken with reverence and awe by…

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6 years ago

Feature: Forthcoming Battlegame Wartitle

Air, Land, And C4: Wargame AirLand Battle

RPS chum Joe Robinson talked to Eugen Systems about their new RTS, Wargame: Airland Battle, and he reports back to us on the new dynamic single player campaign, and the revamped multiplayer that should make this game of war shine most phosphorescently. A stand-alone expansion as opposed to a sequel, Wargame: AirLand Battle (named after an old US Army doctrine during the Cold War) exists…

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Feature: Bold War Tactics

Wargame: European Escalation – A Battle Report

Wargame: European Escalation snuck up on me like a Delta Squad stealthing around the side of the map in a pair of Chinooks. The dull, heavy register of the rotors sounded a rhythmic beat that went utterly unnoticed by the net of Luchs Recon Vehicles that I’d spread like an ill-repaired net across my game-spotting flanks. Which is to say that I didn’t hear about…

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7 years ago

Wargame: European Escalation Escalates For Free

We mentioned earlier in the week how impressed we are with Wargame: European Escalation, and it is about to get better - for free! This weekend's DLC, which already has a Steam page here, adds new skirmish AI which allows up to seven players to take on an AI-driven opponent - meaning you can play out the kind of epic co-op that made the Men…

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Feature: It's A Game Of War

Wargame: Of Wargame, Wargames and WarGames

There's a game we've not said much about in the past few months. And, well, that's a shame, because it's a great game, albeit with a forgettable name: Wargame: European Escalation. It's the Cold War sequel to the RPS-beloved RUSE, and Wargame is – perhaps surprisingly - one of the strongest contenders for RTS of the year. And so it was with some urgency that…

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Disunion – Wargame: European Escalation’s Multiplayer

A coded message has just reached me from the lofty frontline of a Europe escalated to previously unimagined heights. After running the string of numbers and expletives through the Unigma Machine, which translates marketing language into actual information, this is what I have learned. Wargame: European Escalation's multiplayer modes will permit the following: customisable armies, hundreds of unit selected from hundreds of unit types, battlefields…

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Hot As Hell: Wargame European Escalation

If the cold war had turned into a European land war it would have been an impressive kerfuffle, at least according to Wargame: European Escalation from R.U.S.E. creators Eugen Systems. It's probably acceptable to sit back and enjoy the spectacle since none of this is actually happening, and what a spectacle it is. Hundreds of infantrymen rushing down hills, tanks smashing their way through obstacles,…

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Bigging It Up: Wargame European Escalation

R.U.S.E. creators Eugen Systems are nudging closer to releasing their next war-themed RTS, the rather literally named Wargame: European Escalation. It's due in the first fourth of next year, and it features tanks and bangs and splodes. It's also rather pleasing on the eye, as is evidenced below with the collecting of five new screenshots. Stare at them at will.

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Feature: Cold War Served Hot

He Rues The Day: Wargame

Roving reporter Dan Griliopoulos has left Alec in Cologne and is heading deeper into Europe, writing up the best of Gamescom as he goes. We're driving through the Black Forest when my thoughts turn to Wargame: European Escalation. Germany's Schwarz Wald might be famous around the world solely as the origin of an outrageously opulent cherry cake – the schwarzwaldkirschetorte – but it's also at…

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Wargame: European Escalation Trailer Is Hot

Wargame is what Eugen Systems, the chaps behind RUSE, did next. It's a real-time strategy based on the Cold War, and goodness me, it's looks hot. The scenario is very similar to World In Conflict, albeit a tiny bit more serious about it. Publishers Focus Home explain: "Wargame: European Escalation pits NATO (USA and Western Europe) against the Warsaw Pact (Soviet and Eastern European countries)…

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Wargame: European Escalation Announced

Oooh! Ruse developers Eugen Systems have spilled the beans on their latest project, Wargame: European Escalation, and those standing behind the protective bean screen have relayed the relevant information to the internet. It's going to be another real-time strategy game using the same engine as Ruse (and the same incredible zoom effect, which it turns out is called IRISZOOM™ (hnng)), only this time the setting…

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8 years ago

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The RPS Verdict: R.U.S.E.

Following on from Jim's individual discussion of RUSE, the RPS high-fiving fraternity elected to spend some time getting to grips with Eugen Systems' latest RTS, and discovered they rather liked it. It was time for a verdict. But what would the collective verdict be? And were they wise to the tricks and traps the game laid out for them? And why was John on holiday?…

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9 years ago

R.U.S.E.-News: In Game Footage

Ubisoft have released a couple of new R.U.S.E. videos, but only one of them actually gives you a good idea of how the game plays, so that's the one I've posted it below. The video shows how normal strategy systems of building units and sending them off to die can be combined with the RUSE abilities that the game offers. These change major variables on…

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RUSE By Any Other Name

The rather interesting real-time strategy title from Eugen Systems, R.U.S.E. - which is currently in beta - has just released some more multiplayer footage. No news for the people already playing it, but it's definitely worth a glance for the rest of ye. For some notion of what the game is like to play, have a gander at my Eurogamer preview. I've enjoyed what I've…

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10 years ago

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Ruse: Let Slip The Tricks Of War

The current, surprising industry-wide obsession with real-time strategising continues. This time it's Ubisoft having a crack at both a new IP and a new take on this oft-static genre, with the fascinating, board game-esque and absolutely gi-frigging-normous Ruse. I took a first-hand gander at Eugen Systems' (you'll know them from oddball action-RTS Act of War) new baby last week, but sadly the terrifying EmbargoBot has…

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