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Unity of Command [Download]

by 2x2 Games USA
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews) 84 / 100

Price: $19.99
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Platform: PC Download
Edition: Standard
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150 MB
Download time:
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  • Easy to learn and intuitive, with fast and flowing gameplay
  • Historically accurate operational-level units (Axis divisions, Soviet corps)
  • 17 single player scenarios, Axis and Soviet, at the scale of 20km per hex, 4 days per turn
  • Novel supply system, providing for exciting battles of encirclement and breakout
  • Belligerent and aggressive AI that knows how to counterattack and threaten supply lines



Product Details

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B00C3JHU90
  • Release Date: November 15, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,303 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

Unity of Command is an innovative and refreshing operational-level wargame that covers the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front. Playable from both the Axis and Soviet perspective, it strives to recreate the strategy, the forces involved and the general tension of that crucial period in World War II.

Experience the highly fluid, enormously large battles of maneuver in a turn-based strategy setting. Take command in this mobile, back-and-forth sort of war where logistics and poor weather are often the decider, and defeat and victory are sometimes just a mile, or a day, apart.


System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows 7, Vista and XP
Processor: 1.6 GHz
RAM: 1 GB
Hard Drive: 150 MB
Video Card: 32 MB Direct X Compatible Video Card
Additional Info: Sound: Direct X Compatible Sound Card

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price April 8, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
UNITY OF COMMAND is my first Amazon "digital" download, and on that point alone, I was pleased with how easy it was to load the game onto my computer. The whole process took about ten or fifteen minutes, but the "ease" of doing so far outweighed the actual download time (I will gladly sacrifice fifteen minutes if it means that I don't have to fill out a form, or answer questionaires, etc).

UNITY OF COMMAND is yet another "Russian Front" wargame, but even if that isn't your particular area of interest, I'd recommend ordering the game merely as a very good example of game design (even if you never end up playing it, it's worth having around just to look at). I'm 50, and I've been playing wargames since I was ten (I was one of the first people to start playing AXIS&ALLIES, and one of the first to see the potential in the two player version of that game). I've played MAGIC:THE GATHERING and EMPIRE BUILDER, and now, in middle age, I really need something in the form of a semi-casual computer game, with a good artificial intelligence.

After sampling many game reviews on Youtube, I say that this game walks that fine edge between ease-of-play and interesting-to-play (ie, it is not so easy that it ends up being dopey or foolish).

The tutorial is a little hard to find (at first), but it is there (after you click on "scenarios"). And the rulebook is very user-friendly. The game has my highest recommendation.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
It does some aspects, such as suppression and supply line, even better than my old favorite Panzer General II. However, the built-in scenarios frequently restrict the ways these features can be exploited strategically. While its theoretically great that you can render a heavily fortified enemy force ineffective by cutting off its supply, it does little good when there is a supply point right next to that force, or if any vulnerbilities in an extended supply line is so far off that the time it takes to exploit it is beyond the window for victory. This limitation does however make the few times when such strategy works even more satisfying.

Therefore it is no surprise that supply is where UoC's AI shines the brightest. Because success in scenarios is measured by time, any interruption to the attacker's momentum (and the player is always the attacker against the AI in all pre-made scenarios) can potentially cost victory. A nearly destroyed enemy infantry can move across your rear and cuts off your supply for one turn; even though that infantry is immediately destroyed the next turn, its actions still prevent your armor spearhead from much needed recovery from suppression. In a game where some scenarios measure victory in a handful of turns, even one ineffective turn can be critical. Beyond that, the AI doesn't deviate much from bulking up some units near objective points and holding other units on the front line (another neat UoC feature; you actually see the frontline on the map and it has effects beyond supply). Those frontline units typically do not move unless their supply is cut, even when the tactical importance of their position has long disappeared.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding wargame April 16, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
Unity of Command is one of the best computer wargames to come out in years. It combines those rare qualities of easy to learn yet difficult to master. It is also doesn't lose the history with its streamlining either. The supply mechanism is vey well done and better implemented than that in many more complex games. The AI continues to be challenging after many plays.

If you have any interest in WW2 operational warfare do not miss Unity of Command. If you simply want to see what all the fuss is about this 'wargame' stuff it is also a vey good place to start. Unlike many developers, 2x2 actually paid attention to UI design and the game is attractive and quite easy to learn.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I have been playing wargames for many years, both board and computer. But I have rarely come across a game system that is so clear and functional ! Unit capabilities are easily displayed, and there is just enough sound effects without overwhelming the action! I have played about six different scenarios in campaign mode, and looking forward to going farther than Stalingrad in the next one! There are also 17 individual scenarios (historic and alternative historic) that cover every major action in the late 1942 - early 1943 time frame for the Russian front. AI keeps the games challenging, but you have the option to play a live human, too!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game April 12, 2013
By JJ
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Basically agree with first review. This is operational level game. Simple to learn, hard to master. Very smart AI.
I hope these guys keep making games because they are better than the majors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overly Simplistic January 21, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
As a lover of strategy games, (have been playing the civilization games for a decade) this was is simply so-so. Needs more complex strategy and. Also not a lot of content within the game, very few maps, overly simplified air force roles, etc. Not terrible though, especially for the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good strategy game October 8, 2013
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Good AI balance, needs NATO icons rather than sprites but over all a good tactical/ supply interaction that punishes out of supply units
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
GOOD GAME BUT I HATE THE RANDOM WEATHER FACTOR.
Published 17 days ago by Bigman9605
5.0 out of 5 stars Unity of Command is awesome and here's why:
TL;DR: It's awesome -IF- you know what you're getting here and if you're actually into this kind of game. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dragonripper
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I love WWII history and hoped this would be interesting, but I was disappointed. Very simplistic.
Published 3 months ago by John MacIntosh
2.0 out of 5 stars This game is not worth $19.99
This game is worth about $6.99 if that. it's like playing checkers with world war 2 guys.. NOT what I thought it would be for $19.99 :(
Published 5 months ago by Danny Victory
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok.... lacking a bit
For the price I paid I'm not disappointed. I really wanted a game like panzer generals from back in the day. This fits the bill but I was expecting a lot more to be honest. Read more
Published 7 months ago by jrod
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
The good points..... graphics are great and concept is good.

The game play was a bit of disappointment for me. Perhaps i have not fully grasped the nuance of the game.
Published 9 months ago by George
2.0 out of 5 stars Yes, but...
...it's beautiful but so doggoned difficult that it ceases being fun. Even the experts doing the walk-thrus on YouTube confess it took 'em dozens of tries to succeed--and there are... Read more
Published 10 months ago by RCHEV
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game
Solid all-around. Might download some of their other some day. Nice graphics and UI. Pretty easy to learn quickly and start playing.
Published 10 months ago by Myles N Younger
3.0 out of 5 stars Should be called "Brevity of Command"
The thing I like the most about this game are the graphics and supply chain, but beyond that there's plenty to disappoint.

First, it's expensive for what you're getting. Read more
Published 14 months ago by General Admission
2.0 out of 5 stars It Wasn't What I Wanted
I was thinking a remake of the classic Atari game, Eastern Front 1941, and it was nothing like it. I wanted to control the German invasion, alter history for fun with my own... Read more
Published 14 months ago by victus
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