Men of War 2, the latest World War II real-time strategy game by Best Way, is set to release on September 20th on Steam and the Epic Games Store. The game joins a series of big PC releases in what is shaping up to be one of the busiest months of the year. Starfield, Bethesda’s epic space RPG, is set to launch just two weeks before Men of War 2, followed by Lies of P, Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion, Pay Day 3, Mortal Kombat 1, and Life By You.
Three Single Player Campaigns
Despite the intense competition, Men of War 2 is set to be a great game for players who want to immerse themselves in the World War II experience. The game will include three single player campaigns at launch, with players taking on the roles of the Americans, Soviets, and Germans as they march across the breadth of the Western and Eastern Fronts.
The American campaign, called “The Falaise Pocket,” will pit players against the Germans on the western banks of the river Seine. On the Soviet side, the “Thwarted Blitzkrieg” campaign will see players slowing down oncoming German tank forces. Finally, “On Their Own Soil” will see players take on the role of an older soldier during the collapse of the Third Reich.
Additional Historical Campaigns and Game Modes
In addition to the three story campaigns, Men of War 2 will also include an additional pair of historical campaigns: the American ‘Operation Overlord’ mission in Western Europe and the Soviet ‘Operation Bagration’ against Nazi Germany. Best Way claims that these campaigns will involve “more dynamic choices” in how players pick their battalions and units compared to the story campaigns.
The game will also feature two extra modes: Raids and Conquest. Raids will consist of a series of 16 randomly generated battles to fight across, while Conquest is described as a “dynamic campaign” that will let players pick a path for their army to conquer territory.
Finally, the game will include multiplayer with 20 maps designed by Best Way, 13 PvP modes, and five PvE modes. The latter will be playable in co-op with up to four other players. Men of War 2 will also have full mod support from day one.
With its detailed single player campaigns, additional historical campaigns, and varied game modes, Men of War 2 is shaping up to be a great World War II real-time strategy game. It will be interesting to see how it compares to Company of Heroes 3, this year’s other major WW2 real-time strategy game. Players can look forward to immersing themselves in Men of War 2 when it releases on September 20th on Steam and the Epic Games Store.