News: This hardcore indie WWII strategy game was just released on Steam and along with that comes news of the first DLC.
Unity of Command came out in late 2011 for PC & Mac and it didn’t make a lot of waves. Few press sites covered it, it didn’t have a demo and it had the hefty price tag of $30, but was still still one of my favorite strategy games in the last year because of its attractive UI (rare for this type of game), impressive tactical depth, colorful and warm graphical style, addictive “just one more turn” type of gameplay, interesting historical scenario context and so much more. Now, I can happily say that is has been released on Steam alongside a bunch of good changes and with a few details about the upcoming DLC.
Not too long after the initial release the developers at 2×2 Games created a demo for Unity of Command, so one of the initial reservations many people had is no longer an issue and the other big reservation had to do with the high price of unknown indie game. With the Steam release that price has been reduced to $20 and it is currently on sale for $15 during release. Alongside the demo and price drop, there is now a scenario editor that will be released to everyone for free.
Unity of Command has two lengthy campaigns that branch out over Eastern Europe, one for the Germans and one for the Russians. The two campaigns are very challenging and they are also based in history. On top of those campaigns you could play the game multiplayer or play some non-historical scenarios that weren’t part of the campaign. The DLC that was announced today, called Red Turn, will add even more longevity to the game with a soviet campaign consisting of seventeen scenarios, one German campaign scenario, and four new multiplayer levels.
I really enjoyed Unity of Command (UOC), even when the smart AI is continually kicking the crap out of me and making me far too angry, but if you are a fan of challenging strategy games then there really isn’t much holding you back, just head on over to the 2×2 Games website and download the demo. Furthermore, take a look at the UOC Steam page for more details on the game and I leave you with a short video that shows off a tiny bit of gameplay.