Act of War continues to genre of military strategy war games, but does it on a grand style. It's near future plot strikes close to home, placing the American public at the mercy of huge gas prices controled by an evil criminal organization. The United States has no choice except of course, to invade. The USA army is dispached, along with an elite military task force led by you.

The game has a impressive graphics engine, and it appears with all the bells and whistles of a 2005 game. Going farther beyond most games however is the story. Revealed through both ingame events as well as live action movies the story and its accompanying game are sure to please fans of the real time strategy as well as traditional gamers.

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Act of War Resolution Patch (Disc version)
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Act of War Resolution Patch (Disc version)

Aug 11, 2014 Act of War: Direct Action Patch 0 comments

Based on cope's Steam-based Widescreen/Resolution Patch, i have modified the Retail-Version 1.06.3 (here: german/europe) for widescreen-resolutions. For...

Act of War Resolution Patch (Steam version)
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Act of War Resolution Patch (Steam version)

Jul 23, 2014 Act of War: Direct Action Patch 2 comments

This modified executable allows you to select any resolution your graphics adapter actually supports within the game, including full HD etc. The game...

Proper Windows 7 Fix for Act of War
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Proper Windows 7 Fix for Act of War

Mar 16, 2013 Act of War: Direct Action Patch 61 comments

Proper Windows 7 Fix for Act of War Made by tomsons26

Battle of the Alamo Official release
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Battle of the Alamo Official release

Dec 24, 2011 Battle of the Alamo Full Version 0 comments

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE this is the final release of BOTA mod I have included an installer to help with the people who are unsure how to install the...

Navy Invaders 1.1.0
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Navy Invaders 1.1.0

Dec 16, 2011 Navy Invaders Full Version 0 comments

The Navy Invaders Mod allows you to pit your naval strategic genius against one or more A.I. opponents trying to destroy your base with hordes of aggressive...

Battle of the Alamo Version 1.00 beta
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Battle of the Alamo Version 1.00 beta

Dec 13, 2011 Battle of the Alamo Full Version 2 comments

This is mainly a big beta version of the mod please let me know what you think and post any bugs that you find

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Sorrow144
Sorrow144 Mar 21 2006, 12:35pm says:

I really like AOW, the only thing that kinda ruins it for me is the actors, the main bad guy looks like a misplaced frenchy/russian and talks the same way too. In the older C&C games the cinematic pieces were much more convincing and alot more humourous too, this game really takes itself abit too seriously and so do the actors.

oh and the ending of AOW was a bit un-subtle, they end up nuking the bad guy because they can't apprehend him or get him otherwise... it's a bit too american for me as a european ... kinda ironic that this game was made by frenchies... (correct me if i'm wrong)

oh and compare this to Generals and Generals really does not come out on top.
NO cinematics, + Zero Hour's cinematics (which were lame to the max) + unrealistic ground troops... since when is a paladin tank a normal tank equipped with a laser? ...a paladin is supposed to be an artillery tank but oh well...

oh and I'm kinda getting sick of those middle east-oil-crap-battles and so is China as a superpower...
What AOW really sets apart from generals is that terrorists act smart in AOW, they bring chaos by bringing down nuclear plants, they screw up stuff using computerviruses, much more realistic than generals in which they try to take on the world's most modern army using, technicals and late '60 russian armament.

ok this was all abit random
but it comes down to this, EA games >> generals = Shallow
AOW = a really challenging and fun game, the only thing that isn't really good is the (voice) acting

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PedroV1500
PedroV1500 Mar 15 2006, 5:24pm says:

aweome game in my opinion but would it work with the ATI Radeon 9550 256Mb video card ?

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map2000
map2000 Feb 9 2006, 6:53am says:

Do you have any better picture

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RedCoat67
RedCoat67 Jan 18 2006, 4:42am says:

i like act of war but Major Jefferson the hero ruiend it a bit. In most missions you could complete the mission with just him as he is so powerfull and made building other units pointless. I think another way to improve it would be to be able to send your units back when your not using them anymore because usally i found my self with to many units getting in the way as only small task forces are needed

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MasterCrusaderX
MasterCrusaderX Dec 27 2005, 2:06am says:

AoW:DA is a great RTS in my opinion, though it does lack some "minor" things that could of been such as being able to turn a building when placing it down. But in other specs AoW:DA is equal to Generals in my opinion for Generals has decent graphics and the gameplay never seems to get old with continuous MODs being developed and launched.

If I were to put Generals up against AoW:DA, it'd be a tough and long battle to see which wins in my opinon.

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Antmanic
Antmanic Aug 11 2005, 6:28pm says:

this game is freakin amazing not only does it have great graphics but its realistic on generals a man to about 20 direct hits from a tank and on this one!

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SkyWolf
SkyWolf Jul 28 2005, 10:42am says:

Ahh act of war good game first RTS i ever realy liked the play is relistic on Hard mode i mean real like bilsitics you sometimes feal like youre watching the black hawk down movie. humm good idea for mod :) i have picked up lots of RTS after this one just to compare. and i must say this game is the most relistic RTS for modern warfair out thare :)

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Nereus
Nereus Jul 7 2005, 12:50am says:

mefusta knows what he's talkin about.

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Mefusta
Mefusta Jul 6 2005, 8:54am says:

Okay, think about it, Generals was complete crap next to this - plastic looking vehicals, a complete peversion of the C&C Franchise, and a campaign with NO STORY WHATSOEVER!!. Act of War has - Realistic looking units & gameplay, a fresh new entry into the RTS Genre and not just a crappy rehash with a new engine, a campaign WITH SOME DISCERNABLE STORY!! So really, comparing AoW:DA to Generals is like comparing Ice Cream to *** Cream...

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TRouBLeSoMe[3173]
TRouBLeSoMe[3173] Jul 5 2005, 8:37pm says:

But there is one thing better that atari has done over EA Games (command and conquer generals) and i like this feature a lot not even dawn of war has it... I dont know if you have notices but the guns in command and conquer and dawn of war are unrealisticly large... Whereas act of war they are the real gun SIZES AND SHAPES. The campaign is good too..

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