In 2011, the United States of America and the European Union sign the historic SLAMS (Space-Land-Air Missile Shield) Treaty, agreeing to co-develop technologies for a comprehensive, interlocking anti-ballistic missile system. Left out of the treaty, Russia accelerates development of its own system. SLAMS is activated in 2014. The U.S. and E.U. test launch nuclear salvos against each other, which the SLAMS weapons completely destroy. Emboldened by the success of the tests, the U.S. and E.U. pronounce "the end of strategic nuclear war," and the world celebrates a new age of peace and security.However, in 2015 it is found that major oil companies have greatly overstated the amount of recoverable oil reserves. Energy security becomes the explicit priority of governments around the world. Russia, being the world's number one supplier of natural gas and crude oil, has its economy skyrocket up with the energy crisis, spending its oil profits on modernizing its armed forces and utilizing its new-found power to influence world events. A nuclear war occurs between Saudi Arabia and Iran in 2016, killing 20 million, further compounding the energy crisis and greatly destabilizing the nations of Europe. With crude oil now at USD 800 a barrel, the E.U. member-states are forced to consolidate political, economic, and military power in the face of growing global security, environmental and economic concerns. Morphing to become the new "European Federation" (E.F.) in 2018, most of the wealthy Western European States are now recognized as a single independent state in its own right. The United Kingdom and Ireland decline membership while Switzerland remains neutral. The U.S. and E.F. regard each other's power as a threat to their own, and the now fractured former allies embark on a costly space arms race with each other.The militarization of space reaches its peak in 2018, when the United States reveals plans to launch the Freedom Star space station into high orbit by 2020, in an effort to regain its position as the premier world superpower. While partly designed for civilian research purposes, the station will also house three companies of U.S. Marines, who can deploy anywhere on Earth within 90 minutes. International reaction is extremely negative, to say the least. The E.F. and Russia in particular despise the development, seeing it as a way the U.S. could use to neutralize their portion of anti-ballistic defenses and upset the balance of power. The E.F. withdraw from the already divided NATO in protest.
The rest of the Story is yours to create but only one thing is sure, this is the last war, the END WAR.
The biggest innovation of this game is it's Voice Recognition System : OVERLORD
The game features optional voice commands so that the player may use a headset to give orders to their troops, although the troops will only react to valid and game-related orders in certain languages, but are able to understand many accents of those languages. Officials at Ubisoft Shanghai said it was also possible to control the game using voice commands only. Hearing enemy soldiers communicate gives the player a strategic advantage to counter their attack with one of their own.
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Highest Rated (2 agree) 9/10
really an nice game,by meself i love more the total war kind of strategy in custom battles.And exept the total war games themself this game is the best strategy game.
Dec 21 2010 by gerrit1919