Theatre of War 3: Korea is a realistic RTS game developed and published by 1C Company.

Hardcore is one way to sum up this game. ToW 3: Korea is a realistic sim of the Korean War also, known as the Forgotten War. As the Commander of your force you will have to manage reserve units and also fuel and ammo supplies in order to achieve victory.

There is a brief tutorial that will take you through the basics of the game but unfortunately it only covers “what you should do” and not “how you should do it”. The tutorial is also timed and if you don’t complete a certain objective within that time limit you will fail. As I mentioned before, this game is “hardcore” and definitely not aimed at the casual RTS fans.

A campaign mode will grant you access to one of two sides for the fight in the Forgotten War. This mode is split into two segments: A turn-based strategic map and a real-time tactical map. There isn’t all that much to do in the strategic map which is unfortunate as it could have brought a lot more flavour into this title. The RTS mode is where you will be spending most of your time.

Get to the chopper!

Battles are realistic and can be played in any order you want. Planes, helicopters and other vehicles and units can be called in for support if needed. Hardcore sim fans will love the realistic feeling the game has to offer as squads of infantry have no chance of defeating a tank column. You will need to maintain supply lines in the strategic map to ensure your armies have ample fuel and ammo in the tactical map, otherwise they will be little more than cannon fodder.

Theatre of War: Korea is aimed at being realistic more than being fun and accessible. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as they have focused on a specific group and made the game for them. So if your one of those people dieing for a realistic simulator, then try Theatre of War: Korea, if not then I suggest you play another 1C game such as Men of War which is simular is some sense, but more accessible and fun.

Pros

Levelling up units and seeing them grow.

Made for Simmers.

 

Cons

Battles aren’t all that exciting.

Not much to do on the overall map

 

Features

  • A new strategic mode greatly enhances the experience of tactical battles
  • Non-linear dynamic campaigns, a first for the series
  • Campaign generator with additional USSR faction for creating “what-if” scenarios
  • Unique landscape modeling for correct infantry combat simulation
  • Lots of new artillery, armor and aviation units, e.g. transport helicopters
  • Updated control system focusing more on squads and not on individual soldiers
  • Engineer Corps: real-time mining and demining
  • Detailed replication of authentic Korean landscape and architecture
  • New binocular view feature for total immersion

 

For more information on Theatre of War Korea go to http://www.1cpublishing.eu/game/theatre-of-war-3-korea/overview

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