Making History II The War Of The World
Prepare for the ultimate grand strategy experience in this WW2 Strategy Game.
International trade, religious and cultural strife, military campaigns, diplomatic negotiations... here, you control it all. MAKING HISTORY II: The War of the World gives players the power to take full control of any world nation, colonies, regions, cities, and military units during the time leading up to and during the Second World War. Armchair generals and fans of grand strategy can take their turns building great empires or protecting the world from tyranny during these pivotal moments in world history.
In addition to nation-level trade and diplomatic concerns, you are tasked with managing region and city-level projects, choosing the right technologies to research, directing military movement and development, conducting international diplomacy, maintaining domestic stability and producing resources vital to making everything else possible. Developing production and research facilities in Cities transforms them into centers of industry and technology. Upgraded cities can produce new units and unlock advanced technologies. At the region level, you can build large-scale defensive structures such as radar arrays and fortifications, develop transportation infrastructure, and expand the resource production needed to fuel your economy. Victory on the world stage will require that all levels of your empire work together towards your goals.
Every turn offers countless decisions and options to move forward, writing the history of your empire. Will you block trade routes with your navy, choking off enemy supplies? Will you grant a restless ethnic or religious group independence to prevent widespread revolt? Will you build up your trade agreements and expand your influence with industrial might, or invest in an expensive, technologically advanced army to crush all opposition? In addition to keeping domestic and economic plans on track, you will be challenged by outside powers -- Controlled by human players in a multiplayer match or period-inspired AI -- that will pursue their own national agendas and interfere in the affairs of you and your allies. A shifting political and economic landscape keeps world powers busy adjusting plans, preparing for inevitable clashes.
No two games of MHII will be the same as there are an unlimited number of ways to achieve your goals. The choices you make determine the history of your nation. Whether that history will speak of a liberator or a conqueror is up to you.
New FEATURES! New CONTENT! New SCENARIO! This massive game update includes significant improvements to the game engine, new game features and many, many new additions to the game editor, making it much easier for modders to create custom scenarios. Now virtually all aspects of the game are moddable, from terrain and regional infrastructure to adding new armies, cities and nations. Further, the time it takes to create mods is significantly reduced, with controls that allow for one-click duplication and a new "paint" function that lets players easily alter all kinds of properties instantly right on the map.
The release of update 1.27 also coincides with the release of a brand new scenario, *"Height of Power"*. Beginning in early 1941 just prior to the historical invasion of the USSR by Germany, this scenario lets players begin with global war well underway.
Genre: Grand Strategy
Developed by: Muzzy Lane
Play any nation on a beautifully rendered 3D world map.
Control hundreds of different land, sea and air units that represent historic vehicles and weapons used by major and minor powers of the era.
Research an array of weapon systems and tactical improvements that allow upgrades for existing forces and structures to match advancing technology.
Fly bombing missions against industrial and military targets or establish air patrols over enemy regions.
Manage an extensive economic system covering production of resources, domestic food consumption, and international trade.
Initiate infrastructure projects that modernize your nation and expand your economic potential.
Construct factories and research facilities that increase the power of your nation or sabotage and destroy the buildings controlled by your enemies.
Battle an intelligent AI that instigates, reacts and adapts to the changing game dynamics, generating action on the home front and abroad.
Encounter unique nations, each with their own characteristics that influence behavior.
Discover diverse populations divided by culture, ethnicity, religion and political ideology; factors that destabilize nations, provoking revolts, coups and civil wars.
Develop your colonies, liberate captured nations, establish puppet states or annex enemy territories.
Engage in espionage and interfere in the internal affairs of your neighbors.
Enjoy a new, innovative multiplayer system that greatly reduces the obstacles to long-term games.
- Supported OS: Windows XP with SP2, Vista, Windows 7.
- Processor: Pentium 4 / 2 GHz Intel Pentium dual core or equivalent recommended
- RAM: 1GB / 2GB recommended
- Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant, Shader 2.0-enabled video card
- Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
- Hard Drive Space: 2 GB
- Peripherals Supported: Windows-compliant keyboard and mouse