NFG Summary:Men of War: Red Tide takes players on a thrilling journey through the Black Sea Campaigns of World War II. With its new story-driven campaign, upgraded units, and intense third-person action, this RTS game immerses players in the brutal efficiency of the Soviet Marines. From engaging shoreline battles to commanding a variety of military vehicles, Men of War: Red Tide offers a stunning and historically accurate experience for WWII enthusiasts.

Categories: Real-Time, Tactics
Meta Score: 77
Store: Men of War: Red Tide (Price: $ 1,89)
User Score: 80.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: Aspyr
Support Language: English*, Russian*, German, French
*languages with full audio support
Publish Date: 2009-11-01


PC Requirements:


  • OS: Windows XP (service pack 1)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2,6 GHz (Athlon 3000+)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon 9600 (128 MB RAM)
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB of free hard disc space
  • Sound: Sound card compatible with DirectX 9.0c


Men of War: Red Tide is a sequel to the critically acclaimed RTS Men of War. Red Tide introduces a new story driven campaign based on the writings of Soviet scribe Alexander Zorich, it also includes dozens of new or upgraded units and weapons. Men of War: Red Tide is a stunning mixture of RTS and a third-person action that introduces a new fighting force known for its brutal efficiency during the height of World War II. Played out across more than 20 missions, Men of War: Red Tide allows to take command of the feared “Black Coats,” the nickname given to Soviet Marines, an elite combat group specializing in engagements near the shoreline. The player has direct control of new game units including the Black Coats, tanks, self-propelled guns, armored trains, landing craft, artillery and new enemy emplaced weapons to capture and use. New air support options include fighters, bombers, hydroplanes; cruisers, destroyers and gun boats which provide naval fire support. Fighting during the Black Sea Campaigns of WWII, history buffs and WWII aficionados will recognize theaters of battle such as Odessa, Sevastopol, Theodosia, Eltingen, Nikolaev and Constanta. [1C Company]

Positive Comment(s)

A pretty good add-on for a great game, except for missing multiplayer. Adventures of USSR Marines are far more interesting than eg. Normandy. [Jan 2010]85Pelit (Finland)
At the end of the day, Men at War: Red Tide is a little dated but when it comes to gameplay, this is the highlight of the title.80Impulsegamer
Red Tide rewards patience and planning with immense satisfaction. [Nov 2010, p.62]80PC PowerPlay

Negative Comment(s)

Brilliant, unthinking and unfair in equal measure. [Jan 2010, p.110]75PC Gamer UK
If the recent overabundance of WWII-themed RTS games and the lack of multiplayer do not bother you, pick up this game. A good single-player campaign is a rarity these days.75Absolute Games
Surely the strategists among you will be pleased with the new content, but those who expected more from this expansion have every reason to be unsatisfied.70Computer Games Online RO
The solo game is decent enough but without the ability to play this game with friends it simply loses its edge.50GameShark

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