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4 out of 5
Fun, a lot of crashing, though
Wages of War is well aware that war equals money, and more war you make, more money you earn. This game (in the spirit of another great military game, MechCommander
)is set around a band of mercenaries that are tasked to take jobs for whoever pays them the most, go on missions killing people and, of course, make as much money they possibly can. There is a very informative interface that lets you know which and how many weapons are there at your disposal, how much money you have and a special part for travel and enemy information, which is actually very crucial to the game - you have to know where to send your men and how to get them there. After you've selected your men and given them their mission, they, very realistically, go and fulfill them. They will crawl, shoot and move very smoothly in very clear graphics with a lot of detail. The sound effects that follow are very good, if not helpful. The game's AI is also written very well, so they will behave accordingly and make the game all the more fun and challenging. The game's a lot of fun, and would be even better if it weren't for the crashing bugs. I suggest you go out and play the game and, if possible, get a patch that will fix the unfortunately very often game crashes. Enjoy!