SeanD -> Reviews and Awards for War in the East (1/3/2011 4:20:12 PM)
War-Historical Game of the Year 2010 Awards - Silver
Gamer's Hall Gold Award
Best 20th Century Era - Modern Computer Wargame and Best Computer Game Graphics
Quarter to Three
Almost certainly the most important wargame to come out in the past ten years.
War in the Eastís scenarios range from perfect packages of bite-sized blitzkrieg to Tarkovsky-length trials of attentional fortitude.
War in the East finally gets Big Detail right by making sure that the whole thing works when you step back ten paces.
5/5 - MikroBitti.fi [Print Only]
Translated from Finnish] - Luckily every now and then we see games that take their genre to the next level. Strategy game guru Gary Grigsby's War in the East is one of these games. For the fans of hex strategy games this is the best thing since, well, the invention of hexes.
9/10 - PC4WAR [Print Only]
[Translated from French] Itís hard to find something that doesnít work in a game thatís almost perfect in every aspect.
92/100 - Gamer's Hall
[Translated from German] Gary Grigsby and his team once again surpass their previous works in size and provide us with not only the ultimate simulation on the eastern front, but one of the best hex-strategy titles ever. WITE combines the traditional virtues of the genre with a contemporary design, innovative features, and thrilling gameplay.
90/100 - PC Gamer [Print Only]
9/10 - Eurogamer.dk
It is a monumental game, insanely well researched and amazingly easy to get started on. Kudos to 2by3 for this game. To me, this is a classic already.
8/10 - Cyberstratege
[Translated from French] War in the East is by many aspects a magnificent game.
The word definitive should not be used lightly but, at this point, this product is the definitive game for the Eastern Front.
Real and Simulated Wars
Some people see an unsurmountable mountain in the sheer size of this game. I see opportunities. Others gasp at its price. I rejoice at the prospect of years of quality gaming. Whatever your take may be, this is not a war game that will go un-noticed in the history of the hobby.
Awe-inspiring, beautiful and complex it is clearly a labour of love from a master of his craft; a love letter to grognards everywhere.
War in the East is the grandest, largest and most enjoyable simulation of the German-Russian war ever.
Fog of Wargames
War in the East is a fantastic wargame. It is both accessible (for its genre) and deep. If you are interested in wargames, War in the East is an essential purchase.
6/8 - Out of Eight Reviews
The best thing about War in the East is the sheer scale of the game, almost perfectly simulating in intense struggle for Russia during World War II.
Yet another trophy in the the 2 by 3 Games award case comes from the Charles S. Roberts Awards
Matrix Games and Slitherine are thrilled to congratulate the 2 by 3 Games team for winning awards in both "Best 20th Century Era - Modern Computer Wargame" and "Best Computer Game Graphics" from the Charles S. Roberts Awards!
Strategycon Interactive - Best strategy game.
Gold award! Game of the Year 2011.