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Second Front is a profoundly deep strategy game, born from the developers’ passion and experience with realistic and tabletop tactical board games. Second Front delivers the tactical depth and breadth that genre enthusiasts have been dreaming of for years. One of the standout features of Second Front is its authentic depiction of World War II tactics and strategy. Second Front released on January 31 to the Steam platform.
Every objective presents its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. For example, if players need to take a bridge to advance in a scenario, they’ll need to carefully consider their options. Do you use your tanks and risk coming under fire from hidden anti-tank guns, or do you send in assault teams and flamethrowers to take out the pillboxes? The choice is yours but be prepared for a gritty and challenging World War II experience that will test your tactical skills to the limit.
Endless expansion and battles are available with the custom map and scenario editors. Craft your own treacherous maps and scenarios in the integrated scenario and map editor. Then share with your allies on the Steam Community. Second Front is an infinite tactical sandbox experience.
Second Front boasts a formidable AI opponent that will keep players on their toes. Built on emergent technology, the AI system is able to adapt to any player’s skill level and provides a challenging and unpredictable experience. With knowledge of frontlines and the ability to exploit player weaknesses, the AI provides a formidable opponent that won’t simply be cannon fodder on the battlefield. Its objective-based approach means that it will carefully weigh the opportunity cost of advancing or defending, adding another layer of strategy to the game.
The clearly defined user interface, gameplay mechanics, and command structure makes Second Front a great game for turn-based tactics enthusiasts, seasoned or newbies alike.
Second Front’s Key Features:
•Second Front features 48 epic scenarios set in iconic locations of World War II, including the Stalingrad Factory District, Borisov (USSR), and Korostychiv (UKR).
•Craft your own treacherous maps and scenarios in the integrated scenario and map editor. Then share with your allies on the Steam Community. Second Front is an infinite tactical sandbox experience.
•Command the battlefield with absolute precision and realism. Outmaneuver your opponent while compensating for realistic persistent loss, unit fatigue and other unforeseen battlefield considerations.
•Choose to play as German, American, or Russian forces with unique leaders from each nation casting influence over the battlefield.
•Over 40 infantry units to command, each with its own tactical function and strategic value.
•Build a mechanized army from over 216 types of tanks, vehicles, mounted Anti-Tank guns and weaponry including MGs, Flamethrowers, Mortars, Panzerschrecks, and Bazookas.
•Competitive AI, built from emergent AI behaviour, provides a more challenging and adaptive opponent on the battlefield.
•Easy-to-identify controls and mechanics make Second Front easy to play, while the in-depth strategic layers make it a challenge to master.
•Play over a wide variety of terrain, with 30 terrain types, 148 types of destructible and flammable buildings, bridges, and environment pieces.
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