Combat Mission: Shock Force

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Developer: Battlefront.com

ESRB: T

Category: Action

Release Dates

N Amer - 07/27/2007

Intl - 07/27/2007

Digital Download - 07/27/2007

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Combat Mission: Shock Force Thunders into European Stores
Combat Mission: Shock Force is the latest and most advanced installment in the critically acclaimed Combat Mission series and has been eagerly anticipated by fans during its 3 years in the making

Combat Mission: Shock Force Thunders into European Stores
Combat Mission: Shock Force is the latest and most advanced installment in the critically acclaimed Combat Mission series and has been eagerly anticipated by fans during its 3 years in the making

Combat Mission: Shock Force goes gold
Paradox Interactive announced today that their big summer release - Combat Mission: Shock Force, has gone gold

Combat Mission Shock Force Pre-Orders!
The long wait is over and the first Combat Mission game to be released in four years is now available for Pre-Order.

Scenario Editor Adds Multitude Of Layers And Content
Paradox Interactive released today some new information on the Scenario Editor

Description

At it's core, Combat Mission: Shock Force is a military simulation depicting a hypothetical near-future conflict in Syria following a fundamentalist coup d’etat. As in Afghanistan 2001, the radical new government's refusal to shut down major terrorist organizations and its' regional destabilizing effect, compel NATO Coalition forces into action.

The initial release of Combat Mission: Shock Force focuses on the actions of the US Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCT) and Heavy Brigade Combat Teams (HBCT) as they fight against Syrian Army Infantry, Mechanized and Armored units. Combat Mission: Shock Force also features Unconventional Threat forces such as terrorists, spies, suicide bombers, IED's and other deadly tools employed in the asymmetric warfare of the modern day.

Along with the standard Red vs. Blue engagements typified in most wargames, Combat Mission: Shock Force will also allow players to fight Red vs. Red (Syria vs. Syria) and Blue vs. Blue (NATO vs. NATO) battles as well.

Features

  • Both RealTime (pausable) or WeGo (turn based) game modes offered
  • Detailed, story driven, semi-dynamic campaign as told from the NATO perspective
  • Stand alone (non-campaign) battles
  • Multiplayer modes with Internet, LAN, PBEM, and Hotseat play
  • Red vs. Blue (Syrian vs. NATO), Blue vs. Blue, and Red vs. Red play options
  • Full featured Game and Map Editor, create your own battles and maps or edit existing ones
  • Configurable Quick Battle Generator
  • Customizable Orders of Battle from meticulously researched TO&E
  • Map sizes as tiny as 224mx224m up to a massive 16 square kilometers
  • Play large scale battles or small platoon sized firefights
  • Conduct combat operations in dense urban settings with buildings up to 8 stories high
  • Over a hundred different terrain types including dozens of different buildings styles
  • Windows and doors of buildings explicitly simulated, and their placement and appearance editable
  • Individually tracked and modeled soldiers, including their equipment, ammo and weapons
  • Comprehensive depiction and modeling of US Army Stryker Brigade Combat Teams and Heavy Brigade Combat Teams
  • Comprehensive depiction and modeling of Syrian Mechanized, Infantry, Special Forces, and Unconventional Threat forces
  • Dozens of detailed US and Syrian vehicles including the M1A2 Abrams, T-72M1, M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System, and the M2A3 Bradley (planned vehicle list here)
  • Inclusion of new and upcoming vehicle upgrades and add-ons like the Systems Enhancement Package, Tank Urban Survival Kits, Slat Armor and IR Obscuring Smoke
  • Full simulation of advanced technologies such as active defense systems, ATGM tandem warheads, and 2nd Generation Thermal Imaging Systems
  • Terrain mesh maps calculated and displayed to a 1 meter by 1 meter horizontal resolution
  • Deformable terrain, including partial and complete destruction of buildings
  • Access to C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) assets including FBCB2 (Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade-and-Below), Blue Force Tracker and UAV's
  • Advanced human psychological modeling (morale) and tactical artificial intelligence (TacAI)
  • Unit by unit relative spotting
  • Extensive vehicle damage modeling
  • Highly realistic and easy to use artillery and air support
  • Stunning high resolution graphics featuring dynamic lighting and object self shadowing
  • Vehicle 3D models with fully articulated suspensions, animated hatches, MG / Weapon mounts and smoke launchers
  • Exciting soldier animations display exact stances, weapons, positions and unit status
  • Wide range of weather types and environmental effects
  • Night combat complete with night vision devices

Hardware Requirements

Windows XP 2GhzP4 512 MB RAM 1GB Hard drive space 128 MB Video card supporting at least 1024x768 DVD Drive Broadband (for online multi-player)

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Steven Hopper - 05/29/2007

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