Act of War: Direct Action

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Ripped from today's headlines, Act of War: Direct Action™ is a frightening tale of suspense, international intrigue and geopolitical military conflict. This real-time strategy experience puts you squarely in control of counterterrorist forces and delivers a first look at tomorrow's war.
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About Act of War: Direct Action

About this game

Tomorrow's War Is NOW 


Ripped from today's headlines, Act of War: Direct Action™ is a frightening tale of suspense, international intrigue and geopolitical military conflict. This real-time strategy experience puts you squarely in control of counterterrorist forces and delivers a first look at tomorrow's war.
The Situation:
A crippling energy crisis. Terrorist attacks. Massive strikes. Global instability.

The Enemy:
A shadowy Consortium of back-room conspirators determined to throw the world into utter chaos using widespread terror tactics.

The Heroes:
A new "direct action" operation known as Task Force TALON to counter massive military assaults, rescue hostages, conduct classified spy missions, take prisoners and stop an unpredictable enemy bent on toppling the world's governments.
  • Command ultra-realistic modern military units
  • Power-packed combination of high-end cinema, video effects and live action 
  • Real urban combat, including POW captures and landscape destruction 
  • Gripping storyline by NY Times bestselling author, Dale Brown

Game Details

Release Date:
March 12, 2008
Developer:
Eugen Systems
Publisher:
THQ Nordic
Supported Languages:
English
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Supported OS:Windows 2000/XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4 1.5 GHz or equivalent (3.0 GHz recommended)
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • Graphics: 64 MB Hardware T&L-compatible video card (256 MB recommended)
  • Sound: DirectX® version Windows 2000/XP-compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB free HD space
    * Broadband connection required for online multiplayer play

Critic Reviews

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Computer and Video Games

84 / 100
"Takes the old-school RTS formula and enriches it in countless cool ways, using the lessons of the past decade to create a single-player campaign that's as valid and exciting as...

Eurogamer

80 / 100
"While Act of War doesn't transcend its genre, in terms of doing the pure "Red Alert" thing, there hasn't been anything as competent and thrilling in ages."

IGN

85 / 100
"Units seem to be well balanced, combat is fun and made pretty interesting by dense city sections, and the visuals should keep anybody more than satisfied."
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Relax & enjoy! 77.27%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Tried It
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Played It
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Conquered It
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Completionist! 24.53%  of players have Conquered It

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7.14% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 9% of GameFAQs users said Act of War: Direct Action is Simple or Easy. 77% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 14% of GameFAQs users said Act of War: Direct Action is Tough or Unforgiving.
Minimum:
  • Supported OS:Windows 2000/XP
  • Processor: Pentium 4 1.5 GHz or equivalent (3.0 GHz recommended)
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • Graphics: 64 MB Hardware T&L-compatible video card (256 MB recommended)
  • Sound: DirectX® version Windows 2000/XP-compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB free HD space
    * Broadband connection required for online multiplayer play
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 28 hours. 93% of users played Act of War: Direct Action for over 12 hours.
Yes, Act of War: Direct Action has broad critical consensus. 88% of critics on Metacritic recommend Act of War: Direct Action. The Metascore is 82 out of 100.
Act of War: Direct Action was released on March 12, 2008
Act of War: Direct Action is published by THQ Nordic
Act of War: Direct Action was developed by Eugen Systems
Fanatical users tagged Act of War: Direct Action as RTS, Strategy, and Action
Fanatical users tagged Act of War: Direct Action as Military, War, Destruction, and Political
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Act of War: Direct Action as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Act of War: Direct Action as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Act of War: Direct Action as RTS
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Act of War: Direct Action as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Act of War: Direct Action as Action

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