World in Conflict

Hot shots of a Cold war

It%26rsquo;s been a while since we brought you a first look at Massive Entertainment%26rsquo;s World in Conflict. Their first game since Ground Control II, World in Conflict is set in the Cold War %26rsquo;80s. The Soviets, instead of going Perestroika, have invaded Europe and the US, leading to a three-fronted war where everyone%26rsquo;s got nukes. And everyone loves nukes.

We were told how the game was set to combine real-time strategy with the basic setup of a Counter-Strike match - starting players off in one corner of a map, letting them tool up with tanks and planes instead of flashbangs and AKs and then watching them run riot. It%26rsquo;s a difficult feat of imagination, and - presumably - equally difficult in execution. But these shots confirm one thing: it%26rsquo;s going to feature some staggering scenes of destruction so delicious, they%26rsquo;ll take the roof off your mouth and eat into your brain...

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