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Jul 11, 2012 | 12:37 PM EDT

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First Unlock 5 Points Unlock a vehicle
Gunner 10 Points Destroy 10 enemy guns
No mercy 10 Points Kill 100 enemies
Tank Buster 10 Points Destroy 10 enemy vehicles
Ace 25 Points Destroy 100 enemy vehicles
Conqueror 25 Points Destroy 100 enemy guns
D-Day 25 Points Beat the 10th mission, "Operation "Overlord"
Tankman 25 Points Unlock your first tank
Commander 50 Points Reach the highest rank
Massacre 50 Points Kill 1000 enemies
No Survivors 100 Points Kill 2500 enemies
War Hero 100 Points Beat the game
See you in Endless War 6! Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

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Game review published: http://guidology.com/2012 /07/12/endless-war-5-guid ologys-official-review/

The fifth instalment of Endless War series brings you to a large scale tank warfare. You wouldn't be able to control a singe soldier, instead you'll be choosing from 11 different tanks, armored cars and self-propelled guns.
Prepare to face over 25 types of enemies, including tanks, pillboxes, infantry, cannons, howitzers and so on.

Reviews


LUIGILUIGI64LUIGILUIGI64

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 11, 2012

I liked every endless war game



TheLOLmanLOLTheLOLmanLOL

Rated 4 / 5 stars September 1, 2012

I found a glitch when u shoot to fast your vehicle will shoot by itself



JAPAGAJAPAGA

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 23, 2012

I like the game!But,there is a glitch.The glitch is I didn't get the "No survivors" ,"War hero" and the secret medal.I hope you can fix this glitch as soon as possible,author BlackFox-of-ITMO.



william899william899

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 21, 2012

wow lol i did not no of a endless war 5



SaprophyteSaprophyte

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars August 3, 2012

I've been a fan of Endless War since it's inception. Only one I've never really liked was Endless War Defense. And after playing Endless War 5, I can safely say that this game is one of the series I'm quite fond of.

For fans of the series you will be pleased to hear the gameplay is largely unchanged. Indeed this game is very similar; with the top-down view, the aesthetic design, being in historically inspired firefights with tons of units on either side, the shooting, etc. The differences between the previous type of gameplay is pretty small, really. You can't control any team mates, there's no laying prone, knifing, various grenade types, cheats, etc. Which I did have fun with all of those things, but for all intents and purposes Endless War 5 is a bit more streamlined gameplay wise.

So instead of one soldier and a couple of his buddies, you control a tank. You don't have controllable teammates, but your tank has guys in it that automatically fires weapons you aren't using, effectively utilizing as much of the tank's firepower as possible. And sometimes it's really needed, which is nice in later levels. On top of that there's 11 different tanks, all with different weapons, movement speeds, health, and armor. Alas most of them share too much in common with each other with few exceptions, and just aren't viable late game. The standouts to me are the M8 GMC just for how much power and range its gun has, the M26 Pershing for how well equipped it is both armor and weapon wise, and the Sherman Calliope for being an offensive powerhouse.

The gameplay is simple enough: make everything that's not on your team dead. Not that new to Endless War. What IS new to the series is regenerating health. Also there's a leveling system (which works like military ranks, how original). With each rank you get to unlock a new upgrade and can access a new tank. There's 2 upgrade trees, one defensive (hitpoints, armor, regen), one offensive (damage, range, reload). Some stats like pierce and accuracy are split between them. Admittedly the rank system is kind of nice, but there's only 10 ranks which doesn't allow you to max out both trees. Furthermore, a lot of upgradess will boost certain things but detract from others, which also reduces the number of skills you can max. Thankfully you can reset them as much as you want to play around with them.

I prefer the offensive tree better, as it allows you to do more damage and better range which helps out one of the 2 good strategies in the game, which are:
1. Circle strafe. Enemies have a lot of trouble hitting moving targets. This works most of the game until a point where you start facing a lot of Panzers and Tigers. Then it's;
2. Shoot enemies outside of their range, and make sure your front is always facing them. The enemies in the last 5 or so missions can do absurd amounts of damage and it's really easy to die if they hit your back or sides (the least armored parts of your tank), so you want to make sure your tank is facing whichever direction it's tanking fire from. For this reason the Pershing is nice just for how much armor it has, but the Calliope can deal damage a lot faster.

Now for my nitpicks and suggestions. Why can't I see the what tank upgrades do? I can see the effect they have in combat, but they don't change any of the stats in the tank selection menu. Also, why isn't range in the tank menu? Range is one of the most important things in the game to me. Where's the cheats? You know what'd be cool? Being able to customize what weapons and stats your tank has. Oh, and futuristic tank wars, with MLRS laser rockets and shit. It'd be fuckin' great. Also, add a pause button. That'd be righteous .

In conclusion, I like this game. There could definitely be some improvements for a potential sequel, but it's a fun way to pass the time nonetheless.

Bugs and other things; I forget what mission it was, but there was a large trench invulnerable to the only gun the M8 GMC has. The medals "No survivors", "war hero" and the "secret medal" didn't work for me the first time I got them.