Act of War: Direct Action

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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
  • Intense multiplayer operations for up to eight players
  • Real urban combat, including POW captures and landscape destruction
  • Gripping storyline by NY Times bestselling author, Dale Brown

 

If you believe (incorrectly) that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, you may be impressed that people are still talking about publisher THQ Nordic GmbH. Their ‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A session on 8chan – an infamous image-board permanently delisted from Google for hosting suspected child porn – got people chattering. Unfortunately it’s the kind of chatter that has brought parent company THQ Nordic AB out of the woodwork to publicly apologise for the inci...

2019-03-04

“We’re doing an 8chan AMA and we have no idea why,” announced THQ Nordic on their Twitter account earlier this evening. If you’re not aware, 8chan is an imageboard website which has been de-listed from Google search results for hosting “suspected child abuse content,” and which is associated with Swatting and Gamergate. THQ Nordic’s marketing director has since apologised and claimed ignorance, but both are hard to believe. (more…)

2019-02-26

Continuing to hoover up every neglected video game series that’s remembered half-fondly, THQ Nordic today announced they’re buying the rights to horror series Alone In The Dark and Eugen’s real-time strategy ’em up Act Of War. These two had been owned by The Creature Wearing The Skin Of Atari – who largely seem poor carers for old series, while The Creature Wearing The Skin Of THQ are actually quite decent. THQ Nordic haven’t formally confirmed new sequels i...

2018-09-19

Dear Act of War: Direct Action Fans, We are pleased to announce that we have updated and relaunched AOW: DA! With this update we have been able to expand compatibility, so the game now runs on modern operating systems including Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Additionally, we have made sure that the digital version of the game is now at parity with the last disc released version making this the most up-to-date version of Act of War: Direct Action ever available digitall...

2015-06-01

Dear Act of War: Direct Action Fans, We are pleased to announce we will soon (next 24-48 hours) be releasing an update to this game that we believe will increase compatibility on more modern Operating Systems. Please note, although we do not anticipate any issues with Saved Games at this time, you should as a precaution backup your Saved Games before updating the game. We strongly urge all players to backup their saved games, now, in anticipation of this update. We suggest creating a backup of t...

2015-05-26

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

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

 

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