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Strategic Mind
Spectre of Communism


Format: PS4 / PS5
Publisher: Klabater
Developer: Starni Games
RRP: £24.99
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Age Restrictions: 12+
Release Date: 09 March 2023

Lead the USSR Armed forces staging the world Communist revolution. For Stalin! For the Motherland! The game has many historical operations and events but also features a number of alternate history moments. It is created with great care and attention to historical details by a team which is passionate about WW2 history. Numerous primary and secondary objectives allow you to explore every battle in detail. The gameplay is plot-driven and features many historical personalities such as Joseph Stalin, Georgy Zhukov, Vyacheslav Molotov, Kliment Voroshilov, Lavrentiy Beria, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Konstantin Rokossovsky and others...


The game has a focus on realism when it comes to historic events

Strategic Mind: Spectre of Communism is the third installment in the Strategic Mind line of games. It follows on from Strategic Mind: The Pacific, which focused on naval warfare during the Pacific War, and Strategic Mind: Blitzkrieg, which told the story of the European theater from the German perspective. Strategic Mind: Spectre of Communism tells the USSR story in WW2, a story filled with valiant hearts and vile betrayals.

For those who love tactical turn-based battles which are historically accurate, Strategic Mind: Spectre of Communism has a lot to offer you. But beware. This is not a game for newbies. The learning curve is huge and at first the mechanics appear daunting, but once you start to get to grips with how it all works you'll soon be in heaven.

Command ground, air, and naval forces with an emphasis on the land battles. Upgrade and customize your troops by leveling them up and selecting skills that best suit your strategy. Provide your troops with additional equipment for each operation according to your strategy and the war theatre.


Upgrade and customize your troops

One of the "fun" aspects of the game is that it allows you to explore "what if’s" scenarios to see what could have happened if the Soviet Armed forces were to continue their struggle for the world Communist revolution.

On the negative side, the cut sequences are a little PS3-ish and the voice acting ranges from passable to awful... But let's be honest. Who on earth is really going to care? It's the tactical gameplay that will draw you in and keep you coming back for more.


Nick Smithson

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