The History of World in Conflict

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In 1991, the Soviet Union was dissolved. After butting heads with the United States for over four decades in proxy wars and crises around the globe, the Communist state had found itself besieged by a mixture of economic stagnation and social unrest, and decided that a brighter future awaited it as a democratic nation.
It was a quiet end to a conflict many had believed for years was going to culminate in a nuclear tempest that would have torn the world asunder. But what if history had gone differently? What if the Soviet Union had refused to go quietly into the night, and made one last ditch attempt to conquer the rest of the world on the eve of its demise? This was the premise of World in Conflict. A real-time strategy game conceived by Swedish developer Massive Entertainment, World in Conflict tasked players with defending the United States and Europe from a surprise Soviet Invasion in 1989.
Compared to the likes of Command & Conquer, which had depicted the Cold War turned Hot with a high degree of fantasy in years prior, Massive’s strategy title offered a largely grounded experience; one that depicted both its combatants and their battlefields with enough realism to make their plights feel genuinely sympathetic. Yet where it truly set itself apart from its competitors was its gameplay, which mixed together tried-and-true real-time strategy mechanics with some of the most distinctive elements of shooters like Battlefield to spectacular effect. So much so, that diehard fans would continue to steadfastly support it well after its creators - and its original online infrastructure - would move on.

This is the history of World in Conflict.

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  1. Paul Janssen
    Paul Janssen
    15 dögum síðan

    This game still puts a smile on my face to this day. I’m still hoping for a new WiC game, even if it’s only a remaster. Which I think it deserves! :)

  2. Chris Mifsud
    Chris Mifsud
    16 dögum síðan

    If they do a game like soldiers heroes of ww2 or like men of war but for the ps4 it would be a giant sucesss

  3. dunnobutwayne
    19 dögum síðan

    so many nights spend playing with oversea US clanmates... not going to university :D great great time and an incredible game

  4. Kurt Berliner
    Kurt Berliner
    24 dögum síðan

    "A bright future". Russia becoming capitalist killed the nation for the most part, now its ruled by authoritarian capitalist and mobs.

  5. SilverBullet
    25 dögum síðan

    I still play it to this day. The Soviet mission insurgents is best. Too bad they did not launch expansion packs

  6. THE DUKE 702
    THE DUKE 702
    Mánuði síðan

    Bring back WiC!!! Or make a part two!!!

  7. Isaac Huffman
    Isaac Huffman
    Mánuði síðan

    I have never played this game but I really want it. Too bad it’s practically dead

    Mánuði síðan


  9. Lumpy Mushroom
    Lumpy Mushroom
    Mánuði síðan

    This is my favorite tv sho- oh wait, this is a youtube video.... insane. Great job as always guys!

  10. Rev BladeZ
    Rev BladeZ
    Mánuði síðan

    Will never forget that one time when i was starting out playing this online and one guy tried to get me kicked out of the game simply for being a newbie. Then i turned out to be the MVP of that match. He didn't dare say a word.

  11. WPSent
    Mánuði síðan

    If they came out with a sequel to this game I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

  12. Lukas I.V
    Lukas I.V
    Mánuði síðan

    If you enjoyed World In Conflict I'm sure you'll enjoy Escalation 85 (WIP). It's basically WiC but as a FPS.

  13. Führer des Benutzers
    Führer des Benutzers
    Mánuði síðan

    Holy crap, this game has amazing effects even for today's standards, and especially for RTS standards.

    1. Danickas0
      Mánuði síðan

      @Führer des Benutzers

    2. Führer des Benutzers
      Führer des Benutzers
      Mánuði síðan

      @Danickas0 Yes, you're right. I love CoH and almost everything about that game is amazing, the voice acting in particular is absolutely top-notch.

    3. Danickas0
      Mánuði síðan

      Rts games nowadays dont get AAA budget that's the problem this game was AAA and it looks impressive even today, same with Company of Heroes.

  14. JoshSA123
    Mánuði síðan

    Another one of my favorite games covered! Amazing how GVMER always finds these gems to cover.

  15. Nacionalist Dog
    Nacionalist Dog
    Mánuði síðan

    At least it wasn't a sad end

  16. xHDz 7
    xHDz 7
    Mánuði síðan

    Make a video about conflict games desert storm 1&2...etc

  17. MQN
    Mánuði síðan

    that one video about half -life is missing, was it deleted? I wanted to watch it again :/

  18. Pablo León Pino Pacheco
    Pablo León Pino Pacheco
    Mánuði síðan

    Where do i play this game :(

    1. Riccardo Pietracito
      Riccardo Pietracito
      20 dögum síðan

      @Pablo León Pino Pacheco I bought it like 9 years ago in a shop, but I think that if you search on Amazon, eBay etc you'll find a copy in good conditions

    2. Pablo León Pino Pacheco
      Pablo León Pino Pacheco
      20 dögum síðan

      @Riccardo Pietracito Deam wher did you buy it?

    3. Riccardo Pietracito
      Riccardo Pietracito
      21 degi síðan síðan

      I think you can but it on the ubisoft store, but I've got the phisical version so I'm not sure

  19. Harshhaze
    Mánuði síðan

    Why is Pewdiepie here?

  20. Saäf
    Mánuði síðan

    The Rise and Fall of the Killzone series please

  21. DigitalFulcrum
    Mánuði síðan

    Is this game still having trouble playing on newer systems?

  22. Leyla Prismriver
    Leyla Prismriver
    Mánuði síðan

    BRING BACK WIC. PLEASE. Just...... please, man... you don't know how awesome and unique this game is o7

  23. umair iqbal
    umair iqbal
    Mánuði síðan

    history of all Transformers games ?

  24. One Eye Odin
    One Eye Odin
    Mánuði síðan

    I feel like playing this game now lol

  25. Pål Pot
    Pål Pot
    Mánuði síðan

    Still love this game. Every once in a while I install it and play both campaigns. Still haven't seen a game that comes anywhere near WiC. Yes, the Wargame series is also great, but the officer in charge in the Busan pocket is just the game providing some information. Bannon, Webb, Sawyer and Parker (plus Sabatier and the socially awkward Norwegian special forces) were badasses that I grew fond of.

  26. Juben Domli Balandra
    Juben Domli Balandra
    Mánuði síðan

    I wish this game gets a sequel

  27. Chris Werth
    Chris Werth
    Mánuði síðan

    Fuck Wargame, all my homies play WiC

  28. Mike C
    Mike C
    Mánuði síðan

    Oh weird: Activision discarded something beautiful for profit. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  29. Vladferrum
    Mánuði síðan

    Хорошая игра с уебищьным сюжетом и казуальной игровой механикой.

  30. Tiz84
    Mánuði síðan

    RIP the last of the great rts games

  31. Wsk 350 PL
    Wsk 350 PL
    Mánuði síðan

    Ahhh World in conflict ..... For me, a great strategy game, yes, its plot was ridiculous and in the real world it would rather not have happened because in the USSR 88 it had already fallen and he had no chance with the NATO Army, but I feel great in it played. Such a call of duty in the style of Strategy and in its time a good computer Benshmark. It is a pity that we never lived to continue because I would happily play in such a Studio that created the game is now doing the squadron

  32. Nayab Abdullah
    Nayab Abdullah
    Mánuði síðan

    This game was life from 2007 till CoD 4 was released. The video wasnt able to depict how perfect Massive had the clan system made, the multiplayer chat window , and the in-game community content. It was truly one of the greatest RTT games ever made. If you remember clan §pearhead give this a like :) P.s Never forget the nukebug

  33. DJ Soru
    DJ Soru
    Mánuði síðan

    So WIC's single player campaign was more fleshed out due to corporate meddling? AND IT WAS PUSHED BY VIVENDI THEMSELVES?! I'm legit surprised.

  34. yazdad nabaei
    yazdad nabaei
    Mánuði síðan

    c'mon, its time for the Rts to come back I've been waiting for the WIC2 for almost 10 years

  35. Thomas Krieger
    Thomas Krieger
    Mánuði síðan

    oh my god, i just remembered ground control!

  36. Raptor
    Mánuði síðan

    One of the greatest RTS story telling I have ever played. This game was an amazing and mind blowing experience in both multiplayer and the ever replayable singer player campaign. Perfection.

  37. Destino700
    Mánuði síðan

    still one of the best games i ever played, and will play even today. Thanks for this video, i really enjoyed it

  38. justin javier
    justin javier
    Mánuði síðan

    I want another game like this, its era alone was awesome. Nowadays RTS is full of Sci-fi and WW2 which isnt very original anymore.

  39. James Glen
    James Glen
    Mánuði síðan

    I was looking forward to the PS3 release more than anything else. I was gutted back then!

  40. johnny silverhand
    johnny silverhand
    Mánuði síðan

    how about rise & fall of sonic?

  41. A. Soldier
    A. Soldier
    Mánuði síðan


  42. Vesper Lilly Ann Pratt
    Vesper Lilly Ann Pratt
    Mánuði síðan

    I still remember seeing the Collectors Edition of this game at walmart as a teenager, What with its piece of the Berlin Wall it came with. I've always been kinda sad i wasnt able to pick it up. This sort of underscores that honestly.

  43. Vineeth Sai
    Vineeth Sai
    Mánuði síðan

    This was such a good game, I played the hell out of both of these games. And it's very depressing where gaming has gone today.

  44. Gastón Arce P.
    Gastón Arce P.
    Mánuði síðan

    Still one of my favorites.. definetly deserved to have a sequel but with the same engine, more kind of a expansion

  45. Tabox
    Mánuði síðan

    Still playing this great masterpiece of a game i did even stop counting how many times i have played the campaign ^^.

  46. Wolfram
    Mánuði síðan

    It's so sad Eugen games are not getting many players

  47. Snicket
    Mánuði síðan

    A game that was unfortunately buried beneath the the shuffle and rapid expansions of mmorpgs.

  48. Manuel Camelo
    Manuel Camelo
    Mánuði síðan

    Finally a Documentary about the Glorious *World in Conflict* Game :')) :,)))

  49. macmac436
    Mánuði síðan

    How do I petition for an Empire at War video?! Your content is so well done!

  50. GopnikRaptor
    Mánuði síðan

    God I wish.

  51. Carlos Matute
    Carlos Matute
    Mánuði síðan

    if only it could work on windows 10.

  52. Iamthe0c3an kooldude_377
    Iamthe0c3an kooldude_377
    Mánuði síðan

    This game led me to the wargame series

  53. TheCobraStefa
    Mánuði síðan

    The best post ancient warfare game ever made, will always be in my heart forever

  54. Fratila Stefan
    Fratila Stefan
    Mánuði síðan

    what???? 3 days ago???? THIS GAME IS STILL ALIVE!!!

  55. affiger Affe
    affiger Affe
    Mánuði síðan

    Which Game is it at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="263">04:23</a>?

  56. Woable Attack
    Woable Attack
    Mánuði síðan

    Thanks for not going console with exclusive new content Thanks for having more story than planned Thanks for an all around amazing game And thanks for god damn Ground Control, that game was *_CRAZY GOOD_*

  57. CyclonicTuna023
    Mánuði síðan

    If there ever was a game that deserved a sequel it is this one.

  58. RiOS 193
    RiOS 193
    Mánuði síðan

    Best strategy game I've ever played... I remember playing the demo about 1000 times just because of it's genius gameplay. Unfortunately the multiplayer didn't last so long... No hope mod was the sh*t.... That tsar nuke was terrifying and almost ripped my gpu back then. watch that trailer and get in the mood.

  59. König Ҡristoph
    König Ҡristoph
    Mánuði síðan

    What'd I'd give for a remaster or sequel for this game.

  60. Bosnian Dragon
    Bosnian Dragon
    Mánuði síðan

    I am or was C&C fan and fell in love with World in Conflict. For me it was the best strategy game I have played. Because you couldn't spam unites it made me love my unites I had under control. Supporting your Armor team mate by anti air support and softening enemy defensive lines with your artillery strikes ahead was satisfying and immersive.

  61. Petar Koren
    Petar Koren
    Mánuði síðan

    we want World in Conflict 2, now!

  62. Demolitions1122
    Mánuði síðan

    The funny part is Multiplayer is NOT DEAD!!!! They made the ports open through a mod.

  63. Gabriel Tanuri
    Gabriel Tanuri
    Mánuði síðan

    This game would make for a kickass movie

  64. Yuriano Augusta
    Yuriano Augusta
    Mánuði síðan

    Hurts my heart knowing that I'm still waiting for the sequel, 13 years after I first played it on pc 😭

  65. bibristik
    Mánuði síðan

    SOVIET WIN.! shut up dirty capitalist pigs, Soviet people tried to free the people of America from the hidden slavery of capital, which keeps them subjugated by a hidden deception.! Remove from the poor shoulder hard workers loans, work for more than 8 hours and give decent wages and housing.! To conquer poverty, so that beggars do not roam the streets.! You are the dirty exploiters and invaders that capture other more weak countries and rob them, through capitalism and puppet governments.! As a result, communism will win or die humanely. There will be no other way.!

  66. Reymond Ramos
    Reymond Ramos
    Mánuði síðan

    Alec Baldwin did an absolutely terrific job as the narrator for the SP campaign. Learning that he is Lt.Parker (you) in the last mission was awesome.

  67. Александр Серов
    Александр Серов
    Mánuði síðan

    Press F for siquel this game.

  68. Major Silly
    Major Silly
    Mánuði síðan

    In my opinion base building RTS games are better I love the resource management and and training/construction of units in huge near limitless battles that go on for hours like supreme commander

  69. Mikel 0
    Mikel 0
    Mánuði síðan

    my dick is hard but my keyboard beckens me

  70. Non Applicable
    Non Applicable
    Mánuði síðan

    The rise, fall and redemption of Capcom next maybe? There's 2 hours worth of material there at least.

  71. H K
    H K
    Mánuði síðan

    Why isn't there a sequel/remake? This was a great game!

  72. karaffka
    Mánuði síðan

    The fastest like in world war west.

  73. Jaes
    Mánuði síðan

    God I miss this game. Loved playing the Multiplayer. Will have to revisit the community version of the game soon.

  74. Jimbo Beterson
    Jimbo Beterson
    Mánuði síðan

    Why do these always come out when I'm replaying the game?

  75. Cryptosporidium 137
    Cryptosporidium 137
    Mánuði síðan

    I wish Masif made Halo wars. It would’ve been perfect for the shooter lore.

  76. Aleks OAS
    Aleks OAS
    Mánuði síðan

    World in Conflict was a bloody masterpiece

  77. 21Arrozito
    Mánuði síðan

    Who remembers the Hometown 24/7 server?

  78. 21Arrozito
    Mánuði síðan

    This was one of the best tactical games of all time. Do people still play MP? I would love to get back into this game.

  79. wow1371
    Mánuði síðan

    I just want more of World in conflict damn it. How hard is that?

  80. grimSleeper59
    Mánuði síðan

    This game looks awesome, I hope it gets some sort of remaster in the future