Games Abyss: "The RTS genre is due for an unexpected surprise. As gamers who have grown accustomed to the point-and-click formula of managing units and planning out their attacks, developer 1C Company is about to rattle the conventional strategy game with innovation in mind.
Before teaming up with Battlefront.com to bring their experience and devotion to develop the Theatre of War franchise, 1C had been known primarily for its combat flight simulation titles, such as IL-2 Sturmovik and Lock On: Modern Air Combat. It was apparent that 1C had an incredible interest in military combat and their continued releases only strengthened their expertise in the subject matter, ensuring gamers of a genuine military experience.
With a relatively small team, 1C Company has done some incredible things with the military genre. The original Theatre of War is often praised for its unparalleled level of realism and the engaging atmosphere of combat it creates for its players. As even individual units and infantry were complete with their own sets of moral statistics and ammunition counts, it was clear that with Theatre of War, 1C was trying to retool the mechanics of the standard RTS to create a unique and challenging game for even seasoned players of the genre."