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Call to Arms is a Real-Time Strategy game developed by Digitalmindsoft, the same developers behind the Men of War series, and shares a lot of game mechanics in common with the aforementioned series, but also brings its own twist to the genre: mainly by allowing players to assume direct control of the units under their command, where the game changes to a third or first person perspective and the player uses similar controls to that of a shooting game.

Call to Arms is set in the near future, where the United States forces and their allies are engaged in a war in the middle east against the Global Revoiutionary Movement, a faction that started out as a small insurgency and managed to occupy vast portions of the region (alongside with parts of North Africa).


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This game contains examples of:

  • Black and Gray Morality: The GRM vs UAF conflict. The GRM is the gray side here. The UAF has no qualms regarding executing innocent unarmed civilians.
  • Game Mod: Like the Men of War series, Call to Arms has extensive mod support.
  • Gray and Grey Morality: From the perspective of the United States forces, all they are doing is keeping the peace and stability in the region, something the GRM threatens to destroy. From the GRM perspective, they are just fighting against opressive governments, and they will fight whatever stands in their way.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: The GRM is completely ruthless in the pursuit of its goals, but many people joined it because they had legitimate grievances against the authoritarian governments that were toppled by the GRM.
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