Wargame: European Escalation is a computer game that tackles the historical Cold War in Europe. The Cold War is the term used for the worldwide tension between the superpowers from 1947 to 1991. The game spans a period of ten years, from 1975 to 1985. In this game, players can choose either of the two factions, the NATO and the Warsaw Pact. NATO consists of four allied countries: West Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and France. The Warsaw Pact consists of Communist Poland, the Soviet Union, East Germany, and Czechoslovakia.
Both factions have identical basic units and structures but they also have units exclusive only to the faction. Also, each country has a unique unit that cannot be found in the others. From the NATO side, West Germany has heavily-armed infantry units; the UK has tanks that have heavy armor; the US has superior helicopters; and France has light units that can move quickly. As for the Warsaw Pact divisions, Poland has excellent infantry; the Soviets have large artillery units; East Germany has brilliant intelligence and reconnaissance units; and the Czechs have special forces that can act as support units. Each faction has two story campaigns.
A user can play the game by himself in single player mode or against multiple players in multiplayer mode.