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  • Summary: Panzer Tactics DS ise the first turn-based WWII strategy game for the Nintendo DS. The game is played on hex-based maps and offers a variety of control options, and includes full Touch Screen support for unit command. A variety of multiplayer modes, playable via Nintendo Wifi-Connection,Panzer Tactics DS ise the first turn-based WWII strategy game for the Nintendo DS. The game is played on hex-based maps and offers a variety of control options, and includes full Touch Screen support for unit command. A variety of multiplayer modes, playable via Nintendo Wifi-Connection, wireless multiplayer and "hotseat" (two players on one Nintendo DS) round out the game's offerings. Playable via the DS Stylus, buttons or a combination of both. Three unique campaigns (German, Russians and Western Allies) in 30 missions, including "commando" operations taking players behind enemy lines. Optional mission objectives to unlock bonus missions and other tactical enhancements. Over 20 different special attacks and 150 different land, sea and air units for all sides. Different battle animations for all units on any terrain and a wide range of special effects, explosions and weather effects. Nintendo Wifi-Connection and wireless multiplayer modes with up to four players per game, along with hot-seat mode play for two-players on the same Nintendo DS. An online ladder system keeps track of high scores. 10 multiplayer maps of various sizes played on 14 varied terrain types. [CDV Software] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Panzer Tactics offer a great turn-based military combat alternative to the popular Advance Wars series. It's light years from having Dual Strike beat, but some players will surely appreciate - and perhaps even prefer - the more serious tone and realism of the historical battles in Panzer Tactics.
  2. For the serious strategist, you couldn't ask for more. The game interface detracts from the experiene, though. People who aren't into WW2 or slow play should pass on this one.
  3. Regardless, the game is still pretty good, except for the inability to distinguish easily between units and the steep learning curve, and so for those who enjoy strategy games, it’s a solid title overall.
  4. A solid single-player experience… and if you happen to have three History Channel-watching friends who have also purchased this particular odd-bird World War II strategy title, you’re set for what passes for a wild war gamer’s Samstag Nacht.
  5. The game as a whole is entertaining and executed nicely, but nothing involved within the game is really eye catching. Minor details are frustrating, but only the multiplayer aspects could ruin the overall experience for you.
  6. A flawed but worthy entry into the turn based arena. One for the hardcore only.
  7. 60
    Panzer Tactics DS is a perfectly good single player game. It's not as exciting or as interesting as Advance Wars or Age of Empires, but it has a solid plot (provided by the good people of history) and a whole lot of campaign missions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. JoeB.
    Nov 17, 2007
    10
    This is WWII strategy at its best. If you ever played panzer general on the PC this is a must buy! I was suprised by how deep the game is and This is WWII strategy at its best. If you ever played panzer general on the PC this is a must buy! I was suprised by how deep the game is and how well the interface works. A great DS game for adults. Expand
  2. LeifS.
    Dec 27, 2007
    10
    Remember the DOS game Panzer General? This is it in the DS format. Once you get comfortable with the interface, it is a great, fun wargame Remember the DOS game Panzer General? This is it in the DS format. Once you get comfortable with the interface, it is a great, fun wargame with surprising detail. Expand
  3. MichaelW
    Dec 26, 2009
    10
    I love, love, love this game. It's provided months of entertainment. It's not action oriented, it's strategy based, like chess I love, love, love this game. It's provided months of entertainment. It's not action oriented, it's strategy based, like chess on steroids. Is very enjoyable alone but can be played against another human. Great game! Expand
  4. TygerK.
    Nov 9, 2007
    9
    If you took the best of Advance Wars and added a WW2 feel, sound,music and well done graphics (for a handheld)gave it deeper strategy,than If you took the best of Advance Wars and added a WW2 feel, sound,music and well done graphics (for a handheld)gave it deeper strategy,than AWDS made it based on hexigons instead of squares, made it Nintendo wifi / internet battle capable you migh come close to Panzer Tactics DS. It's well worth the money. Expand
  5. NikZ.
    Dec 17, 2007
    9
    Exactly what it needed to be. Classic WWII hex-wargaming for the older crowd. If you were a fan of games like Panzer General back in the good Exactly what it needed to be. Classic WWII hex-wargaming for the older crowd. If you were a fan of games like Panzer General back in the good 'ol days, or ever put chits to paper through the late nights of your college years, you'll find a lot to love here. Expand
  6. C.R.
    Jan 17, 2008
    8
    A great single player strategy game with a lengthy campaign. It is a bit slow (especially compared to Advance Wars), and the controls as well A great single player strategy game with a lengthy campaign. It is a bit slow (especially compared to Advance Wars), and the controls as well as the battle system are complicated, but if you picked this game up you are looking for something more complicated than your average handheld strategy game. Expand
  7. StefanZ.
    Dec 1, 2007
    7
    The game has nice well done graphics design and sound, but the controls are lethargic and much too complicated. The whole gameplay is too The game has nice well done graphics design and sound, but the controls are lethargic and much too complicated. The whole gameplay is too slow, and every little move is much too time consuming. It gives you the strange feeling of being too slow all the time. Expand

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