Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. One of the most realistic wargaming experiences in years. [Apr 2004, p.74]
  2. A distinguished sim of the most fascinating and closely run campaing ever fought on the Western Front. Grognards will love its depth, and newbies can catch up fairly easily. [Mar 2004, p.77]
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. PaulC.
    Aug 16, 2006
    9
    Cracking game - loses one point for the AI being not "quite" as good as they make out. If you get caught out on either offensive or defensive Cracking game - loses one point for the AI being not "quite" as good as they make out. If you get caught out on either offensive or defensive operations, your nominated commander's decision making skills go "walkies" . I think the exit strategies they try to employ are very long term, where in some instances a "get out of there asap and screw the consequences" approach would be better. You end up having to micromanage these situations. But not bad all the same. The "Combat mission" series is particularly bad at this, you are a divisional commander with literally thousands of units of all kinds under your control, and you end up having to tell a guy in a building to kneel down and crawl forward 3 yards to get a better line of sight. At least this game tries to be consistent - you are a divisional level commander who"occaisionally" has to micromanage. Combat Mission has you doing both in a round after tedious round of micro management to the nth degree over. So a better game than that. Can't wait to see the new release from Panther, coming soon. Full Review »
  2. RicardoL.
    Mar 9, 2004
    10
    Wow! what a nice game! I recommend it!
  3. RaskolnikovR.
    Jan 26, 2004
    8
    This is a great game but you HAVE to love the genre, if you're the type willing to put some thought and effort into a game youll LOVE This is a great game but you HAVE to love the genre, if you're the type willing to put some thought and effort into a game youll LOVE this. If not please avoid for your own sanity sake, go play quake arena or something :p Full Review »