Axis & Allies PC

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
Buy On
  1. The single-player modes are marred by questionable AI which removes much of the intensity and in effect, fun, of playing the game.
  2. It helps to be a History Channel fanatic to really love this game. Fans of the board game who have never played RTS will no doubt be very unhappy.
  3. PC Format
    70
    The problem is that what worked so well in "Kohan" can't help but feel a little artificial when applied to a more realistic milieu. [Christmas 2004, p.110]
  4. Misses the mark slightly by adding a couple of things that don't work quite as well they could have.
  5. A slight disappointment, since it tries to meld two strategy styles and falls short in both cases.
  6. Although based on a popular board game, you'll soon grow bored with this game.
  7. The single-player portions of the game are ridiculously easy, even on the hard settings. Only a few campaign missions are remotely challenging, and even these cases are due to poor AI with Allied forces.
  8. AceGamez
    60
    It's not a terrible effort and there's some light fun to be had, but Axis & Allies is just an average strategy game, combining an unoriginal setting with the slightly interesting yet ultimately disappointing World Map mode, wrapped in dated graphics.
  9. The lack of sea units and carriers of any type make the title needlessly tedious.
  10. It’s not an awful game by any scale, but it is tepid and flawed in its execution.
  11. Computer Gaming World
    50
    A.I. is A-crappy. I have rarely encountered a game that evinces more clearly the rigid, stimulus-response nature of algorithmic thought. [Jan 2005, p.100]
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 20, 2012
    10
    Very nice World War II RTS game. I especially like the global WWII mode, in which you take control of Germany, Japan, Britain, America, orVery nice World War II RTS game. I especially like the global WWII mode, in which you take control of Germany, Japan, Britain, America, or Russia and win the war with the opposing factions, which are predefined and cannot be changed, so it's not like HOI in that regard. There are two campaigns, one for the Axis and one for the Allies, which are also quite nice. Quite nice. Full Review »
  2. RobertS.
    Sep 23, 2007
    10
    This game just absolutely blew me away, everything was quite easy 2 do, music gives feeling of being a hero...it's a perfect WWII This game just absolutely blew me away, everything was quite easy 2 do, music gives feeling of being a hero...it's a perfect WWII strategy game compared 2 the inferior Company of Heroes. Full Review »
  3. JoseG.
    Jan 4, 2005
    9
    Best game WWII, nice images, good game of strategy.