Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Anyone who wants to experience the tabletop wargaming experience without purchasing all those little minuatures should take a serious look at this game. It offers so much detail for the retail price.
  2. A worthy sequel to the original and an engaging tactical RTS game. The sequel is more elaborate, comprehensive and technically advanced than the original.
  3. 85
    A solid game even considering the few problems I mentioned previously and is a cut above most of the RTS titles available.
  4. 84
    Sure, it has a few blemishes, like an air control system that's a pain in the backside to manage and the usual pathfinding suspects, but the overall experience of deploying hundreds of different units, then winning or losing on the merits of tactical cleverness alone, is sure to put a smile on even the most jaded turn-based aficionado's grumpy mug.
  5. The frame rate issues are annoying, and the aircraft are nigh uncontrollable, but it really does offer a welcome change for people tired of resource building RTS games that are less about strategy and more about how much gold you can mine.
  6. Whether you're looking to recreate a battle just as it happened or simply command some sweet-looking tanks and aircraft from the '40s, the game should fit your bill.
  7. Those gamers looking for countless battle strategies with a variety of units and numerous possibilities will find this title to be a good bet.
  8. With a strict eye for historical detail and a phenomenal amount of content, this is sure to please anyone looking for a long and challenging experience.
  9. The real downside, other than a relatively steep learning curve for newcomers to the genre, to Blitzkrieg 2 is the poor choice of music.
  10. AI issues and distractions for the core gameplaying elements aside, Blitzkrieg 2 is a solid game that is able to distinguish itself from the myriad of other titles in the genre to be a welcome addition to any RTS enthusiasts collection.
  11. Not a huge leap in RTS gaming, but a good progression in the WWII RTS genre.
  12. A good WW2 RTS, but suffers from the same problems the first one did. [Sept. 05]
  13. 80
    Strategy players will come up to speed quickly and enjoy the vast array of units and unit abilities, while WWII fans who aren’t too interested in stat tracking will dig the game’s accessibility and--living up to its name--focus on constant action.
  14. Teetering on the edge of greatness. [Jan 2006, p.52]
  15. Though by no means difficult or historically accurate, Blitzkrieg 2 is still a fun, fast-paced World War II strategy game that lets you steamroll opponents into the ground.
  16. Blitzkrieg II is looking in fine form to lengthen CDV’s reign as World War II real time kings, and if only the pesky problem of units staying where you want them could be solved this would be an essential buy for every armchair strategist.
  17. This is the type of game that I will not be playing non-stop, but will pick up once in awhile to play a mission or two at a time.
  18. The occasionally dodgy AI, the god-awful music and the camera grumbles make Blitzkrieg 2 feel a little rough around the edges, and when you’re competing against strategy games like THQ’s seminal "Dawn of War," you can’t afford that.
  19. While flawed, Blitzkrieg II makes a good single player wargame because it successful models the cold ruthlessness of war and the importance of using reinforcements wisely.
  20. 65
    All the problems in the game are common areas that all RTS games should focus to be at their best, but Blitzkrieg II fails to fix any of them, and therefore results in an average RTS outing.
  21. It’s an affair for the patient, meticulous player who doesn’t mind playing a puzzle game in disguise as a WWII RTS. Blitzkrieg II is too unforgiving and downright frustrating to warrant my recommendation to any but the most intense history buffs.
  22. A pretty good RTS that knows its limitations and succeeds within them. [Holiday 2005, p.79]
  23. Decent combat system, good-looking engine, mediocre scenario design.
  24. A significantly better game than the original. With better AI and unit pathfinding, and the inclusion of a more practical camera, it would be one of the better World War II RTS games around.
  25. 50
    Unfortunately, while the "big-picture" ideas manage to work, the game ends up being brought down by a number of annoying little details that make individual battles less fun than they might otherwise be.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. ChrisH.
    Apr 19, 2006
    10
    I enjoyed the first Blitzkrieg and was not immediately smitten with Blitzkrieg 2. BUT, it truly grew on me. Although I did not use the camera features too often it was nice to be able to freeze an explosion then pan around it. Or use the camera to 'see' into the jungle better. This is probably 2x as good as the first. I really liked this game -- I'm looking forward to any expansion packs. Full Review »
  2. DallasB.
    Nov 17, 2005
    10
    Really good game, graphics better then the original version.
  3. Nov 30, 2013
    0
    Im mostly writing this, because im shocked to see so many fake "10s" here. Dont trust these guys. Blitzkrieg 2 is the bastard brother of one of the best strategy games ever. This game is a disaster, dont buy it. Full Review »