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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A worthy sequel to the original and an engaging tactical RTS game. The sequel is more elaborate, comprehensive and technically advanced than the original.
  4. 85
    A solid game even considering the few problems I mentioned previously and is a cut above most of the RTS titles available.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Those gamers looking for countless battle strategies with a variety of units and numerous possibilities will find this title to be a good bet.
  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. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Not a huge leap in RTS gaming, but a good progression in the WWII RTS genre.
  17. A good WW2 RTS, but suffers from the same problems the first one did. [Sept. 05]
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. A pretty good RTS that knows its limitations and succeeds within them. [Holiday 2005, p.79]
  22. Teetering on the edge of greatness. [Jan 2006, p.52]
  23. 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.
  24. Decent combat system, good-looking engine, mediocre scenario design.
  25. 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.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. 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 »
  2. Sep 27, 2013
    9
    although this is an old game, and the player base is tiny, I it is a very good game. decent single player too. I still love this game. only drawback is relatively poor pathing, no player vs AI customs, and rarely has more than 15-20 people in the multi player (including running games). that said, usually have no problems finding a 3v3 match. really good strats involved too Full Review »
  3. Apr 21, 2013
    10
    Very good game,I like it very much,i play it every day, and i am even working on maps, The graphics are better than that one which one the Blitzkrieg have.I play it like 1-2 hours everyday Full Review »