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  • Summary: Burning Horizon, throws you in even more dramatic battles of WWII. Burning Horizon offers a huge 18-missions-campaign around General Rommel, giving you the opportunity to play famous battles like Ardennes, Tripolis, Tobruk, El Alamein, Sicily and, of course, Normandy. Furthermore, the add-onBurning Horizon, throws you in even more dramatic battles of WWII. Burning Horizon offers a huge 18-missions-campaign around General Rommel, giving you the opportunity to play famous battles like Ardennes, Tripolis, Tobruk, El Alamein, Sicily and, of course, Normandy. Furthermore, the add-on contains 8 single missions, with an entire new nation at war: Japan. 50 new units like Zero fighters and Blenheim bombers, the M5 Stuart and many specialized German tanks, US Marines and Afrika Korps units fill the strategy package. Burning Horizon gives the parties a better AI: the enemy seeks weak spots in your lines, clears minefields, handles his air force cleverly. The mission objectives offer a wide range, e.g. airborne assaults, evacuations, covert ops, defense manoeuvres, counter attacks or assassinations. [CDV Software] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. You will be thinking about the game long after you played it, where should I place my artillery?
  2. If pure tactics and the intense fighting that took place in Europe and North Africa in all those years is what you're craving for, then Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon is exactly what you need.
  3. Don't expect a "StarCraft"-style fragfest either because this is more of a thinking man's RTS, where reconnaissance and artillery placement is key.
  4. 75
    The Blitzkrieg series has some good points, but what historical RTS fans are waiting for is a game with Blitkrieg's graphics, "Airborne Assault's" A.I., and "War Times'" 3D terrain.
  5. Split between difficulty in play and over complication, Burning Horizon ends up taking the bronze.
  6. One issue with Burning Horizon is the lack of online multiplayer. This severely limits the replay value of the game since once you have properly scouted a map and learned how to deal with a scenario there seems to be no reason to play it again. This is a crying shame as some of the greatest fun I had with the original was the online team combat.
  7. The graphics are not as exciting as those found in "Command and Conquer: Generals" and the interface, like its predecessor’s, is rather flat. However, the ability to interact with virtually anything on the map makes up for this shortfall.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. LyleD.
    Jun 3, 2004
    10
    Best game ever.
  2. MLink
    Jul 16, 2004
    10
    Awesome WWII RTS experience. A must have!
  3. TomC.
    Sep 6, 2004
    10
    Really strategic really tactic.
  4. BobL.
    Dec 19, 2006
    10
    I love this game. At first, I didn't like it, because I was playing it on an older comp that could barely support it. But one day, when I love this game. At first, I didn't like it, because I was playing it on an older comp that could barely support it. But one day, when my internet was acting up and BF2142 wouldn't work online, I pulled it out, (this is on my new comp) installed it, and played it. I am hooked. Go counter-battery fire! Expand
  5. KurtP.
    Oct 9, 2006
    10
    Very good oldstyle RTS.
  6. EricB.
    May 24, 2004
    9
    I have the french version and believe it or not: This game is better than the original "Blitzkrieg". Great stuff.