Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon PC

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Buy On
  1. You will be thinking about the game long after you played it, where should I place my artillery?
  2. Many of the missions had me thinking back to moments in old-school RTS games, such as the "Starcraft" level in which you must fend off countless enemies in a wave of base attacks.
  3. 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.
  4. The absence of any multiplayer component is disappointing, sure, but I’d much rather have the option of picking up Burning Horizon for a reduced price, deciding if I like the game, and purchasing the online enabled original if I do.
  5. 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.
  6. With its accurate presentation of World War II, and difficult game play, Burning Horizon is a game that only the most skilled strategists will get the most out of.
  7. A very well made game for World War II fans, but a bit too much for the average gamer.
  8. All these features help build a very competent and well structured strategy title, which is a must for strategy purists. However it’s quite a heavy game to get into, and those Command and Conquer lovers will find the extra features, and lack of base building, works against them.
  9. 79
    What keeps it from a more confident recommendation is the large number of units you'll be dealing with and the possibly intimidating strategic and tactical considerations that fall outside of what the mainstream run-n'-gun RTS gamer is generally used to.
  10. PC Gamer
    77
    Aside from its supply tedium (and lack of multiplay), the game's horribly wonky pathfinding AI remains the ultimate knock against an otherwise great title. [Sept 2004, p.61]
  11. Don't have any illusions: this is simply more of the same. But then as they say, if it ain't broke, carpet bomb it with a Lancaster.
  12. 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.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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! Full Review »
  2. KurtP.
    Oct 9, 2006
    10
    Very good oldstyle RTS.
  3. TomC.
    Sep 6, 2004
    10
    Really strategic really tactic.