Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder PC

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Buy On
  1. Fans of the Blitzkrieg series will probably be pleased. There is a great deal of challenging RTS gameplay, and the WWII flavor is quite strong. Still, the more casual RTS gamer probably won’t be able to overlook the frustrating control and less-than-stellar AI.
  2. It offers a solid new campaign, as well as some new units, textures, and AI upgrades, but it also neglects to address some old problems.
  3. 70
    To really enjoy this game you have to be a fairly avid RTS fan. Second, you also have to be an RTS fan that really couldn’t give a rat’s ass about gathering supplies.
  4. 70
    It takes far too many clicks to get a unit's attention. Units and icons are sometimes too small, and the camera system is still unfriendly when moving over tall terrain.
  5. The original Blitzkrieg was excellent, Burning Horizon continued the brand building, but Rolling Thunder is somewhat drab.
  6. 69
    I would not suggest that hardcore RTS fans buy this game, as it is mediocre when compared to recent releases in the genre. But if Ol’ Blood and Guts gets you in the mood for smoking cigars and killing Nazis, Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder is the title for you.
  7. PC Gamer
    69
    A rehash with a flawed engine, but its sense of battlefield tactics is appealing. [Feb 2005, p.53]
  8. Computer Gaming World
    60
    Just like the last Blitzkrieg. No, really. [Feb 2005, p.89]
  9. The gaming family will refer to this game as a slightly deranged aunt who need only be humoured. It¡'s quite entertaining, no doubt about that and a bargain for what you get out of the box but you'd be better off spending your time looking for travel insurance or something similar.
  10. PC Format
    50
    Functional WWII strategy! Again! Gah! [Feb 2005, p.93]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. MartinC.
    May 28, 2007
    9
    The best game of the Blitzkrieg series. Forget Blitzkrieg2.
  2. CC_commander.
    Jan 27, 2005
    9
    Better than BK1 !
  3. SteveC.
    Dec 11, 2004
    9
    Great gameplay, old style RTS, but thrilling missions.