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
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  1. Scores high marks due to the retro-type feel of the game; it’s a reminder of why early RTS games were so fun.
  2. The choice of following General George S. Patton’s campaigns was both logical (as the best US Tank General ever) and engaging. The Blitzkrieg system works well with no flaws experienced, in a graphics rich environment.
  3. The enemy AI has been tweaked and this helps to make the title a little better and just that bit harder too. Plus placing the emphasis on General Patton takes you through several important WWII battles. Not a true classic, but one to get especially if you like the Blitzkrieg series.
  4. A quaintly pleasant WWII RTS that offers little new but makes up for that deficiency with an incredible passion for subject matter and meticulous accuracy within its remit. Rommel would be proud.
  5. A great look, a compelling historical storyline and an emphasis on in-depth strategy and tactics contribute to a fun gaming experience.
  6. AceGamez
    80
    History buffs will delight in the wealth of historical accuracy and strategicians (no it's not a word, but if we use it enough it might become one…) will find much to enjoy. It takes a quick mind and distinct tactical dexterity to outwit the crafty snares of Rommel.
  7. Pelit (Finland)
    80
    Enough is enough. Concentrate on Blitzkrieg 2, please.
  8. The new elements are intriguing but not quite enough to make the game more than slightly above average.
  9. If you enjoyed the original, I would recommend that you pick this game up. If you are looking for more graphical flare and less strategic planning, then you may be better off with "Codename: Panzers." If you want to spend time planning and executing, then this game is for you.
  10. 77
    And while fans of the Blitzkrieg model will obviously enjoy these new missions, the recent "Codename Panzers" and "Soldiers: Heroes of World War 2" are more satisfying and original.
  11. The fans of the series will gladly play this add-on. On the other hand, I don't know if they will enjoy the few changes in terms of gameplay and graphics.
  12. For those non-history buffs, but who are RTS fans this is not a bad little RTS game, this game focuses less on construction and defense than most RTS’s, and more on the combat aspect.
  13. The game has a short learning curve and the AI ramps up nicely to present a very solid and challenging experience.

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.