Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. As a whole, Blitzkrieg does deliver a decent RTS that will last for a very long time; however the game isn’t at the stage to compete with current RTS standards, still sporting the 2D landscapes and scratchy infantry movement.
  2. Has its challenging and enjoyable moments, but it has its share of problems too.
  3. It's also rather unpolished. But while the game may not make a very remarkable first impression, it does have some strong gameplay elements that give it some real substance and help make it deserving of your attention.
  4. A must-buy for World War II buffs or those who want a straightforward and realistic RTS that demands tactical prowess and no city management skills whatsoever.
  5. Computer Gaming World
    70
    Delivers the best World War II real-time gaming experience to date. [Aug 2003, p.88]
  6. 69
    Blitzkrieg can sometimes be entertaining in spite of these problems, but it's not the great WWII RTS we've been waiting for.
  7. PC Gamer
    68
    Thoughtful and packed with units, but it should be more intuitive to play. [Aug 2003, p.66]
  8. Kursk is fine, but not stellar. If you are looking for more tanks and huge... slow levels this is probably for you. But I would probably avoid it.
  9. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    Forgettable. [Sept 2003, p.82]
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. Jul 17, 2012
    10
    After all those years it still remains the best RTS I have ever played(and will be playing). The amount of units the game offers is simplyAfter all those years it still remains the best RTS I have ever played(and will be playing). The amount of units the game offers is simply amazing, and with every unit demanding a different approach you're in for a long learning time. The learning curve of this game is very steep, there are a lot of things you need to master to full take advantage of your army. The single player of this game is very realistic which actually makes it kind of boring since you're going to spend most of the time waiting for the artillery to do the job, you don't want to lose your units after all. What you really want to pick this game up for is the multiplayer, with 100's of customized maps this multiplayer will keep you busy for a couple of months/years. Granted, it may take you a few weeks before you actually win you're first game.

    The game doesn't make use of building bases and resource gathering but you do have supply trucks + mining and demining vehicles, that can really make the difference in winning or losing a game. You can pretty much have an infinite amount of units. Don't buy this game for the graphics, buy it for the gameplay.
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  2. DavidW.
    May 26, 2007
    9
    Great WWII RTS...been playing it and its add-on predecessors for years. Only reason I didn't give it a 10 was its capacity for units to Great WWII RTS...been playing it and its add-on predecessors for years. Only reason I didn't give it a 10 was its capacity for units to get bogged down. As an RTS a definite 9. As a strategy game, around a 7. Full Review »
  3. NickolayG.
    Sep 22, 2003
    10
    Great detail, a serious command strategy experience.