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  • Summary: The Return of Classic Close Combat...Based on the Atomic Games award winning Close Combat series of games. Close Combat: Cross of Iron, brings back the award-winning classic in new epic battles of the Eastern Front of World War II. Take command of German or Soviet Battle Groups during WWIIThe Return of Classic Close Combat...Based on the Atomic Games award winning Close Combat series of games. Close Combat: Cross of Iron, brings back the award-winning classic in new epic battles of the Eastern Front of World War II. Take command of German or Soviet Battle Groups during WWII as you face the strength of the enemy war machine in a Grand Campaign giving you both the original and all new battles and operations that will test your tactical mettle. Enhanced Scenario Editor - Create your own "what if" Scenarios. Includes "Command Center" linking you to new maps, campaigns, mods,and player forums. Improvements have been made to the AI to reduce some of the more inadequate performance issues, in particular with respect to vehicle pathing, the 'crawl of death', and Team and Unit morale and response in general. Battle HQ game matching service including unique player customizable game clients. Enjoy the huge variety of modifications available from the Close Combat Community providing years of additional gaming pleasure. Enhanced head-to-head and multiplayer combat modes including: 24/7 campaigns and player matching service. Comprehensive player ranking system. [Matrix Games] Collapse
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  1. Sure, the emphasis on tactics and cover etc make it slower than today's bells-and-whistles RTSs, but the time you get to think makes it one of the cleverest. Some games just don't seem to get tired with age. Chess and Close Combat are among them. [June 2007, p.79]
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  1. X0R
    Feb 19, 2013
    9
    My review is biased due to CC series being a personal favorite, it still has not been bested by an RTS with realism. This revisionMy review is biased due to CC series being a personal favorite, it still has not been bested by an RTS with realism. This revision re-release was worth the purchase, tweaks improvements really make the game what it could have been on first release by Atomic if they had put more time into it. Cheers to the devs and producers that brought this back from the grave! Expand
  2. SSClan
    May 10, 2007
    7
    Would be a 10, but for the very frustrating router issues that have naused up the mm online options. Many CC veterans have given up due to Would be a 10, but for the very frustrating router issues that have naused up the mm online options. Many CC veterans have given up due to this ongoing major issue. Internal IP addresses clashing with different external IP addresses are the major sticking point. This game was clearly ill-thought out in this respect. Modern day online gamers expect a more useable product and interface. Expand
  3. Scott
    May 8, 2007
    7
    If you liked the old CC games, this stays true to it's roots! Still as good as ever!!
  4. MikeW.
    Aug 1, 2007
    1
    Getting multiplayer to work is the most difficult & frustrating experience your ever likely to have to endure on a PC. A very very poor show indeed.