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  • Summary: Tempelhof, Berlin, dawn of 8th April 1949. A major armed conflict is brewing between the Western powers and the Soviet bloc. The Red Army has been growing ever stronger since the end of World War II. With the growth of their army the Soviets realize that they hold the advantage, and are onlyTempelhof, Berlin, dawn of 8th April 1949. A major armed conflict is brewing between the Western powers and the Soviet bloc. The Red Army has been growing ever stronger since the end of World War II. With the growth of their army the Soviets realize that they hold the advantage, and are only waiting for the right moment to attack. That moment arrives with the Tempelhof Incident: the near-fatal collision of a US cargo plane and a Soviet fighter over Berlin’s main airfield. A fatal combination of coincidence and human error, there is no point in arguing what went wrong, no point in asking who pulled the trigger first and who fired on whom in return. The Incident went down in history as fatal. Within 12 hours of the crash the ground beneath the German capital is shaking with the salvoes of a war never meant to be: a conflict between former allies over Europe and global supremacy. What if Stalin knew exactly that the USA cannot produce more A-bombs after the war? What if he decides to strike first? The massive Russian army was still standing in the middle of Europe and its dependancy on western technology was past - it was ready to roll towards the Atlantic ocean on the first sign from the Boss. The fate of the world was in the hands of a ruthless dictator, who would have shown no sign of hesitation if he knew the proper status of the atomic arsenal in the western world...In this game the worst comes true, and it may just change the fate of the "free world" forever! WWII is now just a memory - but the Cold War has just begun. [Atari] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. While still a pretty good RTS, Cold War lacks the tactical depth of its predecessors. Just pick a few tanks and roll over whatever resistance there is. The missions are too easy and the engine, although bringing really good explosions to the screen, slows down gameplay to less than 20 FPS.
  2. Being in the hands of several developers and publishers is usually bad for a game, but not this time. Codename Panzers is surprisingly good and the missions are designed brilliantly. If you don't need to be in the thick of it and prefer controlling highly specialized units, then this Cold War is for you.
  3. Ultimately, Codename Panzers: Cold War is a very good real time strategy game that delivers enough in all its aspects, but doesn't offer something brand new. Although enjoying the intense action of the game is satisfying, it will often look as it we had been there before.
  4. 69
    It feels a bit too scaled back; the range of missions and the roster of units have definitely been trimmed a bit. To be honest, though, sometimes I appreciate a fun RTS experience that doesn't really challenge my expectations too much.
  5. Codename Panzers: Cold War is a prime example of a ‘strategy light’ game. The balance between the different units isn’t that important. More important is how the player anticipates to changes in the environment. It’s the ultimate ‘appetizer game’, it’s edible, but it’s not as fulfilling as the main course.
  6. I want to like Panzers – the basic design is full of concepts that I enjoy, and the presentation is outstanding. It’s a pity that the gameplay sadly lacks the chops to pull it all together.
  7. Codename Panzers: Cold War may even be fun and could attract some casual players, but if you’re seeking a real challenge, you won’t find it here. This is an enjoyable game for a few moments, but quickly falls into oblivion.

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  1. TobyM
    Mar 19, 2009
    8
    I've played the first half of this game and I find it entertaining and great to look at. The only downside is it needs a good cpu as I've played the first half of this game and I find it entertaining and great to look at. The only downside is it needs a good cpu as well as graphics card, a quad core really. On maximum settings it shines. The gameplay is varied, cool objectives, use of amphibious vehicles and reinforcements come in by helicopter. I disagree with some reviews here, I think it holds up nicely to other games and I've just been playing, empire total war, dawn of war 2, world in conflict soviet assault and men of war - so there. Check out the demo! Expand
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    6
    docela lehce nadprumerna strategie, jejiz nejvetsi vyhodou je asi obdobi, ve kterem se odehrava. Prvni mise vas klasicky seznami s hrou adocela lehce nadprumerna strategie, jejiz nejvetsi vyhodou je asi obdobi, ve kterem se odehrava. Prvni mise vas klasicky seznami s hrou a postupne zacina prituhovat, zvlaste na vetsi obtiznost je to vyzva s malym poctem jednotek. Vetsinou se mise daji vyresit tak, ze zaberete at uz neutralni nebo nepratelskou tezkou techniku. Expand
  3. Mar 24, 2012
    4
    No strategy at all . Just rush with your units and thats all. In some missions the horrible path-finding makes you to get wiped again andNo strategy at all . Just rush with your units and thats all. In some missions the horrible path-finding makes you to get wiped again and again . Good graphics . Bad story . Don't waste your money in this game . Expand