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  • Summary: The greatest part of the axis campaign in Phase Two takes place in Africa. And the missions are with the Allies residing in Italy. Whoever finishes both campaigns gets to enjoy a bonus campaign in Yugoslavia. The story is more important to us in comparison to its predecessor. That's why we commissioned a world-famous author. We've built over 20 new units. The Italians now have the M13/40, the Carro Armato and the Semovente ATGs. The Allies, on the other hand, will have the M3 Grant/Lee, the Daimler Dingo and the Bofors 40mm Halftrack. An important feature is the various types of new buildings. It's possible in Phase Two to destroy parts of certain structures. For example, you can destroy only the watch towers of a palace. [CDV - Producer Interview Exerpts] Expand
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  1. 90
    If you enjoy your stories ripping and your RTSs simple but smart, Codename: Panzers Phase Two is probably for you.
  2. All around good stuff, worth putting on those worn out virtual combat boots for again.
  3. 85
    In the end, the change of scenery is enough for me to want to play this game. If Phase Three does nothing but add even more missions in an entirely new theater, I'll still be first in line to buy it.
  4. And while it may lack the visual splendour of, say, "Brothers in Arms," it does fire up the imagination to deliver an authentic, atmospheric war experience that exhausts as much as it excites.
  5. The basically unexplored African and Italy campaign serves to add a bit of spice to an otherwise overplayed time period, and the sheer variety of the missions and goals add a lot of replay value to the game.
  6. The missions are challenging and detailed; there's combat aplenty; and the old paper-scissors-stone mechanic still works. But the action fails to really inspire any excitement. [PC Gamer UK]
  7. Somewhat repetitive, but never so bat that it's offensive. [Nov 2005, p.99]

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  1. VincentV..
    Mar 23, 2007
    9
    Nice graphics, nice gameplay, nice sound. This game is one big masterpiece.