Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 90
    Not only is it one of the greatest wargames we've ever played, it also takes everything that normally makes wargames so inaccessible and throws it right out the window.
  2. Through four years of massive commitment and seasonal hell with over 300 vehicles and 600 infantry types, this a game to challenge the serious gamer.
  3. Even considering all of these assets and features, and counting in well-drawn graphics and outstanding sound, there is no use denying a simple fact: this game can get really, really boring.
  4. If you’re looking for an infinitely replayable wargame, then look no further. CM2 will provide you with hours of fun.
  5. 94
    This is, quite simply, one of the best games of any genre available for the PC (and even the Mac!)
  6. All the innovations and improvements in Barbarossa to Berlin... take a great game and make it even greater.
  7. A true tactical strategy game with enough combat scenarios and a great multiplayer feature fans of this genre will like.
  8. Quite simply, Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin has smashed preconceived notions of what defines the wargame genre.
  9. The game is about as deep as they come, boasting advanced unit AI, a multitude of options, all the unit details anyone could possibly want, an astounding ballistics physics engine and literally hundreds of hours of play time.
  10. It forces you to think more like a real-world commander and less like a "wargamer." [Jan 2003, p.102]
  11. With a superb game system, unrivaled detail, great graphics for the genre, and outstanding multiplayer, CMBB is more than enough to please any wargamer. [Feb 2003, p.70]
  12. This is the champagne of tactical wargames, and the best vintage at that. [Jan 2003, p.72]
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JoaquinD.
    Aug 25, 2003
    10
    Perfect strategic and tactical WWII wargame. It really makes you use your brain!
  2. ThomasR.
    Apr 3, 2003
    9
    Needs a brush-up on the graphics.
  3. Aug 19, 2011
    10
    Still the gold standard for WEGO, squad-based, company level "strategy" games set in the Second World War. Panzer Command is coming alongStill the gold standard for WEGO, squad-based, company level "strategy" games set in the Second World War. Panzer Command is coming along nicely, but lacks a decent map editor. It's unfortunate BFC put this one in the rearview mirror with a couple of minor bugs still on the workbench, but it shouldn't deter players from still enjoying this one, even years after release. Full Review »