Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. We have seen countless WWII-type games and unfortunately nothing exciting makes this game stand out from any others.
  2. 65
    First Battalion is pretty fun for the first couple of hours but the repetition starts to get to you after a while. The similarity in levels, tanks, missions and objectives eventually becomes boring.
  3. First Battalion is an action-heavy World War II tank game with fairly simple gameplay mechanics and not much depth.
  4. This tank shoot-em-up has a lot of energy, but it's simplistic gameplay wears out its welcome quicker than members of a Hitler Youth group at a Bar Mitzvah. [Dec,. 2006, p.56]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. ChrisL.
    Mar 21, 2007
    1
    Very disappointing, to say the least. I expected more involved, realistic tank combat. What I got was an arcade like, immature, and choppy game where enemies are dispatched with one shot and keep rushing into your fire. Unrealistic reload rates, horrible controls and mediocre graphics with a ridiculous in game display all added to the feeling of playing a game that seems 10 years old, or an unentertaining online flash game at best. Full Review »
  2. Warmonger
    Oct 4, 2006
    9
    This is truly a great tank game ..one of the best in fact, that I've played in a long time. It's very easy to get "into" and most of all..... very fun to play. The graphics are not astounding but they are nicely done, from the tanks themselves to the terrain and destructable buildings, it mostly looks pretty nice. The sound is also pretty good from the shots of the guns to the explosions and the sounds of the tanks (engine and track) but I did find the aircraft sounds to be a little flat but still ok. Another interesting note we're Some of the comments made by the tank crew during the course of battle, they we're great ice breakers ... some we're even hilarious!! It sort of made me feel like I was part of the tank crew,and also added to the sense of accomplishment that I felt, after each mission. No this game is not a true simulation but it is a lot of fun! Full Review »
  3. MichaelM.
    Sep 27, 2006
    8
    Pretty Good Tank Game, it's Almost FPS, not quite. Very Fluid, Conbined Arms Combat.