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  • Summary: Join the ranks as you take command of the First Battalion and lead your forces into battle. Combining some of the best elements from first-person shooters, role-playing and strategy games, First Battalion provides gamers with a unique and exciting WWII gaming experience that they won’t soon forget. With its cinematic and immersive gameplay, First Battalion puts you right on the battlefield allowing you to play a pivotal role in one of the most intense and important wars in history. Experience the adrenaline rush of combat with totally destructible environments that keep you in the heat of battle at all times. Play as 3 military commanders, U.S., Russian and German, as you lead your battalions through intense missions and fast-paced campaigns. From the streets of Stalingrad to the beaches of Normandy, you will experience the biggest battles of WWII. Historic tanks, vehicles and aircrafts are all accurately modeled and detailed. Multiplayer mode for up to 32 players allows for complex team strategies utilizing different battalion tactics. [DreamCatcher Interactive] Collapse
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  1. We have seen countless WWII-type games and unfortunately nothing exciting makes this game stand out from any others.
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    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. 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]
  4. First Battalion is an action-heavy World War II tank game with fairly simple gameplay mechanics and not much depth.
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  1. ChadW.
    Sep 25, 2006
    10
    I think this game is great, it is not all that hard, but very entertaining. It is just all out a lot of fun, especially the multiplayer game mode, I have sat playing the game for 10 hours at a time this way. Expand
  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! Expand
  3. MichaelM.
    Sep 27, 2006
    8
    Pretty Good Tank Game, it's Almost FPS, not quite. Very Fluid, Conbined Arms Combat.
  4. 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. Expand