Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Somehow, Korsun Pocket manages to capture everything that's compelling about historical wargaming and presents it as a tremendous game. [Sept 2003, p.103]
  2. 95
    Simply put: Korsun Pocket is a gem of a game and is one of the best wargames ever designed.
  3. A monumental achievement in game design...It is the Mount Everest, the Beethoven's Ninth, and Moby Dick of PC Wargames, and it absolutely qualifies as a genuine work of art. [Nov 2003, p.106]
  4. Korsun Pocket is an excellent game, is compelling and addictive for anyone interested in deep strategy games, and is easily the best 2D wargame for the PC to date.
  5. The whole thing fits together elegantly, quickly becoming intuitive and fluid, which isn't something you can say about many computer wargames... This is traditional wargaming at its best. [Sept 2003, p.81]
  6. A deep and involving WWII strategy title.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. SeanG.
    May 6, 2005
    9
    This has to be the deepest, most sophisticated, most gripping strategy I've ever played! It's a very complicated game (it took me about 20 hours of intense effort to finally learn how to play) because you are given so many pieces of information for every move you make, and there must be hundreds of different icons and symbols to know, but if you tough it out and go through the long tutorial (which is excellent) and read the excellent player's PDF manual, you'll be greatly rewarded. Sure, there's no "action" per se in Korsun Pocket (it's turn-based, and plays like a board game), but the game, once you learn how to play it, will grab you like no other and won't let go. The AI is amazing and will challenge veteran wargamers and novices (I'm a novice). Here is a TRUE strategy game - in my opinion, RTS games are nothing but action games from a top-down perspective. You're not a real strategy gamer until you've played Korsun Pocket! Full Review »
  2. EricLeS.
    Jul 30, 2004
    9
    This is a truly complex and challenging simulation of the Eastern Front. You have to study the map carefully as the terrain has a large influence on movement and combat. In the larger scenarios, you have so many units to deal with that the état major in your head stays silent for a minute, pondering how it will deal with the complexity. The user interface is easy to use, and the maps are gorgeous. The main visual problem is that the game is playable only on full screen at a fixed resolution of 1024 x 768. Some UI elements appear blocky and old school. That's where I remove 1 point to the score. One great feature, on the visual side, is the ability to dump the full map to disk as a 2048 x 1616 pixel image! (CTRL-P) This is a wonderful game if you enjoy planning your attacks. Yesterday I spent 2 hours on a single turn. I sent it by email to my opponent and went to sleep proud of a job well done. Full Review »
  3. SteveJ.
    Jan 27, 2004
    10
    If you're an old board-gamer looking for the computerized answer to the classic hex based games, this is it. The interface does all the tracking for you and let's you spend time on designing a strategy. I got it second hand from one of my neighbors kids who was looking for a shoot em up 3-D game. He may have been disappointed, not me! Full Review »