Panzer General III: Scorched Earth PC

  • Publisher: SSI
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2000
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Daily Radar
    88
    It's just a great tactical exercise for strategy gamers of any rank.
  2. 87
    This game just might revitalize the genre.
  3. A perfect game for those who are new to turn-based gaming but veterans might feel that it's still no different than last week's date.
  4. Basically, though, this is the same game as the original -- the differences being more units, a better play balance, new campaigns, a new leader-based combat system, and obviously updated graphics.
  5. 79
    If you're a fan of turn-based games or the Second World War (and who doesn't like the war?) then PGIII is definitely worth your attention.
  6. Nice game play, rich historical perspective and solid animation.
  7. Antagonist
    74
    I found the "pixel hunting" very frustrating. Many times, in order to select a unit for action, I had to position the cursor in EXACTLY the right position.
  8. Although no scenarios have the sweep of the Norway scenario of the original and the great OKW lackey voice-over is sorely missed, Scorched Earth is a great learning tool for beginning war gamers and is fun for veteran gamers.
  9. The welcome return of a massively branching campaign structure, along with dozens of battles to fight, units to deploy, and officers to lead them gives an almost unlimited amount of replay value for the lone wargamer.
  10. If you are a World War II buff or a strategy enthusiast, by all means take PGIII for a cruise, but if you want variety and visual stimulation from a game, search elsewhere.
  11. PC Gamer
    65
    This series is suffering from terminal welschmertz. Time to put this warhorse out to pasture. [Dec 2000, p.167]
  12. It just hardly seems like a worthy sequel to the series, and sadly, almost feels like a shell of what could have been a truly inspired game.
  13. Da Gameboyz
    60
    I found this game extremely easy to turn off.
  14. Although it has a strong interface and interesting gameplay, its lack of innovation coupled with unimpressive visual and aural presentations make it an average war game.
  15. CNET Gamecenter
    60
    Aquality game, though it does suffer from a "been there, done that" feeling.
  16. PG3SE will offer absolutely no surprises to those who have played previous games in the series.
  17. The novice faces a hefty learning curve, even with the well-written tutorial in the manual, and many will give up within the first few hours.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dennis
    Aug 19, 2005
    10
    Another great Panzer General. Great setting and great stategy. The AI is strong and you can now advance your generals as far as you want with Another great Panzer General. Great setting and great stategy. The AI is strong and you can now advance your generals as far as you want with no penalty--- Buy it now---CHEAP. Full Review »
  2. D.Justice
    Jun 9, 2002
    10
    Excellent sequel to the PG series, I loved the game play and the new units (the maus especially).
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 1, 2002
    10
    This is a great game and thats all I can say!