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  • Summary: Capture enemy fortifications, win the fight for possession of the buildings, and call for paratrooper and fighter-bomber reinforcements. [Strategy First]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. If you love real-time strategy but are getting a little bored of tank rushes and linear opposition then you should snap this up as soon as you can – it’s worth every penny and then some.
  2. What is really impressive about Sudden Strike is that it creates a more realistic battlefield than other RTS games without bogging everything down in statistics.
  3. 81
    The levels look absolutely stunning on the super high resolution. I love the weapon effects and the destructible terrain.
  4. Playing the larger missions is more tedious than fun because of path finding and unit management problems.
  5. Worth a look. Even if you are not a fan of the period or prefer more traditional RTS games, you will probably find that the challenges offered by the diverse campaigns will suck in more of your time than you expected.
  6. There's fun to be had here so long as you aren't expecting a serious World War II sim. [Feb 2001, p.64]
  7. On paper, the idea sounds great (and the game has been a huge hit in Europe), but the final product flat out stinks.

See all 16 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. JonathanC.
    Sep 21, 2001
    10
    The game is simply awesome. The graphics, the battle structure, the whole concept of a game without the same old production crap. If you suck The game is simply awesome. The graphics, the battle structure, the whole concept of a game without the same old production crap. If you suck so bad that you can't win with what you are given, try C&C. Expand
  2. RikC.
    Jun 23, 2002
    10
    This game is one of the best of it's class, no other game I know can provide you with historic units and sides of all angles to play in This game is one of the best of it's class, no other game I know can provide you with historic units and sides of all angles to play in this historic time period. This game just keeps getting better and better the more I play it, I suggest it to anyone, even if rts is not your class. Expand
  3. KeithC.
    Aug 2, 2003
    10
    Great game use the no fog cheat it helps (**nofog)
  4. Feb 27, 2012
    10
    The best WWII RTS I've played. The feature to issue multiple commands while paused helps balance the fact that you are often in control ofThe best WWII RTS I've played. The feature to issue multiple commands while paused helps balance the fact that you are often in control of hundreds of units. It can be quite the challenge, as well. I can come back to this game any time and it has yet to become boring. Collapse
  5. GoodwinH.
    Jun 18, 2006
    10
    This game totally kicks most other RTS games to the curb. It has stunning graphics and awsome sound which makes the whole game better. Many This game totally kicks most other RTS games to the curb. It has stunning graphics and awsome sound which makes the whole game better. Many of the missions depict many real battles like Bastogne, Stalingrad, and D-day and even has a mission based on the movie Saving Private Ryan. All of the weapons and vehicles are real and if you are good at RTS games then you will have almost no problems beating the campaign mode. Expand
  6. D.H.
    Oct 1, 2001
    8
    The graphics are stunning. Assaults are fast and furious with little room for error. There are some issues around movement that lend to the The graphics are stunning. Assaults are fast and furious with little room for error. There are some issues around movement that lend to the confusion of a fire fight. My only issue with the game is that units are not realistically depicted in terms of endurance and firepower (i.e. Tiger tanks being easily taken out by Shermans). Expand