T-72: Balkans on Fire Image
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  • Summary: Set in the violent period of Yugoslavian civil wars from 1991 to 1995, the player, as a fictional Russian volunteer tank commander, is put right into the turret of three of the best tanks the Russians ever built – the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34/85. The focus of the game is the control ofSet in the violent period of Yugoslavian civil wars from 1991 to 1995, the player, as a fictional Russian volunteer tank commander, is put right into the turret of three of the best tanks the Russians ever built – the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34/85. The focus of the game is the control of the your own tank, but the ability to command a number of attached units (armor, vehicles and infantry up to platoon strength) is given through the use of a command and navigation map. Artificial Intelligence (AI) controlled tank crewmen can man any station and be ordered by the player via hotkey's, or you can take the seat as tank commander, gunner, or driver yourself at any time. Internal and external free motion camera views provide an exciting and dynamic overview of the battlefield. [Battlefront.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. The package gave me hours of enjoyment and nail biting engagement; it even made me sweat with suspense and convinced me that I was actually in a battle!
  2. As a tank simulator, T-72 is a ground breaking game in the genre. Not only because games like it are rare, but because of its unusual setting, and the highly unforgiving realism. The difficulty level can be too much for even the veterans of simulator games. Playing the game and commanding your tank is quite easy. The real challenge is to learn the secrets of modern tank warfare. And unlike many other simulators, T-72 doesn’t forgive if you make mistakes, but that also makes it very rewarding to play, when you succeed. [Sept 2005, p. 75]
  3. A very good tank simulation, that's unfortunately not quite ready for prime-time.
  4. Not a classic, but it's a desperately overdue addition to the tank-sim library. [Sept 2005, p.58]
  5. Engaging, turret-waving fun that unfortunately lacks "Battlefield 2's" variety. [Oct 2005, p.92]
  6. A diamond in the rough. [Oct 2005, p.80]
  7. The limited campaign, awkward interface, and other niggling issues result in a gme that even sim fanatics will have to work to like. [Nov 2005, p.71]

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  1. TankSimPlayer
    Jan 18, 2006
    1
    where are the good tank sims? This one is not one of them.