Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Easily the most polished, intelligent and satisfying wargame since "Combat Mission." [Sept 2002, p.78]
  2. This system lacks some of the tension of a tactical game, but it bodes well for the follow-up scheduled for this wiwnter. [Sept 2002, p.88]
  3. A little patience and a lot of practice is likely to produce some highly addictive results, even for those who felt overwhelmed and frustrated by Grigsby's earlier efforts such as "Pacific War" and "War in Russia."
  4. 75
    It is a wargaming grognard's dream, but may put off anyone else. That would be a shame, because underneath this detailed spreadsheet-type interface is an intriguing strategy game.
  5. Controlling all of these details might overwhelm a novice player at first, but given time to practice and master the interface and all of the commands start to come pretty naturally, it even becomes rather addictive.
  6. 82
    The broad-reach of the game doesn't come at the expense of detail or flexibility though, so it shouldn't put off the hardcore crowd either.
  7. In my 12 years of reviewing wargames, I've never enjoyed a deeper, richer, more historically plausible simulation. [Sept 2002, p.68]
  8. It's one of those rare games that manages to combine detail, historical accuracy and playability to make a truly engaging and entertaining strategy game.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. mikewall
    Jul 2, 2007
    9
    I have been playing this game for over 5 years now and keep going back to it. H2H play is superb but unfortunately i have yet to finish a gameI have been playing this game for over 5 years now and keep going back to it. H2H play is superb but unfortunately i have yet to finish a game against another human player, simply because its a very large commitment for anyone to make and can last months playing by email. Anyone who enjoyed Great Naval Battles from the mid 90's will love this game as there are many similarities. The A.I. is very good and will give you a difficult challenge even after you have mastered the game. Full Review »