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  • Summary: World War II Frontline Command is an action strategy title set within the era of World War II that will appeal to all levels of PC gamers and war enthusiasts. The game opens with the player dropping paratroopers into Europe to disrupt the entrenched Axis forces ahead of the main invasion forces set to land on D-Day. Players must take command of their forces and turn the tide of Axis aggression while conquering fortress Europe, using a vast amount of authentic infantry, vehicles and weaponry. [Strategy First] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. That, then, is the real triumph here; an RTS game that allows you the ability to do very complex things but doesn't have an interface which it'll take weeks to learn.
  2. It's a cracking title, which makes excellent use of its 3D premise for genuine gameplay improvement. Its rendering of battlefields is superb and strategical, and ranks up there as one of the most enjoyable RTS titles we've been fortunate enough to play this year.
  3. Though a tired premise, this game gets just about everything right, offering deep gameplay, excellent strategy, and enemy AI that is both adaptive and unique.
  4. 70
    You'll need to be patient to get into this game (even in multiplayer) but the perseverance is worth it as the interface, mechanics and AI combine for what is, for the most part, a decent strategy title.
  5. Innovative features lift this game above mediocrity - but not by much. [Oct 2003, p.108]
  6. This game is not for action addicts. At times it can be deep and rewarding and at other times it can be boring and redundant. Compared to a good, mindless shooter, World War II: Frontline Command is like playing war on a speadsheet.
  7. As far as intuitive interfaces go, this one is about as user-friendly as the Russian "Lada" service booklet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. HarmL.
    Jul 8, 2003
    9
    At last a nice replacement for Close Combat. It's fun to play. I would like to see more unit types and the ability to choose units for my army. Maybe they are holding something back for an expansion? Expand
  2. PeterPal
    Jun 19, 2003
    9
    A bit like C&C and a lot like Commandos (only much better because I didn't like Commandos haha). It will probably be a total flop because people want lots of noise and exploding screens and so! This game is very minimal and I love it! Expand
  3. JimmusMaximus
    Aug 11, 2003
    5
    In a nutshell: great graphics, horrible AI. I wanted to like this game, I really did. I was eagerly going through the tutorial with one squad and thinking how fun it was all going to be. Then, I started the regular campaign, and they threw in 4 or 5 squads. Movement and pathing for your troops is HORRIBLE! More than once, when I told a soldier to load up onto a truck which was a few feet away from him, he went around the block to get into the back of the truck. And when you select units, they stay in the exact formation they were in when you selected them in, so most of the time they will not "fit" into the spot where you send them. I also experienced 2-3 second lag freezes after unit selections, orders, and during movement. Also disappointing was the lack of any random mission generation, making this game somewhat limited on replay value. As it stands, I played the game for about an hour, and uninstalled. The only hope for it is probably some heavy-duty patching. Expand