Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. The hands-off battles and overall lack of challenge make this game feel somewhat like a very long, yet entertaining book that's totally lacking a climax.
  2. Lackluster graphics ensure that P.T.O. screenshots will never hang in the Louvre, but when the Klaxons are blaring, few will care. This one shoots to kill. [Mar 2003, p.65]
  3. The weak tactical game, the lack of an adjustable difficulty setting, and the sometimes cumbersome interface are likely to turn off anyone who isn't a fan of the genre.
  4. What P.T.O. IV really needed, however, was a heavier emphasis on enemy crunching rather than number crunching. [Mar 2003, p.38]
  5. For the select few PS2 owners that would rather role play World War II military masterminds and relive real-life Mediterranean air/sea battles "P.T.O. IV" is a Godsend.
  6. The actual battles are ridiculously simple when compared to the well-developed strategy phase. [Mar 2003, p.116]
  7. The naval engagements look sharp, with some nice water effects and a lot of action, but the combat seems like dumbed-down real-time strategy. [Mar 2003, p.108]
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average 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. Mar 4, 2012
    8
    This game has some lovely graphics, however the drawback to this game is the difficulty. It takes true skills to master this game absolutely.This game has some lovely graphics, however the drawback to this game is the difficulty. It takes true skills to master this game absolutely. This game will keep you hooked or maybe not, but it's certainly great for WWII geeks. Full Review »