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  • Summary: The lastest in the "Pacific Theater of Operations" Series, P.T.O. IV is based on actuall World War II events. Order German Wolfpack Ops through the North Sea. Launch devastating fighter attacks on Leyte Gulf and establish supply lines to the South Pacific. Deploy Royal Navy cruisers to intercept Japanese dive-bombers off the coast of Ceylon - every conquest is one step closer to victory! Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 90
    The immense depth of strategic planning and historical accuracy combine for an intensely addictive experience.
  2. 83
    Anyone playing P.T.O. IV is much less interested in graphics than gameplay, and P.T.O. IV delivers heapin' helpings of the latter.
  3. The battle scenes themselves can be bland, but fledgling commanders will have no trouble grabbing this game's reigns of power. [Mar 2003, p.83]
  4. 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.
  5. What P.T.O. IV really needed, however, was a heavier emphasis on enemy crunching rather than number crunching. [Mar 2003, p.38]
  6. 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.
  7. 40
    The cumbersome interface and lack of gameplay variety bring down the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 4, 2012
    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. Expand