Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Nov 15, 2012
    70
    As someone who has never really played turn based strategy games, Legends of War: Patton was initially intimidating, but the tutorials explain things well and I was able to find my bearings pretty quickly. The combat was good, although hardcore strategy fans may find the single player lacking AI depth. Having your troops rank up is cool though, and I actually started to get weirdly attached to some of the guys I had since the beginning. It's not without fault, but as long as you turn most of the audio off it's a solid, enjoyable game.
  2. 65
    Not being able to save during missions is a pain, as a single poorly tossed grenade or unseen enemy tank might cripple your crew. But find your sweet spot among the five difficulty levels, and suddenly ambushes and rolling heavy artillery feel like reasonably fun challenges instead of backbreakers.
  3. May 3, 2013
    60
    This is a long, fun game, but its difficulty and monotony seriously hurt the offer. Fans of the genre may find it worth it, but we would recommend them to try it first.
  4. May 30, 2013
    50
    Make no mistake, 'functional' is the key word here. It is playable, not too much fun, though, and its tactics seem half-baked. Controls are serviceable but never really all that good. Enemy AI isn't up to much, never realizing the options the game presents it with. The game's biggest plus is how closely it sticks to actual history, meaning that you can actually learn a bit about this phase of war, if you should so desire. Also it doesn't hurt 'History' that, at least on 360, there's not that much competition.
  5. Apr 23, 2013
    40
    It can't hide its budget nature, presenting strategy fans with irksome gameplay, ugly visuals and an overall lack of polish or thought. This is a mess. [Issue#97, p.76]
  6. Nov 21, 2012
    40
    The historical accuracy and details of the game are a testament to arguably the greatest general the US has ever had. HISTORY: Legends of War: Patton, however, falls flat in many aspects of the basest execution we would expect from a current console game and this keeps it from fulfilling its true potential.
  7. Jun 9, 2013
    30
    Everything about History: Legends of War feels like a game that should have been released five years ago. The graphics are dated, menu's are big and ugly, and the lack of a minimap make the end of every battle a chore. Only pick this game up if you are is desperate need for a tactical WWII game, and even if that's the case you should try to love science fiction and play XCOM: Enemy Unknown instead.
User Score
7.2

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. Aug 22, 2014
    8
    After a little bit of learning, this game is similar to xcom. The cool thing is you get to build your army and then play a scenario (like xcom) where you exchange turn based moves and firing. I was a bit disappointed though that after the first 1/2 to 12 scenarios, I went back to the beginning replaying the same scenarios and starting with only a couple of soldiers. The game is a lot of fun and I would give it a 10 if only it were finished. I actually like this better than xcom. It's too bad I went through all the scenarios in a day (I'm glad I only paid a few bucks for it). I truly hope some developer picks up with this type of game and adds more scenarios and missions to it. For a couple of bucks, it's worth playing at least once. After you get used to the controller and stop fighting the way it moves, you can have a lot of (better than xcom) type of fun. One last thing, the game is very one-sided in your favor. But I liked this. It made it easier and funnier for me. Full Review »