Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 85
    Despite the bizarre you-failed-because-the-Germans-surrendered quirk this is one of the top turn-based strategy titles of the generation. On the down side it isn’t something casual gamers will get into easily. Play the trial first.
  2. A quite good and fast-paced strategy game. It's basically a digital board and card game. [Jan 2010]
  3. Turn based gaming on the 360 is rare, but hopefully Allied Assault finds its niche with gamers looking for yet one more way to win World War II.
  4. Even though you’ll use your mind instead of your trigger finger, you’re still killing Nazis—never a bad thing!
  5. Panzer General: Allied Assault is a card-based board game set in the WWII, with simple mechanics and deep, enjoyable gameplay. A good choice if you like little, tactical games.
  6. It's not the Panzer General that you might remember, but this card-based XBLA game is impressively deep and addictive.
  7. For the decent price of 800 MSP ($10) Panzer General delivers great gameplay over a lengthy campaign. The slow down will bother some, but most will come away pretty pleased with this unique style of board game.
  8. Wonderfully deep gameplay underneath layers of complexity. [Dec 2009, p.86]
  9. Panzer Generals: Allied Assault is an impressive little game, the battles are challenging but also rewarding.
  10. Panzer General hits it where it counts – in the gameplay department. If you can get past the weak visuals, you will find a surprisingly good game.
  11. 79
    It's not going to win any beauty pageants and customizing your deck should be easier, but there are dozens of hours of solid tactical gameplay to be fought through here.
  12. A good game in many ways, let down by its lack of fun.
  13. Panzer General: Allied Assault is not a pretty game to look at. It isn't a sonic masterpiece, either, and the lack of an active community means you have to spend some time with friends or others if you want a multiplayer game to happen. With all of this going against it, one would think that this title is doomed, but the gameplay is more than solid enough for people who love hardcore strategy in any form.
  14. Card Game meets RTS, in an unusual but thrilling game experience.
  15. Panzer General: Allied Assault is not for everyone. It will definitely gain a small subset of rabidly devoted XBLA players and rightly so - it's a great tactical turn-based game. But the average gamer will be a long way outside of their comfort zone.
  16. A worthwhile strategy jolly. [Issue#53, p.105]
  17. One of those honest games, with nothing lacking or not needed, that plays directly from the beginning and is able to provide lots of hours of fun to players who engage.
  18. Panzer General: Allied Assault will likely please fans of the strategy and card genres, but all others should likely avoid this title.
  19. If you are fond of any kind of strategy game, Panzer General: Allied Assault is a must-have. Enjoy many hours of playing time and drive your opponents to their knees in the compelling online multiplayer mode.
  20. A title that very few people would enjoy. The game’s slow speed and historical context will only appeal to strategic and war enthusiasts, rather than the typical average gamer.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 5, 2011
    8
    Game was a solid turn based game. I read somewhere about it being a little slow and it was for the first 25 minutes, but if you look at the way the award system works a game is only supposed to go 4 turns if you good, that takes about 15 min total per match. I beat the first half of the campaign in about 2 hours (which is the first 6 missions) this is included going back to 2 of them to beat them for the top ranking. I also feel i should mention i know nothing about history or war. I read some Critic review that you needed/cared to know that for this game. Totally False. Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2010
    9
    I was surprised how much fun Panzer General: Allied Assault was. The game features small board and well-balanced turn-based tactical fights with maintenance of few resources types. There isn't proper introduction, so if you can't figure out the basic game during trial, it's probably frustrating -- maybe not recommended for people new to the genre. On the other hand, the game mechanics are fairly simple. For this money, the campaign is fun, but AI can't keep up outside the campaign. I didn't play online so no comment about the longevity or community. There are few glitches (one with victory condition can be annoying) and UI could ever so little more polished. Full Review »