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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Panzer General is back with an all-new turn-based strategy game in Panzer General: Allied Assault! For the first time on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, recreate actual battles during the last phase of World War II and experience the dramatic events of D-Day as they unfold in your hands. Build, customize, and fight with your personalized deck of 60 cards. Play with a friend in multiplayer mode, gain access to special units and cards, and become a Panzer General. [Ubisoft] Expand
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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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. Collapse
  2. 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. Expand