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  • Summary: Supported by an army of more than 17,000 US and British paratroopers, you must stop the Nazis from occupying Europe during WWII. Fight with authentic weapons and vehicles alongside brave Allied troops through rolling hills, small farms, and war-torn cities throughout France, Holland, and Belgium. More than 40 varied missions re-create the toughest battles of WWII, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. If you can survive the brutal battlefield of WWII, you'll earn promotions that allow you to customize your soldier with new skills and abilities. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Do the front lines give you the shakes? Then skip the "let's go boys!" bravado, settle into a more comfortable overhead viewpoint, and orchestrate 40 missions that include famous battles like D-Day and Operation Market Garden. [Aug 2004, p.90]
  2. The graphics are refreshingly crisp and clear, while the battlefield sound effects are spot on, incorporating a medley of explosions, machinegun fire and desperate battle cries.
  3. It's clear to see that the developer was going for a certain balance of historical accuracy and pick up and play mechanics that should appeal to just about anyone with a great deal of patience.
  4. Aside from the somewhat devastating problems with the camera, Combat Elite is a nifty little number that has all the addictiveness, interaction, and 'pick up and play' of many retro titles that people still cherish today.
  5. 55
    With a redesigned targeting system, more advanced controls (duck and shoot should not be the extent of it), a tweaked camera and a campaign with story and character to ferry players from beginning to end, Combat Elite could have been fantastic. But that's just wishful thinking.
  6. The game ends up feeling pretty shallow, with an odd control mechanism and camera angle, as well as a light RPG system that doesn't seem all that balanced.
  7. Everything in this title borders on barely functional, from the blurry graphics (no, that isn't Vaseline on your TV screen) to the imprecise targeting. [Aug 2004, p.96]

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