Korsun Pocket PC

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  • Summary: Korsun Pocket is the long awaited sequel to "The Ardennes Offensive" in the Decisive Battles system. The game uses a greatly improved version of the Ardennes Offensive engine to recreate the desperate German attempt to escape encirclement on the Russian Front early in 1944. The battle is aKorsun Pocket is the long awaited sequel to "The Ardennes Offensive" in the Decisive Battles system. The game uses a greatly improved version of the Ardennes Offensive engine to recreate the desperate German attempt to escape encirclement on the Russian Front early in 1944. The battle is a tense and exciting struggle, with neither side having a decisive advantage, as the Russians struggle to form the pocket, then try to resist successive German rescue efforts and last ditch attempts at breakout. [SSG] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Computer Gaming World
    100
    Somehow, Korsun Pocket manages to capture everything that's compelling about historical wargaming and presents it as a tremendous game. [Sept 2003, p.103]
  2. 95
    Simply put: Korsun Pocket is a gem of a game and is one of the best wargames ever designed.
  3. PC Gamer
    93
    A monumental achievement in game design...It is the Mount Everest, the Beethoven's Ninth, and Moby Dick of PC Wargames, and it absolutely qualifies as a genuine work of art. [Nov 2003, p.106]
  4. Korsun Pocket is an excellent game, is compelling and addictive for anyone interested in deep strategy games, and is easily the best 2D wargame for the PC to date.
  5. Computer Games Magazine
    80
    The whole thing fits together elegantly, quickly becoming intuitive and fluid, which isn't something you can say about many computer wargames... This is traditional wargaming at its best. [Sept 2003, p.81]
  6. A deep and involving WWII strategy title.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. SteveJ.
    Jan 27, 2004
    10
    If you're an old board-gamer looking for the computerized answer to the classic hex based games, this is it. The interface does all the If you're an old board-gamer looking for the computerized answer to the classic hex based games, this is it. The interface does all the tracking for you and let's you spend time on designing a strategy. I got it second hand from one of my neighbors kids who was looking for a shoot em up 3-D game. He may have been disappointed, not me! Expand
  2. JefJ.
    Nov 21, 2003
    10
    Great.
  3. JefJ.
    Nov 21, 2003
    10
    Great.
  4. Vampire
    Sep 9, 2003
    9
    The first game in years I've really been looking forward to. It is at good as I hoped it would be, this game will keep me from the The first game in years I've really been looking forward to. It is at good as I hoped it would be, this game will keep me from the streets for a long time! Expand
  5. EricLeS.
    Jul 30, 2004
    9
    This is a truly complex and challenging simulation of the Eastern Front. You have to study the map carefully as the terrain has a large This is a truly complex and challenging simulation of the Eastern Front. You have to study the map carefully as the terrain has a large influence on movement and combat. In the larger scenarios, you have so many units to deal with that the état major in your head stays silent for a minute, pondering how it will deal with the complexity. The user interface is easy to use, and the maps are gorgeous. The main visual problem is that the game is playable only on full screen at a fixed resolution of 1024 x 768. Some UI elements appear blocky and old school. That's where I remove 1 point to the score. One great feature, on the visual side, is the ability to dump the full map to disk as a 2048 x 1616 pixel image! (CTRL-P) This is a wonderful game if you enjoy planning your attacks. Yesterday I spent 2 hours on a single turn. I sent it by email to my opponent and went to sleep proud of a job well done. Expand
  6. JohnU.
    Oct 28, 2003
    9
    I only wish the size of the units were a little larger so I could see them better. If you don't like to think then don't buy it.
  7. DenisVanM.
    Aug 6, 2003
    0
    I wonder why people are wasting time making 3d videocards... I still have games like that on my commodore 64 .... Beuuuuurk.

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