Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 7, 2016
    90
    Almost perfect WW2 turn-based strategy can claim to be a proud successor of the Panzer General classic. Turns and hexes are finally back – and with style.
  2. Jul 6, 2015
    90
    An incredibly deep and entertaining strategic game. It's got some limits in terms of budgets, but fans of the genre should definitely play it.
  3. May 6, 2015
    90
    Once I start a scenario, I find it almost impossible to quit until I’ve seen it through to the end. Fast, approachable, and challenging, it is everything I want in a wargame.
  4. May 23, 2015
    85
    Order of Battle: Pacific is a rich and accessible wargame that takes the classic Panzer General's formula to a whole new level.
  5. May 6, 2015
    85
    The best strategy title of the year so far, offering a new take on a period that many gamers believe is no longer interested from a video game point of view.
  6. Jun 14, 2015
    80
    Put aside any doubts you might have about hex-based wargames, Order of Battle: Pacific’s combined arms operations are an approachable, and rewarding, strategic challenge.
  7. Jun 9, 2015
    80
    Order of Battle: Pacific is complex and deep, and delivers a good tactical experience. It can count on lots and lots of different units and troops, and a good representation of naval and aerial battles.
  8. May 18, 2015
    80
    The strategic aspect is deep enough to keep historic wargames fans busy for a long time.
  9. May 14, 2015
    80
    Order of Battle: Pacific is a nice attempt to import Civilization V mechanics into a turn based war game.
  10. May 7, 2015
    80
    A few neat features and the accessible nature of the game mean it’s open for newcomers to the genre but also challenging enough for veterans.
  11. May 4, 2015
    75
    It's a good start for a new studio and looks quite impressive. The balancing needs some improvements though.
  12. Jun 12, 2015
    70
    In terms of content, this is huge: 500 unit types. 20 specializations. Two campaigns. But when it comes to detail this feels ponderous and prudish despite giving you a lot of options on the battlefield.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 41
  2. Negative: 16 out of 41
  1. May 4, 2015
    2
    I don't understand why it is so hard to reproduce a great game like Panzer General 2. PG2 is considered a classic and a benchmark for gamesI don't understand why it is so hard to reproduce a great game like Panzer General 2. PG2 is considered a classic and a benchmark for games like Order of Battle: Pacific. But every time a developer wants to create something similar they screw it up. Order of Battle: Pacific is no exception. Here is why you will want to avoid this wanna be.

    * Planes are very hard to see against the terrain.
    * A lot of units look the same. No difference between fighters and tactical bombers for instance.
    * Too easy to make a mistake in moving troops. Have an infantry unit selected but change your mind and want to move your bomber. So you select your bomber...too bad you just moved your infantry to your bombers location.
    * The maps are painted with muted pastel colors all washed together. No offense but a High School student could make a better looking map.
    * Recon units can only see one hex away??? What's the point in having them?
    * Magically appearing AI. Fly a plane over to a city and nothing is there. Send in an infantry unit and POOF enemy infantry appear out of nowhere.
    * Numerous typos. Doesn't anyone proof read anymore? Doesn't anyone care?

    PG2 came out in 1997. 18 years ago!!!! And looks and plays better than Order of Battle: Pacific. Argh....

    Just another cash grab from a developer who is willing to settle for mediocrity.
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  2. May 10, 2015
    9
    Reminds me of Pacific General, a great game that would be difficult to find and more difficult to work on modern hardware. It is fantasticReminds me of Pacific General, a great game that would be difficult to find and more difficult to work on modern hardware. It is fantastic that small independent developers can innovate and give us back our beer and nuts wargaming! Too bad Ubisoft sat on the IP for decades. Full Review »
  3. May 4, 2015
    10
    Outstanding game. Goes above and beyond what Panzer Corps did and does great things with supply and command, in-game. Naval and airOutstanding game. Goes above and beyond what Panzer Corps did and does great things with supply and command, in-game. Naval and air conflicts are handled very well, and all aspects are covered for both. Huge recommend. Full Review »