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  • Summary: Partisans 1941 is a real-time tactics game with stealth elements, set on the eastern front of WW II. As an army commander behind enemy lines you gather a group of Partisans to wage guerilla warfare against the German occupants.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Oct 19, 2020
    81
    Partisans 1941 takes some getting used to in terms of controlling a squad while moving the camera around. The artistic graphics play off the brilliant lighting of the Unreal Engine and the diverse voice acting is believable for the setting. Daedalic Entertainment and Alter Games have come together to bring a perfect blend of stealth and RTS with a twist on history full of rich lore to discover.
  2. Oct 14, 2020
    80
    Partisans 1941 is a very good game in its own right, though it comes a little too close to imitating its inspiration. But if you can look past that, tactics fans will have a blast.
  3. Oct 15, 2020
    80
    Partisans 1941 is an interesting, and dare I say necessary addition to the pool of World War II games. If memory serves, the only big title to have previously tackled red resistance was Company of Heroes 2, and that one was almost a piece of Nazi propaganda. So, if you’re mindful of the bit of possible Soviet whitewashing that’s in Partisans 1941, you can definitely enjoy this slightly unusual World War II experience. I mean, I love shooting Nazis as much as the next guy, but it does help to remember that the first “W” in World War II doesn’t stand for “Normandy.”
  4. Oct 13, 2020
    78
    Partisans 1941 blends differing aspects of the tactical squad genre with mixed results. While the staging of ambushes and scouting of strongholds is as satisfying as any other game, the actual combat and fireworks leave a little bit to be desired.
  5. Oct 21, 2020
    75
    Partisans 1941 is a good title within the genre of tactical action that inevitably recalls what was seen in the Commandos saga. The addition of the camp management, as well as the different improvement trees of each of the characters try to give it its own identity and they succeed in many moments. Unfortunately, the lack of depth in some of its facets, as well as the poor behavior of the enemy AI in some segments of the game, spoil the result of a work that would not have felt bad for something more epic within its narrative than accompany its excellent sound section as it deserves.
  6. Oct 14, 2020
    75
    The game can be frustrating when it takes 2 hours and 20 reloads to take care of a group of 4 enemies that were blocking access to an objective. Experimentation and observation are engaging initially but it’s hard to remain enthusiastic when just one bad move scuttles a whole plan. This is an issue with the entire stealth-action genre that no title has entirely solved. Despite this Partisans 1941 has good mission design, a nice synergy between characters, and the outside the mission variety that makes it a good recommendation for those who like this style of game and the World War II setting.
  7. Oct 19, 2020
    50
    Taking the role of a small, under-equipped squad is a novel angle for a real time strategy game like this. Some aspects of Partisans 1941 were interesting, but the core of the game has too many small complaints to recommend it in a high regard. Combat being far too random is the largest problem as it is causing constant saves and reloads with how deadly it is. Strategy games are in a dearth right now, so this is not a bad game in the slightest if there is a need to play something new, but it simply does not stack up against some of the heavy weights of the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 16, 2020
    10
    I only made an account to counter out that dude who gave zero points right at the beginning because "even positive reviews were talking aboutI only made an account to counter out that dude who gave zero points right at the beginning because "even positive reviews were talking about something negative" That's called journalism. Normally i would give it a 8.5. Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2020
    10
    When I read two negative reviews that do not say anything negative about the game, don't mention any concrete problems at all, I gotta wonderWhen I read two negative reviews that do not say anything negative about the game, don't mention any concrete problems at all, I gotta wonder what their angle is? Taking into account that this is a Russian game that covers the period of the Second World War the only thing that comes to mind, given the current political situation, is Polish or Ukrainian trolls. Where they ordinary gamers they would have surely mentioned certain aspects of the gameplay that they did not like, but when you give a 0 rating, citing absolutely no reasons at all, then it has to be political. Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2020
    9
    Я всегда был уверен, что stealth это про Splinter Cell или Hitman. А игры с изометрией для тех кто не заработал на дорогую видеокарту и AAAЯ всегда был уверен, что stealth это про Splinter Cell или Hitman. А игры с изометрией для тех кто не заработал на дорогую видеокарту и AAA игры. Я пробовал и Desperados и Shadow Tactics. На долго меня не хватило. Партизанская тема мне как-то ближе. И я обажаю стелс! И тут его много. И он офигенный! Чуваки явно долго курили игры предшественники и понадергали оттуда все лучшее. Далали с любовью. Это видно. Когда поправят баги это будет 10. Но по-любому - красавчики! И цена отличная, я считаю. Expand
  4. nd_
    Oct 15, 2020
    0
    Please note, even 'positive' reviews complain for something lost in the way, rough edges, glitches and frustration.