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  • Summary: As the supreme commander of the Axis or Allied forces, the player shapes the fates of the nations at war during the Second World War in Europe. Political options, research and upgrade of equipment, management of supply and resources and the strategic employment of one's armed forces are someAs the supreme commander of the Axis or Allied forces, the player shapes the fates of the nations at war during the Second World War in Europe. Political options, research and upgrade of equipment, management of supply and resources and the strategic employment of one's armed forces are some of the keys to success. With limited phase restrictions and wide open turns you are in complete control to try many different approaches and entertain just as many possible outcomes. The future of Europe and perhaps ultimate glory is in your hands. [Battlefront.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. PC Gamer
    90
    It's the best "grand" strategy game since the 1993 classic "Clash of Steel." [Nov 2002, p.138]
  2. 88
    A great game. The combination of turn-based tactics and limitless strategic operations places it as one of the finest strategic wargames of all time.
  3. For the most part, it's a satisfying re-creation of the struggle that defined the 20th century. But because it lacks a challenging AI, it eventually falls apart as anything other than a multiplayer game.
  4. If you're looking for some "war gaming lite" or are new to war games, Strategic Command's simple play mechanics and grand scale might make it an enjoyable diversion for you.
  5. SC may lack the luster of today's games that require a GB of space and the highest of everything for the ultimate gaming experience, but for a game that only requires 30 MB of space, it can be truly addictive.
  6. Computer Gaming World
    50
    It's an addictive little game for a while, but after you've beaten it a few times, you won't go back. [Nov 2002, p.129]
  7. For those who worship Hex Strategy games, this title may interest you in someway but again it must be enforced to say HEX-STRATERGY Gamers ONLY!

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  1. Duller
    Oct 19, 2004
    10
    This is the best strategic game I have played about the WW2. This is very interesting but I wish I had the full game because I only have the This is the best strategic game I have played about the WW2. This is very interesting but I wish I had the full game because I only have the demo which stops at the end of 1941. Expand
  2. TimK.
    Jun 1, 2003
    9
    I like the way this game looks and feels. The interface is logical and easy to use. It has a decent AI, but I have never ever ever seen a I like the way this game looks and feels. The interface is logical and easy to use. It has a decent AI, but I have never ever ever seen a really good AI (not including tic tac toe, checkers or chess). Write one yourself and you will see why. There are many nice features like leaders, unit experience, research, supply, fog of war, etc. This is a fun title that provides the right level of tension and satisfaction. There are many many workable strategies to victory. See why Russia wants Chechnya so badly. Needless to say, this title will remain on my harddrive for years to come. Expand