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  • Summary: Sudden Strike is back! The beloved Real Time Strategy series returns, this time with bigger battlefields, more units, better graphics, new scenarios and legendary commanders with individual abilities all of which makes Sudden Strike 4 more tactical and realistic than ever before!

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    Sudden Strike is back! The beloved Real Time Strategy series returns, this time with bigger battlefields, more units, better graphics, new scenarios and legendary commanders with individual abilities all of which makes Sudden Strike 4 more tactical and realistic than ever before!

    Sudden Strike 4 sends you off on three extensive campaigns set amongst the battlefields of World War 2. Commanding the British and American, German or Soviet troops, you will lead over 100 different units into battle; like the German bomber Heinkel He111, the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter plane and the notorious German PanzerkampfwagenVI Tiger. In a first for the Sudden Strike series, you can now choose from one of nine individual commanders, such as George Patton or Bernard Montgomery, who will each allow for different approaches to combat and boast unique abilities.

    Prove your strategic expertise in over 20 demanding single player scenarios, the challenge-focused skirmish mode and the ultra-competitive multiplayer mode. Excellence will be rewarded through a unique reward system, where successfully completing missions will unlock exclusive content, such as historical film footage from the era.

    Sudden Strike 4 offers countless ways to vanquish your opponents. Exploit the weak spots of tanks, set up an ambush, occupy buildings with infantry, outmaneuver the enemy with clever positioning or unleash devastating air strikes how you approach each mission is up to you!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Aug 23, 2017
    88
    As my first entry into the series, Sudden Strike 4 is one of those RTS games that I'll actually remember a year from now. One where I'll be sitting there and go, "Jeeze, I think it's about time to play it again." I'm halfway tempted to go back and check out the older games, but Sudden Strike 4's campaign is just something sublime that I'm going to be revisiting frequently when I get the RTS itch. The shame is that I didn't enjoy the multiplayer as much as the single-player, as while the gameplay mechanics stay intact it loses a lot of that luster. A final note: the campaign, being only 21 missions along with the less enjoyable multiplayer, may not be enough for many people to pay out the $49.99 price tag. It's a bit steep, but I still say it's a must play for any RTS fan.
  2. Aug 15, 2017
    80
    Sudden Strike 4 is a great example of a challenging real time strategy game without all of the ‘dirt farming’ aspects of other titles. It requires real thought instead of simply pouring all units into the path of the enemy. There are a few hiccups in terms of pathing and AI, as well as a baffling choice for voicework, but the game has more high points than low. It would also be nice if there was just a little more handholding to bring in new players, but overall Sudden Strike 4 is a welcome addition to the genre.
  3. Sep 28, 2017
    80
    Sudden Strike 4 is a thrilling Real Time Tactics game, which gives a realistic insight in some WW 2 decisive battles. There is a unique balance among the various units of the Ally, Soviet and Nazi army, which allows for many and different tactical approaches, but is held back by terrible pathfinding, airy skirmish and multiplayer and static, unresponsive AI, to be deemed as classic in the genre.
  4. Aug 18, 2017
    72
    Solid WWII strategy with pathfinding problems, lack of multiplayer content and brash presentation.
  5. Aug 21, 2017
    70
    Sudden Strike 4 is a good tactical game limited by its AI and multiplayer.
  6. Aug 11, 2017
    65
    Sudden Strike 4 is a sound tactical game with a great depth of units and tactical options. It is, however, let down by limited AI which leaves missions feeling more like set problems to solve rather than dynamic battlefields, limiting any replay value.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 29, 2017
    40
    A quirky, not very interesting trip to World War II excels only with its very solid visuals. It may be enough for newcomers, but veterans of the genre must find a new favorite elsewhere. [Issue#278]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 21, 2017
    10
    With every update the game gets refined into the direction the players want, one of the top RTS games out there for year 2017! I suggest thisWith every update the game gets refined into the direction the players want, one of the top RTS games out there for year 2017! I suggest this game for all ww2 rts fans. Expand
  2. Aug 15, 2017
    10
    Amazing gaming experience. Love new engine. The new team captured the fantastic atmosphere of first two games. Must buy, I would not play itAmazing gaming experience. Love new engine. The new team captured the fantastic atmosphere of first two games. Must buy, I would not play it with a controller on PC or PS4 but on it is a gem. Who ever says that it lacks real time game play - their ton of game with real time gameplay. Sudden Strike 4 is a tactical game, and I hope developers keep it that way. I will buy every expansion and every DLC for this game. Thank you for making it. I purchased it on GOG. Must buy for sure for any tactical WW2 fan, people who like Halo Wars should skip that one. Expand
  3. Aug 12, 2017
    10
    Really good game. Good graphic, 21 single missions, 7 on each side : allied, german and soviet. And a skirmish mode. ++ Multiplayer good butReally good game. Good graphic, 21 single missions, 7 on each side : allied, german and soviet. And a skirmish mode. ++ Multiplayer good but not enough maps maybe. For the little price (37.50$ cad) its a really good choice Expand
  4. Aug 12, 2017
    9
    Глубокий тактический геймплей, отлично спланированные миссии, приятная картинка, хороший звук и озвучка делают Sudden Strike 4 лучшей RTSГлубокий тактический геймплей, отлично спланированные миссии, приятная картинка, хороший звук и озвучка делают Sudden Strike 4 лучшей RTS последних лет.
    Dawn of War III и Блицкриг 3 позорные поделки на фоне SS4.
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  5. Aug 22, 2017
    7
    Whilst not the best of the series, it's still a huge improvement over the last (sudden strike 3).
    The graphics are beautiful (although the
    Whilst not the best of the series, it's still a huge improvement over the last (sudden strike 3).
    The graphics are beautiful (although the zooming is rather limited) and the effects are good too.
    The sound and music are very well implemented into the game and work quite nicely together.
    (the voice acting could have been more realistic tbh, but that is just my opinion)
    The campaigns (3 in total) are good fun, although not that difficult or super interesting within Sudden Strike 4 to be honest and i feel that they could have done better although it still is fun to play.
    The Skirmish aspect is very limited and unbalance at this time which is a shame really because i personally love playing skirmishes against a good balanced AI. (there are also too few missions available impo)
    The overall AI is not too bright either in the single player campaigns which also limits my personal joy and amusement by quite a bit (until patched/improved)..
    The multiplayer aspect is currently the worst factor by far, but given the fact that the devs clearly have stated it's not their main concern, i will allow them some time to look it over and reconsider if they would fix/improve it with the upcoming patches and dlcs..
    The use of a controller would have been great if the bugs would have been fixed by the time of my writing, but sadly it's still work in progress.. I think they might have been better of sticking to mouse and keyboard, but it should work for me when it's optimized at least..
    Overall an enjoying game with nice graphics, sounds and plenty of missions.
    The price is debatable and i would say buy it, try it or refund it if you need to.
    One more thing, i'll also advice to consider getting it with a discount or sales because 50$ on Steam is a bit too much in my personal opinion.
    I'm rating it a solid 75/100.
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  6. Aug 18, 2017
    5
    К сожалению, долгие ожидания продолжения некогда знаменитой серии стратегий, обернулись провалом. Игра имеет очень мало контента, всего 21К сожалению, долгие ожидания продолжения некогда знаменитой серии стратегий, обернулись провалом. Игра имеет очень мало контента, всего 21 миссия, большая часть которых сделаны очень халтурно и проходятся за 10-15 минут. Управление юнитов имеет очень спорные основы, порой они вас просто не слушаются и не хотят делать то, что вы хотите. Мультиплеер же и вовсе был забыт разработчиками, так-как там всего 4 не особо интересных карты, которые делал явно человек, не особо парившийся над своей работой. А уж геймплей там и вовсе вызывает уныние, вы захватывайте точку и начинаете клепать танки, что есть силы. Система генералов представляет из себя 3-х генералов - пехоты, танков и артиллерии, которые одинаковы у каждой стороны и при их прокачке по ходу прохождения компании, они позволяют вам чуток повысить ттх ваших юнитов. Единственное, что привлекает в этой игре - её арт дизайн, но к сожалению, военная стратегия, в которой единственным плюсом является графика, не может быть хорошей. Разумеется разработчики выпустили редактор, как отдельное приложение, но знаете ли, достойна ли покупки игра, в которой сторонним людям придется доделывать работу за разработчиков? Я думаю ответ очевиден.... Expand
  7. Aug 20, 2017
    4
    It's a shadow of its former self. The SS 3 and 4 are a shame to the title. It's like it was simplified beyond playable, the campaign is short,It's a shadow of its former self. The SS 3 and 4 are a shame to the title. It's like it was simplified beyond playable, the campaign is short, you can micromanage units like you did before, you are asked to select everything and throw them on top of the enemy thats it. Expand