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#1 Steiner

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 12:46 PM

Can anyone recommend a good one for PC?

Prefer European/Russian theatres.

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#2 Gerard

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 01:55 PM

For Tactical Strategy look no further than the Combat mission series of games. Whilst the graphics arent top notch the gameplay is really good.
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 10:56 PM

how about il2 sturmoik
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 11:27 PM

How about Brothers in Arms. You can pick up the first one (Road to Hill 30) for about a Tenner now. See it the other day in GAME for exactly that amount.

Excellent FPS, but with a Strategic twist.

Not your usual "Gun n Run" FPS, you have to work out your plan of attack first or you eat lead. images/smilies/default/huh.gif
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 05:43 AM

When I came back from the range last weekend my friend's son showed me this game called Blitzkrieg on the PC. Wish they had stuff like that when I was a kid. :)
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:46 AM

As a strategy game, I've heard very good reports of Hearts of Iron II but have not yet played it.
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Posted 09 February 2006 - 07:05 AM

Close Combat 5: Invasion Normandy is a good RTS.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:21 AM

The best WW2 RTS has to be company of heros by THQ
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:37 AM

When I came back from the range last weekend my friend's son showed me this game called Blitzkrieg on the PC. Wish they had stuff like that when I was a kid. :)


Oh yeah, Blitzkrieg...I remeber...great game.
But I've NEVER got all medals for Allies, although I've tryed 4-5 times...
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:52 PM

you could get:
medal of honor pacific assault
medal of honor allied assault
call of duty 1 and 2
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 05:41 PM

Silent Hunter III
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 08:07 PM

I like the Winspww2 game its free. winSPWW2 - Downloads
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 08:07 PM

you must install all the patches in order, also its turn based.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:42 AM

I would say that the best PC Games I have ever played (at a tactical level) for realism are:

COMBAT MISSION (SERIES) - truely superb
CLOSE COMBAT (SERIES) - very good

Both of these have an Eastern Front title.

I have not personally played this game, but it looks excellent:

THEATRE OF WAR - YouTube - Theatre of War www.gameprotv.com

I generally do not play 'grand strategy' games eg. regiment, divisions as counters etc. However, i am sure their are some very good titles.

Also, it is worth noting my criteria for a good game rests solely on these criteria:

1. Must be strategy
2. Must pass a good graphics threshold
3. Must be as realistic as possible

There are some games which are very good games with excellent graphics and strategy; but they are only games and do represent the reality of warfare and merely rely on a WW2 theme.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:53 AM

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday' is a remarkable game. Best stab I've yet seen at a 'grand strategy' approach to the entire war. It can become mind-bendingly complex in having to deal with military on land, at sea, and in the air along with economic, political, intelligence & production factors, but that complexity is what makes it. A rare game in that it actually teaches/reinforces certain factors about the war's course, such as the severe difficulty of attacking the USSR succesfully, the importance of logistical tails, the necessity of navies to extend military power etc. etc.
It's also very satisfying to attempt things that were never achieved in the actual war, like axis landings on the US mainland, and thankfully the engine and historical data seems so well set up that these counterfactual approaches are as difficult as they should be .

Well worth a go but with the caveat that it can easily turn into one of those 4AM games.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 09:31 AM

talonsoft games.eastern front2,western front and rising sun are excellent.but they are not for sale new.i got em off ebay.lee.:)
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 12:17 PM

can you recommend any free rts games that take place in ww2
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 12:22 PM

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday' is a remarkable game. Best stab I've yet seen at a 'grand strategy' approach to the entire war. It can become mind-bendingly complex in having to deal with military on land, at sea, and in the air along with economic, political, intelligence & production factors, but that complexity is what makes it. A rare game in that it actually teaches/reinforces certain factors about the war's course, such as the severe difficulty of attacking the USSR succesfully, the importance of logistical tails, the necessity of navies to extend military power etc. etc.
It's also very satisfying to attempt things that were never achieved in the actual war, like axis landings on the US mainland, and thankfully the engine and historical data seems so well set up that these counterfactual approaches are as difficult as they should be .

Well worth a go but with the caveat that it can easily turn into one of those 4AM games.

Agreed with VP on this but with one additional caveat: Dont buy this game if you are happily married and would like to continue living with your partner!!! :lol:
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 06:41 PM

Close Combat A Bridge Too Far is my favourite
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:12 PM

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday' is a remarkable game. Best stab I've yet seen at a 'grand strategy' approach to the entire war. It can become mind-bendingly complex in having to deal with military on land, at sea, and in the air along with economic, political, intelligence & production factors, but that complexity is what makes it. A rare game in that it actually teaches/reinforces certain factors about the war's course, such as the severe difficulty of attacking the USSR succesfully, the importance of logistical tails, the necessity of navies to extend military power etc. etc.
It's also very satisfying to attempt things that were never achieved in the actual war, like axis landings on the US mainland, and thankfully the engine and historical data seems so well set up that these counterfactual approaches are as difficult as they should be .

Well worth a go but with the caveat that it can easily turn into one of those 4AM games.


I would say 4AM, two days later! :D

Is this game like Age of Empires, at least graphically? I mean, that´s my main reference to strategy games, and since it has given me a ton of pleasantly sleepless hours, I just can imagine what will happen to my life if I ever get my hands on a similar one about ww2.
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:38 PM

HOI2 DD is a fatastic game. It has relative high realism for a computer game, and put you in situations that are similar to the strategic issues during the war.

Sadly it is extremely addictive and is hard to put away for the night. However it leave you to ponder during a dull day at work how to stall the Axis march through Asia until you can releive the hard pressed forces there.

My big issue on this game is the Land Doctrines for all nations bar the Germans. It is highly a-historic and leave an impression that the other forces were rubbish. But for gaming purposes I can accept it, since it give the Germans a fighting chance in the early war years.
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#22 Shane Greer

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 04:08 AM

I would say that the best PC Games I have ever played (at a tactical level) for realism are:

COMBAT MISSION (SERIES) - truely superb
CLOSE COMBAT (SERIES) - very good

Both of these have an Eastern Front title.

I have not personally played this game, but it looks excellent:

THEATRE OF WAR - YouTube - Theatre of War www.gameprotv.com

I generally do not play 'grand strategy' games eg. regiment, divisions as counters etc. However, i am sure their are some very good titles.

Also, it is worth noting my criteria for a good game rests solely on these criteria:

1. Must be strategy
2. Must pass a good graphics threshold
3. Must be as realistic as possible

There are some games which are very good games with excellent graphics and strategy; but they are only games and do represent the reality of warfare and merely rely on a WW2 theme.


I agree completely with you. I run a Combat Mission group called the Few Good Men. We try and play Combat Mission within its historical context with lifelike maps etc of the regions and using campaigns like the attack on Crete in '41 etc.

Im also a playtester for Matrix Games and recently tested Close Combat: Cross of Iron which is basically an update of their Russian Front version of the game. It is enjoyable but the graphics are still a bit too small for my liking.

As for Theatre of War... I had that... wonderful graphics... terrible gameplay. Avoid at all costs. IMO Battlefront have not released a good game since the Comvbat Mission series with bith Theatre of War and Combat Mission Shock Force being real damp squibs.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 08:37 AM

I would recommend Company Of Heroes. An excellent real time strategy game which gives you the opportunity to play as the U.S. forces, British forces or The Axis.

Strategy is really the key-word here, you have to decide wisely how you will build up your team, because it will surely affect you in one way or the other if you do not do it properly.

When starting to build your base, you are given the option to choose between Artillery, Airforce og Armory. Every one of these has it's advantages (or disadvantages) depending on the map, but also depending on what team you may have by your side.

All in all it's an absolutely great game which I often tend to play. It gives you a really good sense of how much strategy is needed in order to win a battle. Because you have to decide whether to rush the opposite team but risk getting annihilated, or build a defense to outhold the enemy but risk losing territory.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:06 PM

Eastern Front, turn based and annoying but unusually addictive. T-34 FOR THE WIN fight the various campaigns of ww2 russia on either side. take objectives and keep them at all costs.
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:22 AM

Hearts of Iron II Doomsday is an awesome game. But the learning curve is steep.
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:52 AM

Their are just so many to name! The ones I am playing right now are Company of Heroes and Soldiers: Heroes of World War II
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 12:55 AM

I have not been big on games for the PC but have enjoyed the Blitzkrieg Series when modded and mapped with a historic setting. It's fun taking MarK VIs into Battle to the tune of Panzer Lied using operation Hagelsturm Mod....The series has an editor which presents endless possibilities.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 01:07 AM

I play CoD 2 online. However, during the regular game play, when the missions are over, it seems too soon. You are left wanting more action. Just my opinion though. Playing online is fun, but there's not a lot of strategy going on. Just people running around killing, which is what I like. There are some sniper servers that take a bit of thinking and getting used to. I like those too, but I really like running around killing as many people as I can. To each their own.
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:52 PM

Im currently playing Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30.
Although the graphics arent top notch, the gameplay is superb. A very realistic game. Its not just a usual FPS, as you have to command squads by using them to suppress the enemy while you find a flank. I bought this game for 3 pounds (preowned) from amazon. 9/10.

Also i have call of duty, cod 2, cod4 and cod 5 on xbox 360. Play them all online which is great fun but far too addictive. MOH:AA is a classic with the omaha beach landing being a great level.
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 05:23 PM

Sorry I if chip in with a huge deficit of knowledge on the subject :blush:, but am also looking for a decent PC modern era wargame (WW2, Korea, Indochina...)

Since its the only stuff I have right now, I play "Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots", and unless if feel like a God with a knack for having its own civilization, I tamper with the settings so I can fight my own sort of Beda Fomm or Guadalcanal without having to worry about civilians.

Are the strategy games mentioned like RoN in the way the are played?
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