Best Ww2 Pc Strategy Game

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Steiner, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Steiner

    Steiner Junior Member

    Can anyone recommend a good one for PC?

    Prefer European/Russian theatres.

    Thanks

    Steiner.
     
  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    For Tactical Strategy look no further than the Combat mission series of games. Whilst the graphics arent top notch the gameplay is really good.
     
  3. montgomery

    montgomery Member

    how about il2 sturmoik
     
  4. Pte1643

    Pte1643 Member

    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
     
  5. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    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. :)
     
  6. Gibbo

    Gibbo Senior Member

    As a strategy game, I've heard very good reports of Hearts of Iron II but have not yet played it.
     
  7. ErikH

    ErikH Senior Member

    Close Combat 5: Invasion Normandy is a good RTS.
     
  8. Glamorgan

    Glamorgan Member

    The best WW2 RTS has to be company of heros by THQ
     
  9. PFC

    PFC Member

    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...
    :icon_crash:
     
  10. Glamorgan

    Glamorgan Member

    you could get:
    medal of honor pacific assault
    medal of honor allied assault
    call of duty 1 and 2
     
  11. KriegsmarineFreak

    KriegsmarineFreak Senior Member

    Silent Hunter III
     
  12. you must install all the patches in order, also its turn based.
     
  13. A Potts

    A Potts Member

    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.
     
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    '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.
     
  15. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    talonsoft games.eastern front2,western front and rising sun are excellent.but they are not for sale new.i got em off ebay.lee.:)
     
  16. can you recommend any free rts games that take place in ww2
     
  17. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    '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:
     
  18. uksubs

    uksubs Senior Member

    Close Combat A Bridge Too Far is my favourite
     
  19. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    '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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