A great and alive war game
Panzer General 2 is a strategy game whose action takes place in the World War 2
, in the times when the democracy, communism and fascism
didn't get along very well. Germany was the one that launched the conflict, with the concept named "blitzkrieg", based on using panzers
. The first eye-catching aspect is the alive battlefield, that is significantly improved unlike the first Panzer General
. The scenarios are set in Eastern and Western Europe, North Africa and in the USA. In the first game, the battlefield was constituted by linked hexagons
, but now you will admire a well-designed interface where everything is changed: the houses, the railways, highways, and so forth. Also, the animations were enormously upgraded. One of the entertaining aspects stays in the ambush you can launch upon your enemies that don't even expect it coming. This is one if the possibilities that leads to favorable or negative results in your progress, depending on the way you use this strategy. About the main stars and the most important combatants in this game, which are the tanks
, it is not advisable to use them in the cities or on turbulent terrains, because you will hardly control them. The rivers make the battles more difficult to handle. For most of you, the maps may seem blurry and that is why your orientation will be a bit tricky. Beside the panzers, you can control another various vehicles, hundreds of units
, planes and artilleries. If you consider yourself a war game strategy
lover, then Panzer General 2 deserves to be on your list!
Turn based war game
Simply the best turn based war game i have ever played. Not too fancy, but hard and requiring serious thought. Play branches depending on how well you did on the last mission. Core troops come with you form mission to mission as well as money for new troops (that you get to select) and if you are doing really well you get technology breakthroughs early (makes a big difference). If, as the germans, you do REALLY well you get to storm the US... good clean fun. This game is a perfect example of simpler sometimes being better.