A nice advancement for the series
Top down isometric, real time strategy has never been better, at least for tank heavy operations, as it was in the Panzer General series and this third title, known also as Scorched Earth, has all the elements of a good game that takes a series into the future, and brings it closer to what it had always needed to be. As additions, the game offers you the ability to play either on the German as well as the Russian side of things, and you get a different campaign with each of these forces. The gameplay is pretty great, very strategic, as tactical as it had ever been. The 2D graphics are much improved, a lot more satisfying to play and a lot more harder. Panzer General 3 also has received a stronger managerial portion, that adds value to the historical representation of the powers involved, because they do a great job at representing the economic onset of each of these nations. Also, a great advantage of the game is that it has a campaign tree, so, say, if you don't like a mission, you can skip to another one, and only return to the one that you didn't feel like completing later on. So, yeah, overall, a strong, very zesty, very meaty game, for strategists that care for historical accuracy but also for them to be involved in lower and higher level decision making.