Summary: This game is enjoyable with a smart combination of chance and strategy. It allows you to customize just how much chance and strategy you actually want to use before, and during, game-play. Unfortunately there are several bugs that can leave the user very frustrated but not all at loss.
Summary: A good overall game to play if you are looking for basic stratigic gameplay. However, if you are looking for a hardcore Roelplaying or stratigic game this is not the one to go for. Good game for the younger crowds or pre-teen or younger to play.
Summary: It was the best time I've ever had screaming my head off at the apparent boredom I was suffering. Even though the graphics are outdated when compared to most recent RTS games(and compared to other games when it was released), the graphics do add a sort of vintage/authentic look to the era. The main problem that this games suffers from is that the only way to win is to zerg(get a whole bunch of units and overrun the enemy with numbers).
Summary: Reading the previous reviews many have rated it bad because people are expecting something like the board game. If you read the comments it says "INSPIRED BY THE BOARD GAME" It does not say exactly like the board game. I have the board game and I love it, Whenever we can get a group of people we play. This PC version is great it has great graphics "smoke, construction, fires, explosions, ect. ect." It is pretty cool on how the construction is portrayed.
Summary: I never played the original board game. This game is a failed attempt to bring about something proper. One day somebody shall develop the ultimate WWII game: the world map will more or less be like in Total War and the battles will be more or less like in Blitzkrieg. This game is a lot of fun if you're under the age of 12. It's a toy, not a hobby, but streets better than most other real-time games.
Summary: I've had this game for years and do love it, but the product description does not make clear what you are getting. This is a game for Windows 98 which can work under XP with some tweaks. IT IS NOT A WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBLE GAME. That said, if you have an old system sitting around, it is quite fun (if a bit buggy).
Summary: I am 40 years old, and not a hardcore PC gamer. I do love traditional strategy games, and played everything from chess to Risk and the A&A board game growing up. I only own about three or four PC games. I quite liked the first PC version of A&A, as it was like the board game, but sped up with the computer rolling the dice, etc. When I heard about this release, I couldn't wait, and eagerly shelled out the $49.99 (I see it is already only $45.99 here on Amazon).
Summary: Should I start with the good or the bad news... The bad news: For anyone who has played the board game, saying that the software has artificial intelligence is a compliment. Ok that's harsh, but my 9 year old son has no difficulty beating the computer. And I have not sweated once even when my allies are at the weakest setting and my opponents at the highest. Also, the code is bug ridden. The user interface is good but could use some polishing.