Summary: It would be easy to berate this game for it's oversimplified handling of WWII. However, I think that's it's biggest charm. Even for the novice, I think it would be relatively easy to learn the ins and outs of this wonderful game. I 've had this one for a long time, and it's one game that I always come back to when I can't find anything else to play. It's followed me from Windows 95 to ME to 2000 and finally XP (yes, it does work in XP; just use compatibility mode).
Excellent game and expansion of an original classic.
Mark Clodi, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: First things first: This is NOT just an upgrade or expansion for the original Axis and Allies computer game, this is the entire first edition computer game (with some fixes/patches) plus a second CD containing the expansion units and scenarios. Okay now onto the meat of the program. The original game plays much the same as, well, the original game. There is no apparent upgrade to the AI, it is fairly easy to beat the computer even when it is set to the highest level.
Summary: Despite the problems of this game (dim AI, some bugs), it is still the best strategy game I've ever played, next to chess. I've spent countless hours over-the-board, but now I can play with friends in about half the time with out all the mess. We used to constantly run out of chips, or scatter the pieces with the dice, or we'd argue about the rules.
Summary: Great game! Loved it when younger and still just as good. Not as flashy as the newer stuff, but the gameplay is still fun. Great for the "casual" strategy gamer. Gameplay is deep enough to make it fun, but does not come with a book for a manual like some games. If like WW2 strategy games or a fan of the board game then would recommend.
Summary: I bought this for my boyfriend on his birthday and he adores it! The game is based on the board game and is not like the boardgame. It is more like Warcraft in it's style of inventory, soliders and basic strategy. Don't buy this game expecting the boardgame.
Summary: although it is actually the hasbro version, not the atari, the game works great! i love it. thank you. the program has issues running on a vista pc, but does just fine on an xp platform. thanks again.
Summary: look its an old game its not gonna be the best graphics but it does have some great gameplay .if youre not a born genius then the difficulty is ok. it is just like the board game and thats what makes it great. and yes it does work on xp.
Great game....very time consuming! Recommended for fun!
John W. Hill "Wherever you go, there you are!", Amazon
22 January 2011
Summary: I highly recommend this game for pre-teens and teens like myself. Not exactly a highly strategical game, Axis and Allies is a fun and easy way to play a RTS game fast. I am 12 years old, and I have been playing this game for about 6 months and it never gets old or boring. Two problems I ahve with the game is that the online experience isn't very good. It is very laggy and the network crashes a lot.
Summary: I purchase this game for the secodn time as I wanted to be able to play it between two computers with my son in the LAN multiplayer mode and is awesome after playing it against the machine for quite a long time now we have a new way to play it which is different from playing through internet with unknown players. I really recomend this game, it has a lot of detail and is easy to use. It may not be the ultimate strategy game but it is still a very good game to play.