Conclusion: Blitzkrieg 2 is a good real time simulator of WWII battles on company regimental level. Once players grasp this system they can immerse themselves in the diverse units and settings and re-fight the great battles of WWII on their PCs. Fans of the second world War will not be disappointed by this offering.
Conclusion: So how good is it? Well that really depends on what you’re in the market for. If you can stroll through most historical RTS games with your eyes shut and have a hunger for something to really get your teeth into, then Liberation offers the perfect 3 course meal along with complimentary with after-dinner mints. If however, you’re looking for a fun looking WWII game to give to your history-mad yet gaming-inexperienced uncle, stay well clear.
Pros: Cinematic World War II gameplay, with tanks everywhere!, Destructible environments look pretty when they destruct, Lots of missions and variety, play from the Pacific to Europe, Fast-paced gameplay
Cons: Historically flavored, but the antithesis of actual historical accuracy, Incredibly easy on the standard difficulty level, Though pretty, graphics are admittedly dated
Excerpt: CDV's Blitzkrieg 2 is a hardcore grognard's dream: RTS gameplay simulations of famous WWII battles. Playing as either an American, Russian or German commander, you make the decisions about where and how to deploy your land, air or sea ordinance. The 3D graphics engine makes for some pretty explosions, and the rag doll physics makes the battle truly brutal. Visceral and complex, Blitzkrieg 2 is a must-play for any WWII buffs or RTS fans.
Pros: ups: Number of units and their level of detail, the 3-D engine
Cons: downs: Big battles will destroy your system frame rate, well trod material here
Conclusion: The music and sound really capture the battlefield feel well – tanks are carried into battle on the crest of a booming orchestral score, while the general babble of the units in their native language is nice, but occasionally infuriating – more than once I was baffled why a tank wasn't moving until I realised that the unit was saying that he couldn't get to where I wanted, but in German.
Pros: Good mix of game action and realism., The orchestral score., Plenty of game to play., Ground shaking bombing runs.
Cons: Graphics are a couple of years behind the times., Crappy pathfinding and AI.