Summary: I puchased this game for only $2 on Amazon...what a bargain! After reading the reviews, I had to purchase it. I've played many WW II strategy games, but none come close to Codename: Panzers. I was truly impressed with how simplistic, yet detailed the maps were. The amount of troops, armor, and artillery are quite impressive. They are historically accurate, in action and appearance.
Summary: You can play the game from 3 pespectives; Soviet, American and german with a plot line for each. The graphics are good, the game paces exciting and the mechanics are good. The details are excellent. A very good game if you like WW2. The bad part is no scenerio generator ( a basic) which makes playability limmited. There is a skermish mode and a practice mode which add some to the game. Over all a good , entertaining game. Worth the price.
Summary: This is an awesome game and as a History Major with a passion for WWII the game even has a lot of good true info about weapons and battles. The use of the pause button is nice as well, it gives you a chance to strategize when the AI out manuevers you-- you can set up defensive positions, outflank them, etc... It's a nice addition to the standard run-and-gun. The only reason I notched it one star overall is the lack of captions.
Panzers: Fun, Immersion, and Just Enough World War II
John Smith "John S.", Amazon
3 August 2005
Summary: Codename: Panzers CDV, as publisher, is synonymous with real-time military PC titles that represent a mixed range of game play experiences. Well known CDV published games include the ultra-realistic Combat Mission series, the fast-paced, authentic-feeling Blitzkrieg, the very successful click-fest Sudden Strike, and the mega-unit supporting titles American Conquest and Cossacks.
Summary: Codename: Panzers is a nice break from the traditional build-and-destroy RTS games. It's an action-oriented strategy game, ignoring all aspects of economy and focusing on the strategy and tactics of warfare. This game delivers on its gameplay promises and then some. The presentation of this game is simply astounding. There has never been a RTS game with as lush and immersive visuals as this game.
Summary: Ingredients: 1 cup Blitzkrieg 2 tsp A Bridge Too Far Mixed statistics and HE shells Big dollop of history For anyone who ever wanted to click their way through World War 2, this latest real-time-strategy game from CDV may be just the thing. Players take on the role of German, British, American and Russian commanders, boldy leading platoons of little polygonal troops to death or glory. And it's really rather cool, n'all.
Summary: Codename: Panzers is a WWII RTS game with small snippets of turn-based gameplay. Unlike other RTS game, it doesn't require you to manage resources. You don't have to keep your economy thriving in order to build and train more units. It concentrates on tactics, not unit production, which is a great direction to take this type of game.
Summary: Codename Panzers is brought to you by the same people that made the rock solid Blitzkrieg. Funny thing is I thought they may have made the game stale by staying in the same genre, I couldnt have been more wrong. Panzers is just balls out fun and one of the better RTS games Ive had the pleasure to own in the last year. Tactics rule the battlefield as it should be, you will feel the tension of urban environments as ambushes can and will pop up at anytime.