Conclusion: In conclusion, this game is certainly not for all. But if you like tactical challenges or enjoy the World War 2 setting, even if the campaign in Italy has previously left you uninterested, it's well worth giving the demo a go. If reading the manual (pdf, with the demo) is too much trouble, you might find the game just a bit challenging itself, let alone handling the AI.
Excerpt: Combat Mission: Fortress Italy (CMFI) is the latest offering from Battlefront.com (BFC). It covers the American sector of the invasion of Sicily and subsequent fighting in July–August 1943 in meticulous detail. The engine offers a number of improvements over Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy (CMBN), its predecessor, as well as all the new units and terrain needed to fight across Sicily in the summer heat.
Excerpt: Sega GT is the PC port of Dreamcast's flagship racer. The PC version of Sega GT is pretty much identical to its Dreamcast counterpart. Sega GT features over 100 !! very well rendered sports cars from classics to current 2000 models, five racing seasons, 22 courses, and three main racing modes (Championship, Single Race and Dual Attacks), and split-screen mode for two-player simultaneous racing.
Excerpt: I know what you're thinking. "Oh, no... not another bloody racing game." Recognising that the genre is over-saturated, Evolution GT chooses to sit somewhere outside the conventional mould. Rather than concentrating on Gran Turismo -style car pornography or super-accurate GTR -style simulation like its competitors, Evolution GT chooses to try and do something different. It doesn't just simulate the car; it simulates the racing driver, too.
Conclusion: Combat Mission is the definitive W.W.II. game that you can buy. It's revolutionary turn system combined with the ability to make you think that you are in a war, makes this game a classic in the fullest sense.