Summary: This has to be the best of the CM WWII trilogy back out at a price that you cannot afford to miss. This game allows for the armchair general to control his or her troops in action - and you can cheat using non authentic units for those who must win.
Summary: ...As the Rainbow Six games (bar the Las Vegas nonsense) are to shooters: Very good, difficult, and tactical. If you find click-fest "strategy" games dull, and yearn for a game where understanding realistic tactical problems - not knowing how to tank-rush - is a boon, then these games are for you. A further benefit is the still-active multiplayer scene for these games. Playing against human opponents is a challenge like no other in combat mission.
Possibly the best PC wargame that (almost) nobody has heard
2 June 2005
Summary: The Combat Mission series took the derivative world of computer wargames and introduced some game mechanics that set it apart from everything before it. Put briefly, it managed to introduce a dose of realism into a turn-based system, where previously these had been rather 'gamey'. By avoiding the full real-time (RTS) approach, big battles with many units are still manageable and coherent.
Summary: Deciding whether or not you will like this game is remarkably easy..... If you want to see movie-style action of rows of soldiers being gunned down and vehicles exploding in real-time then you might be a little disappointed. However, if you are looking for tactical realism and historical accuracy and a nail-biting minute-by-minute battle then this is by far the best game around. Nothing else comes close.
Summary: When I stumbled across Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord some two years ago I knew my prayers had been answered. Finally a WWII strategy game that solves the traditional problems of turn based games but without the awful click fest of an RTS, through its unique method of WEGO rather than IGOUGO. Players plot their orders and then the combat is resolved in one minute chunks and played back in a movie format that can be viewed in full 3D, from any angle and height.
Summary: The best WW2 strategy series has had another 'spit and polish' and given a new setting to keep it fresh. Worth the wait, the open African landscapes and Italian Mountain sides look great and throw up a new set of strategic problems to the player...Brilliant. New units, sounds, graphics. Its all there..theres still a few graphical changes that would be nice to see, the men look awful as always, it would be nice to see them look better in the next installment.
Summary: Here we go again but this time in North Africa, Italy and Crete. There's not a lot I can add what the reviews of the original two versions of Combat Mission have said. The engine is the same but it's all been tweaked a bit. The major "new" thing is the introduction of the North African enviroment. To get this right (and as realistic as CM always is), the designers have gone to a lot of trouble with dust effects generated by vehicle movenent, gunfire and explosions.
Summary: This is the best tactical war game ever, by a country mile. This is the game that brings the power of computers to wargaming at last. The simultaneous turn resolution is a ground-breaking development, stupendously successful. This game is extremely realistic - again, nothing comes close. And it is a joy to play. As for the graphics - there are zillions of mods available on the net that improve the look & sound tremendously (not that the original is that bad...).
Summary: If you're looking for a tactical level wargame that emphasizes accuracy and attention-to-detail, you need go no further. Combat Mission is the game that sets a new standard. Nothing before has even come close to matching the immersion of this game. The replay value is unlimited. There are 50 scenarios that come with the game, hundreds more available for free online, and a full-function editor that allows players to create virtually any battle, historical or fictional.
Summary: This game knocks the socks off any other game of the type. If you want a fast and furious click fest then buy something else. If you want to play something that is as close to the reality as possible then get this. I have been playing it for well over a year and no other game has hit the hard disk. If you want a serious WWII simulation then this is it.