Excerpt: The folks behind Panzer Corps had their work cut out for them. Their goal: To recreate the intense strategy gameplay found in SSI’s 1994 hit, Panzer General. The game is available in both the original Panzer Corps and a multitude of DLC packs and expansions. Some expansions, like Allied Corps, add not only new campaigns to the game but also new units for you to command. Panzer Corps’ gameplay does a great job of mimicking Panzer General’s.
Excerpt: In Panzer Corps: Allied Corps players assume the role of Western Allied force commanders to defeat the Axis in Africa and Europe. It gives gamers familiar with Panzer Corp s a new view of the war as they command their tanks, infantry, artillery, and air units through five campaigns starting in Africa and ending after the D-Day invasion. Allied Corps is both an expansion for owners of Panzer Corps and a standalone for new players.
Pros: Intuitive gameplay. AI puts up a good fight. Provides the “one more turn” addiction during gameplay. Potentially high replay value with scenario editor.
Cons: Title is misleading (no Soviets); however this isn’t a major issue. Price is a little high for 5 campaigns (30 scenarios).
Panzer Corps: Grand Campaign ’45 West – PC Game Review
9 April 2013
Excerpt: Panzer Corps: Grand Campaign ’45 West is a fun, quick and easy to learn, but hard to master, light PC strategy game. The game depicts the Wehrmacht ‘s fight against the Western Allies in late 1944 and early 1945. The followup to Grand Campaign ’44 West , it is the latest, indeed the final, installment of the downloadable content (DLC) expansion packs to the venerable Panzer Corps game.
Pros: Easy to learn but still challenging, great replay value, low cost.
Cons: Low historical veracity, inflexible linked scenario system, standard NATO unit symbols not available.
Excerpt: The Panzer Corps Grand
Campaign DLC series (and your German Army if you’ve been carrying since
Poland) has finally reached its conclusion with the release of Grand Campaign ’45 West. GC ’45 West is the tenth DLC expansion,
arriving just almost a year and a half after the first release of the DLC line
with GC ’39.
Panzer Corps: Grand Campaign ’44 West – PC Game Review
24 January 2013
Excerpt: Slitherine’s Panzer Corp Wehrmacht represented a rejuvenation of the classic “lite” wargame, Panzer General . This refurbishing alone is worth applauding, but the publisher has taken the system one step further by breaking the campaigns in the base game into “Grand Campaigns” featuring a number of scenarios on a topic that was covered by one scenario in the base game.
Excerpt: Panzer Corps
Grand Campaign ’42 – ’43 West is the latest $5 campaign download in
the Panzer Corps series. The earlier releases were either the earliest
years of World War 2 or were focused on the Eastern Front. The ’42-’43
West is the first campaign focusing on the Western Front. This game can be purchased either as a direct
download or as a disk copy for an additional fee. The game requires either Panzer Corps or Panzer Corps:
Afrika Korps to play.
Conclusion: I have been playing this game since it landed on my hard drive. I find myself looking for a different strategy every time. The new dynamic scenarios make things much more interesting, adding an element not found in many other strategy games. This certainly represents the mobile and back-n-forth characteristics of the World War 2 North African Campaign. It doesn't feel like you're forced to play in the scripted way either. You still have options in how to proceed.