Summary: WWII strategy games are my favorite thing, but this one left me unsatisfied. The game model has sacrificed a lot of historical accuaracy - not surprising in a RTS game. If this translated into a fun, playable game it would be an acceptable trade-off, but I find the playability to be rather poor. My least favorite aspect is that all in-game tactics revolve around LOS (line of sight) to potential targets.
Summary: When I recently bought sudden strike 2 I was a little disapointed. In comparison to some games such as Talonsofts west front, the player does not seem to have much control over the battle. I also thought that the units were rather small and hard to see. The Editors also seem complicated and hard to understand. However the game does have good graphics and effects. If you are a real WW2 buff you might enjoy it.
Summary: This game is fun. Tanks and all sort of vehicles are well reproduced and sound real. Airplanes drop off paratroopers and boats land with marines like in a movie. Soldiers look maybe too small. They fight and die like little ants in a splatter cartoon. The idea of using enemy's stuff like guns and jeeps is great and adds a special "something". The scenarios are well conceived and maps are a joy for the eyes. But the longevity of the game looks to me pretty short.
Summary: I do agree that Sudden Strike and Sudden Strike Forever are very hard games. But I do like them both. Once you got a hold of the game, it's fun. However, Sudden Strike 2 is a mess. Well, first of all, the sound effect is not as good as Sudden Strike or Sudden Strike Forever. It sounds strange, not nearly a sound of battle. They did change the level of diffulty from almost impossible to manageable, but players now have to worry about other tedious details.
Great strategy game, specially if youre a world war 2 fan!!!
A. Trucco, Amazon
25 September 2014
Summary: I am really into strategy games, I used to love playing Age of Empires and Star Craft. However, Im a huge world war 2 fan and i had never heard of a WW2 strategy game. When I found I totally fell in love with it. It is a different game compared to most strategy games out there, including the ones i mentioned above, but different in more interesting way. For one, in Sudden Strike you can't make troops, youre supplied with them, when you need them.
Summary: This game is, in a word, unforgiving. The AI will do everything in it's power to wipe you off the face of the map on anything above recruit difficulty, and that is what makes it so real. It is so complex that a lot of ingenuity is needed to destroy every little MG nest, sniper, or howitzer emplacement you come across, and missions, if done properly without cheating, take hours. As for sending all your troops in at once...remember what happened at the Somme?
Summary: I have been a Sudden Strike addict for about 5 years and never tire of this challenging game. Not an arcade game. Takes a little time to understand the capabilities of the soldiers (riflemen, machine gunners, snipers, minelayers, anti-tank soldiers, etc), tanks (full range of WWII German, Russian, American) and full range of artillery, air and support vehicles.