Reviewed: 15 AUG 2011 by Hassie
This is an excellent turn-based tactical strategy game. Very few companies turn out games with as much attention to detail and Panzer Corp is no exception. My only real con about the game, is I wish it had campaigns for the entire 2nd World War, both Europe and Pacific, all sides, not just Germans. It is such an amazingly fun game, and with the scenario editor, and patience, you can indeed get every battle of the WWII. It has several difficulty settings for differing player skill levels and the ability to bring your troops along with you through to the next battle and upgrading them is a excellent addition.
Reviewed: 13 AUG 2011 by avgard
For those who are familiar with Gary Grigsby's works, this game is another fine example of his grasp of history. While there have been many civil war games published over the years, few have been worth purchasing. This is one of the few. You also have the option of playing hot seat or pbm. My only complaint is that the pbm process of saving the game and emailing it could have been explained more clearly. Actual game play is no problem. All in all it is a great game.
Reviewed: 10 AUG 2011 by GORTwillSAVEus
I hate real-time games,...so when I came across Panzer General I found gold! Turn-based is where it's at. I had brought Panzer General back in 1994. I must have played it a million times. When a friend told me about Panzer Corps,...the first thing I thought was "Oh great, they tried to rip off a classic". Well after playing for a week now, I can say "I was wrong"! The guys who made Panzer Corps are BRILLIANT! You can tell they've played the original and know it by heart. Thank you guys! All I needed was the download version, BUT, I brought the boxed version another way to say thanks!
Reviewed: 6 AUG 2011 by bbriggs
I've been waiting for years for Panzer General to be rewritten and updated for modern PC's. A fantastic game without the complexity of most war games. Hopefully updated versions of Allied General and Peoples General won't be far behind. I love it!!
Reviewed: 3 AUG 2011 by robertsambat
A really nice update to one of my favorite games from the series. There are many more maps and the rendered artwork is, for the most part, up to par with the original map graphics. Graphics for units are also updated and more accurate. More scenarios too. I only have 2 gripes with the game, one very minor and the other, more serious. First for the minor gripe -- some of the newer maps are too large to manage, considering that the units usually fit on only about 1/3 (at most) of the total map. So, you'll find yourself scrolling back and forth at times. Again, a minor gripe for me. The major gripe is the path-finding and AI for units. This was supposedly improved by both the game (and the subsequent updates) but I really haven't noticed a huge improvement. Occasionally, units like tanks will turn in circles for no reason at all (with no obstacles or altitude changes to stand in their way) and, of course, get slaughtered. I still see the 'bee dance' at times, which makes no sense, considering that one of the supposedly improvements to the game is the elimination of this problem from the original game. Still, a very enjoyable game -- both the improved version and the original (which comes with it, but I don't see why you'd want to play it).
Reviewed: 22 JUL 2011 by ZeroAce
For the Eastern Front fan, there is no equal. This game is the true heir to the old monster Eastern Front games from the likes of the sadly defunct SPI. This games level of detail is amazing, from attaching Artillery Regiments to your units, to flying a myriad of different air missions in support of your troops. The map is beautiful, and the game is extremely well supported by it's dedicated staff. If you are into Eastern Front games, look no further.... Gary Grigsbys War in the East has arrived!!
Reviewed: 20 JUL 2011 by FlybyNight
Slitherine - Matrix, Can I have my money back please?? Only plus I can say for this game is the splash screens are nice looking and up to date, but the game itself looks like its from 1989. Not to mention the unit animations are almost nonexistance, they point to the right when going east and then point to the left when going west, go north and its still pointing left or right, also they don't point to the direction they are attacking. How can they claim this is a Panzer Peneral port??, yes maybe Panzer General 1.0 (beta!!) Save $40USD and go check out Open General (make sure to download the user content mega pack!) and bypass this game till the patch it and hope they make it better! Note to Devs.. go play some Open General and see how a Panzer General port should be done!!!
Reviewed: 17 JUL 2011 by Longasc
This is the Panzer General / Allied General remake I have been waiting for over 10 years already. It's a dream come true. It is not just a remake, it is a work of love. Just try the "Norway" scenario and you will notice that this game is not one of these wannabe remakes of classics, but that it is true to the spirit of the original. It is not only a good core game, the scenarios are not just 1:1 copies. While being almost identical these scenarios have been tested and polished to retain the original feeling and strategic options of the original Panzer General scenario. It's a work of love, not just a mere copy. That's quality! I would even say Panzer Corps is a little better than the original. Some minor changes to certain mechanics make sense. The game is 99% Panzer General with a few ideas from Panzer General II, like the recon unit special movement. I hope for two things, I would rate this game 4,5 stars but 4 would not do it justice: 1.) A windowed mode. So far the game only runs in fullscreen. 2.) Expansions or further Panzer Corps games. The Panzer General Africa scenarios are missing, and of course all scenarios of Allied General. I bet these are hot candidates for a possible Panzer Corps: Allies.
Reviewed: 16 JUL 2011 by chieftain5
This is an update for the old Panzer General series but has it been improved in the last 15 year? In graphics and interface yes, much easier on the eye and fluent on the navigating menus. It has a nice little touch in awarding medals and heroes as the war progresses. So what stops me giving it 5 stars? It's the atmosphere, no real improvement on machine gun fire or explosions, well not much. Let me give you an example, when you shoot enemy planes down, no crashes to the ground or a yell of death (as in the original) the icon just disappears and scrolls swiftly on. It's little touchs like this that are missing just like the voice at the end of a mission briefing. I've played Panzer General 2 for years but this one I've soon got bored of playing maybe because it's not all that different in gameplay and should have been a more polished. SUMMARY A expensive rehash of an old game but three stars for effort.
Reviewed: 13 JUL 2011 by warbuff
This is everything that Panzer General should have been. And is a great update to that classic. If you are looking for a game that is easy to get into without having a 3 to 5 day learning curve you might want to check this game out. Simply a great game!
Reviewed: 12 JUL 2011 by grofaz
Panzercorps is a welcomed break from the hardcore wargames, a little "vacation" if you will, from titles like WITE (a masterpiece in its own right). The graphical improvements over PG are simply outstanding. PC is a much welcomed addition to my wargames library. Simply well done!
Reviewed: 8 JUL 2011 by AllenLee
1st, the combat report on WIP is better than WIPAE. 2nd, spotting reports should show on the map but not reported. 3rd, if historic schenario, Russians should be skipped (computer controlled). 4th, get rid of "replacing pilots" - especially for the allies. (wastes time). 5th, clarification on ships - Local Minesweepers (cannot escort convoys)have more range than normal minesweepers which cannot escort convoys very far. "x" designator - I have no problem ignoring them. ML (Harbor?) Motor Launch has more range than PT boats and are really useless. Basically the games needs to be cleaned up.
Reviewed: 28 MAY 2011 by Brian Rutherford
This is yet just one of panthers great games and with Conquest and Battles of the bulge you get probably the best wargames ever created, I love Gary Grigsby's war in the east also. Thats another great one. But in many aspects of real wargaming and turn vs pauseable, Conquest is a hugely advanced game, The Ai will pound you and find weaknesses. Best AI of any wargame! I bought both conquest and Battles from the bulge. and let me tell you they really worked hard on them both. Awesome tutorial and advanced manuals, lead you right through to really grasping the game. And they are big games too with lots of information. Great command structure and historical units present. You have to plan the battle in depth, resupply, movement, objectives and orders and LOS are all needed to even start your first moves. Has excellent LOS and terrain exploits. fatigue and support was spot on attacking Yef Alamnas bridge. Everything was thought of. Attacking bridges is just plain fun and the battles for crete are historical and almost perfect in a game that should be played by serious wargamers. I only wish there had been a good music soudtrack, But most wargamers probably could do without music. Sounds are good when in play. A great wargame with Bulge. Get your money's worth for a long time of playing. Easy scenario creator too. With a manual that rivals most other games.
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