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Allied General

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Description

Allied General is the sequel to Panzer General and uses the same turn-based gameplay mechanics. This time the player experiences World War II from the Allied point of view during two British, one U.S. and one Russian campaign. The settings are Europe, Russia and Northern Africa.

The most important thing to have are prestige points. These are earned by solving scenarios (more for a little amount of turns) and used to buy replacement units. But this is not the only reason to be concerned about the detailed mission results: surviving units are transferred to the next mission and receive experience points. The campaign is also not completely linear, and the next mission depends on the result of the last - this means a lost scenario does not necessarily result in a game over, and a scarce victory can have devastating results. Of course a great victory has positive effects on the next missions.

Every turn the player plans the actions of his units and tries to defeat his enemy. The complexity of the game mostly comes from the many different units and weapons - everything has their use and weaknesses. It is vital to use the resources in the correct order and combination. There are also other factors to think about, e.g. fuel. Allied General tries to be player friendly by giving feedback during turns, e.g. by showing the probable combat result before the player issues the attack. He can also undo a turn as long as no new enemy units are scouted. Other extras are historical film material and optional combat animations.

Screenshots

Allied General Windows 3.x Sidi Barrani campaign loading screen
Allied General Windows 3.x Finnish allied loading screen
Allied General Windows 3.x Allied turn loading screen
Allied General Windows 3.x Campaign selection

Alternate Titles

  • "Panzer General II: Allied General" -- German PlayStation title
  • "Panzer General II" -- German/French title
  • "アライド・ジェネラル" -- Japanese Spelling

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User Reviews

A simple followup to Panzer General Windows Maury Markowitz (226)

The Press Says

World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1995 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Play Windows Feb, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Game Revolution Windows 3.x Oct 05, 1996 B+ 83
PC Joker Windows Jan, 1996 82 out of 100 82
PC Joker Windows 3.x Jan, 1996 82 out of 100 82
High Score Windows 3.x Apr, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot Windows 3.x Jun 04, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Mar, 1997 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 6.3 out of 10 63
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Has anyone played this one from the past? 1 Tom Young (1)
May 21, 2008

Trivia

German and French title

Allied General was released as Panzer General II in Germany and France. This was probably done because of advertising reasons, but this title doesn't fit well: the player is commanding Allied forces instead of German ones. The USA Panzer General II was released as Panzer General IIID (or Panzer General 3D) in Germany and as Opération Panzer in France.

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