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Allied General

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

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Macintosh Awaiting 1 votes...
PlayStation 1 4.0
Windows 14 3.7
Windows 3.x Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 15 3.8


The Press Says

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100
WindowsWorld Village (Gamer's Zone)
If it sounds like I enjoyed this game, well, I did. Unfortunately for my wife, I've already lost a weekend on this one. Probably more to come. SSI just keeps pumping out titles that are truly a credit to the gaming industry. This game is worthy of any computer gamer's library, not just wargamers. It'll provide many hours of fun. And, with the e-mail option, the gamer has limitless numbers of opponents to find.
90
Windows 3.xComing Soon Magazine
With the sequel "Allied General", gamers will again find an excellent challenge in strategy and the very same interface that made the game so popular. This time, instead of playing the role of the Germans during the World War II, "Allied General" puts you in command of the other side, the Allies.
90
WindowsComing Soon Magazine
When S.S.I. released Panzer General in 1994, the game immediately encountered a tremendous success with the public who, for the first time, discovered a strategy game not only easy to use but also very complete and accurate.
86
Windows 3.xPower Play
Man kann es nicht leugnen, aber "Allied General" versprüht den unmissverständlichen Charme einer Missions-Disk. Es ist einfach nichts anderes als der Original-"Panzer General" mit umgedrehter Besetzung - und es ist immer noch saugut. Die Umsetzung auf Windows hätte man sich allerdings sparen können, denn schneller oder komfortabler läuft die Hexfeldschlacht nicht ab. Die Campaigns aus der Sicht der Allierten zu spielen, ein ganzer Batzen neuer Missionen und die Play-by-E-mail-Funktion sind jedoch Kaufgrund genug, und so sollten Liebhaber des Originals sofort zuschlagen.
86
WindowsPower Play
Man kann es nicht leugnen, aber "Allied General" versprüht den unmissverständlichen Charme einer Missions-Disk. Es ist einfach nichts anderes als der Original-"Panzer General" mit umgedrehter Besetzung - und es ist immer noch saugut. Die Umsetzung auf Windows hätte man sich allerdings sparen können, denn schneller oder komfortabler läuft die Hexfeldschlacht nicht ab. Die Campaigns aus der Sicht der Allierten zu spielen, ein ganzer Batzen neuer Missionen und die Play-by-E-mail-Funktion sind jedoch Kaufgrund genug, und so sollten Liebhaber des Originals sofort zuschlagen.
84
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Eigentlich ein ziemlich starkes Stück, einen "Panzer General 1 für Windows" mit Verbesserungen auf Update- und Mission-Disk-Niveau zum legitimen zweiten Teil zu erklären. Für die Freunde solch zeitraubender Strategie-Kaliber allerdings kein Grund zum General-Streik: First Class-Hardware vorausgesetzt, gehört auch der jüngste Sproß der SSI-Familie zu den ausgesprochenen Prachtstücken in diesem Genre.
83
Windows 3.xGame Revolution
As one might imagine, the game itself is set on a map with elegantly drawn topographical details. The area is divided into hexes where each piece can sit and the game is turn-based. No realtime strategy here; you can plan your moves like in chess. This game is very pretty and there is just something that never fails to excite the history buff about seeing the doomed city of Berlin with an enormous Soviet force just thirty miles distant. Allied General's only flaw is that it is simply too much like its predecessor, Panzer General. If you liked the original, you will definitely enjoy the sequel. If you want something slightly different and innovative, your best bet would be to go for SSI's Steel Panthers or its sequel which is to be released sometime next month. Either way, this is a very enjoyable game and shoul bring many hours of enjoyment. The multimedia videos that precede every campaign and scenario are also fun to watch as well.
83
WindowsGame Revolution
As one might imagine, the game itself is set on a map with elegantly drawn topographical details. The area is divided into hexes where each piece can sit and the game is turn-based. No realtime strategy here; you can plan your moves like in chess. This game is very pretty and there is just something that never fails to excite the history buff about seeing the doomed city of Berlin with an enormous Soviet force just thirty miles distant. Allied General's only flaw is that it is simply too much like its predecessor, Panzer General. If you liked the original, you will definitely enjoy the sequel. If you want something slightly different and innovative, your best bet would be to go for SSI's Steel Panthers or its sequel which is to be released sometime next month. Either way, this is a very enjoyable game and shoul bring many hours of enjoyment. The multimedia videos that precede every campaign and scenario are also fun to watch as well.
82
WindowsPC Joker
Wenig geändert hat sich auch am Sound, der intuitiv beherrschbaren Steuerung und der Genialität des Gameplays. Daß diesmal trotzdem kein Hit-Orden vergeben wird, liegt weniger am Fehlen entscheidender Neuerungen, sondern an der Schlamperei der Programmierer: Lief der (DOS-) Vorgänger bereits auf einem 386er mit 4 MB RAM problemlos, kommen die Panzer nun erst ab einem Pentium mit 16 MB flott voran. Zudem entwickelt das Spiel unter „Windows 3.1“ eine fatale Absturzneigung, so daß der Blick durch die 95er-Fenster fast schon zur Pflicht wird. Als Allied General sollte sich somit nur verdingen, wer über modernstes Kriegsgerät verfügt – allen übrigen Strategen sei das inzwischen zum Budgetpreis erhältliche Original empfohlen.
82
Windows 3.xPC Joker
Wenig geändert hat sich auch am Sound, der intuitiv beherrschbaren Steuerung und der Genialität des Gameplays. Daß diesmal trotzdem kein Hit-Orden vergeben wird, liegt weniger am Fehlen entscheidender Neuerungen, sondern an der Schlamperei der Programmierer: Lief der (DOS-) Vorgänger bereits auf einem 386er mit 4 MB RAM problemlos, kommen die Panzer nun erst ab einem Pentium mit 16 MB flott voran. Zudem entwickelt das Spiel unter „Windows 3.1“ eine fatale Absturzneigung, so daß der Blick durch die 95er-Fenster fast schon zur Pflicht wird. Als Allied General sollte sich somit nur verdingen, wer über modernstes Kriegsgerät verfügt – allen übrigen Strategen sei das inzwischen zum Budgetpreis erhältliche Original empfohlen.
82
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Die Kampagnen sind gelungen, die Rußland-Szenarios selbst für Profis eine Herausforderung - Allied General bietet die zur Zeit beste Hexfeld-Taktik.
80
Windows 3.xJoystick (French)
Pour conclure, Allied General reste donc toujours aussi génial que son prédécesseur. De plus, le changement de quelques mécanismes du jeu fait que vous serez obligé de développer une autre stratégie par rapport à PzG, un gage d'intérêt supplémentaire !
80
WindowsJoystick (French)
Pour conclure, Allied General reste donc toujours aussi génial que son prédécesseur. De plus, le changement de quelques mécanismes du jeu fait que vous serez obligé de développer une autre stratégie par rapport à PzG, un gage d'intérêt supplémentaire !
80
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
ALLIED GENERAL is not a match for PANZER GENERAL. But in a market virtually overrun with buggy, unfinished wargames that are – pardon me – complete crap, it will be a more than welcome addition to any wargamer's collection, and should remain on their hard drive for quite some time.
80
Windows 3.xComputer Gaming World (CGW)
ALLIED GENERAL is not a match for PANZER GENERAL. But in a market virtually overrun with buggy, unfinished wargames that are – pardon me – complete crap, it will be a more than welcome addition to any wargamer's collection, and should remain on their hard drive for quite some time.
80
MacintoshmacHOME
AG has pretty much been flawlessly converted from the PC to the Mac, and its incorporation of newsreels and actual speech is seamless. You’re guaranteed to get hopelessly engrossed after only a few minutes of play. Allied General is an excellent effort and is already my favorite Mac war game this year.
80
Windows 3.xHigh Score
Den enda riktiga kritik jag har är den oerhörda mängd RAM-minne du måste ha för att spela Allied General. 8 megabyte är minimum, men för att Allied General ska flyta smärtfritt bör du ha det dubbla.
71
Windows 3.xGameSpot
Allied General is basically a rehash of Panzer General but this time you command the Allies in their quest to evict the Third Reich from North Africa, the Steppes of Russia, and finally Fortress Europe itself. The game features familiar hexagonal grids and turn based play, so fans of traditional wargames will feel right at home with the basics of its interface. The emphasis in Allied General, like Panzer, is on the strategic deployment of men and material on the battlefield.
71
WindowsGameSpot
Allied General is basically a rehash of Panzer General but this time you command the Allies in their quest to evict the Third Reich from North Africa, the Steppes of Russia, and finally Fortress Europe itself. The game features familiar hexagonal grids and turn based play, so fans of traditional wargames will feel right at home with the basics of its interface. The emphasis in Allied General, like Panzer, is on the strategic deployment of men and material on the battlefield.
70
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
I think the reason that I enjoyed Allied General was that I also enjoy the challenge of chess and this allowed me to offer the game the patience that will reward you with success. However, if you prefer your games to be action packed scraps, then the game also offers an excellent two player option where you can challenge a mate to play the role of the enemy troops and annihilate his forces, reducing him to tears. I wonder what my son is doing next Sunday afternoon?
63
PlayStationGameSpot
Allied General is a true onscreen wargame in the Avalon Hill sense of the word, complete with hexes, zones of control, attack/defense factors, movement points, and stacked units. Players assume the role of an Allied or Axis commander in strategic-level WWII operations in three campaigns, which means Playstation owners can now experience desert clashes with Rommel's Afrika Korps forces; the expected Soviet and American operations in Europe; a number of hypothetical alternate-history campaigns (such as Winston Churchill's speculative and slightly wonko Operation Jupiter, a talked-but-never-walked invasion of Norway); and over 35 individual scenarios.
60
PlayStationAll Game Guide
At times, the movement of particular units is restrained or limited by varying terrains like traversing mountains or traveling over hills or through water, while some units can only move or be transported by air or water. Know where your units are and what sort of terrain is ahead since it would be useless to move units near a mountain if they can't cross. History buffs looking for a decent World War II strategy game, then Allied General may be for you. Just be warned that this is for the strategy enthusiast; it is very serious and can go on for days, relying less on action and more on troop deployment, marching across terrain, and setting up strategies for land, sea, and air operations. If that doesn't sound terribly exciting, then stay far, far away from this game.
60
MacintoshHigh Score
Macversionen skiljer sig inte mycket från PC-versionen och fungerar utmärkt. Grafiken är tydlig och spelet flyter. Som brittisk, amerikansk eller sovjetisk befälhavare ska du med hjälp av armé, flotta och flyg befria Europa från Hitlers trupper. Den enda kritiken jag har är att Allied General ser ut som strategispel gjort i tio år nu. Men gillar man traditionella strategispel är det helt okej.
51
PlayStationPlay Magazine
Will anyone buy Allied General on PlayStation? It's doubtful. To succeed on this format, Mindscape, this sort of game needs kick-ass visuals and presentation. Otherwise you shouldn't bother.