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Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon (Windows)

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Description

Burning Horizon is a stand-alone add-on for the original Blitzkrieg game.

Blitzkrieg is a real-time WW II tactical level game in the Close Combat style. You command your small group of combined arms troops in a single battle or campaign. Campaigns cover a wide range of locations around the world, like the forests of Ardennes, the deserts of Northern Africa, the jungles of Far East and D-Day in Normandy. The game holds hundreds of WW II units from the all-familiar German tanks to obscure trucks. On top of normal troops you can order air support in the form of bombers, fighters, ground attack planes, recon and paratroopers.

Successfully completing missions gains you promotions and your troops improve their experience. Success does not come easy, but you are presented with a wide selection of commands for this. On top of the standard movement and attack commands you can order your troops to dig in, lay mines, mount disbanded artillery pieces and so forth. The troops' movement can be altered by different formations and movement styles (crouching, aggressive, march columns etc).

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Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows Building taking some punishment
Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows It's a walk in the park for the paras after the bombers did their job
Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows New upgrades available
Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows Campaign screen

Alternate Titles

  • "闪电战:燃烧地平线" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Блицкриг. Пылающий горизонт" -- Russian spelling
  • "Blitzkrieg: Horyzont w Ogniu" -- Polish title
  • "Blitzkrieg: Desert Fox" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Game Captain Apr 06, 2004 86 out of 100 86
PC Games (Germany) Apr 09, 2004 82 out of 100 82
GameDaily Dec 14, 2006 8 out of 10 80
games xtreme Jun 27, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 26, 2004 15 out of 20 75
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 09, 2006 15 out of 20 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2004 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 18, 2004 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot Jun 09, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
GameSpy Jun 23, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Release date

The European release date was meant to coincide with the 60th anniversary of D-Day. On 6th June 1944, "Operation Overlord" began, the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.
Marko Poutiainen (1148) added Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon (Windows) on Apr 01, 2006