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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 New upgrades available
Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows Main screen
Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows War is hell, especially in the middle of a rocket attack
Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows The mission really isn't going well...

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

Withingames Apr 23, 2004 4 out of 5 80
GameDaily Dec 14, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Fragland.net Jul 15, 2004 77.5 out of 100 78
4Players.de Apr 18, 2004 77 out of 100 77
games xtreme Jun 27, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 09, 2006 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Jun 09, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
GameStar (Germany) May, 2004 68 out of 100 68
CanardPC May 05, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GameCell UK 2004 6 out of 10 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