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Close Combat

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Macintosh
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Windows
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3.2
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Description

Close Combat is the first installment of Microsoft's Close Combat series that bases its power more on a strategy, then on real-time battling. You're placed as the battlefield commander as you command your troops in Normandy. Choose either to play as Axis or an Allies.

Screenshots

Close Combat Macintosh Also supports multiplayer head to head
Close Combat Macintosh Title/version
Close Combat Macintosh Engaging mortar rounds to soften up building cover
Close Combat Macintosh Boot Camp start

Alternate Titles

  • "戰鬥神將" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Project X" -- Working title
  • "Close Combat: Take command of men who act like real soldiers" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Close Combat: Prenez le commandement de véritables soldats" -- French tag-lined title
  • "Beyond Squad Leader" -- Working title
  • "Advanced Squad Leader" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Retarded doesn't even come close... Windows Michael Palomino (152)

The Press Says

PC Games Windows Oct, 1996 A- 91
GameSpot Windows Aug 01, 1996 9.1 out of 10 91
macHOME Macintosh 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 83 out of 100 83
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Macintosh Oct, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Oct, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Windows Sep, 1996 65 out of 100 65
PC Player (Germany) Windows Aug, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
High Score Windows Oct, 1996 2 out of 5 40

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Development

The concept of Close Combat had been in the works for a long time. The basic game design already existed as Project X at the time Atomic Games was working on the V for Victory games for Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc., later became Advanced Squad Leader and Beyond Squad Leader when Avalon Hill wanted them to do a Squad Leader video game, and it was eventually called Close Combat when Atomic Games teamed up with Microsoft.
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