Close Combat III: The Russian Front (Windows)

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Yet another Real Time Strategy game... Yet another WWII game... but unlike most WWII games, this one takes place on the *Eastern* Front! It is 1941, and Germany is launching Operation Barbarossa: the invasion of Russia. Finally, a game that captures the magnitude of this epic, 4-year-long battle that ultimately sealed the end of the 3rd Reich!

As with the previous CC games, this one is incredibly researched. The sounds of the dozens of different weapons, the hundreds of unit types, the terrain... it is just amazing how much work went into drawing the sprites and the maps. Units can panic, be pinned, suppressed, surrender, regroup... you name it. There are flame tanks, snipers, bunkers, city fighting, winter/summer battles, different weather conditions, mine fields... pretty much anything that might normally happen on a battlefield can happen in this game. And the best parts: it covers the entire Eastern Front battle from 41-45, and it has good multiplayer support.

I mean... if you play the Germans, your guys speak German, and if you play the Russians, they speak Russian. You just don't get more realistic than that. :)


Close Combat III: The Russian Front Windows Russian Tank hit! (Zoomed in)
Close Combat III: The Russian Front Windows Burning German tanks!
Close Combat III: The Russian Front Windows Russian Tanks - in winter
Close Combat III: The Russian Front Windows Results screen - Beat the Germans really bad

Alternate Titles

  • "戰鬥神將3:俄羅斯前線" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Close Combat III: Le Front Russe" -- French title

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User Reviews

Cyrillic: The Russian Font Ashley Pomeroy (233) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Worst of the series Maury Markowitz (226) unrated
WWII gamer: you want realism and a new setting? Look here. Raphael (1160) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameGenie 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Freak Feb, 1999 93 out of 100 93
GameSpot Jan 21, 1999 9.2 out of 10 92
IGN Jan 18, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Svenska PC Gamer Feb, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 05, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Mar, 1999 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Game Revolution Feb 01, 1999 C 50


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Raphael (1160) added Close Combat III: The Russian Front (Windows) on Oct 26, 1999