DescriptionCodename: Panzers - Phase One is a tactical real-time strategy game which takes place during World War II. The game offers three campaigns (German, Soviet, and Allied) with a total of 30 missions.
Since this is a tactical game, the player does not need to bother with resource management. A campaign is started with a predefined number of troops. More troops can be acquired through investing Prestige Points, which are handed out for completing mission objectives (primary, secondary or hidden ones). Units that are killed during a mission will be replaced in the next mission when playing on easy or normal difficulty, but no so on hard.
Ammo is not unlimited, but there are ammo trucks for limited reloading. Repair vehicles also have a limited amount of hit points they can repair.
In total, the player controls over 50 different unit. Besides the tanks and infantry units, there are medics, ammo trucks and repair vehicles. It's also possible to call for scouts, fighters, and bombers, but each mission has an air unit limit.
- "钢铁行动" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Codename: Panzers - Faza Pierwsza" -- Polish title
Part of the Following Groups
|Finally a new RTS to replace Age of Empires!||Thiago Oliveira (90)|
|PC Action||Jun 14, 2004||92 out of 100||92|
|Fragland.net||Oct 27, 2004||90 out of 100||90|
|GameStar (Germany)||Jun, 2004||89 out of 100||89|
|Gamers.at||Jul 14, 2004||89 out of 100||89|
|GameSpot||Oct 01, 2004||8.8 out of 10||88|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Oct 11, 2004||86 out of 100||86|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Sep 07, 2004||17 out of 20||85|
|IGN||Sep 16, 2004||8.3 out of 10||83|
|Factornews||Sep 21, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|ActionTrip||Oct 08, 2004||71 out of 100||71|
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German versionIn the German version a matchbox with the words "Make it Hot for Hitler" on the mission briefings and all references to Poland were removed.
PolandThe game has been a subject of scandal in Poland. It has been accused by certain newspapers of antipolonism, and it was claimed to contain scenes depicting Polish people as drunkards, and false claims that Poland has started the war. Those accusations were wildly exaggerated, but the game has underwent some minor censorship in its Polish release.
SalesIn 2004, Codename: Panzers - Phase One won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
- Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland
- 2004 - Gold Award
Related Web Sites
- Official PANZERS Site (Official site for Phase One and the incoming phases, with screenshot gallery, artwork, demo, map, and other various downloads and info.)