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Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps is a real time strategy game, set during the North Africa Campaign of World War II. The player can take either the side of the Axis, led by Rommel, or of the Allies, led by Montgomery.

The game features distinctive story lines for both sides, experience-gathering abilities for the units, and bonus points that can be exchanged for special units.


Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps Windows My scout's line of sight makes it easier to see further
Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps Windows Loading Screen
Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps Windows Protecting the convoy will be my priority
Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps Windows The soldier with the logo on top his head is my hero unit

Alternate Titles

  • "非洲雄狮" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Пустынные крысы против корпуса "Африка"" -- Russian spelling
  • "Kõrberotid vs. Korpus "Aafrika"" -- Estonian title
  • "Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats" -- German/Polish title

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User Reviews

One of the better WW2 RTS's, as usual more fun from the German POV ;-) Cadorna (190) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Apr 08, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Gamigo Feb 06, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
GBase - The Gamer's Base Mar 06, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
ActionTrip Apr 13, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Feb 09, 2004 81 out of 100 81
4Players.de Feb 04, 2004 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Boomtown May 06, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Apr 19, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
CanardPC Jan 28, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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Gargaj (64) added Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps (Windows) on Mar 08, 2004