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Patton Strikes Back: The Battle of the Bulge (DOS)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
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Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.1


The Press Says

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54
Power Play
Es scheint, daß Strategiespile im "Simpel-Look" in Mode kommen - außer einer einzigen schlappen Landkarte, nebst Mini-Icons und einem halben Dutzend Befehle werden dem Hobbygeneral bei der Crawfords' Ardennenschlacht nicht viele unterschiedliche Spiel-Features geboten. Muß auch nicht sein: Patton strikes back ist, dank ultraleichter Bedienung, dem eingeschränkten Befehlsrepertoire und dem "Kleinstkampf"-Gebiet, ganz klar auf den Strategieeinsteiger zugeschnitten. Ärgerlich ist nur, daß es nur ein einziges Szenario zum taktischen Toben gibt. Hat man, wahlweise mit Amerikanern oder Deutschen, die Partie gewonnen, läßt die Motivation ganz schön nach.
50
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Chris Crawford's entry covering the Battle of the Bulge. Designed as a bridge to non- or neophyte wargamers, it failed to succeed with either that crows or the wargamer market. Some interesting concepts and detailed historical analysis failed to remove the “taint” (i.e., it ain't a game and it ain't a simulation).