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Patton vs. Rommel (DOS)

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Description

A turn-based war game set in World War II that simulates a what-if battle between General Patton and Field Marshal Rommel for control of Normandy, hence the name.

As the war is fought you get points, and the objective, of course is to gather as much points as possible (positive points if you're Allied, negative if you're Axis). Although it's strategical simulation is rather simplistic, taking a more entertaining approach, it has many features, available options and a lot of feedback from the computer (including tips from the computerized Patton's and Rommel's).

The game had a feature very similar to today's well-known Fog-of-War, though it's functionality was not as smooth as it is today. The warzone is divided into Zones of Control, with it's units and actions invisible to the adversary until he attempts to move through it and fight for it.

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Patton vs. Rommel DOS Title screen
Patton vs. Rommel DOS Taking a closer look at enemy locations...
Patton vs. Rommel DOS The main game screen
Patton vs. Rommel DOS A little friendly advice...

Alternate Titles

  • "Patton versus Rommel" -- Macintosh in-game title

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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1991 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

This is likely to be the first game to make use of Fog of War. In military terms, it refers to each side's uncertainty about the enemy's capabilities and plans, but in games it is often a literal fog which allows enemy units to pass through unoccupied or unexplored sections of the map without being seen. In this game, both human and computer players are subject to it.
tbuteler (3026) added Patton vs. Rommel (DOS) on Jan 26, 2004
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