First Battalion

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Description

This action-orientated game takes you through 18 missions taking place throughout the WWII. Six Missions per side (Americans, Russians and Germans) place you inside a tank from the corresponding period (for example, in the first mission of the game you drive the famous German Panzer II Ausf. C).

Your tank is equipped with a cannon with limited ammo and a MG with unlimited ammo. With this arsenal you now have to complete different objectives (which can change throughout the mission) inside the missions like blowing up a fuel depot. In this process you also destroy and blow up many other things in the almost completely destroyable environment (from trees to houses) and of course you've to fight against enemy infantry and tanks.

The game also gives you command over a squad of friendly tanks which you can give simple but effective commands like 'make a flank attack on that position' or 'go and repair yourself at this repairstation'.

The mission-briefing consists of original WWII film footage where a speaker explains different aspects of the tank-war and a text (read to you) in which the story of your tank-crew is explained.

Screenshots

First Battalion Windows This mission requires us to bring the whole fuel depot down, in order to do that you have to shoot and destroy the green gas containers.
First Battalion Windows Viewing your tank from a distance.
First Battalion Windows Me and my comrades did that! Well we'd better off head back to the camp and have a few shots of Stalin Vodka.
First Battalion Windows The graphics of the game are very well done, in fact they are so good that compliment well the thought that war is only good for computer games and not reality...

Alternate Titles

  • "Panzer Elite Action: Pola Chwały" -- Polish title
  • "Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

PC Action Windows May 17, 2006 76 out of 100 76
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Aug 25, 2006 70 out of 100 70
IGN Windows Oct 13, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Powerplay Windows May, 2006 64 out of 100 64
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2006 62 out of 100 62
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows May 05, 2006 12 out of 20 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Apr 09, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Aug 08, 2006 6 out of 20 30
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 12, 2006 6 out of 20 30

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