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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.


First Battalion Windows The main menu where WWII videos are blurred on the background.
First Battalion Windows Enemy vehicles are smart and they don't loose an opportunity to surprise you.
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...
First Battalion Windows Once you complete a mission it's time for another iron cross for your collection and the necessary propaganda.

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Alternate Titles

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

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PC Action Windows May 17, 2006 76 out of 100 76
Absolute Games ( Windows Aug 25, 2006 70 out of 100 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2006 70 out of 100 70
PC Powerplay Windows May, 2006 64 out of 100 64
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2006 62 out of 100 62 Windows May 05, 2006 12 out of 20 60 (UK) Windows Apr 09, 2006 4 out of 10 40 Windows Apr 12, 2006 6 out of 20 30 Xbox Aug 08, 2006 6 out of 20 30 PlayStation 2 Jul 28, 2006 5 out of 20 25


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