First Battalion

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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 welcoming committee of that village is not so friendly to us.
First Battalion Windows The Soviet T-34, they all look like Ladas to me :) A bit low poly for a starring vehicle, thank the texturers for doing a wonderful job, otherwise it would really be a miss.
First Battalion Windows Some of the important tasks require that you go solo without the help of your squad.
First Battalion Windows Sometimes the vegetation is not enough to let you hide from the enemy, you've got to keep moving.

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
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr 24, 2006 74 out of 100 74
Absolute Games ( Windows Aug 25, 2006 70 out of 100 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 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 Windows May 05, 2006 12 out of 20 60 Windows Apr 12, 2006 6 out of 20 30 PlayStation 2 Jul 28, 2006 5 out of 20 25


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