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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 Taking out enemy infantry with the machine gun.
First Battalion Windows The first mission actually works as a tutorial.
First Battalion Windows Aircrafts have a role in this game, as they either support or attack you. Here a Luftwaffe bomber squad is performing an exciting low sweep to bomb the targets in front of us.
First Battalion Windows My boys are ready to hit this supply depot. Note the exciting maneuver of the Stuka aircraft on the top left.

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
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
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 28, 2006 5 out of 20 25

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