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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 Sometimes the vegetation is not enough to let you hide from the enemy, you've got to keep moving.
First Battalion Windows Some of the important tasks require that you go solo without the help of your squad.
First Battalion Windows The graphical realism is impressive in this game, note the holes of the shells on the wall of that building.
First Battalion Windows Shooting mines that lie on our path with the machine gun.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

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
PC Powerplay Windows May, 2006 64 out of 100 64
PC 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 Windows Apr 12, 2006 6 out of 20 30
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Aug 08, 2006 6 out of 20 30
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jul 28, 2006 5 out of 20 25

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