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Like its predecessor, Sudden Strike II is a real-time, strategic, tactical war game set during World War II.

The game contains more than 40 missions in 5 campaigns in separate scenarios or single one-off missions. Japan has been added as a playable nation in addition to Germany, Russia, Great Britain and the United States for a total of 5 countries. The player's troops will have to march through rain, snow and other weather effects in landscapes set in winter and summer. It's possible to control boats, railways, tanks, aircraft, ambulances and transport vehicles and destroy bridges, houses, trees, forts and more objects.

The game includes a editor so over 20 in-game maps for the multiplayer mode and over 10 maps for single missions can be created.


Sudden Strike II Windows Securing enemy factory area
Sudden Strike II Windows This shot shows how the game uses light to show the soldier's field of view. All soldiers have been sent to the same location yet some have gone across the bridge and others have not
Sudden Strike II Windows The main menu
Sudden Strike II Windows The game starts with a cinematic-like introduction that shows an attack on a base of some sort. It's suitably multinational in that it does not seem to represent any particular nation

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Alternate Titles

  • "资源战争2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "裝甲騎兵2" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Противостояние IV" -- Russian spelling
  • "Ziyuan Zhanzheng 2" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

A nice 2D-RTS game. If you don't mind loading your last savegame a lot. Dark Hamlet (31) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game.EXE Oct, 2002 5 out of 5 100
games xtreme Sep 02, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
ActionTrip Aug 20, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Game Chronicles Nov 11, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 03, 2002 83 out of 100 83
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 2002 83 out of 100 83 Jun 04, 2002 81 out of 100 81 Sep 07, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Gamesdog Dec 16, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Level Nov, 2002 80 out of 100 80


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Related Web Sites

  • Official Game Page (CDV's Official Sudden Strike 2's web page)
  • SS2 Bunker (Everything you'll want to know about Sudden Strike 2 from demo and add-on file downloads, videos, previews, reviews and walkthroughs. Also includes a community for multiplayer fun.)
Jeanne (75384) added Sudden Strike II (Windows) on Dec 05, 2002