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Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon (Windows)

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Description

Burning Horizon is a stand-alone add-on for the original Blitzkrieg game.

Blitzkrieg is a real-time WW II tactical level game in the Close Combat style. You command your small group of combined arms troops in a single battle or campaign. Campaigns cover a wide range of locations around the world, like the forests of Ardennes, the deserts of Northern Africa, the jungles of Far East and D-Day in Normandy. The game holds hundreds of WW II units from the all-familiar German tanks to obscure trucks. On top of normal troops you can order air support in the form of bombers, fighters, ground attack planes, recon and paratroopers.

Successfully completing missions gains you promotions and your troops improve their experience. Success does not come easy, but you are presented with a wide selection of commands for this. On top of the standard movement and attack commands you can order your troops to dig in, lay mines, mount disbanded artillery pieces and so forth. The troops' movement can be altered by different formations and movement styles (crouching, aggressive, march columns etc).

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Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows The mission really isn't going well...
Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows Fields of glory?
Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows Cut scene
Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows Campaign screen

Alternate Titles

  • "闪电战:燃烧地平线" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Блицкриг. Пылающий горизонт" -- Russian spelling
  • "Blitzkrieg: Horyzont w Ogniu" -- Polish title
  • "Blitzkrieg: Desert Fox" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Game Captain Apr 06, 2004 86 out of 100 86
GameDaily Dec 14, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Withingames Apr 23, 2004 4 out of 5 80
IGN Jun 03, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 18, 2004 74 out of 100 74
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2004 74 out of 100 74
PC Zone Benelux Jun, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Cheat Code Central 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
GameStar (Germany) May, 2004 68 out of 100 68
CanardPC May 05, 2004 6 out of 10 60

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Release date

The European release date was meant to coincide with the 60th anniversary of D-Day. On 6th June 1944, "Operation Overlord" began, the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.
Marko Poutiainen (1148) added Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon (Windows) on Apr 01, 2006