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You're the commander of the allied forces at Operation Market Garden. You can play as either the Germans or the Allies. You play on the battlefield in real-time. The battlefield is bloody and realistic, with scary screams of man down as you watch a man get his head blown off, (the games played in a topdown view,) and the ratta-tat-tat of the German machine-guns. Real machine gun sounds.

The Close Combat series have always been realistic because of the AI. Your men will run away if the Germans do a rush or something like that, and they'll be unresponsive if you make them do something stupid (like rushing tanks), and if they start to move into gunfire, under your command of course, they'll go back to the start, or away from the enemy.


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Alternate Titles

  • "戰鬥神將2:奪橋遺恨" -- Chinese title (traditional)
  • "Close Combat: Un pont trop loin - Le frisson du combat - Le pouvoir de commander" -- French tag-lined title
  • "Close Combat: Un pont trop loin" -- French title
  • "Close Combat: Die Brücke von Arnheim - Der Nervenkitzel des Kampfes - die Macht der Befehlsgewalt" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Close Combat: Die Brücke von Arnheim" -- German title
  • "Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far - The Thrill of Combat-The Power of Command " -- Tag-lined title
  • "Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far" -- release
  • "Close Combat 2" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Best of the series, by far Maury Markowitz (248) unrated
Definately the BEST of the CC series so far! Trey Moody (2) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Not as Imbecilic as the First of the Series, but it comes close Anonymous Gamer (162) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

Critic Reviews

Mega Score Nov, 1997 96 out of 100 96
Pelit Sep, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Coming Soon Magazine Feb, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Game.EXE Nov, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Jeux Nov, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Gamezilla 1997 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Dec, 1997 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1997 62 out of 100 62
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec 01, 1997 60 out of 100 60


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Wolfang (168) added Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far (Windows) on Apr 07, 2000
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