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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.


Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far Windows Can't shoot to panther!
Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far Windows Enemy is lost
Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far Windows Attack on prison
Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far Windows Infantry assault

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" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Best of the series, by far Maury Markowitz (231) 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 (151) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

Critic Reviews

Pelit Sep, 1997 92 out of 100 92
GameSpot Nov 04, 1997 9.1 out of 10 91
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
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 24, 2012 17 out of 20 85
PC Action Dec 17, 1997 83.5 out of 100 84
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 03, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Dec, 1997 68 out of 100 68
PC Joker Jan, 1998 62 out of 100 62
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1997 62 out of 100 62


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Wolfang (133) added Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far (Windows) on Apr 07, 2000
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