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Sudden Strike II (Windows)

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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 These are the game's configuration options
Sudden Strike II Windows German airfield
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 This is the in-game options screen that's displayed when ESC is pressed. Nice to see that the game sped can be adjusted

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

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Nov 11, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 03, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania Jun 04, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Gamesdog Dec 16, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone Benelux Oct, 2002 79 out of 100 79 Jun 19, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Play (Poland) Aug, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpy Sep 26, 2002 60 out of 100 60
Factornews Nov 17, 2002 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Sep 20, 2002 5.2 out of 10 52


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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 (75591) added Sudden Strike II (Windows) on Dec 05, 2002