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Description

World War II: Frontline Command is a World War II themed 3D RTS game built on the Steel Soldiers engine.

The game doesn't feature resource management; every mission starts with a fixed number of units with which you have to fulfill your mission. The fog of war in this game is a literal grey fog that shrouds the landscape. Only high objects such as buildings and treetops stick out through the fog. The fog disperses once you scout the terrain.

Available units include infantry, tanks and artillery. Your most important unit is the Commander. He has a much larger visibility range than any of the other units which allows him to spot targets from afar so that they can be attacked from a safe distance. Furthermore he boosts the morale of your units. Morale is affected by many factors such as separation, mission status and enemy fire. High morale improves the capabilities of your units, while low morale decreases their effectiveness. Besides the mist which disappears when in line of sight to show the terrain and possible enemy units, your units can also hear enemy units move when they are nearby.

The game features a campaign for both Axis and Allies and can be played in two difficulties: recruit and veteran. Besides a increase in difficulty, the veteran difficulty also features some changes in gameplay such as more dynamic missions, less health regeneration for your units and limited ammunition. Besides the campaign you can also play against others in online multiplayer.

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World War II: Frontline Command Windows All missions, even the tutorials, take a short while to load
World War II: Frontline Command Windows First time through, after profiling, the player must enter the game's CD key. Then the introduction sequence plays. It's a series of animated battle maps and old war time footage
World War II: Frontline Command Windows Troops are selected by dragging the mouse pointer over them. 
Both the troops and the battlefield are nicely detailed.
World War II: Frontline Command Windows This is taken from the Combat tutorial. It shows how one unit, the tank, can fire at something it cannot see if another unit can see the target. A nice touch.

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User Reviews

A good game let down by niggling problems piltdown_man (104668) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Eurogamer.net (UK) May 02, 2003 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) May, 2003 79 out of 100 79
Absolute Games (AG.ru) May 27, 2003 70 out of 100 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2003 69 out of 100 69
4Players.de May 13, 2003 67 out of 100 67
GameSpy Jun 25, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 6 out of 10 60
PC Zone Benelux Jun, 2003 59 out of 100 59
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 14, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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vedder (20583) added World War II: Frontline Command (Windows) on Dec 05, 2008