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Close Combat is the first installment of Microsoft's Close Combat series that bases its power more on strategy than real-time battling. You're placed as the battlefield commander as you command your troops in Normandy. Choose to play as either Axis or Allies.


Close Combat Macintosh Maneuvers - Off the Beach mission start
Close Combat Macintosh Boot Camp - helps train you to control your troops and armor
Close Combat Windows German soldiers pinned down with a US Sherman attacking.
Close Combat Macintosh Saving mission replay

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Alternate Titles

  • "戰鬥神將" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "Project X" -- Working title
  • "Close Combat: Take command of men who act like real soldiers" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Close Combat: Prenez le commandement de véritables soldats" -- French tag-lined title
  • "Beyond Squad Leader" -- Working title
  • "Advanced Squad Leader" -- Working title
  • "クロース コンバット" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

PC Games Windows Oct, 1996 A- 91
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Windows Jul 13, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1996 90 out of 100 90 Windows 1996 90 out of 100 90
CD-Action Windows May, 1997 8 out of 10 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) Windows 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
About This Particular Macintosh Macintosh Feb, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Windows Sep, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Mac Game Gate Macintosh 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Aug, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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The concept of Close Combat had been in the works for a long time. The basic game design already existed as Project X at the time Atomic Games was working on the V for Victory games for Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc., later became Advanced Squad Leader and Beyond Squad Leader when Avalon Hill wanted them to do a Squad Leader video game, and it was eventually called Close Combat when Atomic Games teamed up with Microsoft.
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