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Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin is the second game in the Combat Mission series. The game covers World War II on the Eastern Front from 1941 to 1945.

The game itself is a hybrid of real-time and turn-based play in which you are put into a mission set to take place over a specific number of turns. You begin each turn with the phase where you issue orders to your units. Once you give those orders, you get to sit and watch for a full minute without being able to interact with your army. Based on your planning at the beginning of the turn you will either succeed or fail.

The game offers four geographical regions that the missions take place in, the first being Finland the then all the way to the Black Sea. Each location has it's own weather conditions that effect play of the game.

For realism, all seven nations that you can play as have a full table of organization and equipment - having thousands of individual units based on what year, month and region the mission takes place in.

The game lets you play in either Operation, Battle or Quick Battle modes along with multiplayer options.


Combat Mission II: Barbarossa to Berlin Windows The multi-player options include 'play by e-mail'
Combat Mission II: Barbarossa to Berlin Windows So the green line delimits the area held by the players forces
Combat Mission II: Barbarossa to Berlin Windows Here a piece of field artillery has been selected and orders are about to be issued
Combat Mission II: Barbarossa to Berlin Windows Playing the first battle, 'A Battle Of Mirrors'. 
Stage 2 is  to select sides and tweak the game parameters

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Alternate Titles

  • "战斗任务:巴巴罗萨到柏林" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Линия фронта: Барбаросса" -- Russian spelling
  • "Combat Mission 2" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Windows Feb 24, 2003 95 out of 100 95
GameSpy Windows Nov 25, 2002 94 out of 100 94
Gameplanet Windows Nov 04, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Windows Nov 18, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Windows Oct 17, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Gamer UK Windows Dec, 2002 86 out of 100 86
Game Watcher Windows Aug 12, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov 30, 2002 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 2002 73 out of 100 73
PC Zone Benelux Windows Dec, 2002 70 out of 100 70


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