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Counter Action is a real-time strategy released when, due to success of Command & Conquer, many clones started to appear. What really differs this game from almost all RTS-titles of that time is its setting. Game actions take place in World War 2 on the East front. Player can take command over both Russian or German armies with separate campaigns and 14 missions for each side.

Another feature of Counter Action is an absence of macromanagement, i.e. there's no building/resource gathering involved in the game. One will only need to control his forces on a battlefield. However, in terms of gameplay CA is still very close to Command & Conquer, with its famous "tank rush" tactic.


Counter Action DOS In this mission you need to evacuate stuff vehicles to safety.
Counter Action DOS Happy end
Counter Action DOS In this mission your objective is to evacuate a whole factory.
Counter Action DOS Mission objectives

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Counter Action Screenshot
Counter Action Other Cover art (Russian release)
Counter Action Screenshot
Counter Action Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Противостояние" -- Russian spelling
  • "Ostfront" -- German title
  • "Counteraction" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews

PC Jeux Jun, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul 01, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Joystick (French) Jul, 1997 60 out of 100 60
Power Unlimited Sep, 1997 49 out of 100 49
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1998 18 out of 100 18


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Virgil (8600) added Counter Action (DOS) on Jan 22, 2007