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Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps is a real time strategy game, set during the North Africa Campaign of World War II. The player can take either the side of the Axis, led by Rommel, or of the Allies, led by Montgomery.

The game features distinctive story lines for both sides, experience-gathering abilities for the units, and bonus points that can be exchanged for special units.


Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps Windows Menu Screen
Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps Windows The soldier with the logo on top his head is my hero unit
Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps Windows Attack on enemy base
Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps Windows Tips

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Alternate Titles

  • "非洲雄狮" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Пустынные крысы против корпуса "Африка"" -- Russian spelling
  • "Kõrberotid vs. Korpus "Aafrika"" -- Estonian title
  • "Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats" -- German/Polish title

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User Reviews

One of the better WW2 RTS's, as usual more fun from the German POV ;-) Cadorna (223) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Apr 08, 2004 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Feb 21, 2004 85 out of 100 85
GBase - The Gamer's Base Mar 06, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameswelt Feb 19, 2004 82 out of 100 82 Feb 04, 2004 80 out of 100 80
DarkZero Oct 22, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Withingames Mar 10, 2004 4 out of 5 80 May 27, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Boomtown May 06, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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Gargaj (93) added Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps (Windows) on Mar 08, 2004