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A military strategy wargame focusing on the African desert campaign of legendary Erwin Rommel; specifically, the period between November and December, 1941 when Rommel's offensive is driven close to the Suez Canal and American supplies have given an edge to the Commonwealth Eight Army.

Consisting of 5 single-battle scenarios and one campaign game, you are trusted into either the Allied or the Axis side using a modified version of the V for victory engine with the same wargame mechanics but with several additions such as more realistic fog of war, the ability to select different types of attacks, from low-intensity probes, to all-out assaults. You can play vs a human opponent via e-mails or take on the computer using a "Random Variant" option which guarantees some surprises on every game.


Operation Crusader DOS Title screen
Operation Crusader Macintosh Weather report for the battle duration (important night moon phases)
Operation Crusader Macintosh Updates on units combat
Operation Crusader Macintosh Begin turn based play and unit placement or movement

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Critic Reviews

PC Gamer DOS Dec, 1994 94 out of 100 94
MikroBitti DOS Jun, 1995 92 out of 100 92
High Score DOS Nov, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Macintosh Jul, 1994 71 out of 100 71
Score DOS Sep, 1995 6 out of 10 60
PC Joker DOS Nov, 1994 57 out of 100 57
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #110 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list

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