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The year is 1944 and the Western Allied and Soviet Red Army forces begin their march towards Berlin. In the first of the four campaigns the player guides the Americans beginning from the offensive at the Ardennes. After that the journey of the Russians in Leningrad starts. The third campaign features the French Resistance trying to to take back Paris. Since this is a slightly altered universe in which Hitler got killed by Stauffenberg, the player controls the Germans in the fourth campaign.

As in other WW II real-time strategy games such as Codename: Panzers - Phase One, all armies feature the usual war machines like the JS-2 or the Königstiger. But there are also some tanks available which were planned but never reached production, like the German tank Maus. The opposing forces are not the real enemy in the game - it's the clock. As the title implies, Berlin needs to be reached fast and every mission has a time limit. If it takes too long to accomplish the objective, the whole war is lost. The time limits are always fair, and there are several side missions in every scenario for which additional time or reinforcements are provided.

The most important units on the battlefield are the officers. Over time, they gain new talents which greatly benefit your troops. The Russian politic commissioner for example can raise the bravery of the surrounding troops by giving out more vodka, or the American communications officer lifts the fog of war for a short time. The troops also gain experience and move up the ranks so the player should thoughtfully use them because they can be taken along to the next mission with their experience. On many maps there are factories in which additional tanks can be built. The only resource needed for that is time.

When Berlin has been conquered, Paris has been freed and/or the Nazis have driven back the Allied armies, it is time to go online and fight against up to three other players in five different game modes, ranging from an ordinary skirmish to co-op.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Rush for Berlin. Бросок на Берлин" -- Russian title
  • "RfB: Rush for Berlin" -- German title

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GameStar (Germany) May, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Game Captain Jun 05, 2006 81 out of 100 81
IGN Jun 26, 2006 8 out of 10 80
PC Powerplay May, 2006 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Jun 06, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Computer Bild Spiele Aug 01, 2006 2.12 out of 6 78 Jun 12, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Gamernode Jul 11, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
All Game Guide 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamingXP Nov 29, 2006 63 out of 100 63


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Sicarius (61583) added Rush for Berlin (Windows) on May 31, 2007