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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 Playing the first battle, 'A Battle Of Mirrors'. 
The battle begins. The < and > symbols in the bottom panel can be used to change the camera position or alternatively this can be done by the mouse
Combat Mission II: Barbarossa to Berlin Windows When all assignment orders have been issued the player used the 'Go' button in the lower right to end their turn. Then the computer opponent moves their units
Combat Mission II: Barbarossa to Berlin Windows The crafty Russians are using all available cover to advance. Since they cannot be seen the units have no target, however they can be ordered to cover an area of ground
Combat Mission II: Barbarossa to Berlin Windows Re-enforcements have arrived. Unfortunately they've been ambushed and they won't last long

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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 Feb 24, 2003 95 out of 100 95
GameSpy Nov 25, 2002 94 out of 100 94
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Deaf Gamers 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
GameZone Oct 17, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Watcher Aug 12, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85 Nov 06, 2002 17 out of 20 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 30, 2002 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2002 73 out of 100 73
PC Action Nov 28, 2002 63 out of 100 63


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