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Panzer Elite is a tank simulation in which you command a platoon of tanks for either the US Army or the German Heer. Your main role is to play the tank commander and give commands to your crew - drive here, shoot at that - as well as the other tanks in your platoon. You can also call in artillery strikes using a mission map.

The game consists of a number of missions called scenarios. The missions can be strung together into a campaign which takes place in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, and Normandy, and at the end of a campaign you are asked if you would like to move onto the next.

The crew of both your tank and the other tanks in the game will improve in quality as the game progresses. You can see this in many different ways; they start spotting targets earlier, gunnery improves greatly, and drivers will attempt to "hide" their tank in a hull-down position. In addition you are given the chance to change equipment, ammo, and crew between each mission, so you will start the campaign with a beat up tank and end with the latest and greatest.


Panzer Elite Windows A Churchill in Panzer Elite
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Panzer Elite Windows A Panzer III in the desert
Panzer Elite Windows Sherman

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Alternate Titles

  • "Танковая Гвардия" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Very good, but a few minor annoyances Maury Markowitz (254) unrated
A WW2 tank sim that works! taly01 (8) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse Nov 24, 1999 9.2 out of 10 92
Game industry News (GiN) 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
All Game Guide 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
FiringSquad Feb 05, 2000 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1999 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Nov 19, 1999 8.1 out of 10 81
PC Joker Oct, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Absolute Games ( Nov 15, 1999 75 out of 100 75 1999 60 out of 100 60 Sep 09, 2002 9 out of 20 45


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Maury Markowitz (254) added Panzer Elite (Windows) on Sep 21, 2001