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Blitzkrieg (PC)

by CDV
Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
 Ages 12 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Thrilling real time strategy game
  • Historically accurate battles of WWII in Africa, Russia and Europe
  • 3 gripping campaigns with more than 80 challenging missions
  • 3D landscapes extend your tactical possibilities
  • Original Word War II video clips provide a immersive atmosphere
  • Multiplayer game via LAN or the Internet
  • Skirmish mode

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B000088EMM
  • Release Date: 4 Jun. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,389 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Blitzkrieg is the latest game from the German publishers CDV, the guys responsible for Sudden Strike, and once again they have included a huge amount of detail. On the surface this game looks like any other CDV war based title, and let's face it, there are plenty of them to choose from. But like EA and the FIFA series, each instalment seems to raise the bar in terms of depth, playability and character.

As you battle your way through Europe in the Second World War, the gameplay in Blitzkrieg is often intense as you attempt to control multiple troops across the gaming landscape in front of you. Mess up and it's game over; this is not a base building exercise akin to the C&C range. Admittedly this is nothing new or adventurous. However, it's the little things that make this a thrilling RTS. Don't feed the supply lines to your forward troops and they soon run out of ammo. If a unit or bunch of units does well, they improve their skill making them a vital asset in defeating the enemy.

Graphics are what we have come to expect from the old school RTSs and while this isn't the most graphically beautiful game you'll find on your PC, it not only means that you can concentrate on the gameplay, but it also means this game is available to everyone rather than a select few with the latest powerhouse machines.

Overall, this is a demanding and challenging RTS with some very nice features. Yes it's another WWII RTS from CDV, but when they make them this good, who cares. --Jason Denwood.

Manufacturer's Description

Blitzkrieg is the fine art of strategy, but with more finesse! Dissect your enemy with surgical precision, halt the enemy’s advance with strategic tank and air assaults, and maintain your offensive momentum. You can prove your tactical skills by triumphing in the various historical campaigns from around the world during WWII. Command German, Soviet or Allied troops who if commanded well, will gain experience and fight more effectively over the course of the war.

Progress through the game is rewarded through access to the latest warfare technology, so strategic guile is recommended.

Accept the challenge and launch your assault, and remember… "Attack is the best form of defence"

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a blast! 6 Oct. 2003
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So Blitzkrieg is a WW2 RTS, isometric view, published by CDV? That’s just Sudden Strike in a different box isn’t it? Well yes and most emphatically no. CDV have taken the basic elements of Sudden Strike and fixed all of the things that were criticised to produce something quite different and actually much, much better.
The first thing you will notice is genuine 3d terrain. This is not a flat landscape with a few trees and bushes. Immediately you are presented with rolling hills and valleys which can hide your own or enemy units. Not only that but we now have detailed 3d units, not cardboard cut-out sprites.
Take artillery as another example of the development that has taken place. Sudden Strike was criticised as it was at times little more than a dull artillery bombardment to grind down the opposition. Now CDV have introduced artillery sensors to the game this has completely changed. If you fire off your artillery in Blitzkrieg before neutralising the enemy you will soon lose it to a hailstorm of retaliatory shells. You can also see very roughly where the opposition’s firing positions are too, which allows you to devise proper tactics rather than just fire shells off randomly into the darkness hoping you hit something. Snipers and Officers are equipped with binoculars and can sight for your artillery at long range if you know where to look.
Air power is also crucial to the game. Classes of aircraft include reconnaissance, fighters, bombers, ground attack and paratroops. Air clashes can decide the battle in the long run and do require a bit of strategic thinking.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sneak Review 4 April 2003
Since I live in Russia and this is a game from the mighty Russian developers Nival Interactive the game has been out a week or so here. I bring you the review having played through the Allies campaign and several multiplayer games.
This is game is fantastic. And I mean it. If you have ever played and enjoyed Sudden Strike then you will get on with this game like a house on fire. It is very similar to it but with several small but cardinal differences.
A game of pure strategic Real-Time-Strategy you are pitted as one of the forces involved in WW2 both in Eastern, Western and African theatres of war. The campaigns are one per side (three in total) and consist of about 8-9 chapters, each concentrating on a separate stage of the war. During each chapter you are presented with an infinite number of random missions you can play through with your limited units to gain new weapons of war as prizes or to increase your troops' skills. Also there is one historic mission after completing which you can continue to the next chapter. Fight for Stalingrad 20 times? Your choice. Capture key bridges and cities 12 times? Your choice. The game has immense replayability.
During each mission you are granted a limited number of units, squads of troops, vehicles and artillery. Each have their own strengths and weaknesses and must work together to achieve victory. You can make your units dig in, prepare an ambush, deploy smoke grenades or change unit formations. All this is beautifully presented in the battlefield but won't push your processor.
All must get this game. It's a sure winner since the multipllayer presents you with infinite tactical possibilities and much fun!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blitzkrieg 28 May 2003
They say "Attack is the best form of defence!", and they are not too far off the point!
The game is a strategy game combining all the elements to make a great game….realism, comical chat back from your units and a save option (that you can use before you send your best tank into a heavily guarded village). You play as either the Soviets, Allied or Axis forces and the amount of detail is amazing….the quality of the game floods your senses through rain, sand storms and bombers ahead. I like the fact that if you use a bit of caution, then you may be able to steal some enemy equipment! Progression through the game is rewarded through access to better warfare technology, which helps you in the battles ahead. You start the game at a certain rank and by the closing stages your Army is extended and improved through promotions, even you get promoted, so there is something else to aim for!! The game is well worth the money….I can't put it down at home or work!!!
Two words of caution though….."System Requirements". Just check that your computer can cope. If your computer gives you the green light, then this game is a must.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Money well spent 10 Aug. 2003
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This is good fun even if a little frustrating at times. The graphics are good although the landscapes are a little restricted. You will find it difficult to tell where in the world you are from the landscapes and buildings with the exception of North Africa.
If you have ever done any of the old fashioned wargames (on a tabeltop with models and rules of movement, engagement and morale etc.)you will enjoy this even though it doesn't really allow you to get too radical with your tactics. It does allow you to re-fight the same chapter in different ways and doing so, you can anticipate the enemy actions. Sort of cheating but much more satisfying to preserve your forces because the standard procession through each game has too high attrition to be at all realistic. This seems to be because the enemy never seems to be prepared to yield any ground and always fights to the last man!
The makers seem to have done a good job in building in the appropriate characteristics of the types of armour used by the various countries. For example in the early Western Front, French Somua tanks and in the Western Desert British Matilda Mk 2's have good defensive capabilities but poor armament. They take a lot of knocking out but don't do too much damage (unlike the Soviet KV1's, KV2's and T38's you encounter later).
You really need to read and take notice of the briefings. You can try and set the objectives in your own order but you will be punished by impossible losses.
The MOST annoying feature is that with possibly the exception of Snipers, any of your forces that you throw forward to recce, are always detected and engaged by the enemy who materialise from nowhere!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Unoptimized game
Blitzkrieg has been hailed as a great strategy classic and indeed, at first glance it looks nice - 2D graphics, but still pretty today (compared to the first 3D games that looked... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Griesmayer
5.0 out of 5 stars blitzkrieg
another good game to buy
Published 9 months ago by tubeman
5.0 out of 5 stars bloody good game
not really into strategy games but bought this as i recently bought C&C tiberian sun and am now hooked on this game,and have now purchased some more alike games. Read more
Published on 16 Dec. 2010 by Mark Church
4.0 out of 5 stars my thoughts about the game
came on time in the better condition then purchased listed was really happy whit the service
Published on 21 Sept. 2010 by martin
4.0 out of 5 stars great game
ihave played many other strategy games like the command and conquer series but this is by far the most realistic this gives a better picture of what a real battlefield is like if... Read more
Published on 21 July 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars Tut tut, little men!
Fair do's to cdv, they make brilliant rts games! but what went wrong with blitzkrieg ? Good graphics with the tanks and planes but the buildings are so mundane, and not wanting to... Read more
Published on 8 July 2004 by "taffyduff"
2.0 out of 5 stars Blitzkrieg
First the reviewer that said CDV fixed bugs from SS, well CDV didnt make the game they publish it so had nothing to do with bugs at all. Read more
Published on 5 Jan. 2004 by "dowie101"
4.0 out of 5 stars Great in some ways, but needs some alteration
Range of units is brilliant. The realism of this game is quite good, but it needs improvements. There is no street fighting, it is all open air, so nothing in Stalingrad. Read more
Published on 27 Oct. 2003
The game is easy to learn and play. Although the Historical battles are good, I found the missions between a bit repetitive. Read more
Published on 30 Sept. 2003 by Mr. Gt Nguyen
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific WW2 Game!
I wasnt sure whether to buy this game or not as i had already played a similar game (sudden stike forever) so did not want more of the same stuff again. But WOW! Read more
Published on 23 Sept. 2003 by GamerGuru
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