Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far (1997)

About This Game

Dig in, soldier-for the explosive follow-up Close Combat.

Based on Operation Garden, Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far challenges you to take control of five strategic bridges in the most dramatic battle of World War II. From war-room strategy to gritty trench combat, battlefields come to life as you command Allied or Axis powers. It’s a desperate fight – bridge after bridge – where every second counts.

Choose your battles, soldier-but watch your troops closely.

Your best men might be war-weary, others may just be cowards or too green for heavy combat. And you better know how to command – these men won’t obey suicidal orders.

Dominate the battlefield.

Pound back tank attacks, foil enemy ambushes, and weather the hail of automatic weapon fire. Real-time action pushes your tactical skills to the limit on historically accurate battlefields.

Resource allocation lets you customize your forces.

Determine which operations receive reinforcements and which ones must struggle with what’s on hand. Everything hinges on your ability to get limited reserves to the right battlefield at the right time.

All damage and territory carry forward

Your success in the ground you capture affects your position in future battles.


  • Fight across three fronts simultaneously in real-time combat.
  • Resource Allocation Model provides the strategic edge in designating reinforcements.
  • Dynamic battle flow-your forces can push or be pushed back across maps.
  • Battlemaker-design your own battles by hand-picking the fighting units.
  • More than 130 realistically modeled infantry and vehicles, including assault units, flame-throwing tanks, and exotic half-tracks.
  • Elevated terrain, multistory buildings, and true Line of Sight/Line of Fire.
  • Various levels of difficulty and complexity (single battle; operation; sector campaign; or grand campaign).

Game Details

Genre Strategy – Real-time – Historical
Works on Windows (7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released January 1, 1997
Size 478 MB
Company Atomic Games, Inc. / Slitherine Ltd.


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.8 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
Storage: 1GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard


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