Panzer General 2 (1997)

About This Game

Will you fight as a Wehrmacht Officer, or perhaps lead your comrades in the Soviet Army? You may want to hit the beaches at Salerno and Normandy as an American or British General. No matter what path you choose, you will need all your skills to triumph.

Gameplay

The player attacks enemies and captures hexes by moving units, which approximately represent a battalion, regiment or squadron. There are eight types of units, each with different properties: Infantry, Tank, Anti-Tank, Recon, Air Defense, Fighter, Artillery, and Bomber.

Strategy

The player’s pieces are carried between scenarios: optimizing what is effective in one scenario (say aircraft) may lead to problems in a subsequent scenario where what is effective differs. Optimal strategies, especially between the scenarios in a campaign, can be complex.

Changing Game Characteristics

At the beginning of a scenario or a campaign, the player can select the amount of points gained for capturing supply points. (This, in turn, affects how many units and how strong the player units are.) The manual states that the intention is to make for a more or less challenging game, but the actual effect is rather different, since to some degree the computer player adjusts strategy to compensate for the human player’s strengths.

The player is also allowed to choose which side to play in individual scenarios (but not in campaigns).

Features

  • A grand turn based-strategy on an army level
  • Hundreds of types of brigades that gain experience from engagements under skilled commanders
  • All main European and African battles of WWII are present, plus fictional scenarios and a mission editor

Game Details

Genre Strategy – Turn-based – Historical
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released September 22, 1997
Size 424 MB
Company Strategic Simulations / Ubisoft

System Requirements


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

(XP, Vista, 7, 8) 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9, Mouse, Keyboard.

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