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Trying - 8/19/2008 3:02:15 AM   
PanzersEast


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I'm trying to decide which WW2 game I want to pick up next. I am looking at Panzer Command: Kharkov // WW2: Road to Victory // Theater of War // or ???????? Oh the decisions that must be made

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RE: Trying - 8/19/2008 9:13:47 AM   
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ORIGINAL: PanzersEast
I'm trying to decide which WW2 game I want to pick up next. I am looking at Panzer Command: Kharkov // WW2: Road to Victory // Theater of War // or ???????? Oh the decisions that must be made


This should help you out :

Panzer Command : Kharkov
Screenshots : http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1471014
Screenshots : http://www.wargamer.com/articles/kharkovpreview/
Preview : http://www.wargamer.com/articles/panzercommandkharkov/
Review : http://jaguarusf.blogspot.com/2008/05/panzer-command-kharkov-review.html
Review : http://pc.ign.com/articles/868/868910p2.html
Review : http://www.armchairgeneral.com/panzer-command-kharkov-pc-game-review.htm

World War 2 - Road to Victory
http://www.matrixgames.com/products/361/details/World.War.II.-.Road.to.Victory
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=588

Theatre of War
Preview : http://www.wargamer.com/reviews/theatreofwar_preview/
review : http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=165613&site=pcg
Review : http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?page=1&p=3405
Walkthrough : http://www.armchairgeneral.com/articles.php?page=1&p=3413
Review : http://news.kampfgruppe.us/reader.php?rev=0002

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On a personal note : Theatre of War = pretty pictures, zero substance (scripted scenario/opponent, own unit AI non-existing) and Panzer Command : Kharkov = somewhat less beautiful pictures but there's a serious wargame underneath. If the choice was just between those two, it would have been easy.

WW2-RTV : on my buy list but totally different from the 3D tactical games mentioned above.

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx

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RE: Trying - 8/19/2008 4:57:48 PM   
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I own all the games and I would say WW2: Road to Victory. Original CM is still better than both theater of war and PC:kharkov. Thats unlike WW2: Road to Victory which is one of my favorite grand strategies.

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RE: Trying - 8/19/2008 5:38:12 PM   
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I would go with Panzer Command : Kharkov , it's a top notch game. Theatre of War crashed my PC. I haven't tried the other one but it doesn't interest me at all.

Regards,

Greg

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RE: Trying - 8/19/2008 7:41:10 PM   
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Thanks for the replies.... I have narrowed it down between Panzer Command : Kharkov and WW2: Road to Victory.  I am leaning toward PC: Kharkov.... I'm going to read through the forums some more..... although both are for sure on my list.

PE


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RE: Trying - 8/19/2008 8:13:14 PM   
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PCK is a very good tactical wargame. It's simplier than Combat Mission, but that's not a defect, at least for me.
The community is doing a great work to improve the game, a map editor is in beta testing and is looking very good.
Highly recommended IMHO.



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RE: Trying - 8/20/2008 6:59:40 PM   
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Theatre of War is only for a good machine.If you have low specs then go with PC:K.I would go with Theatre of War personally.

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RE: Trying - 8/20/2008 8:54:59 PM   
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For eye candy and the odd "wow" moment, get ToW (but have a good machine and be prepared to be in charge of numpties)...for good tactical gaming, PC:K is a good bet.

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RE: Trying - 8/20/2008 10:58:07 PM   
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Combat mission Series-Any of them.

Steel Panthers world at war

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