Newest Review: ... because they will get cut to pieces by any tanks or machinegun infantry. Also tanks on their own cant see as far as infantry so anti tan... more
Loads of fun for budding generals
Close Combat 3 (PC)
Member Name: Guzman
Close Combat 3 (PC)
Date: 19/04/01, updated on 19/04/01 (55 review reads)
Advantages: Simple to grasp interface as well as being good fun
Disadvantages: Some weird results can be generated by the game engine
CC3 is a good tactical wargame dealing with Hitler’s invasion of Russia in 1941 to its conclusion in the rubble of Berlin. For those who have never played any of this series of games the addition of the “Boot Camp” facility is useful enabling the new player to quickly immerse themselves in the mindset required for successful completion of the campaigns they will go through.
There are several different types of game for the user to select from ranging from single battles to operations and eventually to entire campaigns. Players are given a pool of points and if they have any sort of historical knowledge concerning the small unit tactics and weapons of the period it will place them at big advantage when the time comes to buy their troops and armoured units.
One thing that has been got rid of in this variant of Close Combat is the ability to monitor how each individual soldier is faring which I find annoying. You have to rely on the battle commentary to know who out of your men is dead or wounded which can mean scrolling through a reasonable amount of text.
The actual gameplay is very addictive but does have the ability to render some strange results. As a result, certain operations within the overall campaign can become incredibly frustrating. This occurred to me during the fight for the Reichstag whilst playing the Germans; the mission just kept on getting stuck in a loop which prevented me from viewing the end sequence if in fact there is one.
All in all a good game with some very minor flaws. Definitely worth buying.