Frontline Attack: War Over Europe
Frontline Attack War Over Europe is very nearly everything you could possibly want in a WWII RTS. Graphically it’s polished; the presentation is good; the background music and sound effects are atmospheric and you can choose to play as Germans, Russians or Allies. Unfortunately, like a lot of other RTS games, Frontline Attack's problem lies with its control interface and Al. There are times when your units simply do not want to be selected; you can left-click them until your forefinger blisters - fact is, some units just don’t do orders. Whereas others just don’t understand them.
Indecisive Nazis march back and forth trying to figure out the best place to stand, while mighty Panzer tanks weave across the landscape in a vain attempt to avoid squishing them.
Working out terrain elevation and positioning your army accordingly is also tricky. In fact, you can’t really decipher the lie of the land until you zoom in so close to the landscape you can’t see your units anyway.
To counteract this you have to zoom back out again to locate your errant army and hope they’re still there. Frontline Attack is frustrating - but it’s not a total disaster. The multiple objective missions are well designed and there are plenty of historically accurate edu-gaming moments to savour. There’s also a level editor and multiplayer skirmish to mess around with - so there’s no shortage of depth. Feel free to give this a shot if you're into your wargames, but don’t expect Sudden Strike or Commandos 2.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP