Posted: April 2, 2014
I initially gave this a negative review because it crashes on launch. The (new?) developers of the game are clearly trying to update the game and have removed the TAGES copy protection. Hopefully they'll resolve the crash issue. Until they do, the game will lauch if the computer is offline. To my mind this is better than a game that insists on being online all the time.
Codename Panzers is a great series of tactical RTSs with the focus on action rather than base building. "Cold War" introduced some elements of reinforcements (similar to Ground Control/World in Conflict) but the main focus remains on tactical action. The graphics are good (for a 2009 game) and I enjoyed it as a slightly more relaxed alternative to Company of Heroes or Men of War. Unfortunately the game was largely overlooked on release (as per another Atari classic RTS, Act of War) and recieved little suppport. It's good to see that this game is now getting some developer support - and well worth picking up , especially if on sale.