Commander - Europe at War

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Costs: Requires a copy of the game but no ongoing costs.
Email: [ok]
Frequency: 2 Player so as fast as you can do them
URL: [ dead link ]
Type: Strategic WW2 turn based strategy in the vein of Panzer General.
Last-Update: 2007Sep25
Keywords: free-moderation, closed-ended, email, computer, historical, french, german, spanish, wargame, gui, economic


[This game has versions in English, French, German, and Spanish.]

Commander -- Europe at War is the first in a series of high level turn based strategy games. It is being jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment and being released Slitherine Software. The first game spans WW2, allowing players to control the axis or allied forces through the entire war in the European Theatre. Can Germany's rise be stopped or will the jackboots of the SS march through London.


Huge hex based campaign map covering the USA to the west, Africa to the south, Scandinavia to the north and the Ural's to the east.

6 epic scenarios including the operation Barbarossa, DDay and the Grand Campaign

Research over 50 inventions from 5 different technology areas

12 different unit types including Infantry and Motorized Corps, Armour, Destroyers, Subs, carriers. Each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

Recruit and attach Historical Commanders to your units.

Detailed and realistic combat that models supply, morale, terrain, leadership, equipment, training, strategic weapons and fog of war.

Easy to learn, hard to master game play that is the cornerstone of Slitherine game design.

Multiplayer via e-mail, hotseat, Internet and including optional timed turns and 7 difficulty settings.

Use of Osprey publishing artwork in game, a leading publisher of military history books.

Easily moddable script files that allow players to alter many aspects of gameplay including research, unit stats, terrain effects and many more.

Complexity: Medium

Field of Play: Turn Based Strategy

Setting: World War II

Unit Scale: Corps

Players: 1-2 Player

Internet Play: Hotseat, PBEM, Internet & LAN

Platform: PC


92% Armchair General Review : "As a complete package, Commander -- Europe at War, is a crowd pleaser."

80% PALGN Review : "It's easy to get into, deep, addictive and immensely satisfying"

88% Out of Eight Review : "Commander: Europe at War would be very near the top of the grand strategy list."

80% Ace Games : "I prefer action games, yet I still very much enjoyed this one. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to invade Edinburgh and crush those Allies once and for all!"

81% Gamershall : German language review - gives 10/10 for multiplayer and UI design!

70% Warphammer : Great Spanish language review.

3* Killer Betties : "Commander: Europe at War is the latest such game on this topic, and quite a game it is."

Minimum System Requirements: Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP, Intel Pentium 4, 1.4 GHz or fully compatible, 512 MB RAM, 300 MB of free space on hard drive, Graphic card with the latest drivers.

Recommended System: Intel Pentium 4, 2 GHz or fully compatible, 1 GB RAM


Vista: While we have tested Commander a number of Vista machines we have not tested extensively enough to guarantee we fully support Vista.

Virus Checkers: Some virus checkers may intefere with TCP/IP multiplayer games but there are no other known issues with virus checkers.


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