Panzer General

You are the brightest and best of the new Axis generals in the Second World War. Your tactical skills will be tested in armored assaults, amphibious invasions, paradrops, naval engagements, and fierce aerial combat for control of the skies. Go from triumph to triumph, invading and seizing the capitals of Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and ultimately the United States of America on your way to conquering the whole world! Can you achieve a place in history?
Developed by:
Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI)
Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) was a video game developer and publisher with over 100 titles to its credit since its founding in 1979. It was especially noted for its numerous wargames, and for the groundbreaking Panzer General series.
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Platform:
Dosbox
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Review by Michael Ruger

People who slag this game off as a poor tactical game didn't do their research. At the time of this game's release there were plenty of grognard level war games put out by SSI and others. The whole point of Panzer General and the (insert adjective here) General series was to create a faster moving war that could bring in new players and a quicker game.  This game does exactly what it was designed to do and does it so well that it inspired direct sequels and host of followup games (Fantasy General, Star General, etc)  as well.

When you review things without the context, you are doing gamers and the game a disservice. It was designed for a specific purpose and does it well.  It's like reviewing a hammer and downgrading it because it's not a screwdriver.

Review by unknown author

You know, I'll have to disagree with the other review on here.  I have always been a huge fan of the Panzer General franchise, and always will be.  I like the ability to jump into historical and theoretical scenarios, following the war in Europe from it's beginnings to it's natural conclusion or if you can do better than the ranking Nazi officials, to move on to bigger and better assaults that the powers that be could have only dreamed of.  Yes the combat options are limited, but in the games defense the accuracy of the units and the weapons are astounding.  Plus, the hex-based turn system is a rather fair way to conduct the battle, at least for the date of the game.

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Panzer General Review:

I am a big fan of the Talonsoft game system that is very similar to Panzer General, and it is hard not to make unfair comparisions.  The problem I have with this game is that tactics are limited.   If you are on the defensive, it is best not to do anything but wait for the attack.   If you are on the offensive, its best to pound everything with artillery or bombers before moving in.  There is no counter attack, flanking, anything like that.  Units on the offensive get pounded to jelly - even tank destroyers vs. anti aircraft guns.

In my opinion, SSI didn't do too well with this game.  Talonsoft created a war strategy game system that is brilliant.  I'll stick with them.

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  9/11/2014 1:22:00 AM - SnakePliskin Can you play this by email like the original? Anyone interested?
  8/28/2014 9:53:00 PM - Danoico This is one of the fathers of the strategy per turn of all time. Anyone who opined that this game is crap, is a noob. Panzer General forever!!!
  8/14/2014 9:23:00 PM - MC I use to play this game for hours...and hours.... Back on floppy disk. I dare someone to play me online. leave a comment here and I'll check back in a few days.
  7/6/2014 8:56:00 PM - mario herrada ortells es el mejor juego de estrategia
  6/20/2014 1:34:00 AM - Kommandant Kapowski Loving it bring on Washington
1   2/23/2014 11:39:00 PM - What's the deal with any of these games loading? any help would be great!!
  2/3/2014 2:26:00 PM - nagababu.p
  12/4/2013 8:07:00 AM - mosa hamdan old ms-dos games
  11/2/2013 10:44:00 PM - cant get this to run, the emulator keeps "failing to load package".....?
1   10/23/2013 8:26:00 PM - Muy bueno
1   10/17/2013 3:51:00 PM - PGF Google panzer general forever: remake that works on w7 at higher resolutions!
  10/16/2013 5:51:00 PM - JANKO FANTASTIC GAME
  10/5/2013 8:37:00 PM - mak best strategic game ever
  8/28/2013 5:34:00 PM - omar this game is vrey good
  8/23/2013 9:23:00 PM - Stuff Cool game!
 
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The package you're about to download is zipped and contains only game files. To play the game you have to set up an emulator (like DOSBOX) or have MS-DOS operating system. To play the game on Windows, please choose option 'Play Now' - our game client will run the game for you