Panzer General

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Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI)
Founded in 1979, the company managed to produce over 100 titles mostly war strategy or tactical games. Some of the most famous are Panzer General and all the General series, Eye of The Beholder series, and many AD&D games like Pool of Radiance or Champions of Krynn.
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Panzer General is a classic PC video game, which was released in the year 1994. The story of the game revolves around the time of World War II in which the player controls massive battles with the post of a general. As the game begins, the player has to choose whether he wished to play as an individual or to participate in campaigns. The objective of the player is to fight with the enemies and to defeat crucial landscapes such as the cities, battlefields and other things of great use. The number of rounds is limited. For every mission, there are three types of results, which are possible: a chief victory, a secondary victory, and defeat. The chief victory is achieved when the player wins several rounds. On the contrary, secondary victory can be gained when the player wins a single battle. When the player faces a chief victory, the player gets some more challenging objectives. On the contrary, when the player experiences secondary victory, the player gets less challenging objectives. Whereas, if the player faces defeat, he can restart the game. A helpful feature of the game is that the player can take some of his units to the next level. The Panzer General is a well-known game of that time and one of the best combat games. The game fits exactly in its genre. The game is packed with action and thrill. The combats in the game are exciting. The sound is done well which creates the environment in the game. Also, the graphics are smooth and fine. In addition to this, the units are made lively and also, the interface of the user is interactive and proficient, which adds fun to the game.



Review by unknown author

Great Game, one of the first war games I played on my Pentium 64 back in the day. It is still fun.

Review by unknown author

Excellent game in its day. Bought it and later Panzer General 2. Great to be able to play it again. As a review pointed out no counter attack etc. Neither does chess.

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.

Review by unknown author

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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10/20/2023 10:25:00 PM - Chris Yes please update the file so it works on Windows 11.
6/6/2023 5:21:00 AM - Nigel Can you make a version that works on Windows 11?
8/14/2021 11:43:00 AM - gus let me play
4/4/2021 2:22:00 PM - Uzbek A great game for your time ! There are also great mods available :)
3/11/2021 9:36:00 PM - trippertrooper loved being able to play it here, was a fav to play last century too!
2/16/2021 2:42:00 AM - Billy Gregory I own the game in excellent condition. But i have to set up my P2 vga win 95 if i want to play it as well with Red Baron 3d and my CH analog stick throttle and rudder pedals so how can find it for win 10
1/9/2021 8:49:00 AM - Admin Well, you need to ask the original game publisher why they want to sell the game again and wrote us to remove the game. They probably think they will make a fortune on it again.
1/9/2021 1:06:00 AM - Mike twice now ive been on freegameempire and played Panzer General.... LOVE IT ... but then the game is pulled or something and i cant play it anymore... twice now. HELP! Why freegameempire, why?
3/22/2020 8:52:00 PM - Dennis when tried to save game after completing a poland will not let me save as number 2. Down loaded game dos.
8/19/2019 7:39:00 PM - Joe Moving mouse to edge of screen causes rapid map scroll instead of gradual. This is the only problem. Otherwise it plays just like the original. Glad to have it back. Please fix. Thanks.
8/8/2019 2:02:00 PM - ANDY im trying to play a scenario with another player and if one of us can load it then other one can not. any suggestions welcome
5/7/2019 11:27:00 PM - Andrew Hello I was wondering does panzer general work play on a mobile phone Sony. I love this game Any help and info welcome. Thank you.
4/8/2019 9:12:00 PM - Scott AGabrys - I am running it on WIN10 64 bit, using dosBox, you can install it in x86 32 bit side of WIN10 or click above to "Run in Browser"
3/2/2019 2:16:00 PM - AGabrys Can I get this to run on my Windows 10 64 bit?
8/15/2018 3:44:00 PM - Admin Yes, it is an emulator, basically like virtual machine so it must contain network interface. If you are in doubt, you can always run the game by your own using your dosbox installation.
8/9/2018 10:57:00 PM - Grant Contains network interface in config file and Windows .dlls it shouldn't have - smells like malware.
3/15/2017 7:06:00 PM - Rommel Best game ever,even today What was the hardest scenario for you ? For me it's Norway, all that damn rain bogs you down and won't let you bomb plus their Navy is a bitch to destroy
11/10/2016 5:50:00 AM - Trial and error. So remember u need cannons, recon vechiles, strongest tanks, airborne inf x2, air power most important. and then you can at least stand 1/2 a chance of losing gracefully. Thn you will get " YOUR SERVICES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED " and then you will hear the Pistol being cocked before you are excuted.
2/4/2016 9:27:00 AM - Caustic_Drool Played panzer generals for so many hours while i was in my single digit age...good game..been playing panzer corps now, I dislike how their is no bubble battle animation now haha
11/7/2015 6:31:00 AM - Mustafa I am smart and claver And I am in school
7/13/2015 8:39:00 AM - Ray all my childhood memories are coming back again with these games and these are the games that got me addicted to gaming in the first place :) Its not about comparing graphics with nowadays but about nostalgia and superb gameplay mechanics
12/29/2014 8:04:00 PM - Thank you That Guy! Nice simple description without all the computer "know it all" it working now just to figure out how to make it full screen since the hotkeys arent working
10/29/2014 9:00:00 PM - old hippie tanker played this game on ps1 and ps2, until player flopped have been playing on every comp I have owned and it is still fun and challenging. a game that changes every time you play it.
10/29/2014 1:56:00 AM - Friedrich Braunschmitt Loves me some Panzer General! I keep an old DOS box around just to play it on, can't wait to try it on this machine.
10/15/2014 2:31:00 PM - superlukalepi In this ballpart,there is no better game
10/11/2014 5:20:00 PM - Andrew Robjohns I've been running this happily on Windows 8 until about a month ago. Now I get the "you can't run the emmulator separately" message.
10/3/2014 2:53:00 AM - rexflexall no support for 64-bit windows?
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
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".....?
10/23/2013 8:26:00 PM - Muy bueno
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!
8/5/2013 3:24:00 PM - Wüstenbommel One of the best games ever
7/31/2013 12:29:00 AM - Lucas Great old game!
6/29/2013 1:43:00 PM - Koblenzer19 how can I get this game?
6/20/2013 5:13:00 AM - nen email at if you want to have an online game. Nen P.s. I will even play you Gaucho. lol
6/4/2013 5:40:00 PM - Tom Good old school game!
5/19/2013 12:19:00 AM - JUVINS GOOD
5/18/2013 10:13:00 PM - viet ky i love this game so much. Thank you very much ! i also love allied general but can not play it here. I wish to play allied general some time later.
5/18/2013 7:59:00 PM - Gaucho I'm the all-time best player of this game. Noone can beats me. I have been playing this gem for the last 17+ years. I'm the ruler.
5/18/2013 12:13:00 PM - hhj prima
3/13/2013 12:02:00 AM - Alelune great game
2/9/2013 4:10:00 PM - max i like this game ... thank you guys .
12/16/2012 3:02:00 AM - rick check this out to use pg in windows
11/4/2012 6:07:00 AM - ThatGuy I have Window7 64 bit and this is how it works. I downloaded Dosbox. Then I downloaded game into WinRar. Now, create a new folder(any name) to your desktop. Go to WinRar and highlight all the files you downloaded-then click Extract to and find your new folder on your desktop. #1-you should see new icon for Dosbox. #2-open your new folder and find the START file. Drag this file into Dosbox icon.
10/16/2012 6:58:00 PM - Jammy1972 So trying to play this game but it keeps coming up with Client Portal error. Thoughts anyone? Thanks
10/16/2012 5:23:00 PM - Hartmann
9/26/2012 10:01:00 PM - I still play this game. I love this game. It is really the only game I ever play. Love it! It's the best!!
9/21/2012 8:22:00 PM - omar thank you
9/21/2012 10:51:00 AM - aziz good geam
9/15/2012 9:07:00 AM - I love pg on my pc. And my android phOne
9/9/2012 3:43:00 AM - i like general
9/3/2012 7:57:00 PM - cirus is a fag hey fag panzer genral is from 1994, talonsoft is from 1995, so guess who is better, fag.
8/9/2012 7:29:00 PM - Howard Nice
6/24/2012 3:08:00 AM - i am on windows and i click start and it gose to the black screen but it dosent work why
6/15/2012 1:52:00 AM - gil Great oldie
5/18/2012 6:13:00 PM - neurocron turn-based strategy classic number one
4/18/2012 4:57:00 PM - rebel good game
4/16/2012 5:44:00 PM - Cirus Not too impressed. Grew up playng Talonsoft games, and nothing beats them.
4/1/2012 7:46:00 PM - Rommel Fantastic oldie...
3/25/2012 3:52:00 PM - qwerty good dude
3/24/2012 8:47:00 PM - cip good
3/16/2012 2:36:00 AM - philip good
2/22/2012 8:41:00 PM - frosina OK
1/28/2012 9:40:00 PM - Ringo I love this game too! For some reason PacGen won't work after the Japanese take their first turn.
1/17/2012 9:30:00 PM - adam lol i still have this game on original cd xD
1/15/2012 5:06:00 PM - Seppel I love this game, played first a long long time ago... ^^ Thx
1/14/2012 4:49:00 PM - yasser gud
12/30/2011 3:20:00 PM - Nico the best strategic game ever!!!!
12/11/2011 2:50:00 AM - amr Adel panzer
11/29/2011 7:49:00 PM - seamos Thins game is a licky boom boom down senasation of awesome
11/6/2011 7:56:00 PM - yes whay not
11/4/2011 3:17:00 PM - xhulio yesssssss
10/29/2011 9:24:00 AM - sakti ingin main
9/25/2011 4:46:00 PM - Paulo Hay Panzer General is great I have loved it for years just wish you could make the pacific & allied games function because on this access they do not work
9/18/2011 4:24:00 PM - QTEIMPORTAHDPTA 1 mierda 1 mierda no lo descarge pero tan solo viendo la imagen me doy cuenta k es 1 mierda mierda
8/30/2011 1:36:00 AM - cloudlady Contact the Application Vender is the message I keep getting. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks!
8/19/2011 2:56:00 PM - marceloidris muy bueno
7/30/2011 9:36:00 PM - jan tooo
7/29/2011 5:46:00 PM - tiranos i want download panzer general.please help
7/16/2011 5:47:00 PM - ayman this is a good game
7/15/2011 10:53:00 AM - CTUNT Good!
6/5/2011 9:27:00 AM - tscoyle If you make this site a fovored site(make that trusted) , PG will run on w7
6/2/2011 1:11:00 AM - conformation i am very comp. illetiriate do i have to have widows 7 or can i have widows xp and still just hit play now?
5/31/2011 10:28:00 AM - confirmation i have the emulator program. nothing i do can make ga,e game start. in thw in the window where panzer general is suppose to be about above the play now button only advertisment is there not panzer general. forgive writing my backspace bar is broke
5/30/2011 4:01:00 AM - rayrayrayray4 so you guys have actually gooten panzer general to run on your win7 with this stuff?
5/20/2011 1:33:00 AM - Vlademir Problem solved, i have one new browser:) It´s radical solution, but it´s one solution=[ More one question, i have problems in games with naval units! Norway(the game stop???) and in France(or Low Countries, some times one fortress turn to heavy cruiser ????),
5/19/2011 10:22:00 AM - FreeGameEmpire I have Win7 and everything works fine, it must be something else. Please read FAQ first and use our Forum to solve your issue.
5/17/2011 11:37:00 AM - Patton it will never work for windows 7 =[
5/15/2011 8:52:00 PM - sven hoffe es klappt
5/2/2011 4:22:00 PM - FreeGameEmpire You need a ClickOnce plug-in installed in Firefox. You probably upgraded your Firefox but not the plug-in.
4/30/2011 11:56:00 PM - Vlademir I install the last firefox , and the game don´t run more...
4/25/2011 11:01:00 AM - FreeGameEmpire confirmation: Please send me a detailed problem description at freegameempire_at_gmail_dot_com (OS version, browser and version, browser plug-ins) Thank you,
4/20/2011 3:17:00 PM - dzitko how to get prestige points
4/19/2011 8:27:00 AM - confirmation i had a bad virus on my computer a few weeks ago and cleaned it but now it wont allow me to play this or any game whe n i hit playnow. i use to be able to now it wont. any ideas
4/15/2011 4:47:00 PM - t i like it
4/14/2011 8:45:00 AM - adazultra this game doesnt age still as great today as it was years ago:-)
4/12/2011 7:56:00 AM - oli it wont let me play on my mac, im using dosbox 0.74, says "Failed to load ..\exe\panzer.prf" any help??
4/11/2011 5:49:00 PM - kodi Use Dos Box My Friend
4/10/2011 4:13:00 AM - Opie Anyone have one that will work w/ 64-bit windows
3/16/2011 1:42:00 AM - S.Vidal Ressource for Panzer General if you liked you will find custom stuff and scenaria
3/4/2011 12:22:00 AM - kitkat they don't make them like this any more.
3/3/2011 7:29:00 AM - panzerfaust45 love this friggin game
2/7/2011 11:15:00 PM - nyborg44 det beste
1/27/2011 3:01:00 PM - Ringo I haven't played this game in years I forgot how awesome it is!
1/24/2011 7:36:00 PM - Can i get this to work on a mac, i use to play it on an old mac in the mid 90s. i still have the CD, all i want to do is play this game again, haha can anyone tell me how to get this running?
1/4/2011 12:42:00 PM - Kreo Download DOSBox to run it. Install it (its very small, about 2 MB) then just download a game you want to play and drag & drop a game EXE file on DOSBox icon on your desktop. PErfectly working DOS emulator for XP, Vista or Win7. Enjoy ;)
1/1/2011 2:03:00 PM - pgfan1998-> great, runs on 2500+amd/2Gmem
12/7/2010 5:24:00 AM - Deconius Yes! Thank you, I've been looking for this everywhere!
11/25/2010 9:20:00 AM - FreeGameEmpire Marco: This is a DOS game, You cannot install it on windows. To run this game use "Play NOW" button and our applet will do the job for you. genghiskhan777: We have this issue with Windows 7, it should work with Firefox in older distributions. However we are working on this issue.
11/24/2010 4:23:00 AM - genghiskhan777 Lenard it wont work with firefox, try internet explorer
11/12/2010 11:11:00 PM - alfredo excelente
10/7/2010 12:00:00 PM - marco i dont know why when i download it,i can't install please help me
9/29/2010 11:41:00 PM - lenard lets get it on
8/11/2010 6:50:00 PM - Sergej bellissimo
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The downloaded packages are prepared to be runnable with a single click. Only thing you need to do is download the zip archive, unzip to your game directory and run the game with included "Play NOW.exe" file. For more information see Download Notice
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