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Military Games

SMERSH takes on the Germans.

By Eric T. Baker

The Soviet counterintelligence agency known as SMERSH is so famous for its role in Ian Flemming’s James Bond novels, that its real, historical role is comparatively unknown. Read more

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Realistic versus Cinematic Game Play

By Eric T. Baker

New for the PC is Battlefront Games’ real-time squad-level strategy game, Theatre of War. Four years in the making and vetted by three historians, ToW is one of the most accurate portrayals of squad-level combat ever done in a fully 3-D computer game. Read more

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Battlefront, Silent Heroes, and The Burning Blue

By Eric Baker

Battlefront is a new battalion-level strategy game for the PC from SSG and Matrix Games. The game engine owes a lot to SSG’s Decisive Battles engine, and Battlefront has the look of a frame that a series of games will be built on. Read more

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Civilization IV: Warlords adds spice to combat.

By Eric T. Baker

Sid Meier’s Civilization IV is the preeminent strategy video game in the world. It optimizes all of the best features of the previous incarnations of the game and weds them to gameplay that was designed from the beginning to include multiplayer options. Read more

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Ten Hammers, Battlefield 2, and Tank Command 2

By Eric T. Baker

At first glance, it would be easy to confuse Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (FSW:TH) by Pandemic Studios and from THQ for the PC, PS2, and Xbox 360 with one of the modern combat shooting games currently on the market, such as something from the Ghost Recon series. Read more