WORLD WAR II: PANZER CLAWS [aka Frontline Attack: War over Europe] pushes back the boundaries of real-time strategy gaming! Take control of the Allied, German, or the Russian in the harsh reality of the battlefields of World War II.
User reviews: Mixed (46 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 14, 2004
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"Like World War III Gold, almost always on sale. Pretty janky mechanics and old dated fun. Mixed reviews, worth it on being that its usually 75cents."

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“I am addicted to this game. I can’t stop playing mission after mission. The strategy is fun, and the graphics make it visually stimulating.”
80 – GameZone

“Die Earth-Engine glänzt ein weiteres Mal mit schönen Lichteffekten.”
80 – PC Games

About This Game

WORLD WAR II: PANZER CLAWS [aka Frontline Attack: War over Europe] pushes back the boundaries of real-time strategy gaming!
Take control of the Allied, German, or the Russian in the harsh reality of the battlefields of World War II. At your disposal are a vast number of vehicles and tanks, as well as ground troops and the ability to call in air forces when needed. All these elements must be used in order to obtain the ultimate prize: Victory!

PANZER CLAWS II: In 1940, France fell beneath the dark tide of war. During the early days of the occupation, the French government capitulated, and formed a collaborationist state. While the country was under enemy control, resistance fighters took to the hills, and back alleys. These brave souls began mobilizing for a fight against their occupiers, and mis-directed government officials.
Panzer Claws II offer the player the choice between one of the four sides in the conflicts: the Germans, the Russians or the Allies and the French Resistance.

Includes both parts: Panzer Claws I + II!

FEATURES:

  • 3D maps enhance the gameplay experience
  • Four campaigns with over 40 missions on the four sides in the conflicts: the Germans, the Russians or the Allies and the French Resistance.
  • True to history, the campaign missions take place in various seasons of the year, greatly affecting your strategies
  • True real-time: night and day will occur during your missions, changing light and visibility
  • 15 extra missions to play in Skirmish mode, 8-player Multiplayer over LAN and EarthNet™
  • The easy-to-use editor allows you to create your own missions to play single-player or multiplayer

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU with 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: with DirectX support and 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Multi-Core CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Per-Pixel-Shader 1.3 support and 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
100 of 140 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
Started a 1v1 against the AI and it asked for an alliance immediately and I won
10/10
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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
This game is amazing, even after a decade of existance. While not very appealing visually, the gameplay is fun and solid. The tanks operate off of an armor basis. As in all but the lightest vehicles cannot be harmed by small arms. Tanks with lighter armor will suffer much more damage from tank shells than a tank with heavy armor.

The amount of units surprised me, as there are almost a dozen different infantry squads, as well as almost two dozen tanks and armored vehicles for each side (excluding the French Resistance). You can also realistically build up your base of operations with MG nests, AT bunkers and more.

I sometimes question if the enemy AI are actually trying to kill me or just exploring and happen to find my base, but then again, it's very advanced for 2004.

Finally, you have the ability to call in aerial reconnaissance, a light bombing strike, or even carpet bombing. There's even stuctures and vehicles that can counter these strikes.

Overall, I still find that this game can fit well in modern games aside from the graphics.
Definately buy this if you have the spare cash.
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46 of 64 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
This game is so utterly non-strategic and its mechanics are so unrealistic and dumb that it's simply beautiful. Perfect if you want to have a small, not too engaging game that wishes it was a real RTS when it grows up.

For instance - everything in the game has auto-aim so they always hit if the target is within range, so if you battle a tank of the same class as yours then it's basically a quickdraw contest of who shot first, then watch for a few seconds before the loser explodes.
The infantry in the game had to be somehow balanced not to be utterly useless so they did that by making them absolutely immune to tank shells, even if they score a direct headshot with one; they can only be killed with a machine gun, which is also an excuse why a machine gun even exists in the game (there are no trenches or any strategy, infantry is ALWAYS in the open).
You can also call in an airstrike in the game but that's also balanced by making the bombs dropped by the planes have just about the same impact as a loud fart.
There is no recon/stealth mechanics so if the enemy is within your shooting range it means they can see you the moment you open fire.
Each nation has basically one super tank that is basically the ultimate doom machine and there is honestly little to no point in investing in anything else, so you can just spam those. It has absolutely no disadvantages, other than the slow speed (but you're not in a hurry anywhere), and the enemy can only make a scratch in its armor if they have a tank with a similar class of a caliber (so either they also get the doom tank or some other out of the very few ones that can make a dent in its armor, only to quickly realise they wasted money because their own armor is s**t).
Due to having to build a base near one of the few spawn points scattered around the map the enemy ALWAYS knows where you start the game and where your base is (even if you capture another spawn point others can just see it anyway).
There's one unbalanced situation where each nation has a supertank for $15k, but the Germans have one more tank with EXACTLY the same stats and much cheaper.

Still, I love this game. <3
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2014
This game might be old, and unapealling to the eye, but the aspects of the game are very nice.
Its kinda like a combination of "Age of Empires" and "Command & conquer", its nice if you like just a little beat of diplomacy and alot of killing.
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43 of 64 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
This game is actually pretty good for it's cheap price tag. If there was a game that I will relate it to, it is kind of like an older Order of War. In my opinion, it is not an addicting game, but if you have $5 spare cash, then buy this game and spend a number of hours on it.
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