Classic gameplay. New experience. Panzer Corps Wehrmacht is the award-winning turn-based strategy game that the press has called “…nothing short of brilliant” and “the spiritual successor to the Panzer General series”, with high rankings and praise around the world.
User reviews: Very Positive (205 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 10, 2011

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“A solid and loving overhaul of the classic Panzer General”
96% – Gamershall

“Hard to stop playing”
93% – GamerTell

“Panzer General is Back!”
80% – DigitallyDownloaded

About This Game

Classic gameplay. New experience.
Panzer Corps Wehrmacht is the award-winning turn-based strategy game that the press has called “…nothing short of brilliant” and “the spiritual successor to the Panzer General series”, with high rankings and praise around the world. Brought to fruition by a team of experts and a community of hundreds of fans, Panzer Corps - Wehrmacht has evolved into the ultimate strategy classic that will find a home on any wargamer’s shelf!

Set in World War II, Panzer Corps - Wehrmacht puts players in the general’s tent in charge of the Axis armies, across 26 scenarios in one large campaign tree, carrying core forces through the war. This core force can gain experience and upgrade to new weaponry as it becomes available. With over 800 unit types, divided into 20 unit classes there is a huge amount to explore. Make use of your unit’s strengths and your enemy’s weaknesses and seize victory.

Looking for a more ‘human’ challenge? Panzer Corps’ multiplayer is deservedly popular, with thousands of games running on the server at any given time. Find an opponent online quickly and easily throughout the world with Slitherine’s award-winning PBEM++ asynchronous multiplayer system. Play historical battles or balanced scenarios created specifically for multiplayer, where both sides have equal chances to win. Panzer Corps supports cross platform multiplayer, so you can even battle owners of the iPad version of the game!

Developed by Flashback Games and The Lordz Games Studio, Panzer Corps - Wehrmacht replicates a classic wargame and upgrades it to 21st century standards for a new generation of wargamers.


Main Features
• 800 unit types, divided into 20 unit classes with 20 detailed parameters to identify unit’s abilities, 24 terrain types affecting gameplay in various ways. Panzer Corps will celebrate the glory days of strategy gaming with the aim of attracting new players to the genre;
• Campaign: all 26 scenarios are combined into a large campaign tree with several entry points at various stages of the war. Depending on the outcome of each battle (decisive victory, marginal victory or defeat), the player will be faced with different challenges and a progress along different parts of the campaign tree;
• More than 30 nations represented in the game: Germany, Italy, Poland, France, Great Britain, USA, USSR, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Albania, Romania, Greece and more.
• Core units that travel with you throughout the campaign gaining experience and that can be upgraded as new weapon technologies become available.


Additional content
For players who enjoy the game, there is a lot of quality content which will keep them busy for months.

The Grand Campaign consists of 10 campaigns that bolt together to create a staggering 150 scenario Grand Campaign which cover the entire war from 1939 to 1945 in great detail. You can play them all linked together or each as a standalone campaign.

The Afrika Korps expansion consists of 24 scenarios, new terrain and units and explores Rommel’s North Africa campaign.

Panzer Corps: Allied Corps is an expansion for Panzer Corps. Allied Corps includes more than 25 new scenarios, over 50 new regular and special elite units, and modified version of existing units to cover the entire war in detail from the Western Allies perspective.

And if this is not enough, Panzer Corps comes with a bunch of modding options and a powerful editor, and there are dozens of free user-made campaigns readily available for download from the Internet.

All Panzer Corps content is also available on iPad, so this strategy gem can be played everywhere!

Reviews
96% - GamersHall.de
Panzer Corps is a solid and loving overhaul of the classic Panzer General. Technical implementation and graphic design leave little room for any criticism.

93% - GamerTell.com
Easy to learn, simple interface, hard to stop playing once you start, you don't have to be a serious wargamer to appreciate.

9/10 - CPU Gamer
When it comes to being Panzer General, Panzer Corps beats the pants off the competition.

90% - Armchair General
Overall, PanzerCorps is one of the best “beer and pretzels” turn based wargame releases in years. The game is very polished and stable. It is fun to play.

90% - PelipPlaneeta.net
...nothing short of brilliant.

9/10 - RTSguru
This was seriously one of the best games that we have ever played. If you do not pick this up, you are missing out.

9/10 - Onet.pl
If one asked how would Panzer General be like if it was released today? The answer is simple - it would be Panzer Corps.

9/10 - EntDepot
Panzer Corps has me dreaming in hexagons nowadays.

A- - GameShark.com
Now that the official review is complete, if this were any other game it would go on the shelf next to other games that have been “finished” but I have every intention of firing it up again.ລ

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64Mb Video Card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: If you use a newer OS than Windows XP, you will need at least 2 GB of RAM
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128Mb or more
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
123 of 129 people (95%) found this review helpful
158.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
If you've played Panzer General before and you liked it, then that's all you need to know. This is basically a direct copy-update of the game.

What you REALLY want though, is the Grand Campaign. That alone is worth the full price twice over, it's literally what it says on the tin. A grand campaign from 39-45 and it is much better paced than the stand alone game. It's also very good at representing what went on in the war and provides a nice learning curve. You'll stomp through Poland with ease, bounce up through Norway, smash the French as if they weren't there (after some minor resistance from the Belgians) and you'll feel epic as a General after having all those conquests. More so when you raid the Balkans.

Then you go off against Russia, and it's easy, you smash them, underequipped, out of supply, un prepared. And you're laughing, over your German beer and with your fraulein sitting in your lap, you're one of the best army generals in the Nazi Regime.

Then reality hits. The Russians mobilise, they get their airforce at you, their tanks roll towards you and the legions and legions of infantry just won't stop. Your puny Panzers' shells can't even stand up to their tanks, your anti-tanks get steamrolled, and its here, right on the battlefield in mother Russia that you'll find out whether your skills as a General are up to scratch. By the end of it, Poland and France will seem like a distant memory.

Reckon you're up to the challenge? Prove it! This game will push you to the limit.
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60 of 65 people (92%) found this review helpful
652.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Overall: 9/10

Some 650 (six hundred and fifty) hours later, and after over 220 scenario I believe I am entitled to write a review of Panzer Corps, Panzer General's successor.

When I played the original Panzer General, back in '94, I remember the ashtrays quickly filling up as I kept on playing with a friend (swapping chairs when it was the other's turn). It was the first time I enjoyed a wargame on a computer, while my first grognard experience happened some ten years before when I was "inducted" through Avalon Hill's Third Reich boardgame. So, yes, I like my wargames.

Since this is a videoGAME review, I will try and wear the gamer's hat, rather than the hardcore grognard's helmet.

This review is based on a playthrough of the Grand Campaign, Afrika Corps and Allied Corps, so all the "DLCs", the full enchilada.

Pros:
- While the replayability is quite low, if it takes 650 hours to play through: even at full price, the cost opportunity is pretty good like 10 cents an hour.
- Each scenario is different and there's never a dull moment.
- The game is easy to learn and quite hard to master.
- The number of units (and the very different way to employ each and every one of them) as well as the historical research to build the scenarios is quite impressive.
- The game is virtually bug free. This should be a given, but it's worth mentioning considering the amount of junk that is unleashed on customers these days (Football Manager 2014, Rome Total War 2, and so forth).
- It runs smoothly on pretty much every rig / OS / graphic card.
- Far from being flashy, the graphics do their job.
- The addition of heros makes the experience more personal.
- The heavily scripted AI does its job at keeping you challenged.

Cons:
- Increasing difficulty beyond General level, rather than giving you more challenges, just increases the number of enemies / or their equipment quality (to very ahistorical levels).
- The basic game feels like a demo compared to the Grand Campaign. definitely get all the DLCs.
- The hero traits are too random (ok, this is the grognard talking, but, seriously, Artillery units with "spotting" traits and Air units with "movement" benefits are really useless / non-sensical).

So, whether you are a gamer with a casual interest in World War 2 tactics or a tough wargamer who looks for something more relaxing, this game is damn near perfect.




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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
146.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Whoever liked Panzer General will love this on. Who don't like Panzergeneral should stay away.

Panzer Corps is nearly identical to Panzer General only with a sort of a modern flair... I mean technically.

As native German speaking person I find the speeches a bid odd. If you're not a native speaker I think they will be great.

I'm a bit uncertain abouut the concept of buying armies separately. On one hand why pay for an army you don''t want to play. On the other hand if you like to play all armies, say like in Panzer General, the game is rather expensive.

Personally I love the genre as such and I'm looking very forward for the upcoming adaption of the 40K Universe. I hope it will be better than the old "Rites of War" . But anyways I allmost certainly will buy it.

Greetings from Berlin, Germany
Robert
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81 of 127 people (64%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
10/10 Would save the world from Bolsheviks and western multiculturalists again.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
115.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Well what can I say, Panzer Corps is a remake of Panzer General by SSI. Tried and tested formula that works, great game lots of fun works well. The new publisher's have added a couple of new things but have not buggered it at all. I like all new additions most of which come from the PG2 modders :) But hey what the hell they have bought back to life a game I love.

The Only thing is the price if you can pick it up on sale well its a good buy. I really think the DLC/Addons are way over priced.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Is ridiculously deep strategy game with an easy to learn surface, but a million fathoms of strategic depth to uncover. The game's main feature is the dynamic campaign, each scenario has specific parametres to achieve "decisive victory" these are like "S" ranking a mission in other games and it is actually quite hard to achieve a decisive victory even in the early levels. I often found myself getting a decisive victory on the last turn. If you win through any other means it is a mere "marginal victory" and this is where the game gets really interesting. A marginal victory is cause history to play out normally, but a decisive victory will lead into scenarios like Operation Sea Lion. Furthermore, your core units (as long as they survive) will persist between scenarios in the campaign, they can also gain medals and have heroes added to them depending on their performance. If you are a strategy fan this may scratch that itch for you.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
♪My Little Panzer
I used to wonder what blitzkrieg could be!
My Little Panzer
Until Reich shared its magic with me!
Fast advancement
Tons of weight
A beautiful hull
Faithful and strong
Sharing whizzbangs
It's an easy feat!
And Panzer makes it all complete
My little Panzer
Do You Know You're my very Best Corps...♫
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
201.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This and it's ancestor panzer general are my most played games of all time. Top 5 game of all time. BEST WW2 turnbased game of all time. There is room for a LOT of improvement especially in the graphics but this game is a strategic players wet dream.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
90.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I bought a boxed copy of the original Panzer Corps in 2011 and i played it for dozens of hours before i buy the complete PaCo stuff on Steam.
This game is very good. It's easy for a new player (new to Panzer Corps or new to turn-based strategy games) to learn but not easy to win, especially in some nasty missions. I have never played 1990s Panzer General (i am too young for that game), so i can't tell the difference, but i think the developers did all the right things and created a 2010s classic, i think it's more than just a modern remake. The number of various units the game contains is mind blowing. Although is not a simulation game by any means, the player has a feeling that he plays real battles from World War 2 and not just a chess like game.
I totally recommend Panzer Corps to any person that wants to play TBS games, newbie or veteran, this game is very good introduction to new players that want to enter the TBS genre and provide much challenge and fun to veteran players too.
A classic.
10/10
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
101.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Love it, solid game that is easily accessable to the casual gamer while at the same time, it can have some real depth to it that little details can mean the difference in maginal victory, decisive, and a loss.
The AI is also extremely well programmed and adaptive, it isn't just about it getting more units at times, it actually thinks and can be lowered for easier play as well as increased to give a real challenge of almost like playing a live player.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
49.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
If you think you have a Rommel/Montgomery/Patton/Zhukov in you, this is the game to buy if you do not want to buy a game where you have to spend half a life time to understand just simple rules. This is a "beer and pretzels"-game that is easy to understand, yet challenging when you crank up the difficulty. I found SSI when I played the old Panzer General, and have bought alot of games by Gary Griegsby/Joel Billings, and they rarely disappoint. Nor did they this time. Great fun!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
47.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
The tried and true formula so familiar to the classic Panzer General fans gets a second wind in Panzer Corps. You get to command a mostly persistent force through a number of historical and hypothetical WWII campaign scenarios that unravel depending on progress and success in prior battles. It's thanks to tactical depth, freedom and replayability as well as an unprecedented scale of campaigns found in both the base game and especially the numerous DLCs that Panzer Corps deserves in my mind the title of the best turn-and-hex based strategy game of 2014.

Accessible for even those players completely unfamiliar with the genre conventions, it's a gem worth checking out even at the current steep price. As far as DLCs are concerned, the Grand Campaign '39-'45 is a must for fans of the genre.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
55.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Panzer Corps is a newer Panzer General, with the exception that you need to buy dl content to play with the allies, no russian campaign yet. Still, is a very good game and I am glad to pay for the extra expansions, this way it helps the developers keep the game alive and not forgotten. Also I would like to add it is pretty challenging, getting decisive victory can be quite hard, and for that you need either to be perfect or be very lucky. This is a great game for those who love strategy and turn based warfare. Have fun
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
136.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I love this game. Simply put, it is an equal or better to the old Panzer General games. So many indie games have tried to copy Panzer General, a seemingly simple task, and failed. Unit experience, branching campaigns, over strength units, huge numbers of individual vehicles and infantry types, and a simple and clean interface. This one ships with small campaigns and a full grand campaign that branches in alt-history directions, but once you play that you will want to start picking up the add-on packs, which imho are worth the price of admission. Just buy them as you play them or wait for a big sale. My advice, after you've played through the main game, pick up the Afrika Korps campaign. It's long, with more alt history twists and turns if you succeed at your objectives.

I have spent a lot of good money on lame pretenders to the PG throne on Steam over the years. Here, finally, is a worth successor.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
So what is Panzer Corps ?

Panzer Corps is an exact copy of Panzer General II updated for mordern computers. That's it. Overall this a pretty great classic game. I can't count the number of hours that I spent playing the original, and there is absoultely nothing wrong with this game. Would buy again.

The only comment I will make is that if you are looking to see what a modern hex based WWII game looks like, then you should also pick up a copy of "Unity of Command", which was clearly influenced by Panzer General II, but which has its own really fresh take on hex based wargames.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This game is a newer version of the Panzer General series of games for Dos and Win95 from the early to mid 90's. It is not difficult to learn and if you ever played Panzer General you probably don't even need to read the manual. It falls into the beer and pretzels style of wargame. My only real complaint is that you have to buy a lot of DLC to complete the game. However that gives you hundreds of scenarios if you do. You do not have to worry about things like supply lines, only what you are going up against and replenishing your ammo and fuel. Weather is a big factor in success and so it the time limit.

It is an excellent game if you like WWII style top down play - if you prefer more complex wargames such as Hearts of Iron ( I was totally bored by HOI III ) this is not for you .
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
I finally picked up Panzer Corps a few weeks ago, after waiting for it to go on sale--it's not cheap. Like many other reviewers, I was a big fan of Panzer General and the Steel Thunder games back in the stone age. On the surface, Panzer Corps seems like a pretty straightforward reboot of those titles. It has a lot more depth, though. The game seems insanely easy to play at first--the interface is as straightforward and clear as anything. There are definitely right and wrong ways to do things, though. It's rewarding to find out that Panzer Corps responds in the ways you expect it to, though--if you have a reasonable grasp of what the different unit types are supposed to do, it's fun to discover that your dreams of being an armchair Rommel actually work out.

There's a huge variety of unit types, and it's really fun to build up the core of your army throughout a campaign. You really start to care about your units. In one campaign I was invading Sicily and feeling way too confident...I let my prized British commando unit (elites that couldn't be replaced) get chewed up by the Germans when I got cocky. It was one of those slo-mo 'no no no nonooooooooooooooo' moments, hehe.

Oh, and after a bad day at work and/or with the gf/wife/whatever you've got, PC has the perfect solution to your problems. Start a Wehrmacht '39 campaign on the easiest setting, and just roflstomp your way through the baby seals.

Great game. Totally addictive. Get it.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
611.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Panzer Corps is one of the most fascinating games I have purchased on steam as of late. If you purchase the base game for $19.00 you will enjoy it, But for to get the full experience of the German side of the War. You need to purchase all of the DLC’S of the war in Europe about $35-45 dollars which you can purchase if the base Game drags you in as it did me. The research into the weapons is short of amazing. The DLC’s offer you the real campaigns of the War and after some research I found them to be accurate as far as possible. So I give this game a 10 out of a 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
90.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Did you enjoy Panzer General back in the day ? If yes, then buy this game today. It's almost an exact duplicate of the original (%99.999999) pure! You do NOT need to purchase the DLC to play the entire WW2 campaign. Panzer Corps is the complete game that we all remember. Play as Germany and you can make it all the way to fight against the U.S.A. if your good enough.It even comes with an editor.Devs are also very active in answering any of your questions in the forums.Thanks for bringing back a true classic from the past.

Crazed Possum
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
138.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
An introductory level wargame that skimps on realism to deliver "beer and pretzels", jump right in and conquer the world goods. You'll be playing the campaign as any individual scenario is not particularly compelling and definitely is NOT a historical simulation of its respective battle. The campaign is a blast to play, though as you'll be given a core force of Wehrmacht units representing Infantry, Artillery, Panzer, etc of possibly brigade/division size. IMO, the units have no realistic size as the game is abstracted and for funsies. As you conquer cities and finish battles, you'll accumulate "influence" points with which you can upgrade your existing units and buy new ones. In addition, your units accumulate experience when they fight which will make them more effective and randomly generate leaders attached to the unit that gives them special abilities like +1 Movement, for example. As the war progresses, new units will unlock as your original units become obsolete. You'll start the war with PzKfw I and end with Tiger IIs. The campaign has branching possibilities depending on the victory level you achieve, so it is possible to invade England, e.g. My beefs with the game are few. The main one being that the base game is short (but replayable) and to properly enjoy the game, one should purchase the Grand Campaign. The game overall has an admirable level of polish. Wish there was more animation. Don't expect depth or realism. This is War lite, playable while drunk.
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