Close Combat: Gateway to Caen is the latest release in the critically-acclaimed Close Combat series, and the final release of the current game engine. Gateway to Caen focuses on the largest, concentrated British offensive since the Normandy landings in an attempt to penetrate the German lines west of Caen and cross the Odon River to get...
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Release Date: Jun 6, 2014

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Close Combat: Gateway to Caen is the latest release in the critically-acclaimed Close Combat series, and the final release of the current game engine. Gateway to Caen focuses on the largest, concentrated British offensive since the Normandy landings in an attempt to penetrate the German lines west of Caen and cross the Odon River to get the stalled advance moving again.

With Close Combat: Gateway to Caen you can play at the strategic and tactical level, putting yourself in the boots of both the generals and the platoon commanders. You can move or combine your battlegroups on the strategic level and decide the outcome of battles on the tactical level. You will command squads in close combat situations, using small arms, mortars, machine guns, armored cars, and tanks to triumph against the enemy. You command artillery and mortar barrages and even air strikes. You will get to know individual solders, platoons, battalions, and the larger brigades and battle groups which they comprise.

Players can experience the desperate situation of the outnumbered, but well-armed Panzergrenadiers, or the daunting offensive mission of the fully-supported British infantry advancing across the treacherous Odon Valley. At your command are Churchill, Cromwell, Firefly, Sherman, Stuart tanks and more. Panther, Tiger, Stug, and Mk.IV tanks will arrive to support German Panzergrenadiers as they try to hold the line against a concerted British attack.

The historic scope of Operation Epsom is captured in single battles, operations, and the grand campaign. The strategic battlefield offers over two dozen individual battlefields with over three dozen accurately portrayed German and British battle groups. British infantry regimental history is reflected in name among the various battalions. You can deploy your battalions as they actually fought in the struggle for the Odon. The game includes all new maps and a range of upgraded effects.

Features

  • Completely revised graphics that elevate battle effects, units, and maps to a new, detailed level in the Close Combat Series.
  • Thirty new battlefield maps accurately reflect the Odon Valley west of Caen, France.
  • 65 vehicles, 36 infantry units, 77 weapons.
  • New vehicles and guns including Churchill, Cromwell, M-10 Achilles, and Firefly tanks; 17-pdr AT guns, Loyd Carriers, and more.
  • Improved graphics and effects and new soldier voices.
  • Revised terrain files that represent the specific conditions of the Odon battlefield: tall cornfields and hindered, muddy movement during rainy weather.
  • New features including Rolling barrages and dug-in/camouflaged tanks and anti-tank guns.
  • Historic regimental names and battalion organization.
  • Mount troops or guns on vehicles.
  • Integrated multi-player lobby and match-making forums.
  • Enhanced Scenario Editor - Create your own "what if" Scenarios.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+ / Vista / 7/8
    • Processor: 800 MHz CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: DirectX 9 compatible and capable of 1024 x 768 resolution or higher
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+ / Vista / 7/8
    • Processor: 1.5GHz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: DirectX 9 compatible and capable of 1024 x 768 resolution or higher
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Mixed (182 reviews)
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Branko
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
This is pretty terrible.

In many ways, it is considerably worse then CC 5 was, ages ago. The interface is worse and composing BGs is a mess; we're talking about a game written over a decade ago and this is a regression, not an improvement.

Avoid it.
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EmprorXII
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Great addition to the Close Combat series. Lots of options to play such as missions, campaigns, and a mission editor as well. Excellent choice for WWII strategy afficionados.
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Schneewolf
( 146.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
played the close combat series since they game out... loved it very close or the closest thing 2 playing squad leader on the board.. 30 years hence.. and allas. no substitue has been made now since the forced updates from windows.. this game series has not been overhauled but charges ridiculous pricing... and is by no means compatible with the new technology .. its the windows 10 age... the whole series could do well again with a slight overhaul.. full fail.. and way overpriced..
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Hvetemel Gibson
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I remember back in 1999 I bought A Bridge Too Far. It had such a variety of units and maps, and it was good fun. Sorry, but this is not what I can say about this game. I don't feel like it goes into enough detail.
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Midshipman
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
I'm a long time fan of the Close Combat series. However, this iteration is down right un-fun. The tanks are completely unbalanced to the point that a single Churchill tank will take out 4 Panzer IVs attacking simulatenously from 3 sides without so much as getting scratched.
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Kansuke
( 159.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Nothing quite like it out there. As a new player to the series, the thematic artwork, detial, and realism make going back to Company of Heroes 2 very difficult.
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Freespirit
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
Hi All
I have played Close Combat games many years ago and is nice to play it again. The graphics improved and game has the same feeling like the previous ones, which is very good. The game doesn't bring many new features, but this is not a bad thing, because Close Combat series was always good, so is no point to change much. For someone who never played it, the game can looks little bit simple, but a soon you start to play you can notice that it is an advance strategy game, not like Cannon Fodder :-) if you know it. If you don't like the price, wait for the sale and grab a discount. I definitely recommend this game for players who likes WWII real strategy games. Game is very easy to learn and offer many maps. You also don't need a high spec PC to run it. Definitely recommend this game.
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We're all losers
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
It is the same as it whas back in 1998, zero improvement, just the menue changed, i liked the a bridge to far menu better
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Jorge
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
I really enjoy Close Combat series since first I've played, back in 1996. I can't recommend the game for younger players or those who are into modern RTS. It's a completely different game from all the major RTS games, with a waaaaay slower pace. But every battle feels like an acomplishment, every match can be fascinating and every small detail is accurate. It's a history lesson.

If the game happens to be on sale, get it. Be warned about the pace though. And the dated graphics, even though the artwork is actually pretty good and colorful, the game looks like something from 2000 or earlier. Soundtrack and SFX is just great. Same with the behavior of the soldiers and the AI.
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hotspur59
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
I like this game a lot. It suits my wargaming style and most importantly its historically accurate. Looking down on the battlefield gives you a great perspective of what is going on. The graphics are 1st class and the countryside of Normandy in the summer of 1944 looks spots on - mostly dry and dusty judging by the photos from the camapign. The British voice acting is good and the explosions very nicely done. If you're interested in the Normandy camapign, the n get this and "Panthers in the Fog" which covers the German counterattack at Mortain and gives you US forces too. A nice mix of the 3 main armies in the campaign are fun to wargame with. You'll need combined arms to succeed.
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Pol Pot ☭
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26
The graphics may be straight out of '95, but the slow-paced, platoon-sized and fairly realistic combat is what I enjoy when it comes to strategy games.

In combat, it comes down to controlling victory points across the map, at your disposal you will for the most part have two infantry platoons and one support-platoon. The latter one including vehicles, armor and static weapons. The combat itself comes down to suppressing the enemy troops as you attempt to outflank them and using your support-platoon to deal with entrenched infantry and enemy armor. Your units may refuse to follow your orders, act on their iniative and even surrender if the situation is dire. Each side has a certain morale depending on previous battles and current events on the battlefield, if this drops to zero or you lost all victory points, you will loose the battle.

There's single battles, operations and campaigns in the singleplayer. In the latter two, you control serveral companies that you move in a turnbased-fashion around a larger map. Battles will most likely be fought on the same map serveral times during these, where you start off around the victory points you control, a nice feature being that wrecks, craters and ruined buildings remain throughout the entire operation or campaign.

The negative aspects are that it does a poor job at explaining some of it's mechanics and evidently the previously mentioned graphics from 1995. And considering how little has changed since the previous release of "Panthers in the Fog", it's not really worth the current asking price. But if it's on sale, I would strongly reccomend it.
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Reap
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
I used to play the CC games back in the 90s and early 2000s without fault or fail.

I found this game a little too familiar and not adding anything fresh to it is a no no. Surely there is loads of room to improve the game engine. Shame I couldnt get into it.

I really hate the game map. Its very unintuitive and flat out undescriptive for what is going on.
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Indianaa
( 106.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10
I'd like to start by saying I immensely enjoyed this game, and would recommend it without hesitation to fans of the Close Combat franchise.

However; Bottom line- it is not worth its current price tag. If you can find it for $20 or less then go right ahead.
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Cory
( 30.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
Cash grab. Zero support, game crashes every other game. Don't waste your money.
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campus24
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25
For real? Looong time ago i played the close combat-series and i loved it!
I thought this was a remake. A new updated version since it was released not so long ago but the soldiers are just as slow and stupid as they where when i played in my childhood room at my parents house.
Not a lot makes sense..
It should cost at most 4 dollars. Paying more is just stupid. I was stupid...
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mrmorg
( 287.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
Looks, sounds and plays pretty much like CC4 - Battle of the Bulge

You`ll still get the annoying "88-Flak-bouncing-straight-off-the-eggshell-armored-Sherman" and the occasional "Close Combat internal error e05005050050555" but anyone who has played the CC series from the first Normandy game is used to that by now.

Nice unit mix and I for one like the big maps beacuse of the flanking possibilities - Find Fix Flank Finish.

Me like, but I am broken, Ill play anything with CC stamped on it...If you are a hardcore fan of CC5; stay clear of this one.
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biffchicken
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 14
Classic Close Combat. Love every minute and every battle. Has stated true to it's classic gameplay and runs great on steam/windows 7. A must play for RTS gamers. One of the best WW2 game in my opinion.
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Gaylord Baconface
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
Some history:-

As time went on and sequels were released for the original Close Combat so to did the maps get ever bigger. Around the time of Close Combat 4 the map size reached a point where the AI began to act odd. This was because the AI was never really adapted for the now giant high resolution maps. The result was they began to cluster in one corner, essentially covering an area that was once the size of an entire map but is now just a small part of one large map. This was not fixed in 5. It was not fixed in remake of CC 3 or the remake of CC 2. It is not fixed in this one.

A great game in multiplayer where the AI is not an issue but basically broken for singleplayer.
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Jimmy
( 31.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
Game is buggy to the point it's unplayable. I only play multiplayer with a friend and we got fed up with the crashes during the game. Truce bug, explosion bug, etc....
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Thucydides
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
It is a good game and much better than a lot of the more actiony RTS games that are out there at the moment. However the price, and it seems all from this studio, are very high. I honestly really like the game but I think it is worth 20 at most, I got it for 15 in the sale.

Obviously the graphics are quite outdated but they are good enough that they don't impact on the game.

The AI could be better, especially when attacking. The multiplayer seems good but havn't tried enough yet to say for sure.

The style of the game is like a bit of a simpler and more outdated version of the Wargame series, It is sometimes clunky and slow to react but once you get used to it, it isn't so bad. The style of the game allows for much more realistic combat than in a game like Company of Heroes, which while fun, has little to do with the way WW2 was really fought.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
159.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Nothing quite like it out there. As a new player to the series, the thematic artwork, detial, and realism make going back to Company of Heroes 2 very difficult.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
It is the same as it whas back in 1998, zero improvement, just the menue changed, i liked the a bridge to far menu better
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
I really enjoy Close Combat series since first I've played, back in 1996. I can't recommend the game for younger players or those who are into modern RTS. It's a completely different game from all the major RTS games, with a waaaaay slower pace. But every battle feels like an acomplishment, every match can be fascinating and every small detail is accurate. It's a history lesson.

If the game happens to be on sale, get it. Be warned about the pace though. And the dated graphics, even though the artwork is actually pretty good and colorful, the game looks like something from 2000 or earlier. Soundtrack and SFX is just great. Same with the behavior of the soldiers and the AI.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
I like this game a lot. It suits my wargaming style and most importantly its historically accurate. Looking down on the battlefield gives you a great perspective of what is going on. The graphics are 1st class and the countryside of Normandy in the summer of 1944 looks spots on - mostly dry and dusty judging by the photos from the camapign. The British voice acting is good and the explosions very nicely done. If you're interested in the Normandy camapign, the n get this and "Panthers in the Fog" which covers the German counterattack at Mortain and gives you US forces too. A nice mix of the 3 main armies in the campaign are fun to wargame with. You'll need combined arms to succeed.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
I'm a long time fan of the Close Combat series. However, this iteration is down right un-fun. The tanks are completely unbalanced to the point that a single Churchill tank will take out 4 Panzer IVs attacking simulatenously from 3 sides without so much as getting scratched.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Hi All
I have played Close Combat games many years ago and is nice to play it again. The graphics improved and game has the same feeling like the previous ones, which is very good. The game doesn't bring many new features, but this is not a bad thing, because Close Combat series was always good, so is no point to change much. For someone who never played it, the game can looks little bit simple, but a soon you start to play you can notice that it is an advance strategy game, not like Cannon Fodder :-) if you know it. If you don't like the price, wait for the sale and grab a discount. I definitely recommend this game for players who likes WWII real strategy games. Game is very easy to learn and offer many maps. You also don't need a high spec PC to run it. Definitely recommend this game.
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Some history:-

As time went on and sequels were released for the original Close Combat so to did the maps get ever bigger. Around the time of Close Combat 4 the map size reached a point where the AI began to act odd. This was because the AI was never really adapted for the now giant high resolution maps. The result was they began to cluster in one corner, essentially covering an area that was once the size of an entire map but is now just a small part of one large map. This was not fixed in 5. It was not fixed in remake of CC 3 or the remake of CC 2. It is not fixed in this one.

A great game in multiplayer where the AI is not an issue but basically broken for singleplayer.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
The graphics may be straight out of '95, but the slow-paced, platoon-sized and fairly realistic combat is what I enjoy when it comes to strategy games.

In combat, it comes down to controlling victory points across the map, at your disposal you will for the most part have two infantry platoons and one support-platoon. The latter one including vehicles, armor and static weapons. The combat itself comes down to suppressing the enemy troops as you attempt to outflank them and using your support-platoon to deal with entrenched infantry and enemy armor. Your units may refuse to follow your orders, act on their iniative and even surrender if the situation is dire. Each side has a certain morale depending on previous battles and current events on the battlefield, if this drops to zero or you lost all victory points, you will loose the battle.

There's single battles, operations and campaigns in the singleplayer. In the latter two, you control serveral companies that you move in a turnbased-fashion around a larger map. Battles will most likely be fought on the same map serveral times during these, where you start off around the victory points you control, a nice feature being that wrecks, craters and ruined buildings remain throughout the entire operation or campaign.

The negative aspects are that it does a poor job at explaining some of it's mechanics and evidently the previously mentioned graphics from 1995. And considering how little has changed since the previous release of "Panthers in the Fog", it's not really worth the current asking price. But if it's on sale, I would strongly reccomend it.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
55.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
on sale for around 20 dollars or so its a must buy for realistic strategy enthusiests. I love the 2d art, and the very nice explosions, gameplay wise it took a little bit to get used to, remember this isn't and arcade game, you must put yourself in the shoes of an officer on the front line to lead your troops to victory.

Where this game really shines is its detail in unit cohesian, ammo, morale, fuel etc. you must manage your battle groups and companies to keep your fresh units engaged as needed, and your veteran units for those tricky battles. you can view medals that squads get, and acts of bravery and kill credits. you get attached to your men, adds a whole other dimension to WW2 strategy games.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Classic Close Combat. Love every minute and every battle. Has stated true to it's classic gameplay and runs great on steam/windows 7. A must play for RTS gamers. One of the best WW2 game in my opinion.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
It is a good game and much better than a lot of the more actiony RTS games that are out there at the moment. However the price, and it seems all from this studio, are very high. I honestly really like the game but I think it is worth 20 at most, I got it for 15 in the sale.

Obviously the graphics are quite outdated but they are good enough that they don't impact on the game.

The AI could be better, especially when attacking. The multiplayer seems good but havn't tried enough yet to say for sure.

The style of the game is like a bit of a simpler and more outdated version of the Wargame series, It is sometimes clunky and slow to react but once you get used to it, it isn't so bad. The style of the game allows for much more realistic combat than in a game like Company of Heroes, which while fun, has little to do with the way WW2 was really fought.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
287.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Looks, sounds and plays pretty much like CC4 - Battle of the Bulge

You`ll still get the annoying "88-Flak-bouncing-straight-off-the-eggshell-armored-Sherman" and the occasional "Close Combat internal error e05005050050555" but anyone who has played the CC series from the first Normandy game is used to that by now.

Nice unit mix and I for one like the big maps beacuse of the flanking possibilities - Find Fix Flank Finish.

Me like, but I am broken, Ill play anything with CC stamped on it...If you are a hardcore fan of CC5; stay clear of this one.
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194 of 223 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
I promise anyone who looks beyond the seemingly dated graphics will find an unrivalled strategy game.
Each and every soldier on the battlefield has a limited supply of ammo, and each situation your men face during battle will affect their stamina, morale and emotion...

Stick with it and you will love it.

Even better against human opponents!

The only con is the price.
Don't expect any major price reductions as Matrix Games titles have always been a bit steep in my opinion.
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116 of 134 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
126.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
i have not played a CC game since a bridge too far(1997) which was one of my all time favorite games. i was happy, suprised and a little disapointed to see that not much has changed in that time. game play is good but not much different from 7 years ago, altho the campaign mode is a little more refined than the last CC game i played in 1997. if you have liked the game series in the past you will like this one also. the graphics are a little better than 7 years ago, but no where close to the level they should be.
if this game was $20 i would give it 9/10, but at $40 i will give it 5/10. way to expensive a game that is in essence a slight improvement from 7 years ago. if you are a die hard fan of the series i am sure you will like it, or if you are new to the series it might be worth the money. i can not recomend it for the current price.
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94 of 111 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
Brought me back to playing CC2: A bridge too far. I love the close combat series and this does not dissapoint for me. May look a bit dated but the gameplay is what it's all about and I can't think of anything that matches it. A thinking man's strategy game.
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77 of 90 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
A more up-to-date version of the CC classics.
I will edit this review later, but first off I want to say something immediately.

I see people claiming to be CC "fans", give it thumbs down, and post stuff like "you can't pause the game".
Guess what, you can.. just hit the "pause" key on your keyboard. Now, that wasn't so hard, was it? And if you truly had played any of the predecessors, you'd realize that this version works just in the exact same way.

By the way, you can press spacebar to activate range info (I have command influence range as standard). There's a comprehensive list of keybindings in the manual.

Now, off to the game. CC is a top down, real-time action WWII strategy game, with roots as far back as 1996. CC is legendary for those beknownst to it. It continues the style of a few other games in the series with a grand-campaign-style strategic map. This strategic map will progress on a turn basis, with battles occuring after a movement phase. Battles will take place one by one, where two battlegroups clash on the grand map. Available at some points on the strategic map are also air support and artillery (to inderdict). When you battle, you will get loaded onto the proper map for the region you're in on the Strategic map, and the real-time action starts. The battles are realistic and intricate, with morale, cover, angle of attack, suppression, ammunition and range all being important factors to the outcome.

Of course, you can scale the difficulty yourself, do skirmishes instead of a grand campaign, and set up your own battles, or even campaign if I recall correctly. Last time I checked there was also a functional multiplayer. And I guess this would be really fun to play with (against) friends.

As for the price, I had to get it, not nescessarily because it's fairly priced (although I don't find it that steep) but because I want to support the making of anything CC, since the series are one of the few classics that stand out with great quality, which in my opinion should get all the support it could get. We have enough throwaway games today published by companies that care for nothing but money, with employees that have no passion for it whatsoever.
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100 of 126 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Don't let the old school graphics fool you, this is one of the best tactical war games to come out in a long time. If you have never tried a Close Combat game before, do yourself a favor and pick this one up. You won't regret it!
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76 of 93 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
I am sorry to all the Close Combat fans like myself that have devoted COUNTLESS hours to this series. This game is a disappointment to the franchise/company of Close Combat. To Pay $40 is outrageous for a game that is subpar in almost every dynamic since Close Combat I. Even then Close Combat I has some advantages to this game. I am severly disappointed about #1 The Opening Graphics (I feel like I am going back to 1991 when I first CHOOSE my mission). #2 The movement of troops and tanks are ABSOLUTELY horrible. #3 You are no longer able to change specific Units like you were able to in the past 2 Close Combats (granted this gives it more historical basis but when you are the Nazi's it is almost a sure loss.) There are more errors in this game than what I have reported, but this is what I have seen in the reviews that not many people/nobody has brought up. Like I said I have been a die hard Close Combat fan and I have love the way it has progressed up to this point. This game is a failure and insult to the Close Combat Series.
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75 of 92 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2015
Its a very good game, that hasnt changed at all, so when you like the older cc's you will like this one. I love remakes of old games and i like the 2d style a lot. But 40€ for a remake that bassicly just updates the explosions and minor other things is a bit too much. I cant understand why they are so greedy at this part i would easily recommend this at 20€ also a lot of more people would give it a try i think. But 40€ looks like a cash grab to me, i would'nt have bought it myself if i would'nt have found it for 20€ on ebay.

So veterans of the previous games will buy this anyway, cause its the game you love.
But for newcomers i can only recommend to wait until its cheaper.
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80 of 101 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2015
I like this game Its so much more realistic then most strategy games based around the same time period. However a few things really irritate me. One is the price! its utterly ridiculous and greedy by the developers they haven’t added nearly enough in the way of improvements or balancing to the game to warrant that price tag. This isn’t a HD remake or anything to that regard its just the same game engine with the same ai and a few tweaks. The Second is the games lack of support after launch. Where’s the patches? Literally where’s any attempt to improve the game or fix some of hit detection issues or ai bugs. The game has a terrible UI it really does , its so awkward you have to learn a fair few hotkeys to get anything done. I want to like this game more I really do its something so different and simulation esc but at the same time I cant stand the lack of support after release instead relying on fans to make the patches? Its scandalous. I feel sorry for diehard fans because from what ive read there’s better games in the Close Combat series its just this one is on steam so of course people will buy it. I mean I did the same with Age of Empires two … the fool
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