Armoured combat from D-day to the end of the war in Europe!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (16 reviews) - 56% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 1, 1995

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About This Game

Armoured combat from D-day to the end of the war in Europe.

The M4 Sherman, the M18 Hellcat, the Pzkfw Vla/b Tiger - these are the tanks that rocked Europe from the June 6th Invasion to the fall of Berlin. 1944 Across The Rhine lets you experience a tank commander's view of this period of gut-wrenching armoured combat battle action.

You've got complete operational control: from a single tank platoon to an entire American or German battalion. Become part of a famous unit, such as the US 10th Armoured Division, and follow it through actual WWII combat scenarios.


Game Features:

  • Fight in battles and campaigns as a sergeant tank commander or at any higher levels of command.
  • Jump into armoured combat scenarios from different time periods between 1944 and 1945
  • Control battles using an easy pull-down-menu, point and click interface
  • Use real tank tactics based on the expertise of Brigadier General A. F. Irzyk. Commander 8th Tank Battalion from Patton's 3rd Army

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7 or newer
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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Overall:
Mixed (16 reviews)
Recently Posted
twister361st
0.1 hrs
Posted: February 27
really dated,goodbye game
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H. Uxter Nepmann, Esq.
7.7 hrs
Posted: December 26, 2015
Game is a lot worse than I remember, must have been wearing those rose tinted glasses

Positives
+ Fighting in a tank at the same time as commanding the force is a fun concept
+ Campaign gives a sense of progression
+ Interesting time period and combatants
+ Reasonable depth (unit variety and off map support for example)

Negatives
- Fighting from your tank is a lot less fun than you might think given the tiny screen. You'll be shot across the map without seeing what killed you.
- Interface is bad (want to cancel an ongoing artillery barrage to save your suicidal tanks? Nope)
- Interface is bad (want to know how long until your artillery barrage is ready again? Nope. You're not allowed to know that)
- Interface is horrible (want to see a company's waypoints? You have to hit the company info button on the toolbar, navigate to the company with the left and right arrows, then hit waypoints, then hunt around the platoon map for the lines because they don't appear on the strategic map)
- Interface is really horrible (want to give your army a simple move order? How about setting your army's starting orders from the same screen you deploy them? Nope, you have to give each company individual orders, and you have to quickly cancel the automatic starting orders if you want control over how the engagement proceeds from the start)
- The AI of your units is completely unpredictable. Will the "assault" order make your company chase the enemy across the map, turn around and flee, drive in circles, or scatter in every direction? Roll a dice! It could be any of these!
- Combat is completely unpredictable. There're no indications as to which units can see the enemy or even what the range of their weapons is. Foot infantry can defeat medium tanks.
- The pathfinding is almost braindead. Your units often head in the opposite direction to the waypoint you gave them. They will rush into enemy units when you told them to stay still. They will move around a forest when you told them to take the road going through it.
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Elite0077
0.1 hrs
Posted: November 6, 2015
This game gave me flashbacks
10/10 would invade Poland again
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Canadian Knight
1.0 hrs
Posted: July 6, 2015
JUST DO IT!
:D
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Raven Soule
0.3 hrs
Posted: January 4, 2015
fun game but be aware it is 20 years old and from the days of actually needing to read the manual and that your tutorial is reading the manual
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0DarkIron
2.7 hrs
Posted: December 28, 2014
Pretty awesome game. Plenty of replayablility, reminds me of the days of Red Barron and Aces Over Europe with the old permadeath and persistant campagins. Manual can be found online with a quick google search for those who are ♥♥♥♥♥ing about it. For the price it's a nice trip back to the days of old.
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Dustin
0.2 hrs
Posted: December 25, 2014
An interesting looking game with neat music and features, but I don't know what the f*ck I'm even doing... clicking random buttons.
If you've never played this before, good luck getting the concept down.

1/10
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Agathosdaimon
2.2 hrs
Posted: November 25, 2014
This is an interesting one, i have a real fondness for this game, it was trying to be like Harpoon but for ww2 western front tank combat. unless you have a love for retro games and all the difficulties they present UI wise some of them, you wont like this one. It offers the option to play at just a platoon level up to companies and battalions - at the platoon level, there is no much you can do. You can deviate from teh rest of the company but if you do so you will likely be destroyed as soon as you come across the enemy. it offers a 3d sim window but it is a novelty at most- you wont be able to get close enough to see the enemy before they destroy you, so its better to leave gunnery up to the AI unless you are with alot of support.

a battle can be confusing as to what unit you are in, at first, but you get the hang of it. the ai on all sides will go back forth on the battlefield as morale and loss dictate though it can just look like every unit is just running around like a headless chicken. despite all the flaws, i like teh game for what it is trying to offer and it can play as a strategy game, though if you wnat something more current then go with Graviteam Tactics Operation Star or the Close Combat games
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loki1944
4.9 hrs
Posted: November 12, 2014
Brings back a lot of good memories. This game was amazing when it first came out, in the heyday of Close Combat and Panzer General. This game isn't the easiest and it sure ain't the purtiest nowadays, but if you love World War 2 strategy with BN/CO level leadership thrown in, then I highly recommend this game. If you're more of a quick game/or pretty graphics type though then this probably will disappoint you.
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bbjay.hogarth
1.4 hrs
Posted: November 11, 2014
i really wanted this game to work-very fond memories of the origional-it doesn't!! small screens and no manual make things worse-you really need to be a BIIIG fan of retro gaming to chance this ,even at leess than four quid : (
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Brings back a lot of good memories. This game was amazing when it first came out, in the heyday of Close Combat and Panzer General. This game isn't the easiest and it sure ain't the purtiest nowadays, but if you love World War 2 strategy with BN/CO level leadership thrown in, then I highly recommend this game. If you're more of a quick game/or pretty graphics type though then this probably will disappoint you.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
This is an interesting one, i have a real fondness for this game, it was trying to be like Harpoon but for ww2 western front tank combat. unless you have a love for retro games and all the difficulties they present UI wise some of them, you wont like this one. It offers the option to play at just a platoon level up to companies and battalions - at the platoon level, there is no much you can do. You can deviate from teh rest of the company but if you do so you will likely be destroyed as soon as you come across the enemy. it offers a 3d sim window but it is a novelty at most- you wont be able to get close enough to see the enemy before they destroy you, so its better to leave gunnery up to the AI unless you are with alot of support.

a battle can be confusing as to what unit you are in, at first, but you get the hang of it. the ai on all sides will go back forth on the battlefield as morale and loss dictate though it can just look like every unit is just running around like a headless chicken. despite all the flaws, i like teh game for what it is trying to offer and it can play as a strategy game, though if you wnat something more current then go with Graviteam Tactics Operation Star or the Close Combat games
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
fun game but be aware it is 20 years old and from the days of actually needing to read the manual and that your tutorial is reading the manual
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
Game is a lot worse than I remember, must have been wearing those rose tinted glasses

Positives
+ Fighting in a tank at the same time as commanding the force is a fun concept
+ Campaign gives a sense of progression
+ Interesting time period and combatants
+ Reasonable depth (unit variety and off map support for example)

Negatives
- Fighting from your tank is a lot less fun than you might think given the tiny screen. You'll be shot across the map without seeing what killed you.
- Interface is bad (want to cancel an ongoing artillery barrage to save your suicidal tanks? Nope)
- Interface is bad (want to know how long until your artillery barrage is ready again? Nope. You're not allowed to know that)
- Interface is horrible (want to see a company's waypoints? You have to hit the company info button on the toolbar, navigate to the company with the left and right arrows, then hit waypoints, then hunt around the platoon map for the lines because they don't appear on the strategic map)
- Interface is really horrible (want to give your army a simple move order? How about setting your army's starting orders from the same screen you deploy them? Nope, you have to give each company individual orders, and you have to quickly cancel the automatic starting orders if you want control over how the engagement proceeds from the start)
- The AI of your units is completely unpredictable. Will the "assault" order make your company chase the enemy across the map, turn around and flee, drive in circles, or scatter in every direction? Roll a dice! It could be any of these!
- Combat is completely unpredictable. There're no indications as to which units can see the enemy or even what the range of their weapons is. Foot infantry can defeat medium tanks.
- The pathfinding is almost braindead. Your units often head in the opposite direction to the waypoint you gave them. They will rush into enemy units when you told them to stay still. They will move around a forest when you told them to take the road going through it.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Pretty awesome game. Plenty of replayablility, reminds me of the days of Red Barron and Aces Over Europe with the old permadeath and persistant campagins. Manual can be found online with a quick google search for those who are ♥♥♥♥♥ing about it. For the price it's a nice trip back to the days of old.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
This game gave me flashbacks
10/10 would invade Poland again
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Old DOS game and unless you like old DOS games, strategy games, and commanding Panzer Lehr you can go heck yourself
Game's great tho
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
i really wanted this game to work-very fond memories of the origional-it doesn't!! small screens and no manual make things worse-you really need to be a BIIIG fan of retro gaming to chance this ,even at leess than four quid : (
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29 of 57 people (51%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
The game has a few nice concepts but it does not seem to be very playable by today's standards.

Consider this more as a collectors item.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny