Tempelhof, Berlin, dawn of 8th April 1949. A major armed conflict is brewing between the Western powers and the Soviet bloc. The Red Army has been growing ever stronger since the end of World War II. With the growth of their army the Soviets realize that they hold the advantage, and are only waiting for the right moment to attack.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (24 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 10, 2009
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"Might need a workaround to set-up and play, however good blend of world war 2 and III. Good level design and interesting units. Story is a toss. Try it."

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“A sophisticated, well-paced and remarkably different entry into the RTS genre.”
8/10 – Total PC Gaming

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Tempelhof, Berlin, dawn of 8th April 1949.

A major armed conflict is brewing between the Western powers and the Soviet bloc. The Red Army has been growing ever stronger since the end of World War II. With the growth of their army the Soviets realize that they hold the advantage, and are only waiting for the right moment to attack. That moment arrives with the Tempelhof Incident: the near-fatal collision of a US cargo plane and a Soviet fighter over Berlin's main airfield. A fatal combination of coincidence and human error, there is no point in arguing what went wrong, no point in asking who pulled the trigger first and who fired on whom in return. The Incident went down in history as fatal.

Within 12 hours of the crash the ground beneath the German capital is shaking with the salvoes of a war never meant to be: a conflict between former allies over Europe and global supremacy.

In this game the worst comes true, and it may just change the fate of the "free world" forever! WWII is now just a memory - but the Cold War has just begun...

Key features

  • Authentic "Cold War" era
  • Variable squads with powerful squad leaders, capable of easily taking on any kind of enemy, providing a gameplay more balanced and fun than ever!
  • Personalizable units with visible function upgrades
  • Unique building combat system - buildings can be destroyed or occupied to gain an advantage
  • Fascinating storyline which follows the personal fates of both familiar Codename Panzers heroes and brand new ones alike
  • Detailed "movie-like" world simulation: a truly "alive" world in which each and every single unit possesses its own AI and reacts to the player's actions accordingly
  • Single player campaign with 18 exciting missions. Your goal is to save the world and help NATO to stop the Soviets, yet occasionally you will end up changing sides to find yourself in Russia, helping out the KGB.
  • Scenario Mode: replay missions already won/unlocked in order to increase your overall score
  • 25 multiplayer maps and 3 modes: Domination, Multiplayer-Mission and Team Match
  • Physics-based building destruction. Each building will collapse in its own unique manner, using real-time physics simulation: pieces falling from houses are assigned to various categories according to their size and mass
  • Full simulation of the effects of light and terrain conditions on unit behavior
  • Weather changes affect gameplay and visual effects: reducing sight, movement speed, range of fire and every parameter imaginable
  • Dual display support with strategic map for making strategic decisions
  • Brand new Gepard 3 graphics engine with full vertex and pixel shader 3.0 support

System Requirements

    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2/Vista®
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ X2 +4400 or faster
    • Memory: XP 1 GB RAM - Vista 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 5GB Available
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon X800 or NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or faster
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • DirectX® Version: 9.0c compatible, 32 bits, multi-core
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
I looked at the forum for help in stopping the program crashes, and set an outbound rule to block cpcw.exe(located in steam apps), on my firewall settings, and I got the game to work. I'm running W7 64, by the way.

Not a bad game, and well worth the knockdown price.
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49 of 63 people (78%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Sort of like Dawn of War II Retribution, a sort of tactical RPG / RTS hybrid, but this has M48 Patton tanks instead of orks.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
I initially gave this a negative review because it crashes on launch. The (new?) developers of the game are clearly trying to update the game and have removed the TAGES copy protection. Hopefully they'll resolve the crash issue. Until they do, the game will lauch if the computer is offline. To my mind this is better than a game that insists on being online all the time.

Codename Panzers is a great series of tactical RTSs with the focus on action rather than base building. "Cold War" introduced some elements of reinforcements (similar to Ground Control/World in Conflict) but the main focus remains on tactical action. The graphics are good (for a 2009 game) and I enjoyed it as a slightly more relaxed alternative to Company of Heroes or Men of War. Unfortunately the game was largely overlooked on release (as per another Atari classic RTS, Act of War) and recieved little suppport. It's good to see that this game is now getting some developer support - and well worth picking up , especially if on sale.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Panzers is a classic series of games.

If you liked this one, i definatly suggest trying the older ones
Panzers I and Panzers II
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Good RTS game. Not much to say. Would recommend.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Awesome RTS with dawn of war 2 style very good graphics and fast paced gameplay two factions soviets and allies go to third war world in 1949
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10 of 24 people (42%) found this review helpful
145.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
y i realy want to say to thos ppl who are give bad recomendation about lets say this game,just because they face problems with launching game.always check official game developer websites so you can read if they still working on some improvments on this particular issue.and specialy in this case y they working on that problem to solve .mean no need to say i like this game somuch so i cant start i wont play and thoms down.
So just who want to start play "Panzers - Cold War"you can start play from game folder on your steam .just if you still cant start the game and you got it from steam .so till they fix this problem go to "my-computer/C or D disc/program files/steam/SteamApps/common/codename:panzer-cold war folder and launch through the administrator game applocation.and you'll see it works perfect i just tryed and it dint freez dint need go anithing around so you can enjoy single player mosions till they fix normal shortcuts with steam console and launching apps.and they woking on that i red that in 2014.april.28th.
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8 of 24 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
I really love this game as I love all the old Panzers...BUT. This game won't run for most people even with the "patch" developers released. "Patch" was actually Tages removal. Well, the game doesn't work, same as it did not work before the patch. So don't throw away your money on a name to fill out your library.
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2 of 13 people (15%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
this is the perfect game. .. like it ! :)
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3 of 22 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Cant get the damn thing to run.
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3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Playing on an xp computer. 18 missions. So far easy on normal level, seems like scripted events so the AI doesn't do much. Got from gem auction so paid less than $2. I consider this Company of Heroes lite, basically a tactical RTS, where you a have a limited amount of units that can be gotten with limited prestige points. Also has a skirmish mode. Since multi-player was based on game spy and it's an old game I doubt anyone is playing. Still on the border if I am having fun or if I consider this a time killer. Basically an average RTS for me.
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