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.
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Release Date: Mar 10, 2009

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Includes 6 items: Codename: Panzers - Cold War, Codename Panzers Cold War Soundtrack, Codename: Panzers, Phase One, Codename Panzers Phase One Soundtrack, Codename: Panzers, Phase Two, Codename Panzers Phase Two Soundtrack


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February 18

Codename Panzers Franchise now available!

Dear Nordic Games fans,

while Codename Panzers: Cold War has already been live on Steam for quite some time, we are now happy to announce, that Codename Panzers Phase 1 as well as Phase 2 and the Soundtracks for all 3 games have found their ways online on Steam.

We have also published a new Codename Panzers Bundle offering all 3 titles and their Soundtracks for a really special price.

Check it out!

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Codename Panzers Cold War:

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

About This Game

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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I have always been a big fan of the Panzer games. As you would expect from the name a lot of your units are armoured vehicals be they Tanks, APCS etc etc. Infanty play a part but mostly you are going to be using the Armour as a lance to the enemy.
It ran very well on my rig (window 10) and only once in the final mission when all hell was breaking loose did I have an issue with textures not loading quickly ( took about 3 seconds to load up the tanks skins).
They have removed the anti-cheat software so the negative reviews about that can be ignored.
Story wise it was a bit generic and certainly no where as engaging as the first two games. A lot of the ingame converations take place as text by the side while you play meaning you do lose a lot of the plot.

Its rather old so price wise I would not recomend it at the £15 mark...not nowadays. ( Although back in the day :D....I did buy it for £25 when it first came out.) If you see it for £7.99 or less thou? Dont hesitate ....if you are a RTS fan who likes to be able to do more than "select all and attack move to point"...you will like this game.
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64 of 87 people (74%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
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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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
103.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2015
CPCW is an acceptable good Tactic-Strategy game. In my Opinion a good game to play on rainy weekends with a nice cup of coffee. Details:

Graphics - 8/10
The ingame graphic is awesome detailed. Enviroment looks close steps to realistic, nicely done with much love to detalis. Also the realistic reactions are nice to look at (example: Weather / grenade in forest burns trees down / ramming electricity pylons make'em flash and fall / after some gaming time the night comes and the tanks use activate headlights,....)

Sound - 7/10
Sound is okay. The music is a bit monotone but fits in. Talking/responding of the soldiers is clear and good. War-Sounds are very good. You feel like inside the game.

AI - 7/10
The Computer-Inteligence is also okay. Sometimes, your tanks or troopers dont go the way they should (example: tank turns cicles before driving ahead). It happens acceptable rare, but happens. Enemys react good. with nice tactic that gives you the "wow, could be human" effect.

Ingame functions - 9/10
There are quite a lot of functions, and I still keep finding out more. You can rotate your view from upper view to diagoal. You can tell the tanks where to aim at when they change position. You can group teams, individually. You have Maps to draw in for making plans with Multiplayer friends..... and so on.

complexity - 7/10
Well as someone who doesn't like the HUD filled up to much and stuff I gotta say: you should definetly take a look at the manual. Fly over it for about 10mins, make the Tutorial and I think you got it. Some things could have been easier, like Keyboard-Settings but its okay.

Single Player - 6/10
Story is easy to follow, but could be a bit more motivating to play. Seems a bit "loveless". Campaign could be a bit longer or DLCs could have been released. Anyway its fun to play through.

Multiplayer / Coop 4/10
Multiplayer is a bit frustrating. If you wanna go "online" then you need to activate an account wich is (meanwhile?) impossible, so no online servers possible to play with. It works if you use programs like tunngle and connect via LAN function to friends. There it is easy and with no problems to connect fast and fun to play. But sadly very less maps.

Price 3/10
Well, the game is worth buying it, but not worth the actual 20 EUR it costs. This was maybe realistic when it was released but nowadays a bit to expensive for this kind of game.

Ending words
You should definetly give it a try when its on sale. for a max Price of 10 EUR its okay to buy and you wont regret it.
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31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 2, 2014
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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
This is a pretty good game with a story line fit for any freedom loving person. Ignore most of the bad reveiws as those are mainly complaining about an anti cheat software that has been removed. Has some trouble running on windows 10 but still playable.
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