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Close Combat: Modern Tactics review

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For

  • Cool new units
  • More order options
  • Bigger maps

Against

  • AI still needs work
  • No real campaign
  • Less depth of gameplay

Ten years ago the idea of giving every soldier in an RTS a name, a sense of self-preservation, and eyes capable of seeing further than 100m was as mad as it was daisy-fresh. Today, every military strategy does it. No- hang on a minute- they don%26rsquo;t, do they? Close Combat remains eccentric- a WWII skirmish series more concerned with subtlety and simulation than %26rsquo;splosions and cinematics.

Based on a training tool made for the USMC, Modern Tactics shifts the top-down tussles from the Greater Reich to the Balkans, Africa, and the Middle East. Twenty-five standalone battles recreate the kind of firefights that have peppered papers and TV newscasts for the last decade or so.

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GenreStrategy
DescriptionWith 25 standalone battles that recreate firefights we've seen on TV, this game reminds us why we loved the series, but it also lacks options.
PlatformPC
Release date:15 November 2007 (US), (UK)
Available platforms:PC
Genre:Strategy
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