On: PC - OUT: June
THE PITCH: It's a third-person tactical action game from Codemasters that has you mixing real-time strategy gameplay with a third-person shooter, as you command a small squad of kicking soldiers. The title comes from some of the game scenarios being inspired by heroic acts during World War II and you can play as British, US, German or Russian forces.
Directing your squad as in a real-time strategy but then being able to jump into the action as a selected individual of that squad adds a novel and interesting aspect to proceedings. In action it's impressive on a number of levels, from the explosions and scenery interaction to being graphically detailed enough that you can shoot the helmet off a bad guy - not that we were aiming at the helmet, mind...
THE BUZZ: We liked this when we saw it some time ago and think it will appeal to most fans of the war genre. It certainly has a different and original feel to it and the switch between real-time strategy and third-person shooter is simple, effective and darn good fun.