Description of Campaign
"Billed as a strategic-tactical simulation of the World War II Western Front, it was marginally adequate on the former level and an arcade rendition of the latter. Some interface inadequacies contributed to the "vanillaness" of this game, but with World War II-era tanks zooming around like race cars, one should take any relationship to history with a pillar of salt." -- M. Evan Brooks Home Page. Brooks trashes almost everything! ;)
The game, in my opinion, is actually not that bad at all. It is certainly not designed to be a hard-core wargame, but an arcade-oriented simulation of World War II tanks. Okay, so maybe calling it even a simulation is farfetched, since tank handling is nowhere near the level of realism achieved in MicroProse's venerable M1 Tank Platoon. Still, the game is fun for a while, and certainly worth a look for action fans looking for World War II scenarios, and fans of designer Jonathan Griffith's earlier classic (and much more arcade-style) Conqueror.
The PC conversion from original Commodore 64 was done by Chris Sawyer, of Transport Tycoon fame. If you like this average game, check out the even worse sequel called Campaign II on this site as well.
Review By HOTUD
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Comments and reviews
Emulationist 2015-05-11 0 point DOS version
I didn't play it, but from what I can make from the screenshots it looks like an ancestor of Command Ops (best tactical simulation on WW2 for those who don't know).
Gurud@ge 2014-02-26 0 point DOS version
When I buyed my first PC (an IBM "Aptiva" SX25 MHz), my father was in the USA for work. He returned one week later with the "Combat Classics 3" game collection, including Campaign, War in the Gulf and an helicopter simulation.
This was my first PC game and I spent a lot of time playing it; I suppose it was a bad simulation and a worse strategy game (even for its time), but, useless to say, I'll never forget Campaign.
By the way, if you want to download and try this game, I suggest you to do it! Watch german halftracks run like GT cars, tank brigades move like a sheep flock, die-hard AT guns, etc.
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