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Faces of War

World War II games seem to still be on the rise as again we get one thrown in our lap. Does it meet our standards? Faces of War is a tactical real-time shooter. This term may sound complicated but you can see it as a mix of the famous Commandos and the team-tactical feeling from […]

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Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War

The man behind Rise & Fall is Rick Goodman, who we know from Age of Empires. Promising, but his new founded studio, Stainless Studios, went broke. Did the game suffer from this? As in so many RTS games the following optoins are at your disposal: campaign, skirmish or creating your own scenarios with the editor. […]

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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II

With his widescreen adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson came, saw and conquered pretty much the entire moviegoing audience. EA, as we know them, were quick to endulge us in a number of LotR games (The Third Age, The Two Towers…) and to get some money out of the hype. The best […]

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Rise of Legends

Rise of Nations (and the add-on Thrones & Patriots) is a classic RTS game, but it has some nice features which give it a unique taste. That’s how we like it. Does Rise of Legends follow in those footsteps or has the game totally been changed along with the name? Let me first explain the […]

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Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars

Spellforce 2 : Shadow Wars promises a unique mix of RTS and RPG. I’m always sceptical when I hear something like this, because with such a mix chances of disappointing both sides are very high. All the same you never know, so a little curious I started to play this game. It strikes me that […]

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Star Wars: Empire at War

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The Star Wars-universe is without a doubt the most heavily utilised sci-fi setting in the entire games industry. A year won’t be complete without at least multiple Star Wars-games released in stores. 2006 doesn’t seem different at all because here is Empire at War (EaW) already. A real-time strategy game made by ex-Westwood folks, a […]

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WH40k: DoW – Winter Assault

Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War, it remains a mouthfull to say but we don’t mind. This RTS from a year ago could impress many gamers, me included. Beautiful animations, astonishing graphics and the nice squad gameplay brought a refreshment to the genre. Dawn of War (DoW) also contained a coolness factor that we only knew […]

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Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery

Whenever the term Age of Empires is used, nearly every gamer spontaneously recalls himself of Age of Kings, which was released back in 1999. Not only did it look amazing back then, it also offered numerous hours of addictive game play. The multiplayer part is still being played at almost every LAN party out there. […]

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Blitzkrieg II

There are plenty of reasons to have high expectations of Blitzkrieg II. Developer Nival Interactive has proven with nearly all of their titles that they can deliver decent games. And as a publisher, CDV must be the most appropriate partner for any World War II strategy game with their experience from titles as Sudden Strike, […]

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Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich

We, the editing staff, frequently consider ourselves to be heroes, nay, superheroes. We literally pour water out of every hole when we try to make our deadlines at incredible speeds. Add to that, the obligatory flying lessons that follow each visit to our editor-in-chief’s office and you won’t be surprised when you see one of […]

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Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars

Ah, the 19th century. Big nations, big stakes, big armies and thus big battles. Just the way we like it and GSC Gameworld knows that too. Their sequel to Cossacks is now even more focussed on large battlefields and on the precise control over large groups of ‘faithful’ soldiers. The legend of an ambitious little […]

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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth

Here at Puteanus Towers we’re not afraid of a nice battle where we can take on the enemy with more than a couple of archers/tanks/robots. We’re also not afraid of some projections of the LOTR movies from Peter Jackson. And that’s why we looked forward for a while to LOTR: The Battle for Middle-Earth, a […]

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Armies of Exigo

Fantasy RTS, a genre everyone will know by now due to the big hits, Warcraft 3 anyone ? The whole genre in known because the world is filled with creatures we don’t get to see in normal life like orcs and elves. And of course there are always a couple of humans that are trying […]

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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident

Yea Yea, Bash is always “in the mood” for a space game. When Nexus arrived at our notorious Fragland HQ (also known as Speed’s place), I used all my seductive powers to make sure this game would be sent to me. When this seemed not to work I chose another – more simple – solution: […]

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Alexander: Heroes Hour

When the mailman dropped a package in my box with the title “Alexander” I was hopefully thinking it was a reviewcopy of Ubisoft’s latest game which we previewed some time ago for you. When I hade gotten rid of the envelope, it became clear my hopes were not fulfulled. In the package was a reviewcopy […]

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