developer: Strategic Simulations Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / E-mail / hotseat
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Pacific General is the fifth and last part of the 5-Star General strategic cycle by Strategic Simulations Inc. After travels to the fantasy world and space, which were served to the players in previous scenes, we return to the fronts of the Second World War. This time, however, the game focuses on the struggles of the Allies and Axis troops in the Pacific.
In the game we can take part in two campaigns: the Allied campaign, in which we command the U.S. fleet, or the Japanese one. By choosing a single script mode, we can take the side of one of the 31 countries participating in the war, each of which uses its own characteristic historical units. The battles that will come to us illustrate both these real and hypothetical events.
Fights in Pacific General take place mainly in the air and on the water, but there will also be some land battles. That is why among the arsenal of units we can find various types of warships, submarines, air carriers, bombers and fighter planes, as well as infantry or artillery units. Realism is added by the fact that all units are available to players only from the moment they are actually put into use. For example, American jets can only be used in combat during the hypothetical Japanese invasion at the turn of 1945 and 46.
In addition to proven solutions, such as the advancement of units or the coercion to take care of the supply of fuel and armaments, it is worth noting a few novelties, such as the fog of war or the impact of weather conditions on the course of warfare. The already extended Panzer Generala engine has been adapted to the capabilities of Windows 95, which significantly improved the comfort of control and graphic design of the game. In addition to the already outdated multiplayer modes, the authors have also offered the opportunity to play online. The time spent in Pacific waters is extended by the scenario generator attached to the game.
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Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 37 players' votes.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
- Recommended: Pentium 90, 16 MB RAM, Karta grafiki 1 MB, 70 MB HDD, Windows 95