Close Combat: The Bloody First
Strategy 03 October 2019
A new entry in a popular series of real time tactical games developed by Atomic Games and taken over by Matrix Games/Slitherine. The players assume control over United States’ 1st Infantry Division, also known as “The Big Red One” during its WWII tour of duty, including Northern Africa, Sicily, and D-Day landings. The game takes place in real time, with the player receiving control over numerous types of units such as infantry, artillery, armored units, or engineering battalions. Our units can amass experience and be refitted with new types of weaponry, which makes them more viable and useful on the battlefield. The developers have not introduced any major changes to the mechanics, keeping the classic top-down view and gameplay seen in other installments of the series. Nevertheless, the players are left with more freedom as to the choice of the location and method of approaching the enemy, while our actions are influenced by weather conditions, type of terrain, or well-being and morale of our units. Aside from the single-player campaign, the game introduces an extensive multiplayer component, with head-to-head and cooperation modes. It should be mentioned that Close Combat: The Bloody First is the first installment of the series that uses a 3D graphical engine, which also offers more detailed models and animations of the individual units.
Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog
Strategy 19 November 2012
The next installment of the advanced simulation of war clashes. We move troops on a strategic map, then we move to the tactical screen and perform operations in real time. This time we take part in the last days of fighting in Normandy during World War II. The Axis have the last chance to repel the devastating attack by the Allied forces. It is the player's attitude that determines which side of the conflict will win the final victory.
Close Combat: Last Stand Arnhem
Strategy 07 July 2010
A realistic war game from the popular series. We move there until World War II and become the commander of the unit. Production focuses on the operation Market Garden, during which the Allies cross the Rhine River. The title contains all the characteristics of the series: tactical battle in real time and an attempt to faithfully represent the situation on the battlefield.
Close Combat: The Longest Day
Strategy 29 April 2009
Close Combat: The Longest Day is a remake of the fifth installment of the series, released in 2000. The player takes on the role of commander of Allied or German troops and tries to fight his way through overgrown with bushes fields of Normandy.