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Close Combat 3: The Russian Front

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Lead your men through the largest, bloodiest battle of the century.
Command a fire brigade of soldiers on the Russian Front in this real-time strategy game set in World War II featuring unequaled detail, realism and scope. Player as either the Soviets or Germans as you orchestrate your squads' attack, defense, and survival over four grueling years of the grandest and bloodiest war the world has ever seen. To succeed, you must guide your man through the moral dangers of war while physically an psychologically defeating your enemies. Your soldiers are counting on you. Don't let them down!

Command the same men throughout the entire four-year campaign - from the initial German invasion of Operation Barbarossa to the pivotal Russian victories at Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, and Berlin. Or rewrite a chapter of the history by rallying your German troops to take Red Square.

Over 300 specialized squads - 100 weapons, 60 soldier types, and 60 distinct vehicles or antitank guns. Includes 120 mm mortars, flame-throwers, rocket launchers, half-tracks and off-map heavy artillery barrages,

Manage your squads by resting, refilling, and upgrading them between battles. Follow each soldier as he progresses from green rookies to seasoned veterans and advance in rank to command more units.

Create your own "what if" scenarios with Close Combat III's enhanced Scenario Editor. Craft single or multi-map battles and set deployment zones, objective locations, requisition points, and available units. Modeling realistic soldier psychological profiles during combat Experiencing the effects of strength, ability, and morale Rallying around new commander units on the battlefield Returning fire when fired upon and zeroing in on targets Adapting strategies to counter your playing style True line-of-sight and line-of-fire gameplay with elevation effects for terrain and buildings Direct and indirect fire with limited ammunition Ability to protect your men in buildings, pillboxes, and trenches Vehicle facings that affect armor protection Continuity from battle to battle, including destroyed terrain and burnt wrecks
Release date
Atomic Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.8 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
Storage: 1GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard
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Last Modified: Jul 25, 2019

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Close Combat 3: The Russian Front reviews and comments

This is a very cool game for its time. In those early years I played on my friend's computer and it was unforgettable. The game plunged into an atmosphere of events:
1. Realistic for its time, the system of damage;
2. Monitor the status of each individual fighter: morale, fatigue, ammunition, even the surname of each fighter;
3. Heartbreaking cries of wounded and rumbling explosions;
4. Shelters, weather, etc., etc .;
5. Soldiers go after you the whole game and if he was killed, then left, if he was alive, he earned an invaluable experience and tempered his fighting spirit;
6. Melee.
In general, for those who see this game for the first time, it may seem boring, but for those who decide to understand it, it will open in all its glory. But for those who have already played there is nothing to explain, they already know that behind the running pixel soldiers lies the fighting atmosphere Close Combat 3.
For the Motherland!
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