Close Combat: Cross of Iron

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Close Combat is a pausable real-time wargame series, heavily focused on historical accuracy and realistic soldier psychological profiles. Team management is crucial as every man in your teams matter. Close Combat: Cross of Iron brings back the epic battles of the Eastern Front of World War II.

In Close Combat: Cross of Iron you start off as a junior officer leading your men into battle in real-time, focusing on the Eastern Front of World War II. Earn promotions as you deal with an unforgiving enemy. Fight and survive through the frozen winter, hot dusty summer and muddy autumn.

The game features a huge amount of Battles, Operations, and Campaigns, including an entire Campaign called Fuger's Ostliche Wut, or Fuger's Eastern Fury, based on actions between 1943 and 1944 and playable as either German or Russian, Each Battle and Operation has been carefully made with in-depth briefings related to actual events and will give you hints about the battle and what you may expect.

The Teams, Units, Weapons, and Data have been accurately recreated to match historical realism.

  • Enhanced Scenario Editor - Create your own "what if" Scenarios

  • Realistic soldier psychological profiles during combat accurately depicting WWII squad-level warfare

  • Direct and indirect fire with limited ammunition

  • Ability to protect your men in building, pillboxes, and trenches.

  • 100s of specialized squads, weapons, soldier types, vehicles & artillery
Release date
Slitherine Software
Strategy 3 Tactics
CSO Simtek
Slitherine, Matrix Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 400 MHz CPU (600 MHz or faster rec.)
  • Memory: 32 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 1MB Video RAM (8MB rec.)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 16bit DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
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Last Modified: Sep 11, 2020

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