The Close Combat series redefined World War II tactical combat simulations and real-time strategy games by giving gamers a gritty game world that actually had some historical research behind it. No longer were real-time strategy fans forced to fight fictional alien races on bizarre worlds. Instead, the Close Combat series gives gamers a chance to lead World War II infantry squads, tanks, and other units through missions straight from history's headlines. Close Combat let us relive D-Day battles, but unfortunately its shoddy graphics and limited play mechanics aren't aging too gracefully. The original just isn't in the same league as its superb successors, Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far and Close Combat 3: The Russian Front . Both upped the graphical ante for war games, serving up beautiful terrain that becomes scarred with pockmarks from mortar shells and tank fire as the battle progresses. The computer opponent is tough, and your own troops act in an eerily believable way. In a scene th
Close Combat Trilogy is an Action/Combat video game for PC published by Microsoft on January 5, 1999. It's rated Everyone by the ESRB and no users have rated it yet.
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