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Reception

Combat Mission II: Barbarossa to Berlin saw an overwhelmingly positive reception by professional video game critics, averaging an 89 out of 100 Metacritic score based on 12 reviews , 11 of which were marked by the reviews aggregator as "positive".

GameSpy gave the game a 5-star review, lauding the game as "quite simply, one of the best games of any genre available for the PC (and even the Mac!)". Similarly, Gamespot attributed Combat Mission II a score of 9.1 out of 10, denoting that "Combat Mission navigates beautifully between... two extremes" which, according to the review, defined war strategy games at the time, namely "burying [the gameplay] under numbers and hexes or dumbing it down with Panzer General-style levels of abstraction and simplicity". The review concludes that "Barbarossa to Berlin raises the wargaming bar even higher with its pitch-perfect, ultra-polished improvements to an already great game".

The game won both Computer Gaming World's Editor's Choice and Reader's Choice awards for "Wargame of the Year" for the year 2002.

System Requirements

Minimum

  • Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
  • MINIMUM
  • 500MHz Processor
  • 64MB RAM
  • 16MB 800x600 Video Card
  • DirectX 8.0
  • DirectX compatible Sound Card
  • 4X CD-ROM Drive
  • 1.8GB Hard Disk Space

Recommended

  • 800MHz Processor
  • 128MB RAM
  • 2.8GB Hard Disk Space

Multiplayer

  • 28.8Kbps Internet Connection

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