ww2 strategy games

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#1 Posted by d-rtyboy (3178 posts) -
Are there any decent turn based ww2 strategy games out, where I can play as the axis? I don't care if it's a little old and is in 2D, so long as the game play is there. The best I've come across is hearts of iron 2.. but that's real time strategy...
#2 Posted by BLUE_mako (39 posts) -

Google "Steel Panthers World at War"

It's turn based, for the PC and you can play any one of many sides.  Best of all, it's available as a free download.  It's been around for a while but it's still considered one of the best strategy games around.

#3 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12193 posts) -
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord. Gamespot gave it 9.1.
#4 Posted by Deltaforce- (314 posts) -
Panzer General II is great. It's turn based, a little older (97), but the gameplay is there. Gamespot gave it an 8.3, and players gave it an 8.7. This is a gem from the past for a WWII strategy game.      
#5 Posted by briggsbracher (1 posts) -

The game Making history is great if your really lookin for something immersive . you can control any of the 8 main countries

and it starts at the beginning of the war

#6 Posted by bangell99 (10568 posts) -

Google "Steel Panthers World at War"

It's turn based, for the PC and you can play any one of many sides. Best of all, it's available as a free download. It's been around for a while but it's still considered one of the best strategy games around.

BLUE_mako

Uh... That is definately not considered one of the best strategy games around.

#7 Posted by bogaty (4750 posts) -
[QUOTE="BLUE_mako"]

Google "Steel Panthers World at War"

It's turn based, for the PC and you can play any one of many sides. Best of all, it's available as a free download. It's been around for a while but it's still considered one of the best strategy games around.

bangell99

Uh... That is definately not considered one of the best strategy games around.

Uh... yes it definitely is.

#8 Posted by f_monster (51 posts) -

[QUOTE="bangell99"][QUOTE="BLUE_mako"]

Google "Steel Panthers World at War"

It's turn based, for the PC and you can play any one of many sides. Best of all, it's available as a free download. It's been around for a while but it's still considered one of the best strategy games around.

bogaty

Uh... That is definately not considered one of the best strategy games around.

Uh... yes it definitely is.

Ditto! It was great in the beginning and now has far surpassed what it was. This is not a "strategy" game like RT strategy games where you are really fighting time and the ability to build the best units the fastest. Steel Panthers is a title where every detail is fleshed out without losing the fun factor. The only issue that I now have with the game is it's dated graphics.

There has been a hint from Grigsby about a new Steel Panthers being made. (Hope it comes to fruition!)

#9 Posted by simardbrad (2355 posts) -

The game Making history is great if your really lookin for something immersive . you can control any of the 8 main countries

and it starts at the beginning of the war

briggsbracher

If he has played Hearts of Iron 2 he wouldn't like making history. Making History is a severly wattered down version of HOI2.