In a year that PC gamers will be treated to several high quality RTS games, Wargame: AirLand battle looks to make its mark and improve on last year’s release Wargame: European Escalation.
There are 828 units to play with from a host of countries on each side of the NATO and PACT forces, a range of new jets and a new interactive campaign to give a taste of what Airland Battle has in store. It’s a game that makes me smile, watching your Tornado eliminate a hostile helicopter or planning a successful ambush in a town is extremely satisfying. However that mood can change very quickly to frustration when you find out there was a SAM site hidden in the woods and your once beloved Tornado is now hurtling towards the ground. That’s very much the nature of AirLand Battle, it’s brutal, but once that brutality is pushed through, there’s a highly rewarding game to be found.