Game Reviews

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Blitzkrieg II- Fall of the Reich

    Released February 2007, Rated: Teen (T), Genre: Real-Time Strategy, Publisher: CDV Software Entertainment, Developer: Nival Interactive, MSRP: $39.99, Format: PC/Windows Modes: Single player, online multiplayer Set in the final conflicts...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Battlestations Midway

    Battlestations Midway is actually three or four games in one, combining real-time command decisions, flight combat action, and warship and submarine simulation for a blend of complex naval warfare strategy and seat-of-the pants excitement....

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Medal of Honor- Vanguard

    The U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division was at the forefront of many of the most important battles in Europe during the war. In Medal of Honor: Vanguard, you play Cpl. Frank Keegan with the 82nd in Sicily (Operation Husky), the Normandy...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Hour of Victory

    With the multitude of World War II first person shooter titles available, originality is the defining factor in the success of new additions to this crowded field. Hour of Victory attempts to be original in an original way: rather than...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Carrier Battles

    Vivid, mesmerizing, with rarely if ever before seen shots, Carrier Battles (Allegro; 55 minutes, B&W) rates high on the you-are-there charts. Part of a new British series called The War File, the DVD traces the development of the...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Brothers In Arms DS

    The Brothers in Arms series gets a substantial face-lift with this World War II shooter created exclusively for the Nintendo DS platform. Parachuting in with the 101st Airborne Division, you’ll take on elite Wehrmacht and panzer units...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Review: Medal of Honor- Airborne

    Most first-person shooters, and especially World War II games, follow a linear level design. Follow this route to that location, take out those enemies, complete the objective here, rinse and repeat. But Medal of Honor: Airborne gives this...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Call of Duty 4

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare by Activision, 2007, $59.99. This contemporary warfare shooter trades in the franchise’s flak jackets for ghillie suits and its binoculars for red dot laser scopes. Players choose from the British G36c...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Bladestorm

    Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War by KOEI, 2007, $59.99. Set during the Hundred Years’ War between England and France, Bladestorm casts you as a mercenary for hire, an interesting, accurately framed role from a neglected period in the...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Assassin’s Creed

    Assassin’s Creed by Ubisoft, 2007, $59.99. Slip behind the front lines during the Third Crusade as a hired killer in Assassin’s Creed. As Altaïr, a fictional member of the real-life Hashshashin sect of Muslim assassins, you are tasked...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution

    Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution by 2K Games, 2008, $59.99, $29.99 (Nintedo DS). The latest installment in the popular Civilization PC series, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution was designed for next-generation consoles. CivRev, as...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Review: Great War Nations

    Great War Nations: The Spartans by Dreamcatcher Interactive, 2008, $39.99. Great War Nations: The Spartans draws on campaigns from two historic periods—Sparta’s decline as the dominant Greek city-state and the unification of Greece...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Review: Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Naval aviation takes center stage in a new sim. Since this installment of “Airware” reaches the newstand shortly before the anniversary of the Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor, it’s fitting that Attack on Pearl Harbor ($30, requires...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    FSX Acceleration

    A new expansion pack revs up Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. Perhaps an evaluation of an airplane is less about the plane than it is about its maturation. No aircraft is perfect out of the gate. The Chance Vought F4U Corsair, the General...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Modern Warfare Made Real

    Thrilling combat scenarios feature myriad aircraft in a new first-person game. Major Harold Moore, played by Mel Gibson in the movie his troops to the helicopter, saying, “Gentlemen, we will ride into battle, and this will be our...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Flight Deck 5 naval add-on

    What aircraft are naval aviation’s unsung heroes? Maybe it’s the antisubmarine force—planes and helicopters that guard against threats from the deep. Maybe it’s the onboard delivery transport that keeps carriers stocked with mail...