Close Combat III: The Russian Front

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Close Combat III: The Russian Front
Close Combat III: The Russian Front
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Developer(s) Atomic Games
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Series Close Combat
Platform(s) Windows
Release date(s) December 31, 1998
Genre(s) Real-time tactics
Mode(s) Single-player Multi-player

Close Combat III: The Russian Front is the third game of the Close Combat universe. It was highly acclaimed by many organizations, such as GameSpot, IGN, and Computer Games Magazine. It revolves around the Eastern Front during WWII, and takes players from the invasion of the Soviet Union to the final battle for Berlin in 1945.


Battles follow the general pattern of the Close Combat series. Apart from a difficulty slider, there are realism settings which disable the fog of war, unit initiative, difficulty of access to enemy info, etc.


The Grand Campaign follows the Eastern Front from the German invasion of the USSR (Operation Barbarossa), to Stalingrad and ultimately Berlin. Players can pick either side.


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