|Sudden Strike series|
|Genres||PC real-time tactics (RTT)|
|Publishers||Cdv Software Entertainment, ZOOM-Platform.com|
The Sudden Strike series is a collection of real-time tactics (RTT) computer games set in World War II. The series is developed by Fireglow based in Russia and published by CDV software of Germany and has since been re-published by ZOOM-Platform.com. The player selects a faction (e.g. Soviets, Germans, or Allied forces) and gains control of many varied units such as infantry, tanks and artillery. The games focus primarily on tactics, eschewing traditional real-time strategy resource gathering and base development. The entire Sudden Strike series has since been re-released digitally on the DRM-Free portal, ZOOM-Platform.com.
The following Sudden Strike titles are available on ZOOM-Platform.com from FireGlow Games: Sudden Strike 1 Gold + Forever + Total War Addons (1 and 2), Sudden Strike 2 + Total Victory, Sudden Strike 3: Arms For Victory, Sudden Strike: Iwo Jima, Sudden Strike: Normandy, Sudden Strike: Resource War, and Sudden Strike: The Last Stand.
The original Sudden Strike, released in 2000, included three campaigns (Soviets, Germans, and Allied forces). The battles are presented in an isometric perspective with line-of-sight occlusions and practical cover. Sudden Strike helped pioneer the real-time tactics genre, building upon concepts established by Counter Action for DOS, which was published by Mindscape in 1996.
Sudden Strike 2
Sudden Strike 2 was also developed by Russian developer Fireglow and published by CDV and was released in 2002. The game has since undergone minor changes in its game engine and now features a higher resolution setting and other graphical changes. The campaign still involves the Soviets and Allies, against the Germans and a new country, Japan.
Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory
Sudden Strike 3 is the third title in the series and the first to incorporate a 3D graphics engine.
Sudden Strike: The Last Stand
It was released in June 2010. It is a sequel to Sudden Strike 3 which brings back a few features from Sudden Strike 2. The user interface is reworked in order to make it easier for player to control units and realize their tactics in the game.
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