2009 Reviews

Battlestrike: Shadow of Stalingrad

  • Review Date: 2012-06
  • Release Date: 2009-07
  • Developer: City Interactive
  • Rating: 4.0

City Interactive should have just taken Armed Forces Corp and merged it with Battlestrike into a single game. I'm still to play their other two 2009 games, Wolfschanze 2 and Code of Honor 3, but since they're on the same engine I'm guessing they'll be the same, so throw them in the porridge as well. Sprinkle it with a bad story and at least you might have a game up to several hours. It'll be rubbish, of course. But at least something lengthy enough to actually ask money for.

Either that or actually put some damn effort into making something that wouldn't have been a pile of crap 15 years ago.

So Battlestrike is identical to Armed Forces Corp. Same dark levels with terrible mid-90's design, even worse weapons, same enemies with a different skin overtop. Only in this case you and your team-mates are chasing a different bad guy through eight short levels. And it takes place in normal concrete/brick destroyed WWII cities, bunkers, factories.

All very ugly with below average gameplay. But it's only a 1.5gb download if you feel like getting it online. Of course illegally, a game like this doesn't deserve money.