View Full Version : OT@ Panzer Elite Action

07-29-2006, 10:49 PM
looking for comments on this game, does it offer internal views when driving, firing or commanding tanks & how does it stack up to T72 Balkans on Fire or the old playstation 1 game Panzer front?


07-29-2006, 11:04 PM
I downloaded the demo months ago without high expectations. I will be concise: it is arcade. There are no levels. You follow an invulnerable tank around and blow up many many many Axis tanks. To a tank buff it is an offence---in the Normandy scenario which I was playing, Pz IIIs were called "Panthers." Tanks have "health" meters like shooters. No one-shot kills vs. your own tank. Wait for T-34 VS. TIGER by the people who did T-72. PEA is garbage unless you are 10 yrs old.

07-29-2006, 11:34 PM
Having enjoyed the original 'Panzer Elite' (with mods), I was keen to try 'Panzer Elite Action' and installed the demo.

'Severe disappointment' would be inadequate to describe my impressions. If you're happy with a very arcade style game that would be more at home on Playstation, then by all means buy it.

On the other hand, if like myself you want something approaching a WW2 tank sim, with some reasonable elements of realism, forget PEA. It's a beer coaster as far as I'm concerned.

Like leitmotiv says, you'd best wait for 'T-34 vs Tiger', which appears to offer some promise as a simulation.

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07-30-2006, 12:31 AM
I really dont understand why software companies produce this sort of substandard cr@p.

Thanks for the comments


07-30-2006, 02:17 AM
This year two wretched tank shooters were released: WWII TANK COMMANDER and PEA. The idea seemed to be that CALL OF DUTY etc proved a serious WWII tank sim was unwanted. The biggest offense was the company that released the ambitious original PANZER ELITE, Jowood, betrayed their audience by releasing a toy which would insult anybody over ten. I hope T-34 V TIG shows these dweebs there is a big market for top of the line WWII tank sims.

07-30-2006, 02:54 AM
It doesn't sound like they're targeting 'mature audiences'. From the descriptions above it sounds like it IS targeted at kids. As such, it's surely a good way to generate a few more dollars from the big investment in Panzer Elite.


07-30-2006, 03:16 AM
I downloaded the demo with high expectations of a sort of "lite" tank sim (think Strike Fighters for Panzer, which would have been rather fun), but I got instead a complete arcade game, mostly an FPS shooter where the player character is dressed as an M4 Sherman, and all in all not a particularly good (or believable) one at that. I would not bother wasting your money.

Though I am not a big fan of the Eastern Front (sort of hard to get excited about playing the Third Reich vs. the Evil Empire) or the Russian military, either Iron Warriors: T-72 Tank Command (western Version of T-72:Balkans on Fire) or upcoming T-34 vs Tiger are definately better uses of your tank simming money.