Sudden Strike 4
Sudden Strike 4 sends you off on three extensive campaigns set amongst the battlefields of World War II. Commanding the Allied, German or Soviet troops, you will lead over 100 different units into battle; like the German bomber Heinkel He111, the Russian T-34 tank, the British Hawker Typhoon fighter plane and the notorious German Panzerkampfwagen VI "Tiger". In a first for the Sudden Strike series, you can now choose from one of nine individual commanders, such as George Patton or Bernard Montgomery, who will each allow for different approaches to combat and boast unique abilities. Prove your strategic expertise in over 20 demanding singleplayer scenarios, the challenge-focused skirmish mode and the ultra-competitive multiplayer mode via Internet. Exploit the weak spots of tanks, set up an ambush, occupy buildings with infantry, outmaneuver the enemy with clever positioning or unleash devastating air strikes – how you approach each mission is up to you!
Steam User 12
One can describe this as: “casual but fun” or “casual *and* fun”. I could go after the unrealistically short spotting (and firing) distance, or how you can cheese most situation by scouting with a rifleman and then shelling them with artillery. But instead, I just choose to enjoy the skirmishes and pretty graphics.
Steam User 7
Sudden Strike was always one of my favorite World War 2 games and after years forgetting this amazing game, I came across Sudden Strike 4. This game is entertaining and fun. I mean whats not fun about splitting your forces in two, having one smash right into the front lines of some heavy defensive position and having the secondary smaller force attack from behind, leaving the enemy with chaotic thoughts and panic? I love the game, I wish there was cheat codes like the original for those days I just want to unleash hell without a single soldier dying, leaving destruction and devastation at every turn, but I do love the potential chance of not having ammo or gas, there were plenty of times where I didn't pay attention to that and it killed me.
This is a fun World War 2 game that I wish had even more to do.
Steam User 7
As a RTS lover, I already see that the game is excellent and deserves my true recommendation! The mechanics and movement are very reminiscent of Comandos 2 (which is excellent and works as a spiritual successor). So, I haven't picked up the DLCs yet, but if you like strategic games with few commands and many hours of fun, this is your right place!
Steam User 5
Very challenging RTS game, also I can see all the contents are carefully made (graphic, audio etc.).
Really sweet, even in 2022, RTS never die.
Steam User 7
Tl, Dr: Amazing game, and return to form.
I remember playing SS1 and SS2 back in the days of old, and loving those games. Then SS3 came along, and I lost my interest completely. Fast forward years of my life, and I find there is a SS4. Alright, let's give it try.
I was not disappointed.
The problem of SS3 was, you rarely knew what happened, why did your guys just randomly die, where did your units go?
With SS4, this is never the case, the animations, the visuals, the UI, you always feel in control and informed.
Campaign missions each have their unique little story to tell, and there was never a mission that felt repetitive.
There is obviously a lot of work put into the sound design, be it the bang of the guns, or the tense soundtrack, which sticks around in your head long past finishing a play session.
In-game and post game narration helps with the immersion.
Overall, this is what I remembered loving about SS1 and SS2, and I hope there is more to come.
Steam User 4
A rather simple but fun RTS game with good sound and graphic design. Unlike in most games in the genre, you don't build your units or collect resources, instead you start with a specific number of soldiers and vehicles in each mission and then occasionally get reinforcements.
I recommend getting all DLC's (except Battle of Kursk), there's decent amount of content and large variety of mission types in them.
Steam User 3
Great game, I really like the RTS feel without the base building ect.
I love the detail and variety of units and command options. Great narrative missions and the DLC is really worth getting.
You really have to plan and use your units wisely rather than just moving in a pile of stuff in one blob.
minor pain, tanks ect run out of fuel even when sitting idle, although true does mean you need to micro manage fuel supply.