Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star

  • Wargamer - Brace for Barbarossa - Five Essential Games for the Eastern Front - June 22, 2016

    Review by: Alex Connoly

    "Split between an admittedly initially obtuse strategic layer and a crunchy blend of Combat Mission and Close Combat, Operation Star is something to behold. It operates fearlessly on a scale others might baulk at."

  • GamersDecide - 10 Best Military Strategy Games To Play in 2015 - May 23, 2015

    Review by: Michael Logarta

    "Steel won't keep out the chill of winter"

  • GamersDecide - 10 Best Tank Games To Play in 2015 - June 18, 2015

    Review by: Michael Logarta

    "If you enjoy realism, gigantic maps, and loads of beautiful machines of war, this is one of the best tank games you can play!"

  • PC Gamer - The 20 best wargames of all time - March 5, 2015

    Review by: Tim Stone

    "The most impressive war machine to come out of Ukraine since the T-34, Graviteam Tactics is an Eastern Front RTS with a realism fixation and a campaign system to die for."

  • GrogHeads - February, 2014

    Review by: GrogHeads

    GrogHeads Readers’ Choice Awards – WINNERS! ... Our Digital RTS of the Year was a big win for Europa Universalis IV, but the competition for second and third was tight, and won by Company of Heroes 2, and Graviteam Tactics Operation Star, respectively.

  • - February 14, 2014

    Review by: Tim Stone

    "A HUNTIR round fired towards Kharkiv revealed that wargaming one-offs Graviteam, with help from middle-men Strategy First, had finally managed to get the excellent Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star (aka Achtung Panzer: Operation Star) onto Valve’s groaning market stall....

  • - April 27, 2012

    Review by: Curtis Szmania

    Achtung Panzer Operation Star - Quick Facts "...Achtung Panzer: Operation Star really is a gem, especially for the addicted wargamer. The concept of the game and its immersion is quite astounding. Although the game suffers from a few shortfalls, a few bugs here and there. But a few bugs are expected upon initial release, so I’m looking forward to the first patch release. Though, there are some problems that may require a little bit more than just a fix. These include a dumbfounded AI and a simplistic—kind of limited—HUD that could use a couple extra buttons and better text pop-up descriptions. Sounds were mediocre at times and didn’t have much variety to them, making the sound redundant. The game has a lot of potential, if these little issues were addressed. I do see a lot of attention being drawn not just from Matrix Games, but from the community—such as mods and GUI fixes. Other than that, Achtung Panzer: Operation Star can be addicting for any historical wargamer as long as they have a little patience. ..."

  • - January 29, 2012

    Review by: JC

    Achtung Panzer Operation Star - Quick Facts "...Good: Massive maps Good graphics Competent, non-scripted computer opponent Continuity between 3D battles: great immersion, all tactical battles have consequences on the whole area of operations Detailed penetration and weapons data Not so good: Documentation: although it has gotten better than in Kharkov 1943, the manual has still some gaps Interface: it may take a small learning curve to get used to Occasional crashes while loading saved 3D battles ..."

  • - January 20, 2012

    Rate: 85%

    "..Verdict: qualities: • Improvements to the owners of Kharkov. • Operations at the strategic level. • Encyclopedia of armaments and statistics. • All that is lacking in the new Combat Mission. • Atmosphere very well done. • Lifetime. • You have been told for the atmosphere? • Monitoring by the developers. faults: • No interface or manual in French. • Crazy sometimes annoying over time. • IA improved. • No multi-player mode."

  • Strategy games of the year - December 13, 2011

    Review by: Sam Spackman

    "..look at five of 2011’s best strategy games... ..A Total War-style turn-based overview/real-time battles game which covers one of the lesser known conflicts of the War in the East – the battle for Kharkov in the winter of 1943. It was made by a small Russian developer based in Kharkov itself and shows why it is a good idea to buy local. The game takes place on an incredibly detailed map of Kharkov and its environs that the developers have modelled by going out and taking photos of the actual battlefields. The result is a huge and detailed map (some 250km square) that the battles ebb and flow over. Coupled with the (now standard for any serious wargame) calculations of bullet trajectories and armour hull thicknesses, you end up with a very realistic simulation of the battle..."