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Blitzkrieg 2 (Russian: Блицкриг II) is a real-time tactics computer game based on the events of World War II, the game is an evolution of its predecessor Blitzkrieg. The game takes place in Africa, Russia, the Pacific and Europe, and features the different sides that fought there during the war.
Features and factions
As its predecessor and the similar Sudden Strike games, Blitzkrieg 2 focuses on the battles of World War II rather than real-time strategy aspects like base building and resource extraction. The game features many new features and units over its predecessor; the graphics engine is upgraded, allowing for full 3D and the game features over 250 units compared to Blitzkrieg's 200.
The game contains five factions:
Japan was newly added for Blitzkrieg 2 for the new Pacific theatre. The game also includes an encyclopedia of all units, so you can easily read about the units you get to see in-game. There is an online version of this at the Blitzkrieg 2 website.
The game was not well received, as the game took away heavily from the original RTS genre, and gave itself to more of an arcade one. Many players of the original Blitzkrieg decided to stay with it because they preferred the realism of Blitzkrieg which Blitzkrieg 2 had thrown away. Another reason was because several models from the original game were just re-cycled and used in the game. The Russian rail artillery is one of these, as it has no real use in-game. Blitzkrieg 2 did not reach the success that Blitzkrieg had reached. However, an expansion pack has been released on February 20, 2007, entitled Blitzkrieg 2: Fall Of The Reich. Another expansion pack entitled Blitzkrieg 2: Liberation was released on October 12, 2007 in the EU.
- Blitzkrieg 2 - Official site
- Blitzkrieg 2 USA - Official CDV-USA site
- CDV Software Official CDV (German) corporate page.
-  The Official CDV forum.