Sid Meier’s Classic “Command Series” Tactical Strategy Games Now on Steam PC
On Tuesday, Atari announced that all three of Sid Meier’s original Command Series of classic 1980’s strategy war games are now available on Steam. Decision in the Desert, Crusade in Europe, and Conflict in Vietnam were originally released in the 1980s by MicroProse.
Meier collaborated with historian Ed Bever to ensure that each of the Command Series games were presented with historical accuracy, focusing on realism and strategic depth.
Here’s the breakdown of each Command Series title from Atari:
Crusade in Europe, originally released in 1985, is the first title in the Command Series and features real-time battles testing the skills of would-be commanders. Five different scenarios, from D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge, recreate the tactical decisions faced by commanders in the European Campaign.
Decision in the Desert, also released in 1985, features five historically accurate scenarios from World War II’s North African Campaign (1940 to 1942). Each scenario features multiple variables to create “what-if” situations, different levels of difficulty, and in-depth historical background information.
Conflict in Vietnam, the third title in the Command Series and released in 1986, begins with the defeat of the French colonial army and ends with the Viet Cong victory over the South Vietnam forces in 1972. Five major battles from the Vietnam War will challenge generals’ jungle combat command skills, as they harness airmobile forces, artillery and air strikes in a cat and mouse game of guerilla warfare.
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