Order of Battle: Pacific
Top Critic Average
Takes a timeless, successful formula and adds a couple of fresh new features.
Put aside any doubts you might have about hex-based wargames, Order of Battle: Pacific's combined arms operations are an approachable, and rewarding, strategic challenge.
Order of Battle: Pacific is that dramatic, and the scenarios can be that finely-balanced. Once I start a scenario, I find it almost impossible to quit until I've seen it through to the end. Fast, approachable, and challenging, it is everything I want in a wargame.
Order of Battle: Pacific doesn't exactly shake up the strategy genre, but its focus on the Pacific theatre is a welcome one and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. A few neat features and the accessible nature of the game mean it's open for newcomers to the genre but also challenging enough for veterans.
Order of Battle: Pacific is the best strategy title of the year so far, offering a new take on a period that many gamers believe is no longer interesting from a video game point of view.