Combat Mission: Shock Force is poised to become the new gold standard for computer wargames and military simulations. With over three years of intensive ground-up development, Combat Mission: Shock Force is ready to succeed Battlefront's previous series of top rated, award winning WW2 tactical simulations; Combat Mission Beyond Overlord, Barbarossa to Berlin, and Afrika Korps.
Combat Mission: Shock Force features a completely new experience for players in the form of a highly story-driven, semi-dynamic campaign from the US perspective. Each battle includes a detailed Mission Briefing outlining specific objectives, ranging from traditional "hold this spot" type battles to engagements where maintaining force cohesion or inflicting casualties is the goal. In addition to the playable story based campaign are many stand alone battles depicting various types of firefights and situations facing the US and Syrian forces. Playable from either side (or both in Multiplayer mode), these single battles will cover a wide range of battle types, forces and environments.
The dynamic style of play inherent in Combat Mission: Shock Force's new game engine allows, for the first time, unique objectives for each side in a given battle, allowing each side to fight to fulfill its own goals rather than a single set common to both. This introduces a new challenge of having to guess and anticipate what the enemy is trying to achieve instead of knowing for sure what the other side is up to. For those that prefer quick pick-up-and-play games, Combat Mission: Shock Force also includes the fan favorite Quick Battle option, now with more customizable options than ever. Those with a penchant for design can dive right in to the all new designed and expanded Game Editor to create their own battles.