I must admit I’m quite fond of Achtung Panzer, simply because it has an absolutely brilliant name. It could be the worst game in the entire world, and I would still like it because, for some reason I can’t quite put my finger on, the name makes me giggle like an overexcited baby every time I run it through head.
Yet the strangely amusing name belies a very serious war-simulation that prides itself on historical accuracy in terms of just about everything it does. If attention to detail is what gets you up in the morning, Achtung Panzer will be the best alarm clock you’ve ever bought. Each soldier, tank, and artillery piece has a vast array of information regarding firepower, movement speed, armour penetration etc. The game even has a “unit viewer” which allows you to get up close and personal to every in-game model, so you can scrutinise just how realistic each unit’s representation is.