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Feb 06, 2018

The original Close Combat series charges the beach of GOG today

From Press Release:

In 1996, more than an era ago in the videogames timeline, Microsoft released a game by developer Atomic Games: the name was Close Combat. The innovative gameplay mechanics tried to mimic the morale of real-life WWII soldiers in a way that was never seen before: for the first time players were confronted with tactical situations that were extremely close to reality.

Fast forward to 2018, over 5 million copies sold and seventeen releases later, the classic is back with the release of three of the original games and two of the more recent ones on Combat II: A Bridge Too Far, Close Combat III: The Russian Front & Close Combat IV: Battle of the Bulge will release alongside the latest two franchise releases: Panthers in the Fog and Gateway to Caen.
This is only the first step: soon enough the entire series of Close Combat games will be released on

This event also marks an important milestone as 2018 will see the release of the new Close Combat. Built in a new engine and brought to modern standards, but staying true to its core gameplay mechanics that brought the series continued success, Close Combat The Bloody First is only a few steps away from completion.

The release of these classics on marks an unprecedented celebratory opportunity for us at Matrix Games“, said Iain McNeil, Development Director of the Slitherine group of companies. “We are looking forward to bringing something new to the Close Combat franchise while staying true to the roots of this incredibly successful series“.

All games are available on and fully compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 10, so you can enjoy all their battles on your brand new computer.

Close Combat II, III and IV can only be found on and they are all DRM free.