West Front (video game)

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West Front
TalonSoft's West Front game box cover.png
Developer(s)TalonSoft
Publisher(s)TalonSoft
Platform(s)Windows
Release1998
Genre(s)Computer wargame
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

West Front is a 1998 computer wargame developed and published by TalonSoft.[1][2] It is the sequel to East Front and the second game in the Campaign series.

In 1999, West Front was followed by East Front II: The Russian Front.

Gameplay[edit]

West Front is a computer wargame that simulates conflict during the Western Front of World War II and the North African campaign.[1]

Development[edit]

West Front was created with an updated version of the game engine from East Front, its direct predecessor.[2] It is the second entry in TalonSoft's Campaign series.[3]

Reception[edit]

According to TalonSoft head Jim Rose, West Front's early sales were strong, and were on track to surpass the roughly 90,000 units sold by its predecessor.[6] By February 2000, the overall Campaign series had achieved global sales above 250,000 copies.[7]

The editors of GameSpot nominated West Front for their 1998 "Wargame of the Year" award, which ultimately went to TalonSoft's The Operational Art of War Vol. 1: 1939–1955. They called West Front "much improved" over its "disappointing" predecessor.[8]

Legacy[edit]

The second game in the Campaign series, West Front was followed by East Front II: The Russian Front, Rising Sun and Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict 1948–1973.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Trotter, William R. (March 1999). "West Front". PC Gamer US. Archived from the original on February 26, 2000.
  2. ^ a b "West Front Nears Retailers". GameSpot. November 12, 1998. Archived from the original on March 6, 2000.
  3. ^ a b Udell, Scott (December 17, 1998). "West Front". Computer Games Strategy Plus. Archived from the original on April 6, 2005.
  4. ^ Cobb, Jim (March 1999). "Second Front". Computer Gaming World. No. 176. pp. 192–194.
  5. ^ Cirulis, Martin E. (February 2, 1999). "PC Reviews; West Front". CNET Gamecenter. Archived from the original on June 11, 2000.
  6. ^ "TGN Interview with Talonsoft's Jim Rose". The Gamers Net. 1999. Archived from the original on September 13, 1999.
  7. ^ "Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. Subsidiary TalonSoft Releases TalonSoft's Rising Sun" (Press release). New York: TalonSoft. February 1, 2000. Archived from the original on June 20, 2000.
  8. ^ "GameSpot's Best and Worst of 1998". GameSpot. Archived from the original on August 15, 2000.

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