East Front (video game)

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East Front
East Front 1997 computer wargame.png
Designer(s)Robert McNamara, Jim Rose
Genre(s)Computer wargame
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

East Front is a 1997 computer wargame developed and published by TalonSoft.

East Front was TalonSoft's most commercially successful game by early 1999, with sales near 90,000 units. It began the Campaign series, the successor to TalonSoft's Battleground franchise, and was followed by West Front, East Front II, Rising Sun and Divided Ground.


East Front is a turn-based computer wargame that simulates the Eastern Front of World War II.[1]


East Front was the first game developed on TalonSoft's Campaign game engine.[2] It was announced in 1996 for a late-1997 release.[3]


According to TalonSoft head Jim Rose, East Front was the company's biggest commercial success by early 1999. Its sales neared 90,000 units by that time.[6] By February 2000, the overall Campaign series had achieved global sales above 250,000 copies.[7]

William R. Trotter of PC Gamer US called East Front "a shaky start for TalonSoft's new line, but a must-have game for any Russian Front fan."[1]


The first game in the Campaign series, East Front was followed by West Front (1998), East Front II: The Russian Front (1999), Rising Sun (2000) and Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict 1948–1973 (2001).


  1. ^ a b c Trotter, William R. (February 1998). "East Front". PC Gamer US. Archived from the original on March 10, 2000.
  2. ^ Udell, Scott (April 24, 1997). "TalonSoft opens new fronts". Computer Games Strategy Plus. Archived from the original on October 7, 1997.
  3. ^ Udell, Scott (November 19, 1996). "TalonSoft's 1997 line-up". Computer Games Strategy Plus. Archived from the original on January 1, 1997.
  4. ^ Case, Lloyd (December 17, 1997). "East Front". Computer Gaming World. Archived from the original on August 16, 2000.
  5. ^ Mayer, Robert (1997). "Review; East Front". Computer Games Strategy Plus. Archived from the original on February 6, 2005.
  6. ^ Staff (1999). "TGN Interview with Talonsoft's Jim Rose". The Gamers Net. Archived from the original on September 13, 1999.
  7. ^ "Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. Subsidiary TalonSoft Releases TalonSoft's Rising Sun" (Press release). Baltimore: TalonSoft. February 1, 2000. Archived from the original on June 20, 2000.

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