101: 101st Airborne in Normandy

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101: 101st Airborne in Normandy

Developer:Empire Interactive Genre:Strategy Release Date: Download Games Free Now!

About The Game

Lead a squad of 18 paratroopers behind enemy lines in this strategy-based simulation of squad level combat based on the D-Day landings in Normandy. Controlling everything from attacks on the enemy to finding your next meal, 101: The 101st Airborne in Normandy is thinking man's skirmish combat.

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101: 101st Airborne in Normandy Review

By Jesse Alley |

101: The 101st Airborne in Normandy is a turn-based World War II combat/strategy game, the object of which is to invade Normandy on D-Day and advance as far as possible into occupied France.

As a turn-based strategy game, the action and tactical aspects are considerably reduced and slowed down. Although this heightens the quality of strategic decisions made before trying to take a bridge or invade a town, the act of making a move and then having to wait for your opponent to do the same slows the game play down to an almost unbearable crawl. Additionally, having to cycle through each soldier under your command one by one and equipping, training, and moving them individually (although there is an "all at once" option) may cause some players to find this game painfully slow.

Most of the rest of the simulation is well put together. The introduction video sets the scene perfectly, full of uphill struggles, and the music and sound effects complement the feeling of battle. The graphics are smooth; they roll in a "rounded" fashion and are pleasingly not jerky whatsoever. The game interface is also relatively easy to pick up with commands readily accessible via a right click of the mouse to make your troops crawl, shoot, duck, or engage in hand-to-hand combat.

There are numerous multi-player options as well as single missions to attempt. Even though serious strategists will love those factors, overall, the design of the game hampers its playability. World War II just wasn't that "front row, FIRE!" type of warfare.

101: 101st Airborne in Normandy Cheats

To activate a cheat, enter the corresponding code below without spaces.

  • All Germans on map surrender -- I HAVE YOU KNOW
  • All on map soldiers available -- WEASEL
  • Current soldier surrenders -- TRAITOR TRAITOR
  • Equip soldier with German MG-42 Mach gun and two belts of ammo -- HO HO HO
  • Give food to soldiers -- ANGRY MAN DINNERS
  • Kill all cattle on map -- BEEF
  • Kill all German soldiers on map -- YOU GO SQUISH NOW (or HELL LIVE)
  • No parachutes -- PRISION POD
  • Soldiers go berserk -- ROBOCOP3
  • Soldiers parachute into Normandy -- AIR NORMANDY
  • View all German soldiers, their equipment and building interiors * -- I KNOW

* Cheat is deactivated by typing: HE KNOWS

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