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Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps [European]- IBM PC Compatible

Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps [European]- IBM PC Compatible
alaScore 79

9 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps [European]- IBM PC Compatible. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. Reviewers really like the graphics and action, but there are some mixed views about the story.

single player, action, graphics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps [European]- IBM PC Compatible is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Craig "American Idle" Hansen (

Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps


Historical war sims are the forebears of modern gaming. In one way or another, the hobby of re-enacting great battles of the past has given rise to chess, Dungeons and Dragons and modern computer role-playing and strategy games.

The inclusion of some “fictional” generals loosens the creative reigns a bit for game developers, but there’s little use made of this freedom ; Graphics and sound are nice and do most things well

The interface is not very intuitive and can even prove a hindrance in some situations ; Although the cutscenes are well done and provide some intrigue, there’s little that’s truly unexpected in the storyline ; Never really steps beyond the generic,...

With little to distinguish it from a pack of WWII sims and burdened by a plain and sometimes impractical interface, Desert Rats vs. Afrika Corps is only average. With a bit more creative spark and better controls, this could have been a fun game; as it...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Patrick 'Rhett' Moore (

Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps


"DR vs AK has finally arrived, and it brings one or two innovative features to a strategy gamer's table."

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Adi Wickramaratne (

Desert Rats Vs Afrika Korps PC Review


Developed by Hungarian outfit Digital Reality and co-published by Digital Jesters and Monte Cristo Games, Desert Rats Vs Afrika Korps drops you in the middle of the African Campaign of WWII and allows you to participate as both the Germans and the...

The depth of the game becomes more apparent as you discover that rather than attacking an amorphous blob of a tank, you can target just the turret or the caterpillar tracks, allowing you to disable a vehicle (causing its crew to scarper), requisition...

Feb, 2004

Expert review by : Steven 'Westlake' Carter (

Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps


Last week I playedBeyond Good & Evil, which I'd classify as being in the unusual story-driven action game genre. This week I have Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps, the new WWII-themed real-time strategy game from developer Digital Reality, and I thought it...

And so Desert Rats is a game that looks good and plays reasonably well, but is likely to test your patience more than your military skills. Plus, since the 16-mission story-mode campaign can probably be played in about 15 hours, Desert Rats might not...

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Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps


Expert review by : Craig (

Desert Rats Vs Afrika Korps PC Review


Desert Rats Vs Afrika Korps is an RTS (Real Time Strategy) game based around the infamous battles of World War Two. As an avid RTS fan I was excited about the prospect of such a game, however I must admit to being a tad sceptical as to whether or not...

Generally a good game and well worth getting hold of to improve your RTS collection and general games collection. It’s not the greatest RTS game of all time but it more than holds its own at the top end of the pecking order.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Matt Bailey (

Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps


Over the past few years there has been a growth in the number of World War 2 inspired games. The important conflict has seen rise to a number of great titles (the Medal of Honor series, for example), and some not quite so good. Thankfully I can already...

Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps is not only an enjoyable real-time strategy game, but one that offers a different formula to the base building and resouce gathering usually present in C&C-style games, and also provides a setting which has until now been...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : jenksy (

Desert Rats vs Africa Korps


We go back in time to take on the Axis and Allies in this historic World War II RTS.

DR vs AK is worth buying, it lives up to a lot, and rises above where other games suffer, worth buying as an avid RTS fan or a fresh face in the gaming world.

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications

Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps is a real-time 3D tactical strategy game set in the North Africa campaigns of World War II. Command up to 70 different units on recon, search & destroy and siege operations in the African desert. Experience 20 engaging missions from the single player Axis & Allied campaigns and fight with up to four friends in multiplayer - all with beautifully detailed graphics, realistic damage and weather effects.


Elements:Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:4
Online Play: Yes


Manufacturer:Encore Software
Model:Vs. Afrika Korps
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Desert Rats


Package Type:Retail


Distribution Media:CD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:PC
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - strategy / tactics / wargame

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP