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Close Combat - The Longest Day

By: Matrix Games

Type: Software (boxed)

Product Line: Computer War Games - World War II - Close Combat (Matrix Games)


MSRP $49.99

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Close Combat - The Longest Day
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“This is Close Combat, You are in Command!”…

"In the East, the vastness of space will… permit a loss of territory… without suffering a mortal blow to Germany’s chance for survival. Not so in the West! If the enemy here succeeds… consequences of staggering proportions will follow within a short time." — Adolf Hitler, 'Directive 51'.

Close Combat - The Longest Day is a highly enhanced rebuild of the critically acclaimed Close Combat Invasion Normandy, originally developed by Atomic Games. Take command of either the Allied Expeditionary Force or Germany’s Wehrmacht. You will either carry out the world’s largest amphibious invasion to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation or defend Hitler’s Atlantic Wall!

Close Combat – The Longest Day comes with expanded force pools, support for much larger maps, night battles with simulated flare effects, and more! Also included in this rebuild is are 60+ battles, operations and campaigns including a new enhanced Grand Campaign as well as "classic" CC5 style Grand Campaign available for download!

Game Features

  • Battle the enemy in the darkness. Includes simulated flare effects where ability to see the enemy troops is effected by flare deployment.
  • Comes with all new 60+ battles, operations and campaigns.
  • Expanded strat layer with new strat map image as well as 64 gorgeous hand-drawn tactical maps. That's an additional 21 tactical map slots over the original game!.
  • Extended ForcePool list to display 25 of 25 available units as opposed to the 20 that stock CC5 displayed.
  • New reports at the end of battle showing campaign cohesion and VL control – track your progress after each bout.
  • New enhanced Grand Campaign as well as "classic" CC5 style Grand Campaign
  • Display of battlegroup cohesion and fatigue status
  • Game now accepts maps up to 4800x4800 pixels as compared to the stock CC5 map size of 3600x3600 pixels.
  • Off-board or off-map support quantities now tied to difficulty level.
  • Improved graphical communication of strat map connections.
  • Game can now be played in windowed mode.
  • Tweaked User Interface graphics, with nearly all new planes, vehicles and map graphics. Also includes carefully crafted game play manual
  • No longer requires second party utilities for modding to provide years of additional gaming excitement.
  • Among the moddable features: ALL strat layer features, ALL campaign details including weather, turns per day, scoring, all support mission types for both sides and locations, battlegroup recycling, battlegroup retreat/disband, supply and much more!
  • Teams, battlegroups, elements, forcepools soldiers, vehicles, and weapons files maximum number of entries extended.
  • Capable of representing multiple nationalities with varying capabilities available to both sides.
  • Capable of simulating airborne battlegroup deployment drop zones.
  • Further improvements have been made to the AI to reduce some of the more inadequate performance issues, in particular with respect to vehicle pathing, the 'crawl of death', and Team and Unit morale and response in general.
  • Enhanced Scenario Editor - Create your own "what if" Scenarios.
  • Enjoy the huge variety of modifications available from the Close Combat Community providing years of additional gaming pleasure.
  • Enhanced head-to-head combat modes including: 24/7 campaigns.
  • Enhanced to run well on modern DirectX systems
  • Accurately depicts World War II tactical warfare and its challenges
  • Realistic soldier psychological profiles during combat.
  • Accurate and realistic equipment modelling
  • Close air support and direct and indirect fire
  • Ability to protect your men in buildings, bunkers, and trenches Includes specialized squads, weapons, soldier types, attack Aircraft & Artillery
  • Adjustable game speed scroll speed and sound volume

    ... and many more!

    Game Data

  • Complexity: Moderate
  • Field of Play: Tactical
  • Historical Period: World War II
  • Theater: European
  • Unit Scale: Individual Soldier to Squad Level
  • Turn Play: Real Time Strategy
  • Players: 1 - 2
  • AI: Yes
  • TCP/IP: Yes
  • PBEM: No
  • Game Editor: Yes
  • Manual: PDF (Download) 79 pages
  • Display Resolution: 1024x768 or higher


  • OS: 2000, XP, Vista
  • CPU: 400 MHz CPU (600 MHz recommended)
  • RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
  • Video/Graphics: 1MB Video Graphic card (8MB recommended) DirectX 9 Compatible and capable of 1024x768 resolution or higher
  • Sound: 16bit DirectX 9.0 compatible soundcard
  • CD-ROM Drive: Yes, for boxed version installation
  • Hard Drive: 2GB
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