Games from Matrix Games
A World at War (PC)
Bruce Harper's A World At War is a grand strategy game which simulates the military, economic, political, diplomatic, research and production aspects of the Second World War. Covering all theaters of the war, it is an ideological heir to the epic Third Reich and Rising Sun games that were released under the Avalon Hill Game Company name in previous years.
American Civil War - The Blue and the Gray (PC)
In American Civil War - The Blue and the Gray, players must exhibit both military and political skill in the toughest operations of those five years of wild campaigning in a divided United States. The player will be faced with a large selection of scenarios and campaigns which are played over the largest Civil War map ever, complete with an unequalled level of look and detail. Additionally, American Civil War - The Blue and the Gray includes dozens of different troops, hundreds of events, over 300 historical leaders with unique abilities to make this an enjoyable yet historically accurate Civil War experience for strategy fans and hardcore wargamers alike.
Battle of Britain II - Wings of Victory (PC)
Players can fight every battle first hand or watch the action from afar and dictate the battle strategy to try to best their opponent with strategic insight and intelligence rather than quick reflexes and guts. Overall, Battle of Britain – Wings of Victory offers gamers a fantastic and unique blend of intense action with considerable historical accuracy and an addicting strategic campaign so players can re-fight the famous and desperate air war for Great Britain the way they want to!
Battlefield Academy (PC)
Inspired by an original online game concept devised by the BBC, the game has more than 30 battles in a range of theatres of war from the North African desert through D-Day to the to the snowy Ardennes mountains where the Allies battled to repel the final German offensive.
Battlefront features the power of battalion-level combat in some of this period's most bloody and intense conflicts: Saipan, Market Garden, Novorossisk, and Gazala. Players will have realistic control over their soldiers, with a tactical scale just large enough to make a telling difference in the strategic picture.
Battles in Italy (PC)
Choose to take the Allied side and you're faced with establishing a foothold and control of Italy. Or, select the Germans and face an overwhelming Allied army that is making a run for Axis destruction.
Battles in Normandy (PC)
Battles in Normandy brings wargamers back to the western front with historical scenarios including two monster campaigns, and eight smaller historical scenarios as well as a hypothetical scenario that models Rommel's plan for a more aggressive defense.
Black Powder Wars: Battles of Napoleon (PC)
The top down map scale is 100 meters per hex at 10 minutes per turn. Both the map and the unit art are editable and a full scenario creator allows each customer to modify maps, units, leaders, game data and AI instructions. Combat is resolved in detail including losses to the man and gun, unit morale, leader effects, positions, formations, command and control and construction and demolition. Weather is fully modeled, with effects on combat, movement and fog of war. Eighteen different terrain types are represented in all four seasons, plus fourteen hexside types and five types of roads.
Campaigns on the Danube 1805 & 1809 (PC)
Command historic, powerful armies as they face off against each other in a clash that would be destined to defeat Austria but prove for a brief time that Napoleon could indeed be stopped. Players will be able to take command of the French forces under Napoleon or Austrians under Charles and strike at each other over a large hex-based map.
Close Combat - Cross of Iron (PC)
In Close Combat: Cross of Iron, you can take command of German or Soviet Battle Groups during WWII as you face the strength of the enemy war machine. The extensive and immersive Grand Campaign mode will give you both the original Close Combat and all new battles and operations that will test your tactical mettle. Start as a junior officer leading your men into battle in real time. As your knack for tactical brilliance and taste for glory grows stronger, earn promotions and get a larger number of forces at your disposal.
Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog (PC)
Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog focuses on one of the pivotal moments of the break-out from Normandy in 1944 by the Allies: the German armored counterattack at Mortain. Panthers in the Fog gives the player strategic level command of their forces, issuing orders to regiments and battalions to defend or attack while allocating artillery and air support for them. Engagements move into the tactical level, where your decisions have huge consequences. Only the best-equipped and trained troops can face an advancing Panther, but a Panther with no fuel or ammo becomes as harmless as a kitten. These decisions can directly affect who controls the battlefield at the strategic level!
Flashpoint Germany (PC)
Flashpoint Germany occurs at the height of the cold war. The historical outcome we know hasn't happened yet and this time things will end differently. This time, with the world at the brink of World War III and the Soviet Union in a state of near collapse, the decision to seek a military solution was made. Square off as either the Warsaw Pact or the NATO alliance in this war to end all wars.
For Liberty! (PC)
For Liberty! is a revolutionary game, that is, it is a game about revolutions. Featured in For Liberty! are two campaigns, the US Revolution, and the Austria rebellion against Hungary during The War of Spanish Succession, 1703 – 1711.
Forge of Freedom (PC)
As the leader of the Union or the Confederacy, you will be faced with historical decisions on the military, economic and diplomatic strategies to pursue. The diplomatic and economic systems have been streamlined and improved since Crown of Glory to be more user-friendly and also suited to the period. Rather than multiple minor nations, each state has its own Governor and they will make demands on you and shift their attitudes according to events. In addition, you will have to manage diplomacy with the European powers to try to sway them towards or against intervention.
Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare (PC)
Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare gives you the opportunity to manage some of the most advanced air and naval assets available in the world and puts you in the middle of many historical and ‘what if' scenarios (including six multiplayer scenarios). Battle Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Persian Gulf – or to take the opportunity to re-live Operation El Dorado Canyon and strike at the heart of Libya. Try your hand at guarding the Greenland-Iceland-U.K. Gap to stop a Soviet naval invasion of the Atlantic – or stalk unwary U.S. shipping in a Soviet Akula-class submarine. The NATO versus Warsaw Pact conflict that never came to be serves as fertile wargaming ground to provide many chances to explore any eventuality. You'll have the chance to play from either side, experiencing a wide variety of challenges.
Highway to the Reich (PC)
Highway to the Reich covers the famous WW2 Operation Market Garden, a daring airborne operation designed by the Allies to breach the German defences and end the war before Christmas of 1944.
Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm (PC)
Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm is a 3D simultaneous turn based strategy game where you command either the Soviet or German forces during the desperate attempt to reach the encircled German 6th Army at Stalingrad.
PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition (PC)
PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition allows you to choose how much you want to do. You can play out each at bat in every game or focus on the financial or statistical aspects. Creating a league can be as easy as a simple three step wizard and allows fictional or real players from any season since 1871 with PureSim's integrated support for the free Lahman 2004 MLB player database.
PureSim Baseball 2007 (PC)
The 2007 version will have several improvements over last years' model, including a massive overhaul of statistical tracking. PureSim Baseball 2007 will use an automatically generated almanac containing thousands of pages of detailed stats on players and team history. It is directly integrated into the game and uses standard HTML, allowing it to be published onto the web as well. That isn't all that is new, not by a 500 ft homer. The 2007 edition will also contain improved graphics, new sounds, animated ball flight, multiple levels of minors (A, AA, AAA), faster simulation speed, improved AI, improved templates for faster association creation, and an improved play by play.
Reach for the Stars (PC)
Reach for the Stars is noted to have been one of, if not the first, 4X space strategy game, and it is being re-released and updated for a new generation of strategy gamers.
Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga (PC)
With hundreds of different cards and three victory conditions, the number of strategies you can develop is endless. You can conquer your enemy's home world for a military victory, unearth ancient alien artifacts for a cultural win, or double-cross your way to a political victory at the Star Council. Cards include game elements such as ships, heroes, politicians, and special alien technologies, and the game models intrigue, economic planning, and both space and ground combat. With numerous maps to choose from you will never experience the same game twice in Star Chamber.
You begin the game as either a fighter pilot or the captain of a small Frigate-class starship. As you progress through the game, you can earn promotions and awards until you are commanding a massive fleet carrier with three wings of fighters and a complete escort of warships.
Supremacy: Four Paths To Power (PC)
Supremacy is a turn-based strategy game where players attempt to colonize planets in a variety of quadrants within a very unusual galaxy. Players choose one of four commanding officers, each with their own unique backstory, advantages and disadvantages, and start with at least one planet and one spaceship.
Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great (PC)
Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great places you in the role of Alexander the Great during his conquest of the known world. Guide Alexander through his grand campaign from inheriting his father's legacy at the battle of Thebes to his conquest of Darius III and the Persian Empire through his last great battle at the Hydaspes, in the heart of Asia.
Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar (PC)
Using the same general play style of Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar makes improvements to the graphical engine along with numerous game changes to correctly mimic the change in armies and army tactics for the time period.
War Between the States (PC)
Taking gamers back to the American Civil War, Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States allows players to experience the trials and tribulations of the role of commander-in-chief for either side. Historically accurate, detailed and finely balanced for realistic gameplay, War Between the States is also easy to play and does not take months to finish.
War in the Pacific (PC)
The scale is 60 miles per hex and losses are individual vehicles, aircraft, guns and squads. Since half the planet Earth is covered by the titanic Pacific struggle, the game is massive in scope, covering thousands of ships tens of thousands of aircraft. Virtually every ship, air group and battalion sized or larger troop formation is covered in exacting detail. Massive, yet simple to play, as the computer tracks all the factors and the interface allows the player to concern himself with only the degree of detail he prefers.
War Plan Orange: Dreadnoughts in the Pacific 1922-1930 (PC)
The year is 1922, World War I has come to a close but tensions still run high. The United States, fearing the worst, developed a system of plans for a potential war in the Pacific against Japan. In the real world most of these plans never saw the light of day, but in War Plan Orange: Dreadnoughts in the Pacific 1922-1930, the conflicts that the planners envisioned actually occurred.
World at War (PC)
Lead your armies to victory by honing their abilities in research and development, creating a more powerful force than any other on the planet. Build with foresight, however; the bigger and more expensive units take longer to build and are invested in over time rather than being an instant purchase.
World At War: A World Divided (PC)
Gary Grigsby's World At War: A World Divided, adds a host of new features to grow the engine well beyond the original game in terms of grand strategy. A World Divided includes spies, neutral country diplomacy, variable political events, unit experience and scenarios that occur after the war as well as starting earlier than the original.
World War II Online: Battleground Europe (PC)
In Battleground Europe, you control an Axis or Allied soldier as you battle on land, sea, and air. Defeating enemy soldiers gains you experience, unlocking new weapons and vehicles. Also, as you gain ranks and fame you may be assigned to fulfill a command role, determining the grand scheme of things. Play well enough and you could soon find yourself in charge of thousands of other virtual soldiers.
World War II: General Commander (PC)
December 1944 - Germany conducts her last great offensive of the Second World War in what is known as Operation Watch on the Rhine, or the Battle of the Bulge, throwing her last reserves against a thin Allied front line in a bid to unhinge the entire Western Front. Tens of thousands of solders, supported by tanks, artillery and airpower fought for three dramatics weeks around the Ardennes forest to determine the outcome of this gamble. Now you can step up to the commander’s seat and lead your divisions to stop the German offensive or break the Allied defenses. This is World War II: General Commander!