Sudden Strike was released on January 24, 2001 by CDV. The game was developed by Fireflow Games. Sudden Strike is a real time tactics game.
The player selects a faction (e.g. Soviets, Germans, or Allied forces) and gains control of many varied units such as infantry, tanks and artillery. The games focus primarily on tactics, eschewing traditional real-time strategy resource gathering and base development.
The main story features three campaigns (Soviets, Germans, and Allied forces).
The battles are presented in an isometric perspective with line-of-sight occlusions and practical cover.
Sudden Strike helped pioneer the real-time tactics genre, building upon concepts established by Counter Action for DOS, which was published by Mindscape back in 1996.
Sudden Strike Forever was an official add-on to Sudden Strike which introduces many more historically correct units and equipment, such as the upgraded Soviet T-34 tank (1944 version). New terrains are also provided: a desert terrain for the British missions in Tobruk and Tripoli and snow terrains for Soviet missions. The expansion also polished the game engine, balanced the damage of certain units, and added a map and scenario editor.
Windows 98 or better with 256MB of memory. DX9 graphics.