Command HQ was a very interesting strategic game that came out in 1991. It's graphics are ok, that is, if you don't mind staring at a two dimensional image for a few hours. It's game play is Real time, and you have an option of playing in four different time periods. 1918, 1942, 1986, and 2023. You can play as 1 of 2 teams, that is the Axis powers, or the Allied powers.
There are some up and downs to this game. One of the bright factors is, that this game spawned ideas that probably lead to the development of games such as Command and Conquer, or Civilization.
You play on a world map and try to take control of the world by pounding your enemies into the ground. You start with just 1 city, or in some cases many, and you have to expand to get a good hold on the world. There is only 1 enemy you have to kill, and you can either liberate cities by having military control there, or you can bribe the city into joining your team.
Things remain relatively simple. You have to keep your oil in high amounts in order to keep your units moving, but resource production happens by itself and all you need to do is to make sure you have enough resource producers. Since everything goes on in
real time, you have to watch your back closely when you go on the offensive. If you do get bored with the supplied scenarios, you do have an editor which allows you to make your own. One major thing that was a disappointment for me was that there was just too few units.
The level of depth and the amount of units you can choose from are dependent upon what age you are in. For example: There are a few Unit types in 1918 such as troops, and battleships. But in 1986 you can get satellites and reveal enemy positions using radar. There are a few bugs and glitches within the game, and trying to find a compatible computer may be a bother as well. One glitch is the fact that sometimes your units won't listen to orders, but you can fix that by just barking orders.
All in all it was a pretty good game, one that paved the way for strategy games to come. I enjoyed it, even with its few flaws. If you’re up for an old school RTS then this game is sure to bring you some enjoyment.