Operation Barbarossa

586 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this game

Operation Barbarossa is a highly rated turn based strategy game set on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. From Joni Nuutinen: By a wargamer for the wargamers since 2011

You are in command of the German WWII armed forces—tanks, infantry, and air force units—and the object of the game is to conquer the Soviet Union as quickly as possible. To have a chance to seize the top spot in the Hall of Fame, you need to skillfully encircle scores of Red Army infantry units with your panzers while battling both the feared T-34 tank units and the notorious Russian weather.

The fairly small scale of the map means you can't really make any big mistakes if you're aiming for the top spots in the Hall of Fame, as the battle-hardened players have been grinding this game for a decade.


+ Historical accuracy: Campaign mirrors the historical setup.

+ Long-lasting: Thanks to in-built variation and the game's smart AI technology, each game provides a unique war gaming experience.

+ Competitive: Measure your strategy game skills against others fighting for the Hall of Fame top spots.

+ Reinforcements and replacement units, plus new unit types - like Tiger I tanks - if the war lasts several years.

+ Experienced units learn new skills, like improved attack or defense performance, extra move points, damage resistance, ability to cross rivers without losing move points, etc.

+ Settings: Various options are available to alter the look of the gaming experience: Change difficulty level, hexagon size, Animation speed, choose icon set for units (NATO or REAL) and cities (Round, Shield, Square, block of houses), decide what is drawn on the map, and much more.

+ A large range of WWII units under your command: tanks, infantry, motorized infantry, weak Axis infantry, Waffen SS troops, the German air force and espionage units. Meanwhile, the Red Army starts with weaker infantry, cavalry and tank units, but as the weeks pass, is reinforced with stronger Siberian and T-34 tank units.

+ Weather modelling: Spring/autumn mud slows movement, while winter reduces line-of-sight and freezing cold hampers units, especially mechanized ones.

+ Tablet friendly strategy game: Automatically scales the map for any physical screen size/resolution from small smartphones to HD tablets, while settings allow you to fine tune hexagon and font sizes.

Privacy Policy (full text on website and app menu): No account creation is possible, the made-up username used in the Hall of Fame listings is not tied to any account and does not have password. Location, personal, or device identifier data is not used in any way. In the case of crash the following non-personal data is sent (vie web-form using ACRA library) to allow quick fix: Stack trace (code which failed), Name of the App, Version number of the App, and Version number of the Android OS. The app only requests the few permissions it needs to function.

Conflict-Series by Joni Nuutinen has offered highly rated Android-only strategy board games since 2011, and even the first scenarios are still actively updated. The campaigns are based on the time-tested gaming mechanics TBS (turn-based strategy) enthusiasts are familiar with from both the classic PC war games and legendary tabletop board games. I want to thank the fans for all the well thought-out suggestions over the years which have allowed these campaigns to improve at a much higher rate than what any solo indie developer could dream of. If you have advice on how to improve this board game series please use email, this way we can have a constructive back and forth chat without the limits of the store's comment system. In addition, because I have huge number of projects on multiple stores, it’s just not sensible to spend handful of hours each day going through hundreds of pages spread all over the Internet to see if there is a question somewhere -- just send me an email and I will get back to you. Thanks for understanding!
Updated on
May 27, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

500 reviews
A Google user
October 28, 2018
Terrific value. A lot of gameplay and satisfyingly challenging. Took me quite a few attempts and I play such games quite a lot! Suggest trying Barbarossa first. Slightly larger scale and helps you ease in a bit😬
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Steven Nichols
July 29, 2021
I have been playing this game for a while now. I have a love hate relationship with it. It is fun and engaging with a slightly steep learning curve. If you like board game style game play, I fully recommend this game and this author's whole series. 4 stars from me!!
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Floyd Hillman
July 16, 2021
I had the barbarossa free game. I bought the 4.95 full game but it does not down load, I did my part, fix it and notify me when I can get it to download.
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What's new

+ Tweaked the initial Order-of-Battle (1 mot unit replaced with panzer, etc)
+ Added Soviet Antitank-gun units (both new and ongoing games)
+ Setting: Draw 1921 war ensign flag over empty spots on map over player controlled area
+ Setting: Realistic Mud: Moving into a mud-hexagon is more likely to consume more MPs
+ AI: Better situation assessment before attacking over rivers
+ UNDOs to 20
+ Map labels show peak historical German advance
+ Stats include length of the front-line
+ HOF cleanup