Steel Beasts
Genre Simulation -> Simulation
Today's Rank 0
Date 2002-04-24
Publisher Strategy First
Date 2002-11-29
Publisher Just Flight
North America Retail 
Box ArtUnited Kingdom 
Retail Box ArtSteel Beasts is a highly accurate simulator of the US M1A1 and German Leopard 2A4 tanks, designed to let you create and play scenarios of modern armoured warfare on your PC.

Due to its accurate depiction of armoured warfare and tank simulation, Steel Beasts has been used by military organisations such as the famed West Point Academy and MIMIC, the training centre for the US National Guard to train recruits, students and veterans alike in the art of mechanised warfare.

This is perhaps the only true PC simulation of what real modern tank warfare is like and for the budding tank commander offers much more than the simple 'charge'n'fire' gameplay of other tank games. Missions can also be played over LAN and Internet with any combination of co-operative and competitive style of play, while the in-built scenario editor ensures unlimited hours of furious tank combat!

Features the Leopard 2A4 and M1A1, both modelled in high detail, with physics modelling of movement and gun rounds. Plus accurate damage models including loss of comms.
30 new missions designed by gamers and experts for the best strategic tank challenge you are ever likely to face!
Superior AI frees the player from micromanaging units and lets him concentrate on the enemy. New improved low-level AI is included for vehicles and troops, while sophisticated algorithms enable 'real world' tricks.
A powerful 2D map with line of sight display allows meaningful pre-battle planning.
For the first time you get a tank commander's position that is actually useful, complete with improved fire control system and machine gun performance in this new edition.
Debriefing phase provides playback features and ability to view 3D world during de-briefing – see what mistakes and triumphs you made in the heat of the battle!
Gameplay has been tested and developed with advice from gunnery officers of the US Army.
Friendly forces that are not part of the player's control can also be part of the battle, while infantry, artillery, minefields, smoke buildings and much more are also included!
This Gold Edition includes improved multiplayer performance: any mission can be played over a network with an co-operative or competitive style of play, including multiple players in a single tank.
Specifically designed for players to create and play their own scenarios. A flexible mission editor that includes a wide range of events and triggers, including nameable events and triggers and customisable ammo loadouts.
Plus useful utilities such as a new screen shot tool and map graphics can now be stretched, rotated and flipped with added pre-made square and ellipse map graphics.
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