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  • Summary: Steel Horizon delivers both turn-based and real-time strategy gameplay, offering players complete control of a naval armada outfitted with battleships, submarines, fighter planes and artillery. As the American captain of one of three super-secret navy vessels, the player fights the Axis powers and a sinister organization operating in the shadows of the great powers in 20 compelling missions, in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. Build and command a powerful WW2 naval fleet, comprised of battleships, submarines, aircraft carriers and many other types of ships. Customize one of three unique flagships and decide how you want to play. Each weapon has its own effects, from the mighty 18" main batteries of a battleship to a submarine's torpedos. Dynamic camera angles, damage states and impressive effects highlight the action. Combine the best of turn-based strategy and real-time action games: strategically position your fleets and engage in real-time 3D combat. Fight the Axis powers and a sinister organization operating in the shadows of the great powers in 20 compelling missions, in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. Challenge your friend wirelessly in a variety of multiplayer battles. [Konami] Expand
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  2. Negative: 12 out of 15
  1. Fairly humorless, and mostly done with button not stylus, but a good play. [Aug 2007, p.70]
  2. Steel Horizon works well as a mainstream DS release but does not have the intransigent components of a cutthroat strategy game. Its combat is too simplistic.
  3. Steel Horizon offers some strategic subtleties, but the slowness of gameplay means it takes a very dedicated commander to unlock its twists and turns.
  4. 40
    Every mission just ends up being like the previous one in terms of strategy. Unless you're the type of person who likes collecting all sorts of WWII naval memorabilia, I can't see anyone enjoying this game after the first couple of battles.
  5. 40
    If you’re really into battleship warfare, or looking for something to get your grandfather who’s a World War Two navy vet that needs something else to play on his DS besides Brain Age, you’ll like this game. Everyone else should go play Advance Wars: DS or one of its earlier titles.
  6. 40
    The missions feel boring and repetitive after a while, and the combat is a mess. While the story is solid, and the overall presentation of the game is pretty good, the floundering gameplay manages to sink the entire fleet.
  7. 30
    The muddy controls alone are enough to sink this game. Add to that the slow, insomnia-curing pacing of the gameplay, and it's easy to see that this ship is taking on water fast.

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