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  • Summary: More than just another modern tank simulation. This design effort goes further than any before it to accurately model real-world conditions and tactics -- but in a way as to not overwhelm the novice, would-be tanker with a zillion key combinations and an overwhelming interface. [Shrapnel Games]
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
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  1. Yet another indie game that totally blows away what the faceless corporations put out.
  2. Yes, there's a fairly steep learning curve, and yes, accelerated simulations such as "M1 Tank Platoon II" might look a smidgen better, but those are minor quibbles. If you like tank simulations, or have ever thought you might like tank simulations, this is the game for you.
  3. Perhaps the best modern tank simulator on the market.
  4. A no-frills tank sim that has a very solid base but not a great deal in terms of extras or window-dressing. Tank sim fans will find this a pleasing and detailed addition to their collection but anyone who is looking for the latest graphics, frantic shooting or options by the bucketload will not find them here.
  5. 83
    If you're up to its challenges, Steel Beasts offers an accurate, involving, and rewarding simulation of modern tank warfare.
  6. My biggest complaint with SB is that there is no sort of story line to go with the game.
  7. Though Steel Beasts sets new standards as a multiplayer tank sim, it is specifically focused on that area to the exclusion of all others.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. AshD.
    Oct 15, 2005
    10
    Best Tank Sim Ever and will always be on top.
  2. REN623
    Aug 8, 2003
    10
    This Game Definitely rocks.
  3. BrianH.
    Jul 6, 2002
    10
    Bar none, the best Tank sim on the market today, but it has a very steep learning curve.
  4. [2D]Bluewings
    Jan 24, 2004
    10
    This Simulation separates the Men from the boys . Steel Beasts is used to train real Tank crews in many Forces around the World .
  5. HellHound
    Jan 16, 2004
    9
    Your first impression will be the dated graphics. Then you'll be hooked by the amazingly realistic sounds, and then you'll be Your first impression will be the dated graphics. Then you'll be hooked by the amazingly realistic sounds, and then you'll be totally addicted as the immersive game play pulls you in. No combat game puts you in the middle of a tactical problem as thrillingly and completely as Steel Beasts - start learning now so you're ready for the release of SB2! :) Expand
  6. Koga
    Jan 16, 2006
    9
    Although the graphics aren't the best, the game has great gameplay multiplayer capibility.
  7. JimmG.
    Aug 5, 2003
    2
    Graphics suck unrealistic weapons/features.

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