Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Yet another indie game that totally blows away what the faceless corporations put out.
  2. CNET Gamecenter
    90
    Perhaps the best modern tank simulator on the market.
  3. PC Gamer
    90
    This is the best tank simulation you can buy, and maybe the best one ever. [Dec 2000, p.170]
  4. 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.
  5. It combines both simulation and wargaming elements to produce a superb gaming experience.
  6. 85
    Steel Beasts is fun, deep and challenging, everything a good simulation should be. That it was developed, in large part, by a single person in their spare time should be a lesson to the rest of the industry. It won't, but it should be.
  7. 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.
  8. 83
    If you're up to its challenges, Steel Beasts offers an accurate, involving, and rewarding simulation of modern tank warfare.
  9. My biggest complaint with SB is that there is no sort of story line to go with the game.
  10. The hardcore fan will be rewarded after investing plenty of time exploring the depths of the simulation, which makes it a worthwhile endeavor. Outflanking the enemy and unleashing a devastating shelling barrage has rarely been this enjoyable.
  11. The best simulation of modern tank (and maybe just tank, period) operations ever.
  12. No 3d acceleration, but the mission editor gives unlimited amounts of gameplay for both novices and experts alike.
  13. Though Steel Beasts sets new standards as a multiplayer tank sim, it is specifically focused on that area to the exclusion of all others.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Koga
    Jan 16, 2006
    9
    Although the graphics aren't the best, the game has great gameplay multiplayer capibility.
  2. AshD.
    Oct 15, 2005
    10
    Best Tank Sim Ever and will always be on top.
  3. [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 .