Steel Beasts 1 has been out of production for years and is
no longer supported. Information is provided here for those who might
still be using this product.
Steel Beasts 1 is a
simulator of the US M1A1
and German Leopard 2A4 tanks that is designed to let players create and play
scenarios of modern armored warfare on their PCs. Steel Beasts can be played on
many different levels: from gunner in a single tank to company commander. Any
mission can also be played over a network (e.g., the Internet) with any
combination of cooperative and competitive style of play, including multiple
players in a single tank. Powerful and easy-to-use scenario and map editors
allow players to create virtually any mission they can dream up.
The individual mission (or scenario) is the core of Steel
Beasts. Each mission has three distinct phases:
The planning phase, in which a military-style text
briefing and interactive maps are presented to the player for planning the
The execution phase, in which the simulation runs in
real time, and the player can experience the virtual 3D battlefield from a
first-person point of view in the tank commander's or gunner's position, or
from an external view, in combination with a military-style map.
The debriefing phase, in which the results of the
scenario are displayed, along with key events during the mission.