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While Steel Panthers covered armored warfare from 1939-1945, Steel Panthers 2: Modern Battles focuses on conflicts from 1950-2000. It is a turn-based strategy game, set on a map divided into hexagons. The basic game engine (graphics, user interface etc.) is nearly the same as in part one, with minor improvements. One important difference is the scale of the game: a bigger map, more units, which have more statistic values etc.

Included are six campaigns and a bunch of scenarios. An additional campaign generator is also included. The preset campaigns are:
  • Germany 1980 (a fictional WW3: stop Soviet advance through Fulda Gap)
  • Desert Storm 1991
  • China-War 1997 (fictional: defend Taiwan against the invading (communist) Chinese Army)
  • Okinawa 1998 (fictional: a new US-Japanese war)
  • Golan Heights 1973
  • Korea 1950


Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles DOS Start scenario menu.
Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles DOS Unit stats screen.
Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles DOS U.S. Army units firing at an ambush.
Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles DOS Vietnam War scenario: map view zoomed out at maximum.

Promo Images

Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles Screenshot
Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles Screenshot
Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles Other Documentary photo on the demo download page
Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Steel Panthers II: Moderne Schlachten" -- German title
  • "Steel Panthers II: Batailles Modernes" -- French title

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Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Dec, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Dec 10, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Privat Computer PC 1996 85 out of 100 85
Reset May, 1997 8 out of 10 80
High Score Jan, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Dec, 1996 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1997 61 out of 100 61
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Joker Feb, 1997 60 out of 100 60


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A patch to version 1.1 exists (sometimes referred to as v1.01) fixing many bugs. With this patch installed, an additional campaign, called Bulge 1999, can be played (the campaign is not part of the patch, it must be downloaded seperately).

Related Web Sites

  • The Wargamer (Besides other sections, this website features a big 'Steel Panthers' archive (for all parts of the series).)
NGC 5194 (17486) added Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles (DOS) on Dec 02, 2000