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Shattered Steel (Windows)

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Description

Shattered Steel is a first-person 3D action game similar in concept to MechWarrior series. The player takes control of bipedal machines (mechs) known as Planet Runners, trying to protect humanity against alien menace. The single player campaign takes place on five different planets, with about twenty missions available for each. The missions mostly involve direct assaults, infiltration of enemy strongholds, defending own bases, or escorting important figures.

The player can pilot up to seven different Runners in different sizes and shapes, having their own strengths and weaknesses. Each Runner is equipped with primary and secondary weapons which are either energy-charged or require bullets. The enemies are mostly shaped like animals and can be taken out using the game's locational damage system: for example, it is possible to incapacitate (but not kill) enemies by destroying their legs. The game also features deformable terrain, which may be used to the player's advantage in a few cases. A mission editor, an "anarchy" mode with co-op options, and a multiplayer mode for up to sixteen players are included as well.

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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 11, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Privat Computer PC 1996 85 out of 100 85
Gamezilla Dec 02, 2000 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Nov, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B 75
Computer Games Magazine 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Oct 24, 1996 6.8 out of 10 68

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Expansion pack

The latest patch 1.14 released in 1997 comes with a game upgrade consisting of 20 new missions, loaded via custom missions interface, as there's also a mission editor available.
Schwejk (6) added Shattered Steel (Windows) on Apr 19, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (19005) and Schwejk (6)