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Description

This is a tank combat simulation from the makers of iM1A2 Abrams focusing more on arcade action than simulation.

The premise behind the game is that the U.S. intervenes as Libya invades Tunisia. There's a set of tutorial missions, fixed missions and a randomly generated campaign (non dynamic)mode to test your mettle in the desert behind a platoon of three tanks plus artillery and infantry.

The game has both the tank-sim interface and a tactical one where you direct the actions of your forces. However the game is aimed at more arcade/action crowds. There are no interior views, so you get just the driver's and gunner's screens, there's only HEAT and SABOT rounds to choose from, and the whole "sim" aspect has been significantly simplified to put the emphasis on action.

Also included are a mission editor as well as multiplayer support.

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Spearhead Windows Looking for an enemy tank.
Spearhead Windows Main Menu.
Spearhead Windows Map.
Spearhead Windows External View.

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Critic Reviews

Riki Nov, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Dec, 1998 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Jeux Dec, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 01, 1998 77 out of 100 77
Gaming Entertainment Monthly 1998 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Oct, 1998 72 out of 100 72
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1998 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) Oct 07, 1998 63 out of 100 63
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

The US National Guard purchased several hundred copies to use for training, and the sequel was built solely for use by the US Armed Forces.
Zovni (10636) added Spearhead (Windows) on Jul 30, 2001
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