Spearhead (Windows)

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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.


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

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Power Unlimited Dec, 1998 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Jeux Dec, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Gaming Entertainment Monthly 1998 75 out of 100 75
PC Joker Oct, 1998 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot Sep 14, 1998 7.4 out of 10 74
Score Sep, 1998 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1998 69 out of 100 69
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Revolution Sep 01, 1998 D+ 33


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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 (10648) added Spearhead (Windows) on Jul 30, 2001