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Steel Thunder offers multiple theaters in which to do battle ranging from Cuba to Europe. While actually in the tank, the player can easily move from the position of Commander to Gunner or Driver, offering a significant degree of realism, but still keeping the action moving. You can simply stay in the Commander's seat, and give commands to the Driver and Gunner and just watch the action as it plays out, although only from the internal views.

As play progresses, the player also increases his rank. The initial mission set-up screen offers the player multiple tanks ranging from the Bradley to the M1A1. In addition to this, the player can also choose specific crew members and see their respective "grade" regarding their performance characteristics.


Steel Thunder DOS Title screen (CGA)
Steel Thunder Commodore 64 Read descriptions of the different tanks.
Steel Thunder Commodore 64 Title
Steel Thunder DOS Title screen (EGA)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Steel Thunder: American Battle Tank Simulation" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

An oldie, but a goodie in the realm of tank simulations. DOS Paul Budd (403)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) DOS Aug, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Aug, 1989 76 out of 100 76
The One DOS Jul, 1989 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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