This is a world war 2 turn based game. Use your foot soldiers, weapons, snipers, tanks and more to destroy your enemy!
Steel Panthers: World at War
By Matrix Games (Gary Grigsby-Designer)
With a pedigree of SSI and Gary Grigsby you know this has to be something special!
Considered by many to be the best WW-2 game available, SPWaW is FREE! SPWaW has a simple PBEM interface and can be played on-line. However, SPWaW comes loaded with hundreds of scenarios, so you could play this game for months against the AI and never repeat a scenario. SPWaW is equipped with a powerful editor so fan made scenarios and full campaigns abound, and they are all free. Matrix Games continues to support the game and does have several Mega Campaigns for sale.
This game has a worldwide fan base. The popularity of this game is evident in the penultimate website devoted to the entire "Steel Panthers" Franchise www.spwaw.com The site is a treasure-trove of knowledge and information about this great game and is run by a very dedicated group of strategy gamers. While the game comes with several tutorials to teach the basics; a great feature of the website is "The Academy" where people new to the game can learn its intricacies through a series of lessons that include manuals and practice scenarios and a simple reviewed and graded by instructors. Your "graduation" from the academy is a "baptism under fire" PBEM game against one of the instructors.
Players will want to upgrade the original download to the latest version available as a patch on the www.spwaw.com website.
If World War 2 strategy gaming is in your sights, this is the game that should find its way onto your hard drive.
Steel Panthers: World At War is based on the World War 2 era. It is a top down, 2D, turn based game that you can play over LAN, the Internet, multi player on the same PC or against the computer. Being a previously commercial release game, Steel Panthers: World At War has it all; training missions (ranging in difficulty level), a terrain/scenario editor, a weapons encyclopedia and loads of long and short challenging missions.
The graphics are quite spectacular for a 2D, top down game. It has high details for its surroundings, the trees and even the ground, a lot of work has been put into this game. Animations are complete for all of the soldiers, tanks and parachuter's. Sounds are nice and realistic with some music added in for those times when you are not in heavy battle.
I found the game play of Steel Panthers: World At War to be somewhat challenging and I suggest that anybody who is not used to these types of games first do a few of the tutorial levels, or if you're in the mood for reading there is a large game manual that comes with the download.
The size of this game is quite large but if you have the time/bandwidth I would highly suggest you give it a try, this is high quality freeware and is well worth downloading!
Very nice game, the only problem is the graphical inferface, apart from that you got a good RTT (real time tactics) WW2 Videogame, you got an very powerful Mission and map editor, very detailed unit info, and loads of scercnios to keep on playing! The map and mission editor also makes the end of the war fade out of view! You could create a World war with this one game! Truely a game that is great, if they make the graphical inferface better and easier controls, then practially everyone could play apart from those who can't handle long and unlimted play games!
All I'm saying is that it's a great game, with cool-looking graphics, nice sounds, and awesome game play! All strategy game fans, this is a must-download! 56k-ers, I know it can be a problem for you, but you can just get a friend to download it for you or download it yourself with a download manager.
I played this game - and played it - and played it - and played it - and still don't like it.
I don't know why, but it's just so boring...
unlimited play is a huge strength.....those that may not like; please stay with your play station games
I didn't like it. Hard controls, bad graphics, bad gameplay, large download. Not recommended.