Steel Battalion Review

Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom
Release Date: November 19, 2002 Also On: None

Steel Battalion is one of the greatest games on the Xbox today. The game comes with it own special 40 button controller that kind of jacks the price up a little.(Try up to 200 dollars) The controller itself is as much as the Gamecube. But for those who are interested in this game, it may just be worth it. You are driving your own V.T. (Virtual Tank) through several levels of challenge.

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The game is hard to learn seeing as you need to learn how to use the 40 button controller first. This will take some time for people to actually get the hang of it. People under 15 will never get the hang of this and will be a waste of money.

The graphics are great on this game. All the physics of a real life military training is placed into the game. You can watch big explosions and enemies blow up with outstanding detail.

The sound is more real then the whole game. It may be a kind of FPS in a tank, but everything sounds real, from the explosions to the sound of the cannons. When you tank is about to explode, you can hear it crack with the electricity as the systems fail.

The game is very creative with a very creative controller. The story is original and the addition of the Virtual Tank in first person ties in well. No game could make a VT game better than this.

Many people who think they could drive the tank or would like to drive a tank should get this game. The military might even think about using this game as a virtual training system. Plus this game will mostly only appeal to people who have big wallets to even get it. I know I’m not going to spend $200 to get a game. If anything rent the game and hardware. It’s a whole lot cheaper.

Steel Battalion will never get boring because of all the money that you spent on it. I wouldn’t waste $200 on a game and not play it. The game spans 30 hours of game play, but you will be playing the game much longer. Much longer meaning all the time.

Graphics: 9.5
Sound: 10
Gameplay: 9.5
Creativity: 8.5
Replay Value/Game Length: 10
Final: 9.6
Written by Shawn Review Guide

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