Steel Storm: Episode 1 – top down action shooter with old school spirit

Steel Storm is an old school, action-packed top-down 3D arcade shooter with attractive graphics, effects and environments, Episode 1 is the first installment of the game. It has 6 missions where you kill hordes of intelligent enemies, destroy structures and obstacles and explore huge territories with your hover-tank.

The events take place in an alternative universe where you control an advanced hovertank, packed with the most advanced and sophisticated weapons. Your task is simple, but, nevertheless, is not trivial. In the fight with presumed extraterrestrial invaders, you must prevail.

The second episode is available but has a small fee. It offers new environments, new single player and cooperative missions, two Capture the Flag missions, new weapons, new enemies and more.

Features include:

  • 6 missions to tackle of varying difficulty for beginners and hardcore gamers.
  • Single and multiplayer modes.
  • Exploration and time-trial gameplay types.
  • Score driven gameplayer.
  • Intelligent AI.
  • Hordes of enemies to destroy.
  • Good variey of destroyable structures and obstacles.
  • Built on the Darkplaces engine, a Quake modification.
  • 4 cam modes.
  • Gamepad support.
  • Difficulty selector.
  • Real-time mission editor called Sand Storm which has a trigger-based event scripting system.

Developer: Kot-in-Action
License: CC-BY-NC-SA license

System requirements:

OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.6+ / Linux
Processor: 2.0+ GHz Single Core Processor (Dual-Core Processor recommended)
Memory: 1 Gb RAM (2 Gb or greater recommended)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT+ or ATI Radeon 2600+ HD with 256 Mb of VRAM
(512 Mb of VRAM recommended). Latest OpenGL video drivers must be installed
Hard Drive: 800 Mb

Steel Storm

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