Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942

  • PELIT (Finland) review - Mar, 2009

    Review by: PELIT (Finland)
    Rate: 8,5

    "Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942 has a lot of room for improvement in the user interface and sound departments, but it manages to paint a bitter sweet picture of WW2 tank warfare, full of excitement and terror. With more emphasis on strategic and tactical dimensions, Steel Fury could become a true war gaming classic." [Mar 2009]

  • SIMHQ Review - December, 2008

    Review by: Chuck "Magnum" Ankenbauer

    "...Steel Fury is the best WW2 tank simulation/game to date. Yes, I said that about a month ago regarding WW2 Battle Tanks, and it was at the time… until Steel Fury arrived. Excellent visuals and sound make it feel like a WW2 battlefield. Excellently modeled player-controlled tanks with high interior and exterior detail. Excellent basic WW2 armor combat with proper landscape, rolling hills and wood lines. Good interface with an easy-to-use map features and order system. Good tutorial missions that explain more then you need to know. Well done campaigns and missions based on real world information..."

  • Stopgame.ru - January, 2009

    Review by: Viskous
    Rate: 8,0

    STEEL FURY - the best tank simulator

  • PC Gamer UK - February, 2009

    Rate: 7.8

    STEEL FURY - the best WWII tank sim since "Panzer Elite." [Feb 2009, p.64]

  • SIM HQ - February, 2009

    Review by: Chuck "Magnum" Ankenbauer

    The Land and Armor Combat Category Winners Are... Best Armor Sim of the Year "Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942" Best Armor Mod of the Year Steel Panzers for "Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942"

  • Ace Gamez review - January, 2009

    Review by: Chris Davies
    Rate: 7.0

    Many will no doubt relish every ounce of faithfully recreated tank track and bushy hillock and I see myself resenting them in many ways, as I know I might never have that dedication to such a specific simulator again and I know deep down that any serious gamer, regardless of the appeal that such a game initially has, would eventually find themselves totally enthralled given sufficient effort

  • Gamersnet.nl review - December, 2008

    Review by: Jaap Schlicher
    Rate: 6.9

    De wereld van Steel Fury is er zonder twijfel eentje voor liefhebbers van WOII-tanks en alles wat daarmee samenhangt. De tanks zijn over het algemeen genomen de enige dingen waar echt aandacht aan besteed lijkt te zijn. Toch is dat allemaal niet fataal voor de uiteindelijke game. Steel Fury kan zichzelf overeind houden omdat de instellingen van de gevechten zo variabel zijn dat ze haast voor ieder wat wils bieden, mits je houdt van grote uitgestrekte slagvelden en niet de close combat die bijvoorbeeld een game als Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway biedt. De afwerking is helaas nogal matig en dat maakt het dat Steel Fury geen game is die je "even oppakt." Kortom, Steel Fury – Kharkov 1942 is een game voor de fanatieke WOII-junk die maar geen genoeg kan krijgen van authenticiteit.

  • Gamer.nl review - December, 2008

    Review by: Peter Zeilstra
    Rate: 7.0

    Even though Steel Fury is a hardcore tank sim, it still offers enough assistance for the rookie tank commanders. It even looks better than the most tanksims, making it a pretty decent game in his genre. However, there are a lot better simgames on the market.

  • SimHQ review - December, 2008

    Review by: Chuck "Magnum" Ankenbauer

    "Steel Fury may not be the "epic" simulation it's advertised as being, but it is a damn good game. Steel Fury is the best WW2 tank simulation/game to date. Yes, I said that about a month ago regarding WW2 Battle Tanks, and it was at the time… until Steel Fury arrived. Excellent visuals and sound make it feel like a WW2 battlefield. Excellently modeled player-controlled tanks with high interior and exterior detail. Excellent basic WW2 armor combat with proper landscape, rolling hills and wood lines. Good interface with an easy-to-use map features and order system. Good tutorial missions that explain more then you need to know. Well done campaigns and missions based on real world information. The weaknesses of the game seem to be common with most computer games, AI, path finding, and small scale conflicts compared to the large scale real world battles that actually took place. In a typical Steel Fury mission you’ll have maybe 4 tanks, and infantry support for a battle. But according to the History Channel, movies, and books, the battles were much larger with hundreds of tanks, and maybe thousands of infantry support. But what PC would you need to model a battle that simulated "epic"? Steel Fury is the best WW2 armor simulation on the market to date and the minor problems won’t interfere with your gaming - unless you know exactly how each type of round (there are five of them modeled) should do what type of damage at what distance, to what angle of enemy armor it penetrates. If that’s the case, you might be better off learning to develop your own game because you’re never going to be happy."

  • SimHQ preview - October, 2008

    Review by: Chuck "Magnum" Ankenbauer

    We are very happy that our tank-simulation game Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942 got a positive preview by SimHQ. Some quotes of Chuck "Magnum" Ankenbauer: “Graphics and sounds are just absolutely incredible for this game. The landscape looks like it was made for war. Hills and forest, rivers and town, trees, power lines, fences, and fighting positions. All incredible looking. The vehicles, the tanks, the armored cars, all very well modeled and displayed. Inside and out. The infantry units are just a little off in size and shape, but definitely playable and add to the immersion of the battle. The explosions and hits and misses are well modeled.” “Night missions and night battles are there, vehicles come equipped with external lights and internal lights that can be toggled off or on. Aerial flares are shot, tracer fire lights up the sky, tracer rounds fine targets, or ricochet off the ground or objects and fly upward to the sky. Very intense battles, especially at night.” “The sound of your main gun is incredible, and different for each main tank played. Different sounds for different types of machine guns. All add to the emersion of the battle.” “Gameplay is great, incredible, and based on realism over action. The game comes with three well done tutorials. Text pops up to instruct you on what to do and what keys to hit.” “Gameplay is hard. This is a simulation, and the battles are real and intense. After the mission you can see your statistics and check out the battlefield with hit info and location.” “If you don’t like to learn to play a game, or don’t like single player games only, then Steel Fury may not be for you. But if you do, and you get Steel Fury upon release, I expect to see a lot of great screens, videos, and after action reviews on our forums.“