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Naval War: Arctic Circle Preview

Strategy games take a lot of their style from comic-book violence and flashy, Hollywood-trademarked explosions to immerse you in whatever conflict they call home turf. Tanks flail around and fire madly at unprotected soldiers with little to no effect and air-vehicles dominate, even as they go down under a barrage of missiles that only fire upwards. This styling is important for a number of reasons, not least of which is balance. But the most obvious of this is to make you – the player – see exactly what your random clicking accomplishes; lots of big explosions and a feeling of…

Steel Armor: Blaze of War

Covering the military operations that took place in the Middle-East during the late ’70s and ’80s, and then trundling into South Africa during Operation “Hooper”, Steel Armor is a tank sim with some scope. It puts you squarely in the driving seat of these conflicts, and tasks you with directing skirmishes through an incredibly complex layer of strategy. From a campaign over-map with counters denoting your troops, to a full on (and sometimes bewilderingly complex) tactical map, allowing you full control of forces – both tank and infantry – Steel Armor tries to cover it all. And it’s bloody hard. Not…