Discus Games, the brutes that inflicted Phantasmagoria (“the most terrible game which left on PC”) and Harry’s Adventures: Prooves Under Underwear (“the funnyman and the ladies’ favourite named Harry undertakes investigation”) on Russian gamers, are just about to make amends by giving them a surprisingly decent WWII tank sim.
A fresh-from-the-smelter ingot of Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942 can be found here. Play is a little confusing to begin with (hence the brief guide after the jump) but give-up and you’ll miss out on some vintage armour drama. I won’t give too much away, but my first three attempts at holding Sovkhoz Krasny Gigant ended in dismal failure. In one my trusty T-34 toppled into a shellhole. In another I was sniped after sticking my head out of the hatch to observe a trench-line. Then there was the time I ran out of AP shells and resorted to ramming Fascist war machines while singing ‘Konarmeiskaia pesnia’ at the top of my lungs. (With luck they’ll name a Moscow Metro station after me.)
For the Steel Fury basics…
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