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  • genre action / fpp / sci-fi
  • download size 460 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 301 user ratings.
  • release date September 30, 1996
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher BioWare / Interplay
  • game modes single-player, multi-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual (20 pages)
  • reference card
  • HD wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • Become a mech pilot and fight off mysterious alien invaders
  • Various mission types from search and destroy to escorting convoys
  • A great number of weapons and mech upgrades


Shattered Steel takes place in a desolate future where humanity is on the verge of extinction. The Core Wars, waged by rival factions for natural resources - and ultimately survival - left society in ruins. Massive industrial conglomerates deploy mechanized mercenary armies to maintain a tenuous order. You're a hotshot runner pilot. You've neutralized hundreds of pirates and rival ops on over 22 worlds. Your weapon is the lethal Planet Runner which can navigate any terrain and strike with devastating firepower. You mission is to cleanse the planet from alien forces and restore order.

Save your species as you engage in fast-paced mechanized combat in the single-player campaign containing 50 adrenaline-pounding missions and arm your Planet Runner with blazing firepower - over 25 armaments, including gatling guns, guided missiles, fuel-air mortars and plasma cannons.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Blood, Animated Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+, Memory: 1GB of RAM, Graphics: 64MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Patched to version 1.14

All user reviews:

User reviews:

BioWare's First Game is Also One of Their Best

Posted on 2008-09-10 11:25:32 byAtheist_Jew's avatarAtheist_Jew:

Do you like Mech sims? Do you like Bioware? Do you enjoy deformable terrain and the ability to shoot nuclear missiles at your enemies, the resulting explosion of which creates not only massive craters but sends shockwaves through the ground?
Then you'll want Shattered Steel. You'll also want a sequel, especially considering how the game ends on a "Too Be Continued" screen.

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Don't forget this game. A must play for all mech-fans.

Posted on 2008-12-26 22:40:14 byph4mp573r's avatarph4mp573r:

Many people forget this game.
They forget that it is the first game with a truly destructible environment.
They forget that it influenced all mech-style games which came after.
In a dead genre, this was the first truly amazing game. Surpassed by games which followed of course, but the defining title of it's time. If you enjoyed other greats in the genre; Mechwarrior 3 &read more 4; Earthsiege 1 & 2; you will LOVE this game.
I will admit I am biased, this was my first 'favorite game' and I have tried to find a working copy of the full version for years. But that's what this site is about, the greatest games of yesteryear.
Thanks Gog!

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Excellent Game

Posted on 2008-09-12 23:30:41 bykaw1138's avatarkaw1138:

This game has a little bit of everything. It has a mixture of light-action gameplay and a fair deal of mech-shooting strategy/customization. My only gripe would be the torso-twist aiming (MechWarrior 4 fan) causing me minor disorientation, but it's not a problem after a short few minutes getting oriented.

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