Title Steel Empire (aka Cyber Empires) (Second Review) Game Type Action Strategy Players 1-4 Compatibility All (not fast ram) HD Installable No Submission Sam Manwaring Review Steel Empire is also known as Cyber Empires. I think it is a good game and find it enjoyable. I like it because its got two types of games in it, its got a fighting part and a part where you build cyborgs and make your decisions. The game is all about winning the world by destroying your opponent`s cyborgs with yours. You build your cyborgs with your factories, which you can enhance to make them build more cyborgs at a faster rate. When you start the game you will get a choice of three different settings. The first one is the full game, action and strategy, the second one does not include the action part but otherwise is the full game, and the third setting is battle practice. Battle practice offers you two choices of play, in the first one you can defend with a choice from 9 cyborgs and the in second one you choose how much money you have and then buy the cyborgs you want to fight with. When you start a game not only can you choose to include computer players, but you can choose how clever they are. You can also choose to have "fog of war" on or off. Having it on means you can only see who controls countries that are adjacent to your own. You cannot see their contents or tell anything about countries that you don't share a border with. You can however pay for intelligence on these countries which will reveal valuable information, at a cost. So in the Strategy part of the game you start with a flag, but you cannot choose where you start from. you also start with 1,200,000 credits which you can spend on a factory and start building atleast one cyborg. The next go you can move your cyborg to another country, and the go after that you can establish a capital in that country so it starts bringing in cash. When everybody has made their moves etc in the Strategy phase, the game checks to see if any opposing forces are occupying the same country, if they are you enter the Action phase of the game. This is where you pick up your joystick and start shooting, but it`s a lot more than that, for instance there are 3 different levels of fortification, various orders you can pass to your cyborgs, which themselves come in different shapes and sizes, adding further to the game`s depth and tactical possibilities, but it's all very accessible. There is something wrong with the Action part of the game though, in some situations you can not retreat which is rather irritating. I think the game would be better if you were able to build a few more cyborgs and the world was a bit bigger. I give this game 84% at the least.