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Desert Thunder is an arcade-style action tank game for the PC. Ripped from today’s headlines, the storyline immerses players into the heat of a desert-based military conflict. Players will tear through desert, urban and industrial settings in their experimental battle engine, the Abrams M1A6 Advanced tank that’s loaded with awe-inspiring...
Release Date: Nov 19, 2003
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Desert Thunder is an arcade-style action tank game for the PC. Ripped from today’s headlines, the storyline immerses players into the heat of a desert-based military conflict. Players will tear through desert, urban and industrial settings in their experimental battle engine, the Abrams M1A6 Advanced tank that’s loaded with awe-inspiring devastating weapons and armored to near indestructibility. You are the commander of a top secret M1A6 experimental tank division in the Armor Task Force. Your mission was to lead the northern front of Operation Desert Thunder, a secret military operation to overthrow a terrorist faction that has taken control of a peaceful Middle Eastern country. Your mission has been compromised, your small battalion devastated. Left with no alternative, you must complete your mission to reach the capital city and rendezvous with allied forces.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: Pentium III/750 MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB DirectX 8 compatible video accelerator
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
    • Processor: PIII/1.4 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB DirectX 8 compatible video accelerator
Helpful customer reviews
125 of 154 people (81%) found this review helpful
231 products in account
6 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
The controls are horribly laggy, especially if you're trying to use a mouse. There's no option to invert the mouse, by the way, and the top end resolution on the game well below what a modern monitor can use. All in all, it feels (and looks) like a PS2-era game. It certainly isn't worth more than a dollar, tops, although some modding could help.
Posted: March 20th, 2014
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
395 products in account
6 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
Touched a tree, it exploded. Touched a rock, it exploded. Touched a person, he did not explode. Game needs to be more consistent with its explosions.
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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52 of 83 people (63%) found this review helpful
62 products in account
1 review
3.0 hrs on record
It is ♥♥♥♥ and short
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
720 products in account
3 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
Only 8 missions, and I took 8 minutes on the first - do the math. Realism? Look elsewhere; straight arcade action. AI - not particularly smart. UT2003 under the hood, and yet no multiplayer. I feel like throwing up... barf... guess I did. Bargain bin material. Fetish for explosions? Get it.
Posted: June 15th, 2014
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3 of 13 people (23%) found this review helpful
225 products in account
6 reviews
4.6 hrs on record
Seeing as you all know I'm a large fan of the great game Desert Gunner (which I also made a review about, go check that out and buy the game it's amazing), I am also a huge fan of Desert Thunder. Although this game has quite some age, being released in late 2003, it is a very HIGH QUALITY game. It consists of high intensity, strategy, and lots of patience. This game should only be tacked by the top of the line gamers. If you're not a huge gamer, don't even worry! I'd still recommend purchasing this wonderful game. Overall, this is one of my favorite games, tied with Desert Gunner (which if you don't already own, you should purchase as well). Seeing as the price is right for only $9.99, I encourage all steam users to purchase this game. If I had to rate this game out of 10, I would give it a rating of atleast 10, if not beyond such as an 11 or 12. It is very exciting and gets you wanting to play for hours on end. This game is very addicting and great to play amongst your family and friends when together. Although it isn't multiplayer, it is a great way to have fun with friends whether you are with eachother in real life, over the phone, or on an online chatting mechanism such as Skype or Teamspeak. Once again I highly encourage all steam users to purchase this game. The graphics are great, the controls are on point, and the fun is non-stop.

Hurry! Don't wait, you never know when prices might go up. And if you already haven't checked out my Desert Gunner review, please do so.

Great development from BrainBox Games. Well planned out. Much better than many games which have recently been published and released.
Posted: June 17th, 2014
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