♦ The ultimate commercial level real-time simulation of the modern battlefield. Based on the ATF: Armored Task Force engine, which itself is featured in both Department of Defense and Lockheed-Martin simulations.
♦ Real-time gameplay recreates the intensity of the battlefield, without sacrificing realism.
♦ Uses all the previous advancements to the ATF engine, found in Raging Tiger: Second Korean War, and The Falklands War: 1982.< span>
♦ A tanker's dream. The Arab-Israeli conflicts were known for their heavy use of tanks, and with The Star and the Crescent the main battle tank is once again king of the battle.
♦ Fully modeled close air support and air defense. Airpower used in the right time and place can turn the tide of any battle. Make sure to protect your forces with the extensive array of air defense options available.
♦ Multiple radar types, from airborne to shipborne, take part in the action.
♦ Play on real topographical maps of the conflict regions. Based on Soviet-era maps, these are highly detailed and can either be used as an enhanced color version of the map or as the actual military map.
♦ Individual buildings and other structures, such as bunkers, can be present on a map. These individual structures are full entities, blocking LOS, movement, and providing defensive benefits.
♦ The bursting direct fire munitions model, such as air dropped bombs and direct lay mortars, has been redone for greater effect.
♦ Fifteen total scenarios, ranging from pre-Yom Kippur War battles, to the Yom Kippur War (the highlight of the game), to future hypothetical conflicts. While the focus is on the player controlling the IDF certain scenarios allow either the Arab or Israeli side to be controlled.
♦ Highly informative database of weapon platforms found in the game, with full statistics.
♦ Thick, easily readable manual.
♦ Play against the AI, or other human opponents.
♦ Create your own scenarios or modify the included ones.
♦ Excellent community support, including online how-to guides and new scenarios.
♦ Full backwards compatibility with all previous ATF titles!