Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad GameCube


Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. 79
    It takes the realism high road and emphasizes the "tactical" and "squad-based" elements of its genre and forces gamers to adapt to its style and rewards those who do.
  2. Conflict: Desert Storm II isn't without problems, but it's not the worst squad-based game you'll ever play, and it's decidedly improved over the original game.
  3. The best thing is that this version allows gamers to play with their friends throughout the game cooperatively, which is a blast. If you got the first game than you will definitely want to play this one.
  4. Cheat Code Central
    It's not like being there, but Desert Storm offers us a glimpse into what modern warfare is like. Even though the most technologically advanced nation on the planet is taking on a third-world country, the dangers are still many and varied.
  5. The game unfortunately offers only story mode for single and multiplayer actions. No head to head death matches, no randomly generated maps to conquer. This hurts the replay value of this game quite a bit, with little to go back for.
  6. 75
    Though it does have its pleasing points, ultimately Conflict Desert Storm II is caught between appealing more toward hardcore military simmers or action fans.
  7. For those expecting massive advancements or a radical departure from the original, this will come as a disappointment. A more honest, realistic assessment would be to treat this as a mission pack, and for those who do just want more of the same, you'll come away a satisfied customer.
  8. This is not a game to be approached by the casual action gamer. There is a lot of strategy, planning, and even some character building required to achieve maximum effectiveness and mission success.
  9. This title would have been better if the design was more polished and the controls were more sophisticated.
  10. I know that there are better games out there today, especially within the genre, but I really enjoyed playing this game.
  11. Unless you’re starved for “tactical” action, there is little reason to buy Conflict: Desert Storm 2. While it is an improvement over the first one, the two games are largely identical and suffer from the same identity problem.
  12. Nintendo Power
    The game's lighting effects and detailed graphics are impressive. [Apr 2004, p.122]
  13. Each crevice is likely to hold trigger-happy snipers, each road blocked off with mortar crews. Fighting is far more intense this way and navigating the streets of Baghdad can be a nerve-racking experience.
  14. Anyone who’s looking for a game where you can run around shooting everything in sight, look somewhere else. But if you enjoy war games, you should definitely check this game out.
  15. A fun and addictive cooperative game in the vein of "SOCOM II."
  16. The gameplay is reminiscent of "Ghost Recon" and "SOCOM" but much more action-packed. Before you’re done, you have destroyed important Iraqi locations and helped your teammates survive.
  17. A solid, fun military war game. The game is nice and challenging, whether in single player or multi-player. For those who like to play games with friends, and not just against them, the co-op mode is amazing and worth taking advantage of.

Awards & Rankings

#57 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
#34 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. PeteP.
    Jul 2, 2004
    Conflict Desert Storm is a good squad based combat action game. If you are a fan of military warfare, first person shooters, or like games Conflict Desert Storm is a good squad based combat action game. If you are a fan of military warfare, first person shooters, or like games with action this game is for you. The graphics are decent. My game froze one time but that may be due to the Gamecube, same sitituation gamers had with Metroid Prime. Sound effects are awesome. The sound just the way an actual M-16 or other weapon for that matter would sound. Control takes some getting used too. It took me a while to get a feel for the controls. Slight mistakes could cost you or your crew their lives. Once you become accustomed to the controls the gameplay increases. AI isn't the greatest but that maybe because I started on the Easy mode. The game has three modes, Easy, Medium, and Hard. As for Gameplay, it increases with play. As you get used to the feel and play of the game, the game enhances in excitement and action. This game features a multiplayer for up to 4 players simultaniously. Communication and knowlege of equipment and control is key to squad success. This is an excellent game to get four players along and enjoy some squad based action. The play is easier then other comparable games on the market in the same genre. I rented this game and didn't expect much out of it. Mainly because of my experience with Conflict Desert Storm. This game, like most video game sequels, outperform their predecessors. This game has lot to offer for the individual gamer to the multiplayer one. There are lots of equipment, modes of assault, and delivery of weapons. Any gamer looking for a squad based action game should look no further. Full Review »
  2. MasonY.
    Jan 30, 2004
    This game i so much fun!!!
  3. AdamD.
    Jan 30, 2004
    I love this game a lot of action as well as some good strategy and definitely a great buy.