Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. 77
    A surprisingly fun, intelligent little squad-based shooter that's made all the better on GameCube.
  2. 65
    The promise of well-implemented squad tactics is completely undercut by terrible control and routine missions.
  3. The interface and poor control are bigger enemies than the game's Iraqi soldiers ever are, and in the end, this is a game you can surely live without.
  4. 60
    If you played "SOCOM" for the chat, however, then you'll probably abandon this game early on.
  5. You can switch between any soldier in the four-person British SAS or American Delta Force units, firing all manner of weapons at surprisingly well-coordinated Iraqi forces (not civilians), blowing up bridges (not mosques), and rescuing P.O.W.'s (not Jessica Lynch).
  6. Players will find themselves replaying missions again and again because, as in real war, life is cheap and death is all too common. [June 2003, p.75]
  7. After Red Storm beauties like "Raven Shield" and "Splinter Cell," and even more recent efforts like "Vietcong", Conflict: Desert Storm on the GameCube is a pretty embarrassing release.
  8. The opening movies hooks you and the training missions make the game seem innocent enough. Once you start playing however, the true nature of just how difficult this game really is become quickly apparent. This is not a game to be approached by the casual action gamer.
  9. Although it could have been improved even further — the graphics and vaguely cumbersome feel of the movement still need more refinement — as a tactical squad based shooter, this is easily the GameCube’s best.
  10. It takes elements from many great shooters and has bundled them into a real life based situation.
  11. My number one complaint is nothing is that exciting.
  12. It's not like being there, but Desert Storm offers us a glimpse into what modern warfare is like.
  13. If you want a good wartime shooter, "Medal of Honor: Frontline" is far superior to Desert Storm. Look at that - I just saved you $40. [May 2003, p.87]
  14. Frustrating play control and awkward camera movement weaken the game. [June 2003, p.138]
  15. The U.S. Delta Force puts up such a piss-poor fight in this game, playing through it might actually boost the Republican Guard's morale. [June 2003, p.130]
  16. While it’s not terrible, it approaches a level of bland mediocrity that is all too typical of today’s mass market gaming industry.
  17. You’ll have to be extremely familiar with the controls to have a hope in hell of finishing the game.
  18. If this was simply a run-and-gun action game, Conflict: DS wouldn't survive its mediocre moments, but the presence of units of up to four who require steady management carry the game. [June 2003, p.57]
  19. 40
    Lacking in virtually every area. The graphics are terrible, the controls are clunky, and the gameplay is uninspired.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Mar 19, 2014
    10
    Отличный симулятор войны захватывающая,интересная игра и с интересной идеей для того времени с четырями персонажами имеющими разные классы:Отличный симулятор войны захватывающая,интересная игра и с интересной идеей для того времени с четырями персонажами имеющими разные классы: снайпер, командир(штурмовик), пулеметчик, разведчик. Мне она очень понравилась и по сюжету и сложности вот бы вышла новая часть. Full Review »
  2. NoelN.
    Jan 2, 2010
    9
    dis game isnt as bad as people say. its a great game. yeah sure it could be better but it is still hands down one of the best war game. Me dis game isnt as bad as people say. its a great game. yeah sure it could be better but it is still hands down one of the best war game. Me and my sister still play this game even though we beat it like 15+ times. and if you find this game hard then im sorry but you just suck, it is not that hard and multiplayer makes the game even more fun to play. this game deserves more than a 4 or definately a 0. Full Review »
  3. DanielM.
    Nov 3, 2004
    10
    Best war game out.