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
Buy On
  1. Cheat Code Central
    70
    It's not like being there, but Desert Storm offers us a glimpse into what modern warfare is like.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    58
    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]
  3. 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.
  4. Game Informer
    60
    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]
  5. 60
    If you played "SOCOM" for the chat, however, then you'll probably abandon this game early on.
  6. 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.
  7. 65
    The promise of well-implemented squad tactics is completely undercut by terrible control and routine missions.
  8. GMR Magazine
    60
    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]
  9. Nintendo Power
    60
    Frustrating play control and awkward camera movement weaken the game. [June 2003, p.138]
  10. While it’s not terrible, it approaches a level of bland mediocrity that is all too typical of today’s mass market gaming industry.
  11. Play Magazine
    50
    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]
  12. 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).

Awards & Rankings

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#38 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  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.