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  • Summary: Based on the novel by Tom Clancy, The Sum of All Fears lets you play as a member of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. Everything you have ever trained for will be put to the test as you command your counterterrorist group through 11 dangerous missions. Equipped with 15 authentic gun types, flashbangs, and frag grenades, you can square off against combatants worldwide in six multiplayer zones. If you fail, the most destructive weapon known to humankind will be unleashed on American soil. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 8 out of 11
  1. For an espionage title, the movement and sniping control is surprisingly sluggish. [Feb 2003, p.154]
  2. It feels like you're not fully in control. [Dec 2002, p.236]
  3. The sounds, graphics, and controls are all painfully ported from the PC, and all of them are worse for wear. [Apr 2003, p.89]
  4. Meant as a game to ease beginners into this type of stealth genre. The way it does that ends up being condescending for experienced gamers, and for beginners will be annoying due to AI glitches.
  5. This game borders on blasphemy... What you get is a slow paced game of hide and seek where it seems no one even cares to come looking for you.
  6. Terrible. This first-person shooter from Red Storm Entertainment suffers from graphical problems, poor control, and terrible AI, and on top of all that, it can be beaten in less than two hours your first time through.
  7. 18
    Shockingly inept... It is, quite literally, the poorest excuse for a video game I've ever had the "honor" of completing.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. NickG.
    Apr 23, 2003
    I rented this game to see how good it was and I've played it for a while and I've gotten the hang of how to play the game and rescue hostages. It is fun for me because you get to go on dangerous missions and kill your people and the terrorists so it is a very interesting game. I would recommend this game to people ages 10-20 because of violence and guns. I will maybe end up buying this game if it is easy to beat. If I don't, then I would just rent it again so that I would be able to beat the game. I got involved with this catagory when I heard about Operation Iraqi Freedom and wanted to see what the soldiers over seas would probably see over there. This game is kind of like James Bond. When I first played James Bond GoldenEye, I was very scared because I was afraid of the terrorists but now that I am more mature, I can handle that type of game. Expand
  2. SoulCalibur2
    Sep 9, 2003
    Horrible. A rushed, imcomplete, sluggish, and bad overall. Also, Nick G. please tell me your name isn't Nick Garcia...[Ed: It's not.]
  3. SnotA.
    Apr 15, 2003
    I rented this f@#%er of a game and were forced to Sh@# on it and burn the crap out of it.

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