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  • Summary: Close Combat: First to Fight is an authentic, team-based first-person shooter created under the direction of active-duty United States Marines fresh from the front lines of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Set in a modern mid-eastern urban battleground, players lead a four-man Marine fireteam through the perils of modern urban combat. According to Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Sharp of the United States Marine Corps, "Marines from the First Marine Expeditionary Force have been working closely with Destineer and Atomic throughout development to ensure as much realism as possible in these games." First to Fight is brought to life by a visually advanced 3D engine created from the ground up by Destineer. This engine, filled with next-generation features like volumetric shadows, normal maps, natural skin lighting and specularity, promises to give players a first-hand look at the chaos and terror of modern urban combat. [Gathering] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. You are actually able to feel what it’s like to be a Marine overseas, and because the game is based on the actual training tool that was developed for our soldiers, you get to have an inside look at how they operate in hostile environments.
  2. The best modern military tactical shooter available right now. [July 2005, p.49]
  3. The game is a competent squad-based shooter that offers a fun cooperative mode and an artificial intelligence that is at times quite impressive and at other times completely boneheaded.
  4. While not the most polished title around, Close Combat: First to Fight should give you wannabe jarheads out there enough of a fight for a while, especially in the decent Co-Op mode.
  5. The gameplay is good at times, but buggy, tedious and repetitive at other times.
  6. I'm crossing my fingers that Close Combat returns to what it was rather than continue with what it is.
  7. A tedious, tasteless mess. [Aug 2005, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4