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  • Summary: As squad leader, players coordinate the actions of multiple infantry fire teams, leading them through a variety of hostile environments. An intuitive control scheme allows direction of squads in real-time as players outthink, outmaneuver and outgun enemies through more than 12 levels of intense warfare. Players will utilize authentic battlefield tactics as they confront the enemy with a deadly arsenal of weapons, the latest military equipment, and new Player-controlled mechanized units. With an enhanced multiplayer mode, players can go online and battle friends through a variety of new head-to-head and co-op objective-based missions. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 82
    The multiple teams, added tanks, verticality, precision fire, the stepped-up AI, and the much-needed multiplayer modes are all smart, value-added features. The game doesn't, however, advance much once you get going.
  2. Pandemic did everything they were supposed to do with a sequel, and Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is a great game and a great follow-up to the original.
  3. The strategy elements and the point-and-click system bog the action down in this game.
  4. Unfortunately though, some key design decisions mixed with gameplay that, whilst solid, is very repetitive produces an experience that the casual gamer will probably struggle to fall in love with.
  5. More expansion pack than full game, without the same level of challenge. [June 2006, p.89]
  6. The rigidly linear levels with obvious trigger points, the failure to evolve the basic gameplay and the newly random nature of the effectiveness of cover all conspire to devalue what was a novel and rather fun original.
  7. 50
    Some players will be creeped out playing soldier in a whitewashed mirror-universe version of an ugly war that's still in the headlines. The score is not being docked for it, but it's something that needs to be mentioned.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Mar 5, 2014
    9
    Unique gameplay and ideas. Does them very well.

    Game is a bit old, which can be seen in graphics and other stuff.

    Game i great fun if
    you like real-time strategy games involved in the war.

    Special and unique game. Must play if interested!
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  2. Apr 16, 2014
    9
    I bought this game, from discount box, price was 5-10€ cant remember, I guessed this is worth of trying, even I havent ever heard about this game series. Game is great realtime tactics, controls are smooth. AI is bit of **** Playable characters are bad shooters sometimes, and sometimes they are also blind. For casual player bit of "strange" and if you are not interestet about realtime war tactics, its hard to love. But for real type of player this is perfect Expand
  3. ChickS.
    May 11, 2006
    7
    Nice graphics, but flickering textures up to complete losses of sight in some situations are bad.
  4. EricEdmond
    Mar 25, 2008
    5
    The user interface on this one was way too complex. They gave up on the simplicity and usability from the first one. I haven't bothered to play past the first mission because the interface won't do what I want and end up getting myself killed everytime. Why bother? I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone. Expand
  5. MattK.
    Nov 12, 2007
    4
    What a step down from the original. The new interface was horrible, and obviously made for a console, not a PC. The dialog was annoying and the plot was... well, it wasn't. Very sad as I loved the original. Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2013
    0
    They had a decent formula with the first game, and ruined this sequel by trying to add PC complexity while using Xbox controls. I quit 15 minutes into the first mission out of frustration with the horrific controls. Expand