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  • Summary: Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a game commissioned by the U.S. Army to train light Infantry troops in urban combat situations. Soldiers are placed in a tense, hostile, and claustrophobic environment where they must complete a variety of military objectives. Players act as the Squad Leader, providing direction to Alpha and Bravo fire teams. The successful Squad Leader effectively uses cover in the environment and moves his fire teams in a coordinated fashion so they can protect themselves from possible attacks that could come from any direction. Full Spectrum Warrior puts you in the dirt with your men, where danger lurks around every corner. [THQ] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. A game like no other. It almost rises above the definition of the word “game”, but you can’t argue that there is a lot of challenging fun and addictive gameplay to be found in this attractive package.
  2. 90
    The interface works a whole lot better on the PC, and if your machine is up to running it all maxed out, then it will look that much cleaner. All this aside, however, the game itself is intense and utterly engrossing.
  3. Probably one of the best tactical military shooters I've played. It's authentic, gritty and highly original in the way it was executed. And it requires you to use your brains for a change.
  4. It's beautifully simple, but also brings an element of tension as there's always a few seconds between issuing commands by tapping the left mouse button, and seeing them carried out on the battlefield.
  5. I just wish there was more of it to enjoy, and something has to be done about the multiplayer - it just wasn't enough. If ever there was a game that cried out for a sequel, Full Spectrum Warrior is it.
  6. Ample proof that thinking men are welcome in the modern army.
  7. More a glimpse into how a real Army fire team moves and engages enemy forces than it is a challenging real-time strategy game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Apr 28, 2014
    10
    This game is brilliant, honestly I'm not joking, I used to play this series when I was young and had no idea their even was a ''Sequel'' when I discovered that the series had ended, it disappointed me as this game had a lot of potential to move it even further, I'm rating it a 10/10 because its basically using real tactics & the game engine is alright, Graphics are good for that time period, they've done a good job. Expand
  2. LeonMurray
    Aug 11, 2004
    10
    One of the best games around, the graphics are outstanding and the gameplay is all around very good. The only problems are a few glitches which arn't a problem as they are really small. The game play is like nothing I've seen before and nothing like "Rainbow 6" or "Hidden and Dangerous 2" which was what I was expecting it to be. This game certainly opens a new field in tactical gaming and is deffently worth all the money. For a new player the game should last for 12 hours where I can guarentee you'll enjoy every second!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. H.S.
    Sep 26, 2004
    10
    A tactical shooter where your troops do the shooting. It all gets down to how you plan your soldiers operation. The troops do the fighting, rather than you have to tell them exactly what to do. If bullets rain on them they won't run away from cover just because you want to. A truly amusing and challenging game. A bit on the easy side but that's a minor problem. Expand
  4. TonyBullard
    Sep 22, 2004
    8
    I've played through a good portion of the Xbox version, and I've played through the PC demo, and I gotta say it's a solid game. For those who really enjoy the use of tactics, this game is chock full of circling enemies and finding alternative paths.

    The translation to PC is fairly smooth. My only complaint is about the movement cursor. In the Xbox version, you could direct your men towards walls that were around corners, out of site. But in the PC version, anything out of site is off limits. If you can't currently see around a corner, you can't send your men around it. It makes for some troublsome times if you want your men to hide behind a car on the side that isn't facing you. Not sure if that makes sense, but you'll get it if you've played the game.

    Overall though, very well made, well acted, well thought out. Good solid game.
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  5. [Anonymous]
    Oct 22, 2004
    8
    Good game but not great.
  6. EricE
    Mar 19, 2008
    7
    Very worth the $15 I paid for (included the sequal Ten Hammers) from Steam. Got a good 12 hours of play. Graphics for a 2004 game were decent. I found it a nice mix between a FPS and a RTS. Although sometimes the controls ticked me off. Especially when an enemy is less than 10 feet away. Then your guys are slower then snails to open fire while the enemy will pick you off real quick. Lost a whole 4 person squad this way. No regrets. Now to play Ten Hammers. Expand
  7. AaronD.
    Jun 20, 2006
    0
    Another politically incorrect, militarist, anti muslim, american junk.

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