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  • Summary: The conflict in Indonesia has spilled over to other parts of Asia where rebel troops have gained support in the war against Joint Ops Forces. Set against the lush backdrop of South East Asia, enlist once more to take part in intense large scale modern FPS combat, in games of up to 150 players online. Use new weapons, vehicles, team tactics and strategic gameplay to dominate the battlefield. An expansion pack to "Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising." [NovaLogic] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 83
    Although hit detection has been spread to body zones, making it so that a sniper can't shoot your foot and kill you, motion capture isn't as satisfying as ragdoll, especially after "Painkiller," "Half-Life 2," and "CS: Source."
  2. The map is extremely large and offers countless hours of gameplay. Since it's played online with more than 100 people, every visit is a new experience.
  3. My experience on NovaWorld was much better this time around. [Jan 2005, p.143]
  4. A nice offering of new toys and maps, but why on earth did you break the teamwork by giving us such an abundance of motorcycles? Now nobody wants to board my Blackhawk anymore. [Feb. 05]
  5. Nothing revolutionary, but a lot of battlin' and a lot of fun. [Jan 2005, p.98]
  6. Helps make the Joint Operations experience an interesting and engaging one, though be prepared to face a noticeable learning curve and some frustrations at first.
  7. To its credit, Escalation has certainly improved the Joint Ops experience – just not tremendously.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 26, 2011
    Even better than the original! The game features more, better looking textures, maps, weapons and more! The graphics seem to be somewhat improved and the gameplay is more balanced out. Perfect game for any gamer! Worth the buy! Just NOTE that you will need to buy "Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising" before you can play this one. ;) Expand
  2. MikeM.
    Nov 7, 2004
    At least the BETA is anyway.
  3. ThomasT.
    Oct 27, 2004
    Excellent !!!
  4. AlbertJ.
    Jun 8, 2005
    Best overal, weapons vehicles , could be improved if you could pick- up dead enemy's weapons and ammo. instead from armories from enemies positions with us weapons. Expand
  5. RoyP
    Oct 7, 2009
    Most underrated game of all time, still playing after 5 years, every Sunday in 100 to 160 player organized Battles. Custom maps every week. Best bang for your buck. Expand
  6. StephenJ.
    Feb 10, 2005
    Great game good fun.