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  • Summary: Terrorists have just invaded US soil in an attempt to overthrow the superpower and achieve global supremacy. 50 major cities have already been devastated by nuclear attacks while others are left in total chaos. Join the Resistance as you grab your weapon and take to the streets to fend off the powerful surprise attack. From urban downtown city streets to rural residential parks, you'll engage in countless battles as you help fight for America's freedom. Fight hordes of terrorists with advanced military weapons and tactics. A powerful 3D engine that allows for enormous explosions and impressive environmental visual effects. Location-specific damage that allows for massive, brutal destruction. Fight with numerous realistic and varied weapons in familiar US locations. Experience advanced enemy AI as terrorists attempt to snipe, flank, and even suicide bomb you. Use your squad of National Guard recruits to your advantage as you engage in intense combat. [DreamCatcher Interactive] Expand
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  1. Even the promise of blowing away the most generic of terrorists in Middle America isn't enough to make Patriots anything more than a rote, mind-numbing shooter.
  2. It's too hard to be any fun. Not hard in a challenging way - more in a stupid, dull way that has EASY opponents refusing to shoot, and HARD opponents taking perfect cover and sniping you from the moon. [July 2007, p.84]
  3. Most games are labours of love that many people have obviously spent a lot of time on. Patriots, however, feels like it was made in an afternoon by three bored computer science students. Please avoid this.
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  1. GaryG.
    Apr 8, 2007
    10
    The game is very intense the ones that complain are spoiled it's fast. The suicide bombers are unreal as close to life as cane be we cherish life they dont would be helpful with a walk through played a few games this one is great keep up the good work. Expand
  2. MarkL.
    Apr 23, 2007
    7
    While the first couple of levels truly were terrible, if you can manage to get past those, the game actually starts to become fun, in spite of a few respawning issues early on. I was ready to shelve this game as a bad purchase after level 2, but I persisted into the suburbs, and found that I was starting to have a good time rescuing the hostages. And the levels just kept getting better from there. By the time I finished the game, I had to sit back and say to myself, "You know, that wasn't a bad little game." I'm actually considering a second playthrough. This isn't a grade-A title, but then again, it isn't trying to be. I'm satisfied. Expand
  3. JohnL.
    Feb 21, 2007
    2
    Where do I start with listing the problems with this game? The graphics are very, very outdated. It looks like a game straight out of 1999. It's got lots of jaggies, clipping, guns sticking through buildings, character models look really bad too. The menus are unresponsive, the hostages in the missions do not follow you half the time when they are supposed to. The plot is ludicrous. Also, the pace of this game is way,way too fast. You are running at top speed throughout the entire game and constantly spinning and moving very fast. After an hour or two of playing this game, it made me very, very dizzy and nauseous. The missions are also very short and because you are moving so fast you will complete this short game in no time at all. It all feels like an arcade shooter from the 90s. There are just hordes and hordes of enemies who come pouring out at you at a seemingly endless rate. Patriots Nation Under Fire just wasn't a pleasant gaming experience for me, even at a budget price it's just not worth it. Expand