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  • Summary: (Known in the U.S. as "Aurora Watching") During the maneuvers at the Barents Sea a Russian submarine Komsomoletz II unexpectedly crashes down. The intelligence found out that hours before the catastrophe the submarine swam out of the submarine boats cemetery in the Franz Josef Land. A closer look at the area revealed a military complex containing laboratories built for an unknown purpose. They also found out they are under control of Jacek Parecki, one of the best DNA scientist all over the world - genius and morally rotten. Two agents in black find White Fox on the floor. The hero who once saved the world has been drinking for over two years. Will he manage to approach Parecki once again? The action of Aurora Watching takes place in the Arctic. All the locations are situated on the iceberg, in the laboratory underneath the iceberg, and in the flooded Russian submarine. During the mission White Fox faces not only human opponents, each of which can be defeated in many ways. The game features two camera modes - one for easy tactical planning, and the other one for real combat. Mini-games, puzzles, and hi-tech gadgets keep player excited from the very beginning till the end. [Metropolis Software] Expand
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  3. Negative: 10 out of 10
  1. The AI is predictably primitive and inconsistent, with enemies failing to hear gun battles right outside their windows, yet spotting you with unerring ability at unlikely distances across the map.
  2. Soldier Elite wants very badly to be a stealth action game, but it lacks any understanding of the subtlety and nuance that are essential to the genre.
  3. It could have been done so much better, there are so many little flaws that add up to a missed opportunity for a decent game. The graphics and physics are very good but the faults with it cancel these out.
  4. Aurora Watching is rubbish – don’t even think about buying it.
  5. If there's one thing that blows chunks more than a bad console-to-PC port, it's a recycled low-budget PC game that's past its due. [Oct. 2006, p.58]
  6. Fill your house with treacle and grenades instead. That's actually more fun. [Sept 2005, p.102]
  7. This is an awful, awful, awful game. Don’t even buy it for your enemies. Don’t even think about it. You’ll never get the time back you spend playing this rubbish.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. HenryT.
    Nov 10, 2005
    This is the best game I own. I played this straight for 8hours and cannot understand why it got such negative reviews. Better than Half- Life2 by a mile. If there is one game you need to have this year, this is the one. Expand
  2. BenjaminL.
    Dec 24, 2007
    This is not the best game i've played but I can't say it's not a good game... I know the gameplay is slow and the a. i. is not the best but this game is really funny. Expand
  3. ShawnHubbard
    Oct 18, 2005
    I don't have to even buy the game to know that it is CRAP! Try reading the introduction at the top of the page. "Unexpectedly crashes down"? "One of the best DNA scientist all over the world"? Who typed this, a chimpanzee? The intro says that "White Fox faces not only human opponents" but then fails to state who else he faces!

    The publisher thinks that this game "will keep player excited" but I highly doubt it. If the game is as unintelligible and confused as the introduction, I sure hope that it will "swam" away or "crash down" to the depths of the slimepit it crawled out of.