Soldier Elite PC

Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 10 out of 10
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  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. The equation got heavy on the negative side with a dull collection of ammunition, mediocre mission objectives, obsolete and redundant computer infiltration techniques as well as game pacing that is confusingly inconsistent.
  5. 40
    It's a seriously flawed experience that could have greatly benefited from more playtesting, particularly how death is treated. I heartily recommend the latest Hitman or Metal Gear installment over this.
  6. Aurora Watching is rubbish – don’t even think about buying it.
  7. PC Gamer
    35
    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]
  8. PC Format
    32
    Fill your house with treacle and grenades instead. That's actually more fun. [Sept 2005, p.102]
  9. Is it unfair to demand £19.99 for something that's as unfinished, badly designed and devoid of deliberate entertainment value as Aurora Watching? Definitely.
  10. 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.
User Score
4.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. ShawnHubbard
    Oct 18, 2005
    1
    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 crashesI 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.
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  2. BenjaminL.
    Dec 24, 2007
    8
    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 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. Full Review »
  3. HenryT.
    Nov 10, 2005
    10
    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- 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. Full Review »