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  • Summary: Soldiers is a third-person tactical action game that plays out like a blockbuster war movie. 30+ missions, More than 100 vehicles, 25+ weapons. Pitching the player headlong into the war-torn battlegrounds of Europe. Direct control for targeted shots to take out a tank track or execute a headshot for the quick kill. Real ballistic physics and truly destructible environments. Group control a team of elite special forces soldiers. Advanced AI - the enemy will attack in formation; retreat if necessary; look for cover; ambush you, etc. Over 100 different human animations in the game providing realism and detail! [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. One of the biggest surprises of 2004 became a whole lot better with the latest patch that included innovative and fun new multiplayer modes. We want more! [Jan. 05]
  2. If there is a hint of helplessness it's in those marvellous moments when Soldiers' fabulous physics, rich environments and imaginative AI produce such totally unpredictable results, you can only look on in amused dismay. [PC Gamer UK]
  3. The graphics are gorgeous and the game engine has some excellent physics. With the excellent sound effects and music, the game drew me right into the atmosphere, and these days, all gamers should be demanding no less.
  4. Soldiers brings something new to both well-worn genres, and only its unforgiving difficulty keeps it from being a complete standout.
  5. A solid RTS game, one that fans of the genre will probably enjoy. However, anyone who’s growing bored of playing the same WWII sim game in different forms wouldn’t find too much to write home about.
  6. It’s complexity will turn many gamers far, far away, but to those with the dedication to play a solid game that will last them hours, this one is for you.
  7. It's the sheer tedium of every moment that prevents any enjoyment of the cool features it offers. [Aug 2004, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. A.A.
    Jul 3, 2004
  2. Jul 5, 2011
    This game and the Men of War series is in my opinion the best RTS WWII games. The thing that lets this game stand out is it's difficulty. I couldn't even make through the first levels in the easy difficulty at first. Afterwards I started to understand the tactics and finished the game. I must say, It was worth it. Expand
  3. EdL.
    Jul 8, 2004
    BillM is a joker, this game is excellent.
  4. Bigfoot
    Apr 1, 2005
    THE rts game. (not some lazy-ass factory-builder tactical game...) nuff said.
  5. KelR.
    Jul 11, 2004
    Holy (beep) this game kicks (beep). This is the greatest game ever created!!! FINALLY the industry got it right. Play 4 players in the coop mode and you'll know what I'm talking about. Blow the (beep) out of everyone and everything, experiece the most authentic vision of WWII since "Call of Duty, but in RTS!!! I will hunt you down if you bad talk this game, if you do you need to pull your head out of your (beep). Expand
  6. AdeyBaby
    Feb 21, 2005
    The game rox! Great graphics, sound and, most importantly, gameplay. There are a few minor niggles, but to be fair, I think most of these are judgement calls by the developers to do with balancing gameplay and making it as enjoyable as possible. I got my copy 2nd hand for £7.99 - must be the best £7.99 I've ever spent on a computer game! Expand
  7. BillM.
    Jul 5, 2004

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