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  • Summary: After half a century of military interventions major countries like the United States of America or Russia are weary of their role as "World Police". The consequences of their military actions for their economy, national security, and internal ethnic conflicts let to the conclusion to tuneAfter half a century of military interventions major countries like the United States of America or Russia are weary of their role as "World Police". The consequences of their military actions for their economy, national security, and internal ethnic conflicts let to the conclusion to tune down their military campaigns. Due to that more and more countries choose unconventional warfare by using secret Special Forces. Military success is no longer made by major countries but by small and highly specialized mercenary forces. In "SOLDNER - Secret Wars" the player takes over the command of such a Special Forces team. As the Commander he leads a small high tech army consisting of soldiers, light armored vehicles, helicopters and VTOLS (Vertical Take Off and Landing Airplanes) to fulfill a wide variety of mission types. The players units are stationed on a multi purpose ship which is camouflaged as a merchantman to allow unrestrained travel of the seas to get their forces to the area of operation. The complete simulation of a complex political world system allows creating a dynamic campaign: each decision of the player, each success or failure has direct effect on the game flow. In addition the player has the ability to gain access to the latest weapon systems and technology, which currently exist in the research centers of the weapon industry only. [Encore Software] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 23
  2. Negative: 12 out of 23
  1. Out of the box, Söldner is bug-ridden and weak, but in its current patched state the game is a worthy contender in the recent crop of online war game titles. It’s fun, and in my opinion more fun than Joint Ops and even the Battlefield games.
  2. 60
    You'll have to deal with a clunky interface and menu, silly single-player missions, brain-dead A.I., bizarre vehicle physics, horrible net code, dull graphics and sound, and more bugs than a Georgia swamp in June.
  3. The finished product really let me down due to tons of problems - bad AI, sloppy controls, and slow gameplay.
  4. All the gameplay ingredients are here, but a complete lack of seasoning makes this one dish that should be tossed down the disposal. [Oct 2004, p.98]
  5. Unfortunately, the network code controlling everything is poor. Players and vehicles warp all over the place, making it next to impossible to hit anything.
  6. 40
    This game attempts to combine the best aspects of serious tactical shooters like Flashpoint with the run-and-gun action of the Battlefield series, but does neither very well. [40 = original score]
  7. A train wreck from start to finish. There is no balance. There is no stability. If the engine was an automobile, it would be a Yugo. Truly the only benefit of its existence is as a reminder that we are lucky to have such excellent alternatives.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 8 out of 15
  1. Jul 16, 2015
    10
    This is a **** great game and the **** who think it isn't need to be burnt. The devs are still active unlike the **** devs these days. BetterThis is a **** great game and the **** who think it isn't need to be burnt. The devs are still active unlike the **** devs these days. Better than every steam greenlight game eva Expand
  2. Jul 14, 2015
    10
    It's a shame there's so many negative reviews, but what you have to realize is these reviews were written over ten years ago, the game isIt's a shame there's so many negative reviews, but what you have to realize is these reviews were written over ten years ago, the game is still going and has an active and dedicated community and the developers are still coding, making changes and improvements. I've been playing this game since i was 10 years old and its still my favorite game to go and chill out on, I'd recommend it 100%, and it's FREE! Expand
  3. Jack
    Sep 10, 2005
    9
    I think that this game was under rated, if people will try using the online patches then they will think "hey look Söldner isn't I think that this game was under rated, if people will try using the online patches then they will think "hey look Söldner isn't buggy", instead of thinking "buggy piece of s***" Expand
  4. GabrielR.
    Jun 8, 2004
    4
    They should have finished the game before releasing it. The game, as is, is totally unplayble (at least Single Player).
  5. StefanK.
    Jun 15, 2004
    4
    It's out in europe already, but it is riddled with bugs, bad performance, oldish graphic (slightly improved Operation Flashpoint It's out in europe already, but it is riddled with bugs, bad performance, oldish graphic (slightly improved Operation Flashpoint Engine!), instable multiplayer and balacing flaws. The first patch fix some of these, but greate also new bug. The game is far from being finished. The biggest waste of money in this year so far. Expand
  6. Jun 12, 2013
    2
    A really bad game! It looked good first, but after a few minutes you realize how bad is it! Horrible, horrible, horrible! Do not try it, readA really bad game! It looked good first, but after a few minutes you realize how bad is it! Horrible, horrible, horrible! Do not try it, read the reviews first! Expand
  7. SeanG.
    Jan 4, 2005
    0
    I bought this game, despite reading the bad reviews, for three reasons: 1. it was only $5.00, and 2. I liked the idea that there were tons of I bought this game, despite reading the bad reviews, for three reasons: 1. it was only $5.00, and 2. I liked the idea that there were tons of different weapons you could buy and use, 3. how bad can it be, especially for five bucks?! Well, I thought Navy SEALS: Weapons of Mass Destruction was the worst game in existence - I was dead wrong - Soldner is the worst game in existence. The game is completely unplayable. The battlefields are empty, the graphics are horrendous, the framerate makes the game feel like a slideshow (and I have a pretty hefty computer), and, worst of all, the vehicles are completely undrivable. I literally could not get past the first single player mission, and frankly, this game is so bad that I don't even want to give the developers the courtesy of even attempting to play this mess any further. I have to believe that the developers released this game as a joke, it's so bad. Has anyone actually completed the single player mode, and if so, does it get any better? Expand

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