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  • Summary: Lead a squad of heavily armored, over-the-top troopers on a series of in-your-face, real-time battles against vicious bug battalions. Call in air strikes, capture prisoners, and nuke bug holes. It's survival of the fittest and the last one standing wins. Answer the call and defend yourLead a squad of heavily armored, over-the-top troopers on a series of in-your-face, real-time battles against vicious bug battalions. Call in air strikes, capture prisoners, and nuke bug holes. It's survival of the fittest and the last one standing wins. Answer the call and defend your planet! [Microprose] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. A great combination of real-time strategy with a primary focus on team tactics and intense 3D action.
  2. Captures the essence of a war movie better than any other game I have played, with the possible exception of the original "Close Combat."
  3. 72
    There's not enough excitement here to keep you interested.
  4. On the one hand it has a terrific atmosphere and a style that fans of the movie will most likely adore... Yet on the other it is exceedingly frustrating thanks to the lack of an in-mission save feature.
  5. Mediocre. Fans of the setting may enjoy it, but not too many other folks will. [Feb 2001, p.81]
  6. Nice visuals and nifty RPG elements help to spice things up, but can't save this game from the quicksand of mediocrity.
  7. Decided it didn't want an in-game save function and forgot to add multiplayer, a skirmish mode or the ability to change the level of difficulty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. ZachM.
    Dec 21, 2005
    10
    Doesnt work in XP...But if you follow the comment below it works. Just right click on shorcut that launches the game. Go to properties, and Doesnt work in XP...But if you follow the comment below it works. Just right click on shorcut that launches the game. Go to properties, and click on the compatability tab. Then select windows 98. Its that easy. I didnt download any stuff like they suggest below. Now it works just fine. Expand
  2. JoelL.
    Aug 16, 2003
    10
    This Game Rocks...But It Should Have Multiplayer Mode...And Should Let Us Hve a Ingame Function...It SHould Also Let Us Switch To First This Game Rocks...But It Should Have Multiplayer Mode...And Should Let Us Hve a Ingame Function...It SHould Also Let Us Switch To First Person Shooter Mode...And Wander About In The Vally Forge Or Roger Young...And Fly Dropships... Expand
  3. MarcoA.
    Aug 8, 2004
    10
    OK some one help me please .. i got windows 98 , GF 4 Ti 420 and i get a error msg whene i go to configure. i slecte the Nvidia GeForce4 TiOK some one help me please .. i got windows 98 , GF 4 Ti 420 and i get a error msg whene i go to configure. i slecte the Nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4200 , then i press next then i get a error saying Device Error There Were No Hardware capable device found! Please install your latest drivers! .. Expand
  4. D.House
    Jun 9, 2003
    9
    To Starship troopers to work in Windows XP, find the .exe file in my computer, right click it and scroll down to properties. In the propeties To Starship troopers to work in Windows XP, find the .exe file in my computer, right click it and scroll down to properties. In the propeties menu, find the compabilty tab, turn on combatipilty mode and set it to work with Windows 98. It should run. Expand
  5. )nightmare(evildeath
    Jan 20, 2004
    9
    WE NEED MULTIPLAYER GAME FOR STARSHIP TROOPERS !!!!!!!!!
  6. TonyL.
    Feb 10, 2004
    8
    My system specs are P4 1.3 Ghz, Video card: Nvidia Ge force 3, OS: Windows XP I had a problem with getting this game to run in XP, but i got My system specs are P4 1.3 Ghz, Video card: Nvidia Ge force 3, OS: Windows XP I had a problem with getting this game to run in XP, but i got it to work by following this advice: Blarhg of thegoblins for game support go to http://www.atarisupport.com/newfaq/starshiptroopers.php? browser=1&issueNum=1151&osType=WINXP&pageDisplay=MAIN#faq_prodissues they have fixes for Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP. I downloaded both the 1.1 patch and the Nvidia patch in the Windows XP section. I used a combination of both patches to get the game to work. Copy FONTS folder from troopersfullpatch11.zip overwriting the one in game directory. Copy D3d.dll and startroopers.exe from troopersfullnvidia1.zip overwriting the ones in game directory. I hope this helps those struggling out there to get this game to work. I've only played two missions so far and I had a lot of fun. Good eyecandy for a game done in 2000. Expand
  7. CaptainPlanet
    Nov 26, 2001
    5
    I loved the game, I loved the idea of deciding who is in your squad, what thier names are, and what they are equiped with, not to mention the I loved the game, I loved the idea of deciding who is in your squad, what thier names are, and what they are equiped with, not to mention the promotions and medals... BUT, I bought this game for 40 when it came out, and I'm still on the mission called "Classified" because as soon as I call down my Dropship, it changes my objective to "Save trapped scientists", which I have already done, and when it does that, I can't enter my dropship. And the patch didn't fix that... so now I'm stuck with a $40 frisby, and that is what took away from the game in my opinion. Expand

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