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  • Summary: Lead a team of domestic counter-terrorism experts through 11 dangerous missions that span the globe. Formed from the elite of the F.B.I.'s HRT, you have been tapped to perform covert ops in the most dangerous circumstances imaginable. As the commander of this team, you'll lead your unit intoLead a team of domestic counter-terrorism experts through 11 dangerous missions that span the globe. Formed from the elite of the F.B.I.'s HRT, you have been tapped to perform covert ops in the most dangerous circumstances imaginable. As the commander of this team, you'll lead your unit into the heat of battle, performing missions ranging from eliminating terrorists to planting bugs, and destroying illegal weapons caches to rescuing hostages. You'll give them orders in the field and take the point in leading them into combat. [Ubi Soft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Both fun and challenging, and very nicely walks the fine line between realism and playability.
  2. If you’ve been curious about more realistic tactical shooters but reluctant to try one, this is a great introduction.
  3. Represents all that is Tom Clancy; a good plot, a good simulation, and quality.
  4. All these practical problems obscure Sum's flat-out brilliant mission design. [August 2002, p.70]
  5. I like the fact that it's a lot more action-oriented and that the controls are dumbed down, because you can just sit down, relax and play a mission or two.
  6. 65
    The biggest complaint I have with The Sum of All Fears is the mission design. In a word, it's dull. For a game so short, I found myself playing 45 minutes at a time and stopping because the game couldn't hold my interest.
  7. It is the exact same thing [as "Rainbow Six" and "Ghost Recon"], except for the planning, the intricacy, the strategy, the coordination, and most importantly, the fun.

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  1. BobM.
    Jun 19, 2002
    9
    Awesome - easy to pick up and overall very fun. Perfect for first time tactical shooter fans, and still fun for experienced players with the Awesome - easy to pick up and overall very fun. Perfect for first time tactical shooter fans, and still fun for experienced players with the scalable difficulty. Expand

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