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  • Summary: Experience all the excitement and danger of fighting blazing fires in Firefighter F.D.18. As a firefighter, break down doors with axes, use high-powered fire hoses to smother flames, and avoid collapsing floors while looking for trapped civilians. Firefighter F.D. 18 pushes the PlayStation2's graphic capabilities to its limits and captures all the realism and experiences of real life firefighters. The most realistic firefighting experience ever in a video game. Fight infernos with water hoses, fire extinguishers, and other equipment. Realistic depictions of fire, including backdrafts and chemical explosions. A rich story that revolves around the themes of love and justice. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. I really didn’t know what to expect going in, I mean, “How fun can spraying water at fire be?” Turns out its pretty darn fun and compelling.
  2. 8 / 8 / 8 / 7 - 31 silver [Vol 794; 5 Mar 2004]
  3. The pressure and redundancy might annoy some gamers, but it looks and feels appropriately hectic - and it's a morally upstanding, heroically-themed videogame. [Apr 2004, p.40]
  4. When boiled down FD 18 is really a 3rd-person shooter with not much variety.
  5. Attempts to be something new and tries hard to make a genre for itself. However, it doesn't exactly succeed due to stale gameplay mechanics, cheap puzzles and sloppy graphics. [JPN Import]
  6. Proves that battling blazes is not only a hazardous profession, but it's also tedious, frustrating, and a real head trip (wait till you face fire-possessed flying laundry and fireman-hating robots.) [Apr 2004, p.120]
  7. Misses the mark completely due to its slow pace and boring gameplay. Fire bad, indeed.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. Nov 20, 2012
    9
    My all time favorite game. This is a must have for any PS2 owner. I was completely enthralled the entire time I played this game. This is a game that is easy to love. The graphics still hold up well even today, the missions are downright fun and the hazardous environment around you makes the gameplay never have a dull moment.
    The only bad thing I have to say about this game is the item selection screen. I wish they had implemented hot keys so I wouldn't need to pause the game every time I needed to use the Fire Axe.
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