Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Nov 28, 2011
    60
    Tell-tale signs of the game's cheap production value can be found throughout Heavy Fire: Afghanistan but, even with its shortcomings, the game does a good job of recreating the intensity of battling enemy combatants in modern day Afghanistan by putting you in the boots of one very brave Army soldier, light gun style.
  2. Dec 16, 2011
    50
    Heavy Fire: Afghanistan certainly isn't the best lightgun shooter on the PS3. This seems to do neither very well, and when saddled with decent graphics but mediocre sound, it becomes a less appealing game overall.
  3. Dec 23, 2011
    42
    Your enjoyment of Heavy Fire: Afghanistan will be directly proportional to your expectations. There is absolutely nothing that is exceptional about it, which, in my opinion, is just fine as the cost mitigates the quality. It functions as it should, and as long as you don't walk in expecting Call of Duty, your feelings won't be hurt. Much.
  4. It's fitting that the developers are called Mastiff, because this game looks like a dog's breakfast. Each mission is a waterlogged shamble through the land that time and PS2 forgot, where you'll have to re-kill the same six simpletons over and over. [February 2012, p.75]
  5. Dec 6, 2011
    30
    Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is a game that really wants to be Call of Duty on rails, but it simply lacks the budget and creative license to pull any of it off. The game is just a cheap cash grab in every sense of the word. Even the most hardened on-rails gamers will find little to show for their tour in Afghanistan other than a severe case of PTSD.
User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 11, 2014
    1
    Don't buy this game!!! You can not WALK or MOVE in this game by yourself, you can not look around. Everything is scripted! Even your walking and looking around is scripted!!! This is NOT a first person shooter! Full Review »
  2. Jan 21, 2012
    7
    The critics are harsh on this one, I picked up HF:A with the precision shot gun free, chucked it to a mate while I got on the sharp shooter and we had an awesome arvo smashing through it. Its a fun game that ran with no glitches in the 7 or so hours we played it. Best graphics I've seen in a rail shooter and is also a trophy hunters dream come true. A must buy for rail shooter fans! Avoid HF:A if your looking for a deep story because that it does not have, however the intensity of battles is well created and the action is almost non-stop barring some beginning/end mission scenes that can be buttoned-thru. Sound effects are average but not distracting. Heavy Fire: Afghanistan is definately worth a crack and deserves a spot in the rail shooter section of any good video game collection. Full Review »