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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: Field Commander is the first military turn-based strategy game for PSP and the only title that offers engaging, challenging skill based warfare in a realistic military setting. You play as a Field Commander working for the Global Defense League, an independent organization established by theField Commander is the first military turn-based strategy game for PSP and the only title that offers engaging, challenging skill based warfare in a realistic military setting. You play as a Field Commander working for the Global Defense League, an independent organization established by the Allied Nations to defend the world against covert organizations whose goals include terrorism, genocide, and global domination. Your main enemy in these scenarios is Shadow Hold, an evil terrorist organization bent on inciting wars, illicit arms deals and global domination. Command the land, skies and sea. Orchestrate an offensive attack through 30 unique missions, each one coming alive in beautiful 3D environments with highly-detailed terrain and dynamic visual effects. With an arsenal of 15 army divisions and 11 commanding officers to choose from, the power is yours to outwit the enemy at every turn. Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 53
  2. Negative: 1 out of 53
  1. Turn-based strategy doesn't get any better than this. [May 2006, p.97]
  2. 90
    Field Commander proves to be a nicely presented and intuitive strategy game that is simplistic enough to lure in the unsuspecting, but thorough enough to satisfy the expecting.
  3. Sure it's a knockoff of "Advance Wars DS" in almost any way, but it's still incredibly enjoyable.
  4. 80
    As a two-player game it excels, and as a single player experience it certainly seems compatible with the way most people spend time with their PSPs. It's the ideal commuting partner.
  5. However, the overall roughness in every aspect of the game and the mediocre single-player element make this a niche title in an already-niche genre. [May 2006, p.113]
  6. What it lacks in personality it makes up for in solid mechanics and slick execution, and should do any tactical fanatic proud. [July 2006, p.90]
  7. Unfortunately, in the few sad stabs it takes at being its own thing, Field Commander misses the point. [Sept. 2006, p.81]

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. BillG.
    Jul 31, 2006
    10
    no point compairing this to a game that is found on another format and will never make its way onto the PSP. Great turn based stratagy game no point compairing this to a game that is found on another format and will never make its way onto the PSP. Great turn based stratagy game and love the idea of playing other players over the internet. looks great sounds great and plays great, if you like your stratagy games then add this to your collection Expand
  2. mobius
    Jun 28, 2006
    10
    yay a good turn based stratagy game for my PSP. im not going to compair it to a game on another consol because thats totally pointless becauseyay a good turn based stratagy game for my PSP. im not going to compair it to a game on another consol because thats totally pointless because this game isnt found on any other consol and either is the other game. Dam good fun against another player and just as good against the comp. Expand
  3. DaveM.
    Oct 25, 2007
    9
    The best strategy game on the PSP with good multiplayer support. Like the idea of hot swap so you can play with one console. Still waiting The best strategy game on the PSP with good multiplayer support. Like the idea of hot swap so you can play with one console. Still waiting for something better to appear after 1 year. Expand
  4. NickS.
    Aug 11, 2006
    7
    I have to agree with DJFIL, I have not played Advanced War but from what I've heard, it appears to be the better game. This however does I have to agree with DJFIL, I have not played Advanced War but from what I've heard, it appears to be the better game. This however does not mean I am disappointed with Field Commander, the graphics are ok, the sounds are good, and its indeed very playable. I am not too sure that turn based strategy games is the way forward, the AI does not appear to be the smartest and some rounds appear to take an eternity (saving and buying new armoury then push forward, retreat, save and buy new armoury, push forward). Maybe I'm not the best tactitionist but I don't feel it gives me more options. Nevertheless, good game, worth buying, long life span....that's what counts at the end of the day. Expand
  5. MoeS.
    Oct 17, 2006
    7
    This game is half decent as for all the advanced wars comments do people think AW was the first turnbased strategy game? I think I'll go This game is half decent as for all the advanced wars comments do people think AW was the first turnbased strategy game? I think I'll go post on AW and accuse them of ripping off panzer general etc. Expand
  6. DanH.
    Jul 17, 2006
    6
    Decent turn-based strategy, but doesn't even compare to Advance Wars DS. Advance Wars DS has way better maps, AI, CO's, Decent turn-based strategy, but doesn't even compare to Advance Wars DS. Advance Wars DS has way better maps, AI, CO's, personallity, and replayability. This feels so much half-baked compared to it. Expand
  7. ZhouF.
    Mar 30, 2008
    3
    You can see the designers rubbing their hands in glee at the processing power they have, at the chance to one up their Advance Wars foe. But You can see the designers rubbing their hands in glee at the processing power they have, at the chance to one up their Advance Wars foe. But sadly, all this game does is show how well the AW games are designed, for every flaw they fix turns out to be a feature. See for example the air units that can go anywhere and pick off units at their leisure. The soulless 'serious' plot. The crappy 3D graphics that make all vehicles look almost the same. The braindead AI that insists on taking out my infantry over my artillery. When I completed the survive 30 turns mission by totally annihilating the enemy in 15 turns, I decided to stop playing. Expand

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