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  • Summary: Created under the direction of the US Marine Corps, First to Fight puts you behind the barrel of an M16-A4 as a Marine fireteam leader. Now it's up to you to lead your four-man team through the dangerous streets of Beirut in modern urban combat. In this first-person shooter, you can use the Marine Air Ground Task Force to call for fire and support from Cobra helicopters, mortar teams, other fireteams, tanks, and AAVs. Develop true military tactics such as laying suppressing fire, flanking enemies, separating leaders from enemies, and more. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 46
  2. Negative: 3 out of 46
  1. The realism and authenticity of the game is amazing.
  2. I want to have fun when playing a game and that's just what First to Fight delivers: an action-packed FPS with all the adrenaline-pumping intensity you can ask for.
  3. With easy-to-get-into controls, fun mission scenarios and a highly addictive multiplayer mode this is a game that should not be ignored by those who have worn out their copy of "Full Spectrum Warrior" or "Rainbow Six 3."
  4. The game is not a bad outing by any standards, but it also just doesn't have the depth nor the sure fire power to hang with the other big boys that are already on the Xbox.
  5. Single player was only marginally enjoyable, but playing First to Fight on co-op mode is something you can do while your friend gets drunk, while you play some rock and roll in the background, and eat some pizza.
  6. An enormous let down in most regards. Many well done elements and innovative features are present in this title, but they just aren't executed well.
  7. Close Combat also includes co-op and deathmatch, but you'll only lose friends by exposing them to this trash. [May 2005, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. MattS.
    Apr 29, 2005
    10
    This games ai is betr than halo 2's the graffices are awsome if any thing its the best.
  2. AliA.
    May 8, 2005
    10
    I loved this game, not because i love the us marines but becuase it has so much realism in it. my freinds and i spended one whole day playing this game on xbox live. and i kicked there ass. Expand
  3. Tom
    Apr 8, 2005
    9
    If you are a fan of Full Spectrum Warrior but always wanted to have a little more controll of your soldiers, this is for you. Add a little Rainbow Six and you got it. The controls take some getting used to but, its all good. Its in the multiplayer where this game shines though. One of the best online co-op games out there. Graphics are outstanding, sound is average, and AI will surprise you. A highly recommend this title. Expand
  4. JeffA.
    Jul 5, 2005
    9
    A perfect blend of Rainbow Six and Full Spectrum Warrior. The Ready, Team, Fire, Assist formation really works in this stunning game. The gameplay is top notch. Enemies run for cover and fall from balconies and rooftops when they are shot. They even fire their weapons as they are falling. When they kill you the last thing you see is the enemy shaking their weapon in the air. There are ragdoll effects in the game and civillians running around so you have to be careful who you shoot. You feel like you are a Marine taking the streets of Beirut block by block. This game is a must have if you like FPS. Total sleeper hit. Expand
  5. TomB.
    Mar 29, 2005
    7
    Not bad, Its a combo of Counter Strike, meets Rainbow Six. Graphics are good, gameplay is a little glitchy. One game I played was 2 vs 6 and for some reason the 2players on one team could not be killed. But that was only one game. Weapons are a few. Controlls are tight. Finally, its the same price as a DVD, how can you go wrong? Expand
  6. FPSMaster
    Apr 9, 2005
    6
    Nowhere near the polish it should have after being put off from it's original release date of last October 26th to April 5th of this year. It has some decent features, and the graphics and gameplay look like they could have out Rainbowed the R6 games with some more effort, but once you get a few missions in you'll be able to tell that they just got lazy and hoped the Marine name would sell it. I don't understand why a game of this craptitude was put off for another 7 months if it still plays like this. It makes me wonder how bad it was last Fall if it plays like this after an extra half year of tweaking. Your teamates do show more promise than the bone-headed squad A.I. in the R6 games, but they get lazy real fast in the field. Should've either been tweaked for about another year or it should have been scrapped altogether. I waited on this half-assed garbage to arrive at my door like an old slutty ex-girlfriend coming back for a quick booty call, basically another familiar feeling Full Spectrum Warrior type of experience if you will, but like usually when that time finally comes, you start to remember why you got bored with her dirty a** in the first place. Expand
  7. Spartan234
    May 14, 2006
    0
    Almost everything that can go wrong in a tactical shooter DOES go wrong in Close Combat: First to Fight. Dreary level designs, nasty graphics, broken physics and collision detection, tacked-on audio, terrible music, and amazingly bad voice acting are only the beginning. First off, if the Marines were as stupid as in this game, I wouldn't even be alive right now. These Marines are tactically challenged idiots that seem like they used Doom as a training tool for combat on the battlefield. Don't get me wrong -- Doom is one of the best games ever made, but since it's a run-'n-gun shooter, it's definitely not suitable for battlefield training. This already awful game is made even worse by awful play-balancing: terrorists are nearly invincible sharpshooters, while your team-mates are remarkably awful shots that can only take a bullet or two. Couple that with the fact that the game ends if a squadmate dies, and you've got an unplayable mess of a game. Seriously, if the US Marines were really involved with this dreck, then the particular Marines involved need to go back to boot camp. I am not a Marine, but it's almost immediately obvious that this is NOT what it's like to be a US Marine. If it isn't clear up to this point: Don't play this game. Expand

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