Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad Image

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  • Summary: At the height of the 1991 Gulf War, 300 klicks into the heart of Iraq, you must command your squad of Special Forces operatives to strike at Iraq's evil dictator and his fascist regime. Armed with an authentic arsenal of high-tech weapons and vehicles, your squad will face impossible odds in this battle against tyranny. Only strategy and skill will ensure your survival through frantic firefights, gut-wrenching vehicular combat, and gripping stealth operations. "The Mother of All Battles" is coming to your console in Conflict: Desert Storm II--Back to Baghdad. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Everything from the menu screens to the game’s graphics has been revamped.
  2. Certainly isn’t a major departure for the series but the visible improvements and perfect additions make for an entertaining romp that’s decent enough.
  3. 79
    It's rare that a game with average sound, graphics and an uncooperative control system can still be enjoyed for hours at a time anyway.
  4. Mired by clumsy controls and spotty friendly AI, this sequel can't decide whether or not it wants to be a tactical realistic shooter or simply a run-and-gun arcade fragfest. [Nov 2003, p.114]
  5. As far as a war game goes, Conflict: Desert Storm II is fun and easy to play and it manages to be realistic without getting bogged down in its own intricacies. However, we did find the much vaunted AI to be flawed, which soured our overall enjoyment of the game.
  6. Conflict: Desert Storm II isn't without problems, but it's not the worst squad-based game you'll ever play, and it's decidedly improved over last year's game.
  7. Much of the disorder is unintentional. Like some half-assed high-school theater production, nothing works as it should and no one seems to be doing the right thing. [Dec 2003, p.202]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. GuppyM.
    Sep 2, 2004
    Play this game with a friend and you will understand why I have given this game full marks. Yes the controls are a little quirky & the AI limited bu tthe joy of setting up a precise crossfire with four solidiers is second to none. This game is an improvement graphically & practically to the first one & deserves a try out for any TPS fans. Collapse
  2. AdamC.
    Oct 21, 2003
    It's fun with buddies, makes you think.
  3. FrankC.
    Dec 19, 2003
    It's great.
  4. HarryA.
    Sep 20, 2003
    Great game. Not too difficult. Fun with friends.
  5. ThomasP.
    Oct 13, 2003
    SoF2 Live game is only good...
  6. TemplarM.
    Nov 20, 2003
    Eh. It's good, but limited. If the game were BIGGER - more story, more Delta 'cloak and dagger' nonsense - then it might not become so stale so quickly. Expand