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  • Summary: Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a game commissioned by the US Army to train light infantry troops in urban combat situations. The game places soldiers in a tense, hostile, and claustrophobic environment where they must complete a variety of military objectives. As the squad leader, you are in charge of providing direction to Alpha and Bravo fire teams. The successful Squad Leader effectively uses cover in the environment and moves his fire teams in a coordinated fashion so they can protect themselves from possible attacks that could come from any direction. Expand
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  1. Full Spectrum Warrior contains more polish than your average shoe store. Top notch stuff, and for once, I can't think of any way to improve things.
  2. The game is extensively authentic and requires a lot of thought to successfully complete it.
  3. As you get to the later levels of the game the strategy becomes even more complex and the game starts going at its full potential.
  4. The AI in the game I think could've been much improved. They do run for cover and they do engage you before you engage them. However sometimes they jump out right in front of you.
  5. Whatever you conclude about the bigger picture, this is special stuff. The claustrophobic buzz of flies, the distant muezzin drone, the desperation as you crouch uncertain in the dust whilst your men call frantically for orders will lodge in your mind long after you've walked away from the game. [July 2004, p.98]
  6. THQ and Pandemic do deserve commendation for stepping away from the tried and tested styles of military simulations and trying something different.
  7. While the graphics and overall presentation rock, the gameplay is hampered by a lack of depth, length and intricate strategy, leaving this warrior a few medals shy of the full spectrum.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
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  1. Mar 23, 2011
    8
    You move, you die... repeat. A game that makes you think about what you do before each and every step and is therefore tense as all hell. This is not a fun game, and is better for that. Expand

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