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  • Summary: Lead a squad of heavily armored, over-the-top troopers on a series of in-your-face, real-time battles against vicious bug battalions. Call in air strikes, capture prisoners, and nuke bug holes. It's survival of the fittest and the last one standing wins. Answer the call and defend yourLead a squad of heavily armored, over-the-top troopers on a series of in-your-face, real-time battles against vicious bug battalions. Call in air strikes, capture prisoners, and nuke bug holes. It's survival of the fittest and the last one standing wins. Answer the call and defend your planet! [Microprose] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. A great combination of real-time strategy with a primary focus on team tactics and intense 3D action.
  2. Captures the essence of a war movie better than any other game I have played, with the possible exception of the original "Close Combat."
  3. 72
    There's not enough excitement here to keep you interested.
  4. 60
    On the one hand it has a terrific atmosphere and a style that fans of the movie will most likely adore... Yet on the other it is exceedingly frustrating thanks to the lack of an in-mission save feature.
  5. PC Gamer
    60
    Mediocre. Fans of the setting may enjoy it, but not too many other folks will. [Feb 2001, p.81]
  6. Nice visuals and nifty RPG elements help to spice things up, but can't save this game from the quicksand of mediocrity.
  7. Daily Radar
    50
    Decided it didn't want an in-game save function and forgot to add multiplayer, a skirmish mode or the ability to change the level of difficulty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Dec 31, 2018
    10
    A must have for fans of both versions - movie and the book !! Your soldiers stay with you throughout the campaign, they gain experience/rankA must have for fans of both versions - movie and the book !! Your soldiers stay with you throughout the campaign, they gain experience/rank and bigger rank meaning better armor. But if you want you can keep the squad as good old mobile infantry from the movie the whole time :) Old but really great. Enough said ! And btw not being able to save during the mission was there for a reason because it was much more engaging that way. Expand
  2. CorB.
    Oct 5, 2003
    10
    It is absolutely perfect exept for the detail that this is the only site i can find who knows about it.
  3. JakeJ.
    Sep 15, 2001
    10
    I give this game a ten cause watching your troopers go across an alien planet and then a tanker pops out at you. Then you shoot the sucker I give this game a ten cause watching your troopers go across an alien planet and then a tanker pops out at you. Then you shoot the sucker and it blows up that is the best part. See yall. Expand
  4. Dare_Devil
    Nov 13, 2005
    10
    I just love this game - its only drawback is probably the lack of multiplayer mode. One of the games I often re-play since its first issue in 2000.
  5. ME
    Nov 1, 2003
    9
    God, this game was a trip! I loved how if you had a bunch of guys, and a bug came anywhere near your guys, a shower of bullets overcomes God, this game was a trip! I loved how if you had a bunch of guys, and a bug came anywhere near your guys, a shower of bullets overcomes him... Only problem is, ITS NOT XP COMPATIBLE!! AHHHH!!! Expand
  6. John
    Oct 31, 2005
    8
    Firstly you can now download the game from Underdogs via bitcurrent (220meg!). This version works on XP even though my original doesn't. Firstly you can now download the game from Underdogs via bitcurrent (220meg!). This version works on XP even though my original doesn't. It missed the movies, etc, so just copied everything from the download into my original folder and overwrote some files. Now I have a working game in XP (except for camera probs). For it's day this was a great game and still stands up pretty well now. The saving of soldiers lives so they get better at their job is a good one. The upgrading of armour reminded me of X-Com, no bad thing. And the squad involvement worked well. Also I think the atmosphere of being on the bug planet was very good in my opinion. Expand
  7. CaptainPlanet
    Nov 26, 2001
    5
    I loved the game, I loved the idea of deciding who is in your squad, what thier names are, and what they are equiped with, not to mention the I loved the game, I loved the idea of deciding who is in your squad, what thier names are, and what they are equiped with, not to mention the promotions and medals... BUT, I bought this game for 40 when it came out, and I'm still on the mission called "Classified" because as soon as I call down my Dropship, it changes my objective to "Save trapped scientists", which I have already done, and when it does that, I can't enter my dropship. And the patch didn't fix that... so now I'm stuck with a $40 frisby, and that is what took away from the game in my opinion. Expand

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