• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Jun 16, 2002
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  • Summary: In the cockpit of FireBlade there is one goal: use whatever means available to annihilate the terrorist cells flaming up around the globe. Battle through 18 Missions in 4 campaigns at the helm of the Carrier chopper or the Vendetta attack copter and unleash a barrage of hi-tech deadlyIn the cockpit of FireBlade there is one goal: use whatever means available to annihilate the terrorist cells flaming up around the globe. Battle through 18 Missions in 4 campaigns at the helm of the Carrier chopper or the Vendetta attack copter and unleash a barrage of hi-tech deadly weapons including Swarm Missiles, Sniper Cannons and Laser Guided Homing Missiles. Go turbo, or remain undetected from enemies in stealth mode. To win the war, you've got to end the war. Attack and destroy! [Midway] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. The kind of combat title gamers will find hard to put down and, while it suffers from a number of imperfections, the missions are far too engaging to care about the little things.
  2. The game's use of first-person shooting sequences and other unusual gameplay elements, such as the helicopter's cloaking device, makes Fire Blade an interesting and involving game to play.
  3. Game Informer
    75
    Here's a classic case of a good game with a bad control scheme. [July 2002, p.83]
  4. PSM Magazine
    70
    Despite these quibbles, we can't seem to stop playing FireBlade - check it out. [August 2002, p.22]
  5. I still find Fireblade to be oddly mixed in delivery, throwing some slickly designed, easy to navigate menus at you, then spitting out redundant mission briefings before and during the levels.
  6. Play Magazine
    60
    Delivers with easy to grasp flight controls, compelling mission ops, and most importantly, the proper balance between available weapons and tactics for the not so friendly skies and road ahead. [Aug 2002, p.70]
  7. 40
    It's like every other mission-based helicopter shooter, except that it lacks a personality. Fireblade? Firebland.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mr.Chicken
    Oct 6, 2004
    7
    If you're a fan of chopper games like camanche then you'll enjoy this game.

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#84 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002