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Crusader: No Remorse

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
78
3.1
PlayStation
66
2.9
DOS
82
4.0
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Description

You are a silencer, the elite of the elite soldiers of World Economic Consortium. You are used to orders of hunting down the Resistance, a ragtag band of rebels committing sabotage and other acts of terrorism against the WEC, but slowly, you realized the WEC is not quite what it appears to be... then one day you and two other Silencers, your best buddies, were ambushed by a WEC mech patrol when it was supposed to be a routine mission. You alone survived. It is clear that the Silencer is being silenced... and the only place to turn is the Resistance...

Crusader: No Remorse is the first in the series, which is best described as a 2D isometric shooter. Your silencer can roll left, roll right, kneel, jump, run, and perform other acrobatic moves. You get plenty of different weapons, from assault rifles and shotguns to grenade launchers and lasers, to really exotic weapons like microwave cannon, EMP discharger, and even plasma cannons. You're up against the full military might of the WEC, from simple guards to full-fledged Guardmechs and elite forces (though none are quite as good as you). You can find supplies and money off of killed enemies (if you left a body, that is, and some of the extreme weapons don't). You'll often need to bypass traps, open doors, disable alarms, take out security cameras, and more. The action is intense, and there's usually a bit of puzzle involved. It's often a matter of exploring the map to find a switch or a terminal with the code that'll let you access another part or another level of the map.

Between missions you can chat in the Resistance base and/or buy/sell weapons. You can also find recharge stations to replenish your energy and health (you can also find batteries and first aid kits too). The missions range from simple sabotage to rescue.

Screenshots

Crusader: No Remorse Windows Opening cinematic.
Crusader: No Remorse DOS A remoted AP-4400 "Vetron"
Crusader: No Remorse DOS Better you shoot that mines
Crusader: No Remorse DOS You can destroy many items on the screen

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User Reviews

The silencer will be onto you before you can say “Treason!” DOS *Katakis* (37838)
Bobba Fett in Red! (had to say that, sorry). This is a ground-breaking action game of creativity! DOS Indra is here (19781)
Nice! DOS Ben Fahy (73)
A wonderfully innovative game with excellent music. DOS Tomer Gabel (4380)

The Press Says

Techtite DOS 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Gamer DOS Dec, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Computer Games Magazine DOS Oct 18, 1995 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Electric Playground DOS Nov 05, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Consoles Plus SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Sep 25, 2005 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Jan 23, 1997 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpot PlayStation Jan 16, 1997 7.1 out of 10 71
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 10, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Mar, 1997 5.1 out of 10 51

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the irony of cheating... 1 David Colombini
Jan 04, 2009

Trivia

Engine

Crusader: No Remorse uses an overhauled Pagan: Ultima VIII engine. When Origin got so many complaints about the inclusion of action elements in a previously turn-based RPG, they decided that maybe the engine from the game would be better suited for a dedicated action game.

German index

On March 27, 1997, Crusader: No Remorse was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. More information about what this means can be found in the game group.

German version

Blood effects, death cries and the possibility to set corpses on fire were removed in the German version. The death animations for fire, PL-1 Unifier and UV-9 Pulsar were changed. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Music

Crusader: No Remorse uses the .MOD music format for in-game music. If it is played on Christmas Day (the system date should be December, 25), the game will play a techno mix of some Christmas carols; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowman.

References

  • The two other Silencers that die in the intro have names of the developers. Look for them carefully, it's in the HUD display.
  • The Briefing Sheet that came with the game mentions SHODAN, the nemesis in System Shock and System Shock 2.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • June 1996 (Issue #143) – Action Game of the Year
    • June 1996 (Issue #143) – Action Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #38 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #6 Best Way To Die In Computer Gaming (the ultraviolet rifle)
    • December 1999 (Issue #185) - Introduced into the Hall of Fame
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #93 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
Information also contributed by Adam Baratz, Kalirion, Kasey Chang, PCGamer77 and Xoleras.

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