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In Full Spectrum Warrior, you take on the role of commander of two squads of the United States military, Alpha and Bravo, as you guide them in the fictional country of Zekistan on a mission to capture or kill the terrorist Al Afad.

In this game, you don't directly control your troops. You don't take aim at a target and shoot, and you don't circle-strafe around enemies. Instead, you tell your squad what to do, and they'll do it. It's like a real-time strategy game. You can tell your two squads to do numerous things, such as hide behind a wall, take cover behind a car, lob a grenade, fire off a rocket, or attack a target. You will need to utilize both squads to be successful. For example, you can have Alpha squad hide behind a car and lay down covering fire at a target that you can't directly kill, giving Bravo squad cover so they may cross open terrain, and get into a position where they will be able to kill the enemy.

The game takes place in one location, a Middle Eastern country, that is split up into several areas. You will have to make your way through parks, an airport, city streets, and even some buildings. Throughout the country are many terrorists, all of whom are trying to kill you. You have four members on each squad; the team leader, automatic rifleman, grenadier and rifleman, each playing a unique role.

Full Spectrum Warrior supports Xbox Live, where two players can play through the single player campaign. Instead of controlling both squads, one player controls Alpha while the other controls Bravo.


Full Spectrum Warrior Windows I give the order to fire on that enemy.
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows Our convoy got hit by some RPG-fire.
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows We've to carry that wounded soldier to safety. Moving from cover to cover is very important.
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows A enemy hides behind pick-up truck.

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Alternate Titles

  • "全光谱战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "FSW" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Windows Jan 19, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Xbox May 31, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92 Windows Sep 20, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jul, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Apr 29, 2005 8 out of 10 80 Windows Aug 17, 2006 16 out of 20 80 (UK) Windows Oct 04, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep 30, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Xbox Jun 02, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77 PlayStation 2 Dec 15, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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Freeware release

In October 2008 the Windows version of the game was made available free of charge. The download link can be found in the related links section.


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