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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 Alpha squad has to meet up with Fire Team Bravo.
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows Alpha team made a bounding move where one half of the team moves to the next cover while the other half gives cover fire.
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows Our GPS maps shows things like sighted enemies or mission objectives.
Full Spectrum Warrior Windows Smoke grenades are important in order to get safely over a street.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Xbox Jun 03, 2004 5 out of 5 100
4Players.de Xbox Jul 02, 2004 90 out of 100 90
IGN Windows Sep 24, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
ActionTrip Windows Oct 04, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Game Freaks 365 Xbox 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 22, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Sep 22, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Shark PlayStation 2 May 03, 2005 B 75
DreamStation.cc Xbox Dec 15, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Pro-G PlayStation 2 Jun 08, 2005 6 out of 10 60


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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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    • 2004 – Best Console Simulation of the Year

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