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Full Spectrum Warrior

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
76
3.1
Windows
83
3.1
Xbox
82
4.1

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    The U.S. Army is the most powerful ground force in the entire world -- and the backbone of a ground invasion is the U.S. Army Infantry. In the midst of combat, its soldiers' skills, courage, and teamwork are put to the ultimate test.

    Commissioned by the U.S. Army as a training tool for troops, Full Spectrum Warriorâ„¢ is the most realistic portrayal of Infantry-level urban warfare, with unique tactical-action game play.

    • Xbox Live enabled: Team up with a friend and play through the missions online in cooperative mode. Communication is vital when co-ordinating and controlling Alpha and Bravo team independently.
    • Trade replays: Swap your mission replays with friends over Xbox Live and you can watch, pause and jump into their game replays to take over the action at any point.
    • Groundbreaking new game play: Experience squad-based tactical action with a simple, intuitive interface.
    • Artificial intelligence: Full Spectrum Warrior accurately simulates the actions and reactions of soldiers in intense combat environments.
    • U.S. Army doctrine: Learn and implement authentic U.S. Army doctrine, as taught to the U.S. Infantry.
    • Dynamic environments: A variety of places and varying conditions affect squad effectiveness and tactics.
    • Rules of engagement: Game play simulates real-world conditions and alters the difficulty level.
    • Squad equipment: Operate real weaponry and equipment currently used by the U.S. Army, as well as near-future technology in development.
    • Realistic animations for squad members:Motions for soldiers were modelled after a combat veteran, who is also an active-duty Sergeant in the U.S. Army Rangers

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15390) on Sep 14, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    Experience the brutal intensity of full-blown urban warfare like never before, as
    Pandemic's tactical action masterpiece is deployed to PS2.


    Based around a light infantry training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the US
    Army, Full Spectrum Warrior is probably the most realistic combat experience that you'll
    ever have enlisted for. Testing your leadership and tactical decision-making abilities to their
    very limits, Full Spectrum Warrior thrusts you into some of the most hostile and
    claustrophobic battle environments known to man.

    As Squad Leader, you'll be heading up Alpha and Bravo fire teams as you tackle a variety
    of military objectives in which teamwork, courage and marksmanship all come to the fore.
    Unwary soldiers will soon discover that, in urban warfare situations, the 'gung ho'
    approach is rarely the best one; you'll need to use cover within the environment whenever
    possible and be constantly wary of snipers.

    Your squad (eight soldiers split into two teams of four) is controlled via an intuitive and
    simple to use interface. The key to success is launching carefully co-ordinated attacks,
    outsmarting and outmanoeuvring the enemy with every chance you get. Be sure that you
    never leave squad members exposed or unable to defend themselves - their lives are quite
    literally in your hands, in this groundbreaking combat sim.

    • 13 intense levels of tactical action and hyper-realistic urban combat


    • Groundbreaking AI ensures that squad members look out for themselves and one
      another


    • Brandish real world weaponry, including the AK-47 Kalashnikov, M249 Semi-Automatic
      Weapon and M203 Grenade Launcher

    Contributed by DreinIX (9421) on Mar 27, 2008.

Advertisement in PC Games, March 2005 (German):

    GEZIELT
    GEGEN
    DEN
    TERROR



    "Schicke Grafik, fetter Sound und eine fesselnde Atmosphäre warten."
    PC ACTION 11/2004, 86%



    "Aber schon nach der ersten Trainingslektion war mir klar: Der Titel ist der Hammer."
    PC GAMES 11/04, 85%


    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on May 28, 2005.

Back of Case (Xbox, Canada/U.S.):
    "...prepare for a completely new type of game."
    - Official Xbox Magazine

    "...the most intense and shell-shocked wargame we've ever played."
    - XBN

    • Team up with a friend on Xbox Live for co-op.
    • Command two teams in strategic squad-based combat.


    BASED ON A TRAINING AID DEVELOPED FOR THE U.S. ARMY

    Contributed by JPaterson (9146) on Jun 30, 2004.