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Conflict: Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad (GameCube)

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www.xbox.com:
    At the height of the 1991 Gulf War, 300 clicks into the heart of Iraq, you must command your squad of Special Forces operatives to strike at Iraq's evil dictator, and his fascist regime. Armed with an authentic arsenal of high-tech weapons and vehicles, your squad will face impossible odds in this battle against tyranny. Only strategy and skill will ensure your survival through frantic fire fights, gut-wrenching vehicular combat, and gripping stealth operations. "The Mother of All Battles" is coming to your console in Conflict: Desert Storm II. The troops are in position, so lock and load, and get ready to GO LOUD!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12492) on Sep 09, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    Relive the battle for Kuwait as the four brave Special Forces lads head back to the Gulf for another poke at Saddam

    With an easy-to-master control method and intense, all-action gameplay, the original Conflict: Desert Storm was quite rightly a smash hit in 2002. Now SCi returns to the Gulf to once again put you in command of a crack, four-man squad, deep behind enemy lines. Bradly, Foley, Connors and Jones must once again use stealth, squad tactics and high-tech weapons and equipment to overcome a numerically superior Iraqi force.

    Choosing to fight as either a U.S. Delta Force unit or a British SAS squad, you are plunged into the heat of the Middle Eastern sun or the chill of the desert night. Train yourself as a soldier and commander to the highest level over four intense Boot Camp stages then head into the field for 14 gruelling missions against a determined enemy. Your various hazardous objectives include rescue, extraction, sabotage and infiltration, and to aid you you'll have the latest in intel and advanced weaponry. Utilising your four-man squad effectively is essential to success and survival, but you can call on a friend to take control of two of your men for split-screen, co-operative operations. Good luck and remember, who dares, wins.

    • Return to the Gulf in the sequel to the hit squad combat game of 2002


    • Command a team of SAS or Delta Force experts comprising a soldier, a marksman, a heavy weapons operative and a covert, close-quarters specialist


    • Encounter enemy infantry, emplaced weaponry, armoured personnel carriers, tanks and helicopter gunships


    • Utilise pistols, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, anti-tank launchers and your trusty boot knife


    • Head into the fray with a friend for split-screen tactical warfare

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Apr 15, 2008.

Cenega official site (Polish distributor) - www.cenega.pl:
    Akcja gry Conflict: Desert Storm II skupia się na wydarzeniach wojny w zatoce w roku 1991 i przedstawia historię czterech amerykańskich żołnierzy - Bradleya, Foleya, Connorsa i Jonesa, którzy zapuścili się na 300km poza linie wroga. Zupełnie nowy poziom realizmu i arcyciekawa kampania złożona ze zróżnicowanych misji oznaczają, że Conflict: Desert Storm II to jedna z najciekawszych symulacji żołnierza ostatnich lat.

    Historia czwórki amerykańskich żołnierzy rozpoczyna się, gdy zostają oni wezwani na pomoc przez załogę zestrzelonego helikoptera, a kończy ogromną aliancką akcją w celu wyzwolenia Kuwejtu.

    Charakterystyczne cechy
    • Zapuść się 300 km poza linie wroga i sprawdź swoje opanowanie, zdolności i odwagę.
    • Kieruj swoimi ludźmi - dowódcą, inżynierem, snajperem i specjalistą od broni ciężkiej.
    • Przechytrz wroga, stosując różnorodne taktyki i atakując z ukrycia.
    • 10 fascynujących misji, połączonych fabularną kampanią.
    • Duży wybór pojazdów, sprzętu i broni do wykorzystania.
    • Niezwykle zaawansowana sztuczna inteligencja przeciwników.
    • Atrakcyjna grafika i dźwięk.

    Contributed by U.V. Impaler (7260) on Mar 04, 2007.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Focusing on the events of the 1991 Gulf War, Conflict Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad is the sequel to the highly acclaimed 3rd person squad combat game of 2002.

    Conflict Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad takes the level of gameplay and realism to new heights. The campaign begins with an urgent call to rescue a downed UH-60 Blackhawk’s crew in a heavily defended city, and ending with the allied endeavours to liberate Kuwait City.

    The game captures the 3rd person squad-based action of the original, and applies layer upon layer of polish and advances. These include: enhanced graphics, deformable terrain, huge explosions and more fluid movement to the radically improved combat AI. The enemy is noticeably more intelligent, reacting to player’s tactics more realistically and the troops communicate with each other, taking cover and implementing counter defensive actions.

    So get ready to take control of the elite SAS or Delta Force squads. Commandeer more vehicles, from jeeps through to armoured tanks, call in military air-strikes to clear heavy artillery and barricades and much more. Your squad is armed and ready for the hardest challenge of their careers.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53404) on Oct 02, 2005.

Press Release:

    Take-Two Interactive Software's Gotham Games Announces Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back To Baghdad for the PlayStation®2, Xbox and PC

    Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) announced today that it will release Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC in North America this fall.

    Published by Take-Two’s Gotham Games label, the title follows up on the successful Conflict: Desert Storm and captures all of the intense, third-person squad-based action of the original, as players command US Delta Forces or British SAS over the sands of Iraq.

    "Conflict: Desert Storm II takes the squad-based realism of the first title and dramatically improves on it at every level of play," said Jamie Leece, president of Gotham Games. "From the sharper graphics to the more intuitive controls and enhanced AI, this title is sure to be a blast for fans of action and combat games."

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Jul 01, 2005.

Press Release:

    Take-Two Interactive Software Ships Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad for the PlayStation®2, Xbox® and PC



    NEW YORK - October 9, 2003 - Gotham Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, and PC has shipped to retail outlets in North America. The game follows up on the successful title Conflict: Desert Storm, which sold over 750,000 units in North America since its launch in September 2002. Conflict: Desert Storm II captures all of the intense, third-person squad-based action of the original and builds on it as players command U.S. Delta Forces or British SAS over the sands of Iraq to crush what remains of Saddam's evil regime.

    Based on events of the 1991 Gulf War, Conflict: Desert Storm II challenges gamers with a multitude of intense, expansive missions that offer greater levels of atmosphere, realism and tactical tasks than its predecessor. In order to present the most realistic depiction of the intense ground war in Iraq, Gotham Games has brought back Cameron Spence as technical consultant, a former high-ranking British SAS officer who served in the 1991 Gulf War. Cameron's expertise was tapped even further, giving the developers further insight into desert warfare. An incredible number of authentic weapons, equipment and Gulf War-era vehicles are included to add an amazing level of realism and detail. Each highly intricate campaign will require players to coordinate the unique skills and weapons of each team member, to strategically combat a variety of scenarios and enemy forces. Additional advances include a new weapon-specific targeting system, dynamic lighting, environmental effects, and deformable terrain among other features.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Jun 30, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:
    Before Senate subcommittees and intelligence foibles, there were the harrowing feats of the first Gulf War.

    As you step into the shoes of an elite Special Forces team, the last thing on your mind will be UN approval.

    Features

    • Play as the US Delta force or the British SAS
    • Earn your stripes in 10 intense missions using stealth tactics and heavy weaponry
    • Coordinate four elite specialists in squad-based gameplay that emphasizes teamwork and strategy
    • Clever enemy AI will react to your movements and work as a unit to attack and defend


    Let's get one thing straight. Despite the "Back to Baghdad" name, your mission does not take place in present day, but instead begins during the height of the Gulf War in 1991 (David Kay can breath a sigh of relief). The relevance of the story and setting make it easy to dig right into your role as an elite military team.

    You'll face urban firefights, desert raids and vehicular combat. Your authentic weaponry includes sniper rifles, machine guns and anti-tank rockets. But the key to success isn't firepower but the deliberate use of teamwork.

    You are introduced to the complex control scheme in an extensive boot-camp tutorial. You'll be able to switch control of soldiers, issue commands, reload weapons, make evasive maneuvers and more. However, poorly implemented stealth tactics make direct combat a more viable option in most situations.

    When not controlled by you, team members will do a surprising amount on their own. They will target and shoot enemies, take cover and communicate their status. Clever enemy teamwork makes for fun and challenging opponents.

    The tiered missions take your team through an entire operation from start to finish. One early mission challenges you to search a helicopter crash site for survivors. You must infiltrate an enemy camp, travel by jeep to a walled city, destroy a placement of anti-aircraft guns and suppress enemy resistance before reaching the survivors.

    Perhaps the most exciting feature is the ability to play cooperatively with as many as four players via a split screen. There's nothing quite like working as a unit with your buddies.

    Bottom Line

    For military combat that excels with single or multiple players look no further. The controls are complex yet manageable and the graphics and sound are convincing.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on May 11, 2005.

www.take2.de - PlayStation 2:
    Veröffentlicht im September 2002, wurde Conflict Desert Storm ein weltweiter Erfolg. Das Spiel schaffte in fünf Ländern den Sprung an die Spitze der Charts und in über 20 Ländern unter die Top 5. Damit ist es das meistverkaufte Spiel des britischen Spielepublishers SCi Games. Nun erscheint Conflict Desert Storm 2, der Nachfolger des Erfolgstitels.

    Auch diesmal ist die Handlung des Spiels während des Golf-Konflikts im Jahre 1991 angesiedelt. Der Spieler übernimmt die Kontrolle über eine kleine Spezialeinheit, 300 Kilometer hinter den feindlichen irakischen Linien. Mit diesem Team muss er verschiedene riskante Missionen erfüllen, um die alliierten Truppen zu unterstützen.

    Alle vier Mitglieder der Spezialeinheit haben unterschiedliche Fähigkeiten, die wichtig für die erfolgreiche Erfüllung der Missionen sind. So gibt es einen Teamleiter, einen Techniker, einen Scharfschützen und einen Spezialisten für schwere Waffen. Unter widrigen Bedingungen wie brütender Hitze, Verfolgung durch feindliche Truppen und häufigem Beschuss durch schwere Artillerie muss der Spieler alle Mitglieder seiner Einheit am Leben erhalten.

    Die Aufgaben sind beispielsweise feindliche Waffensysteme wie Scud-Raketen, chemische Kampfstoffe und schwere Geschütze zu vernichten oder verschanzte Einheiten der Republikanischen Garde aus ihren Stellungen in Kuwait City zu vertreiben. In der finalen Mission schließlich müssen die alliierten Truppen bei der Befreiung von Kuwait City unterstützt und eine ökologische Katastrophe inmitten der brennenden kuwaitischen Ölfelder verhindert werden.

    Entwickler
    SCi/Pivotal Games

    Alterseinstufung
    Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren gemäß § 14 JuSchG.

    Empfohlener Preis
    59.95 €

    Erhältlich von
    SCi für PlayStation 2.

    Auch erhältlich für:
  • Game Cube
  • PC
  • Xbox

    Ausgezeichnet mit dem Award von Play PlayStation.

    Pressestimmen:


    "Wer ein taktisch anspruchsvolles Action-Spektakel sucht, muss zugreifen. Spannender gehts kaum!"
    -- Play PlayStation

    "Knackiges Actionspiel mit großartiger Atmosphäre und stark verbesserter künstlicher Intelligenz"
    -- PlayZone

    "Conflict Desert Storm 2 gehört zur Spitzengruppe der taktischen Team-Shooter."
    -- Videogames aktuell

    "Actiongeladener Taktik-Shooter. (...) Das Mittendrin-Gefühl ist erstklassig: Hinter jeder Ecke lauert eine Überraschung, und die Levels halten mit unerwarteten Wendungen und fordernden Einsatzzielen auf Trab."
    -- GamePro

    "Knackiger Taktik-Shooter mit abwechslungsreichen Missionen."
    -- Maniac

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Feb 04, 2005.

Back of Box - PC:
    Improved graphics, tougher enemy AI, more Weapons and bigger levels.

    Over 30 Gulf-War era weapons to maximize your tactical options.

    Command four unique squad members through ten huge levels of special ops action!

    From the smoke and fire of the Gulf War, four heroes return to finish the job they started.

    Your elite operatives will be sent into the most intense combat yet as they take on the Iraqi regime's chemical arms, secret weapons and hidden arsenals, which continue to threaten the gulf. lock and load, and get ready to GO LOUD!

    Contributed by ClydeFrog (10071) on Dec 17, 2004.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - GameCube:
    "Nothing can be better than having four humans take on the evils of the world at once! Even though it is still split screen you will find this very enjoyable." - Gamezone.com

    "Conflict: Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad is a decent game that will provide several hours of enjoyment for you. The best thing is that this version allows gamers to play with their friends throughout the game cooperatively, which is a blast. If you got the first game than you will definitely want to play this one. 79%" - Gamezone.com

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on May 12, 2004.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Xbox:
    “The combination of special forces and a Gulf War scenario means this game’s hotter than a Baghdad summer” - UK Official XBOX Magazine

    “You’ve now got towns to patrol through, weapons facilities to sabotage and generally more urban warfare to keep you entertained.”

    “Conflict: Desert Storm 2’s AI shines like a beacon for other developers to steer towards.” - UK Official XBOX Magazine

    “Conflict: Desert Storm 2 is an evolution…It’s got better graphics, tweaked gameplay, a lot more vehicles to play with, a snazzier front end – including better cinematics.” - UK Official XBOX Magazine

    “C:DS II has a great multiplayer co-op mode.” - UK Official XBOX Magazine

    “Conflict: Desert Storm II offers an immersive and enjoyable gaming experience. The tweaks, polish and improvements make the sequel a stronger game than the first.” - UK Official XBOX Magazine

    "This game oozes style, and the gameplay is extremely intense and engaging." - Gamez Nz

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on May 11, 2004.

Atari Australia website (for Xbox):
    DESCRIPTION:

    The top squad combat game of 2002 is back with more firepower, mould breaking AI and layer upon layer of polish and technological advances.

    Conflict: Desert Storm II takes you a further 300km behind enemy lines. As “A” Squadron, you will be tasked with the most critical missions and treacherous assignments.

    Your objectives: to eliminate the Chemical Warfare, Supergun and Scud Missile threat posed by the enemy, and to eject the last die-hard elements of the elite Republican Guard from their fortified positions inside Kuwait City.

    Tougher than ever before, your missions centre on pivotal events in what is now termed the “Mother of all Battles”. Your campaign consists of 10 missions and begins with an urgent call for rescue. Should you survive the gruelling conditions, the relentless pursuit and the shattering assaults by heavy artillery, your final campaign will see you spearheading the Allied Forces' attempt to liberate Kuwait city, and a frantic struggle to prevent an ecological disaster amid the burning hell of the Kuwaiti oil fields.

    GAME FEATURES:
  • • “A” Squadron takes you 300km further behind enemy lines, testing your nerve, skill and bravery to the very limit.
  • • Your elite squad - Team Leader, Combat Engineer, Sniper and Heavy Weapons Specialist - are your only men. Their skills are irreplaceable.
  • • Outmanoeuvre the enemy with tactics, stealth and high-powered combat in 10 gruelling missions.
  • • With sharper-than-ever combat AI, you will be faced with the toughest of challenges and the smartest of enemies.
  • • Equipped with more vehicles, equipment and weapons, your squad is armed to the teeth for the hardest challenge of their careers.
  • • Enhanced graphics and sound place you in the heart of the conflict.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on May 05, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:
    Improved graphics, tougher enemy AI, more Weapons and bigger levels.

    Team up with your friends in multiplayer cooperative combat.

    Command four unique squad members through ten huge levels of special ops action!

    From the smoke and fire of the Gulf War, four heroes return to finish the job they started.

    Your elite operatives will be sent into the most intense combat yet as they take on the Iraqi regime's chemical arms, secret weapons and hidden arsenals, which continue to threaten the gulf. Lock and load, and get ready to GO LOUD!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69497) on Mar 26, 2004.