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Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising (Windows)

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Description

Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising is mainly a multiplayer modern warfare game. With as much as 150 players (although 64-128 players are most common), two sides clash together in an all out war with help of helicopters, boats, APCs and other vehicles which there are 29. Most of the game player will be on foot and aiding him/her is 35 different weapons from knifes to Stinger launchers. There are many classes to choose from and all of them are useful. There's medic, engineer, soldier, gunner and sniper.

The thing that separates this one from many other online shooters is that Joint Ops actually makes the players work together. One example: If you're a driver driving a jeep, you get partial credits of the kills from people who you just drove, for two minutes after you dropped them off.


Screenshots

Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising Windows Each player also has a 'radio' interface with predefined words to call out to the others, by the character. (there is also a text chat)
In the background, the waypoints are seen on the HUD.
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising Windows If you wonder about the map icons, here is a legend.
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising Windows Audio options
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising Windows Intro video

Alternate Titles

  • "联合行动:飓风来袭" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Миротворцы. Операция "Тайфун"" -- Russian spelling
  • "Mirotvorcy: Operaciya Tajfun" -- Russian title
  • "Joint Ops" -- Common name

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Aug 02, 2004 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpy Jun 22, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Jun 30, 2004 B+ 83
Gamer 2.0 Jul 01, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 30, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Game Informer Magazine 2004 8 out of 10 80
Super Play Aug, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Nexus Jun 24, 2004 B 75
Joystick (French) Sep, 2004 7 out of 10 70

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Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 03/2005 - Surprise Hit of 2004
  • Golden Joystick Awards

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Evilhead (1049) added Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising (Windows) on Dec 18, 2004