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All Game Guide
Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad is an example of highly refined gameplay. The developers have evidently studied all the great games of the past and come up with a game that emphasizes all their strong points while still remaining unique. All shooter fans will find Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad to be enjoyable.
If the original Shock Trooper was seemed like a remake of MERCS, then the second one feels like a lot of other games in the genre. What we have here is a great game, one of the best of it's genre, being tugged down by a complete lack of creativity.
The Video Game Critic
The stage designs are lacking. In the first game you were constantly forging ahead, but here you tend to remain in one area as enemies are air-dropped all around you. Since you're constantly finding yourself completely surrounded, the evade button is your one saving grace. Sadly, it is assigned to the C button which is less-than-optimal. Another problem is the extreme slow-down, and we're talking about the single-player mode. Don't even think about playing this with two players. Shock Troopers 2 has some sharp-looking set pieces but if you're a fan of the first game this sequel is bound to disappoint.