Maximum Force (PlayStation)

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Maximum Force is the follow up to Area 51, however, this time around instead of shooting up aliens, the player goes up against a terrorist organization.

The gameplay is similar to other first-person shooter gun games where the player can use a light gun or a controller to shoot at bad guys popping up from behind objects or coming off from the side of the screen. If a player gets shot by a bad guy, they will loose a bar of health or can also loose health by accidentally shooting innocent bystanders.

There are also power-ups scattered throughout the stage that can restore health, upgrade their weapons power among many others. There are three levels in all and 35 secret rooms scattered throughout the stages. It also supports a second player simultaneously.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Maximum Force: Pull the Trigger" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Dec, 1997 83 out of 100 83
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 B 75
Mega Fun Dec, 1997 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) Oct, 1997 2.5 out of 5 50
IGN Sep 25, 1997 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Oct 27, 1997 4.7 out of 10 47
Video Games Dec, 1997 44 out of 100 44
NowGamer Nov 25, 1997 3.7 out of 10 37


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Big John WV (25498) added Maximum Force (PlayStation) on Jan 15, 2009
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