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Return Fire

MobyRank MobyScore
3DO
83
3.3
PlayStation
77
3.3
Windows
64
3.4

User Reviews

Seek and Destroy! Windows Kurt Murphy (5)
One of my all time favourites Windows James Walter (242)
Simple concept, brilliant execution: designers take note. Windows kyuzo (18)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
3DO 5 3.3
PlayStation 9 3.3
Windows 15 3.4
Combined MobyScore 29 3.3


The Press Says

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100
3DOVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
Overall, Return Fire is a phenomenal game and the first title this year to receive a score of "10" from VideoGames. This game is absolutely begging for a sequel with more new vehicles, weapons and scenarios. This may be the so-called "killer app" that the 3DO platform needs to convince those holding out for a 32-bit system. It sold a few friends of mine.
100
PlayStationGamePro (US)
The bloodbath battle barrage known as Return Fire proves that war can also be heaven. This is one of the best Playstation games of the year.
94
3DOConsoles Plus
Return Fire fait partie de ces quelques perles qui se battent en duel au milieu des daubes sur 3DO.
90
3DOGamePro (US)
Fledgling 3DO developer Prolific Software shows that it's passed programming bootcamp. This stunning combat simulator displays a great sense of history - and humor.
90
3DOGame Players
As a one-player game against the computer it wears thin after a while, but the split screen two-player mode is a party game from hell! You have no idea what a ruckus this game caused in the office! Destroy, destroy, destroy!
89
3DODefunct Games
If you own a 3DO then you probably already own this game. If you have a 3do, but DON'T have this game, then you wasted your money.
86
3DOGameFan Magazine
At first I found Return Fire extremely fun as I zipped around blowing up everything in sight to perfectly matched classical tunes. However, after going this far an extended amount of time, against the same background, I became weary and wanted more! Thankfully, the 2-player game is funner than the hot place. After annihilating Kid Fan, I found RF a worthy investment.
83
WindowsThe DOS Spirit
Med en spillbarhet som er suveren, og de aspekter ved splittskjerm satt sammen med fine kontroller og et kurrant lydbilde koker dette opp til en rett det er vanskelig å si nei til. Idêt du har satt deg ned foran skjermen, er det vanskelig å komme seg vekk.
83
PlayStationMega Fun
Return Fire zählt zur Kategorie der Spiele, in der zum Beispiel auch Worms anzusiedeln ist. Grafik, Sound und Präsentation sind eigentlich “nur“ Mittelmaß, aber das Spiel ist vom Gameplay und der Bedienung her ausgezeichnet spielbar, wahnsinnig motivierend und gerade im 2-Spieler-Modus einfach süchtig machend (Vorsicht! An Return Fire können Freundschaften scheitern!). Das Kriegsgerät ist nach kurzer Eingewöhnungsphase präzise, umfangreich und vor allem exakt einsetzbar. Durch verschiedene Zoomeinstellungen verliert man so gut wie nie den Überblick über das jeweilige Schlachtfeld. Außerdem veranlaßt einen die theatralische, aus verschiedenen War-Movies stammende, abwechslungsreiche Musik mehr als nur zu einem schmutzigen Grinsen. Mein Rat heißt daher, sich beim freundlichen Softwarehändler von nebenan ein Exemplar zu sichern, bevor es ein Anderer tut.
83
PlayStationGame Players
While Return Fire's relatively simple graphics no longer push the envelope of technology, this title is a sweet game from start to finish.
81
WindowsPelit
Return Fire toimii yksinkertaisena kaksinpelinä ja kyläilijöiden viihdyttäjänä. Yksinpelinä peliin kyllästyy ennen kuin siitä ehtii kiinnostuakaan. Ja pakollinen CD:n asemaantyöntäminen on minusta paluuta avainlevykkeiden aikaan.
81
3DOMAN!AC
Action-Feldzug mit vier verschiedenen Fahrzeugen und schlauer Steuerung: Das härteste Kriegsspiel auf dem deutschen Markt.
81
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Kein Jahrhundertwerk, aber möglicherweise die derzeit vergnüglichste Art, zu zweit am selben PC zu spielen. Return Fire verlangt dem Spieler bei weitem nicht soviel Taktik und Planung ab wie andere Echtzeit-Strategiespiele, macht aber gerade den actionbegeisterten Spielern vielleicht deshalb so viel Spaß.
80
3DOAll Game Guide
Return Fire is a blast even in the one player mode offering plenty to see and even more to destroy with a two player mode that is sure to split friendships due to its fiercely competitive fun. If you're a fan of military action that never takes itself too seriously, then check out Return Fire as soon as possible.
80
3DOElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Not being a big fan of war simulation games, I was pretty impressed with Return Fire. Although the graphics were dithered, it didn't detract from it's fine play mechanics. Unlike most games, it's full motion video was not the main emphasis. The music and sound effects totally get you into the game. War sim fans will love this and casual gamers will not be disappointed. Not bad.
80
PlayStationVideo Games & Computer Entertainment
Return Fire is a brilliant game with some kickin' sounds and tasty graphics. A must for your Playstation library.
77
PlayStationGameFan Magazine
When I first heard the Playstation version of Return Fire was going to be enhanced, grand thoughts of new backgrounds and vehicles danced in my head. But with only adding a closer zoom perspective and some nice new 3-D graphical effects, this version was not quite the improvement I was hoping for. It's still a great game with some of the best music and one of the most innovative (and addictive) two player modes around, but there's nothing here that shows off the Playstation's power. I'll stick with my 3DO copy, thanks anyway.
75
3DOPower Unlimited
Enerverende maar af en toe rommelige wargame. Bijna onbeperkt knallen en vette filmmuziek, maar op den duur toch eentonig. Helaas dus allemaal niet wereldschokkeld, maar dank zij de uitermate spannende muziek wordt dit knap verhuld.
73
WindowsPower Play
Anspruchsvoll ist „Return Fire“ nun wirklich nicht: Der kriegslüsternde Spieler nimmt sich einen Panzer, jagt alles in die Luft, holt mit dem Jeep die Fahne und macht sich an die nächste Mission. Soweit ist „Return Fire“ nichts besonderes, wären da nicht ein, zwei Kleinigkeiten, die aus diesem mittelmäßigen Spielprinzip ein potentielles Highlight machen. Als erstes wäre da natürlich der geniale Soundtrack, der wunderbar paßt und dem Spiel ein gewisses Maß an schwarzem Humor verleiht. Des weiteren sind einige der verdammt vielen Levels wirklich schön designt und auch die Pseudo-3D-Grafik macht keine schlechte Figur.
72
3DOElectric Playground
"Return Fire" for the 3DO is arguably one of the finest two player games out on the market.
70
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Like any game that lacks real complexity, and given its repetitive landscapes and simple scenarios, RETURN FIRE will certainly become less and less amusing with time. It's not a game that will stay long on your hard drive, but when war is this much fun, you just have to grab hold, hang on, and go for the ride until burnout is reached.
70
PlayStationIGN
The graphics are similar to the original 3DO version, with only some minor changes, most noticeably in jeep design. The soundtrack, consisting of heavy-duty classical tracks, isn't nearly as powerful in the PSX version, but still works well enough to keep the game going. Return Fire is a great, goofy game, and the two-player mode is even better.
69
WindowsPC Joker
Fazit: Es hat nicht viel gefehlt, und Return Fire hätte die Schallmauer zur Action- Oberklasse durchbrochen - mangels Feinschliff muß sich Warner Interactive nun jedoch durch das obere Mittelfeld kämpfen.
67
WindowsPC Player (Denmark)
Ideen i Return Fire er udmærket, og 3D-grafikken er ganske pæn SVGA, men der er visse mangler. En mulighed for at spille over netværk og en ordentlig computerstyret modstander ville have gjort underværker.
60
WindowsHigh Score
Det är svårt att misslyckas med ett spel som Return Fire, och även om grafiken inte är i toppklass och nätverksstöd saknas så är det helt okej.
60
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Return Fire beweist wieder einmal, daß auch ein Spiel mit weniger spektakulärer Grafik und dafür guter Zugänglichkeit Spaß machen kann. Ohne Mängel beim Scrolling und mit etwas mehr Abwechslung in der Levelgestaltung wären vier Punkte drin gewesen.
50
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
Return Fire runs almost exclusively off the CD, and has enough of the mindless fun left in it to make it a worthwhile diversion for your desktop (as opposed to say, the Microsoft's classic arcade packs), but, overall, this is a shoddy conversion of a once great game.
50
3DOThe Video Game Critic
I played Return Fire when it first came out back in mid-90's, and again recently with a group of friends. In both cases, it was an under-whelming experience. Still, I can understand why people were excited about Return Fire back in the day. The game's slick presentation, scaling cameras, and satisfying explosions were certainly impressive for its time. Add in surround sound, an orchestrated soundtrack, and vintage video clips, and it's almost enough to make you overlook its tepid gameplay. But not in 2006!
47
WindowsGameSpot
When no fewer than four companies have their mitts all over a game as slight as Return Fire, you know there must be problems. Indeed, several things just don't come together in this arcade answer to Warcraft and Command & Conquer, proving that what succeeds on the platform market might not necessarily work for the PC. Return Fire was a sure-fire hit on 3D0 and PlayStation, with Next Generation Magazine crowing: “Not since Herzog Zwei on the Genesis has there been a two-player action strategy game of this caliber for a console system.”
46
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een buitengewoon gebrek aan originaliteit, afschuwelijke graphics, een zenuwslopende besturing en totaal geen verhaal: dat zijn zowat de belangrijkste eigenschappen van 'Return Fire'.
46
WindowsPrivat Computer PC
Brugen af den klassike musik er modig, og i et bedre spil ville musikken være prikken over i'et. Desværre leverer Return Fire kun prikken, men intet "i".
42
PlayStationThe Video Game Critic
Return Fire seems like the perfect head-to-head game on paper, but none of my friends ever wanted to play it for long. Fortunately there's also a single-player mode that challenges you to complete missions in the shortest possible time. It's nothing to write home about, but it's something. Lacking the playability of an arcade title and the depth of a strategy game, Return Fire falls squarely into "no-man's land" of gaming.