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In 1991, the U.S.S.R. (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) boasting the largest military force in history, suddenly and unexpectedly collapsed. Since that time the fallen empire has lain lifeless -- a rich corpse waiting to be picked clean. Now, a sinister ex-KGB general codenamed Shadowman directs a flock of vultures to swoop in from all parts of Eastern Europe and claim Russia's nuclear warheads and weapons of mass terror. While directing these 'wars of liberation' Shadowman intends to shake democratic Russia to it's foundations, bringing about a return to the Cold War...or even worse. You chopper into Crimea and discover the plot of this Russian madman using thermal spy devices. You must quickly move on to the Black Sea to prevent the hijacking of ICBM ships, respond to an attack on a chemical weapons plant in the desert passes, and then recover a nuclear reactor core in Transylvania. As you successfully thwart these stages of Operation Vulture, Shadowman is forced to take his coup to the streets of Moscow. Guide your chopper through five unique 3D worlds as you complete 41 deadly missions. Enemy vehicles, tactics, and responses change, based upon your activities, making this the first of STRIKE's new "Living Battlefields".


Soviet Strike PSP Carrying a nuclear core from the destroyed reactor to bury it in the mines with about 10 scientists who were helping along the way. Yeah, realism...
Soviet Strike PSP Title screen
Soviet Strike PSP Here we start in the Crymea
Soviet Strike PSP Moscow State University (I think)

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Alternate Titles

  • "ソビエトストライク" -- Japanese spelling

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Who would have thought war could be this much fun? PlayStation Big John WV (25477)

Critic Reviews

Electric Playground SEGA Saturn May 13, 1997 9.5 out of 10 95
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Nov, 1996 86 out of 100 86
neXGam SEGA Saturn Aug 25, 2010 8.6 out of 10 86
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1996 83 out of 100 83
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Nov, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Bravo Screenfun SEGA Saturn Mar, 1997 2 out of 6 80
IGN PlayStation Jun 12, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Edge PlayStation Dec, 1996 7 out of 10 70
Tokyo Fan PlayStation Mar 01, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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The former Russian president Boris Yeltsin's likeness appears in the game, most notable in the last stage where you must escort him and an operative to an airfield to escape. Along the way, he drives like he is drunk, running over fire hydrants, missing pedestrians, even stopping at a fast food restaurant. Then President Clinton is riding in the car with the Russian leader. Among the jokes about both politicians, the operative even comments about saying she hope there isn't breathalyser laws in Russia.

During the full motion video sequences, General Earle sometimes talks about stuff other then the specific mission. In one sequence the General strongly implies that President Kennedy was killed by the military-industrial complex.
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