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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 PlayStation General Earle (played by John Marzilli) is your superior and the leader of the team.
Soviet Strike SEGA Saturn Slamming Ships at a Black Sea Port
Soviet Strike PSP Lenin's tomb
Soviet Strike PlayStation Can't hit what they can't track.

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 (25482)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 5 out of 5 100
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
IGN PlayStation Jun 12, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Nov, 1996 8 out of 10 80
The Review Busters PlayStation 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 5.5 out of 10 55


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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. The operative even comments about saying she hope there isn't breathalyser laws in Russia.
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