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The Sum of All Fears

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The Sum of all Fears is a first person shooter game reminiscent of the Rogue Spear series. It's from the same development team and the look and feel is alike, although it's not as tactical as Rogue Spear.

The game's story is build around the Tom Clancy book with the same title. You take control of a team of elite fighters trained for hostage rescue and anti-terror operations. Each and every team member is the best of the best. The first mission is to recapture a TV station seized by terrorists who broadcast their demands into the world. They have hostages, too, so you need to ensure that no-one gets hurt. But that's only the beginning of a global campaign against terrorism taking in 11 missions. A training mode and multiple difficulty levels are included.

Unlike Rogue Spear, you can't choose team members or equipment, it's all pre-defined, from a range of over 15 guns plus grenades . You can't make your own mission plans either, so it comes down to controlling a team member, shooting every terrorist you see and performing various tasks (disarming security systems etc.). Unlike other shooter games, you can't survive many bullets, two wounds is usually enough to kill you. However, you then can switch to another team member.


The Sum of All Fears Windows The half-transparent mini map is very handy since it gives away enemy locations :)
The Sum of All Fears Windows Hmm... nice texturing bug (look at screenshot #9, it's the same screen texture but mirrored which can't be right :)
The Sum of All Fears Windows German-spouting Men In Black? Why do the pen-ultimate baddies always turn out to be German-spouting Men in Black? Nice swimming pool, by the way
The Sum of All Fears Windows Don't mess with the Federal Government, or else a bunch of M16-wielding Black Knights might just break into your home and give you a taste of the old 'New World Order'

Alternate Titles

  • "恐惧杀机" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Цена Страха" -- Russian spelling
  • "כל הפחדים כולם" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Suma Wszystkich Strachów" -- Polish title
  • "SOAF" -- Common abbreviation
  • "La Somme de Toutes les Peurs " -- French title
  • "Der Anschlag" -- German title
  • "A Soma de Todos os Medos" -- Brazilian title

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GameZone Windows Jun 10, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Chronicles Windows Jun 29, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Gameplanet Windows Oct 07, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Aug 20, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Gamekult Windows Aug 20, 2002 6 out of 10 60
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jan 03, 2003 59 out of 100 59
4Players.de GameCube Apr 04, 2003 54 out of 100 54
Game.EXE Windows Jul, 2002 1.1 out of 5 22
GameSpy GameCube Feb 18, 2003 18 out of 100 18


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German version

In the German version killed enemies disappear almost instantly.


The German title Der Anschlag has nothing to do with the title of Tom Clancy's novel Das Echo aller Furcht - they simply copied the German movie title for marketing purposes.

US releases

Unlike the other platforms, the PlayStation 2 version of the game was never released in the US.

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