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The Sum of All Fears

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
35
3.0
PlayStation 2
52
3.0
Windows
69
3.3
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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Sum of All Fears Windows The other team's waiting for me to finish my goals
The Sum of All Fears Windows Approaching the TV station... very quiet
The Sum of All Fears Windows Tango down! (The black stain is from the flashbang I threw to blind him :)
The Sum of All Fears Windows These terrorist chaps don't take too kindly to you trying to break into their prison

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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The Press Says

GameSpot Windows Jun 03, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 18, 2002 69 out of 100 69
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Jul 05, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jan 03, 2003 59 out of 100 59
Fragland.net Windows Sep 13, 2002 58 out of 100 58
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Sep, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Oct 31, 2002 5 out of 10 50
GamePro (US) GameCube Dec 20, 2002 2 out of 5 40
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 23, 2003 3.5 out of 10 35
IGN GameCube Feb 05, 2003 2.5 out of 10 25

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Trivia

German version

In the German version killed enemies disappear almost instantly.

Title

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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