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Terror Strike (Windows)

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The Regiment is a first person shooter in which you control a team of SAS, the principal special forces unit of the British Army. As a tactical shooter, the AI team members can be controlled using a radial menu, with commands such as flashbangs, opening doors, handcuffing hostages or providing cover. The missions need to be completed under time pressure to earn grades and to continue the campaign, making it a fast-paced version of the Rainbow Six games. There are 2 game modes, arcade and simulation, that influence the amount of information shown on the screen and the reaction time of the terrorists.

The goal of each mission is to rescue hostages and eliminate terrorists as quickly as possible. There are 4 main scenarios, set at locations such as the Parliament, a remote farm, an underground complex and the Iranian embassy. Each of them must be completed 3 times, every time with another team on a different part of the map.

Multiplayer includes cooperative missions, and Sabre Team, where a small squad of well-equipped SAS members takes on a larger team of terrorists. Technical advice was provided by former S.A.S. veteran John McAleese (video briefings) and former S.A.S. staff instructor Rhett Butler.


Terror Strike Windows Nightvision view of a storage room.
Terror Strike Windows Training videos.
Terror Strike Windows Running through the park and into the embassy.
Terror Strike Windows Mission outcome.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Regiment. Британский спецназ" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Regiment: Close-Quarters Counter-Terrorism" -- European tag-lined title
  • "The Regiment" -- European title
  • "Terror Strike: Close-Quarters Combat" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2006 82 out of 100 82
PC Powerplay Jan, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Level Apr, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Pelit Mar, 2006 69 out of 100 69
Shooterplanet Apr 20, 2006 62 out of 100 62
Joystick (French) Mar, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2006 59 out of 100 59 Feb 19, 2006 55 out of 100 55
GameSpot Jul 18, 2007 5 out of 10 50 (UK) Mar 03, 2006 5 out of 10 50


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German version

All blood effects and ragdoll on corpses were removed in the German version.
KSE (159) added Terror Strike (Windows) on Oct 13, 2007